Summer Adventures Abound at Vermont Resorts
Adventure awaits those visiting Vermont this summer! Experience the thrill of flying through the mountains on the world’s fastest zipline, test your balance on fun-filled obstacle courses or simply soak up the sun on a scenic lift ride.
Family fun awaits at Bromley Mountain with their three marvelous adventure parks. Slide down the classic triple track Alpine Slide, glide down the Sun Mountain Flyer, or climb your way through the trees in the aerial adventure park. Looking for more? Check out their waterslides, mini golf, bungee trampolines and the Giant Swing. With free family entertainment most weekends and yummy Sun Deck eats from burgers to salmon BLTs, Bromley is Southern Vermont's complete family fun zone.
Killington’s summer energy epicenter is the Snowshed Adventure Center, featuring 12 attractions for all ages, a full-service retail and mountain bike shop, and easy access to the Killington Golf Course, Snowshed Express Quad chairlift and adjacent mountain bike trails, plus the free weekly Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series. New for summer 2018, the WreckTangle, an outdoor ninja obstacle challenge serves up nine different sections of unique and fun-filled obstacles to conquer. Complete with cargo nets, balance beams, rope swings and more. Additional attractions include the Beast Mountain Coaster, dual ziplines across Snowshed Pond, a 40’ tower jump, summer tubing lanes, a four-story ropes course and 5,000 square foot maze below it, the Roaring Brook Mining sluice, ATV/UTV tours, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, kayaking and more.
TimberQuest High Trees Ropes and Obstacle Courses will be re-opening this summer on the slopes of Magic. Come challenge yourself, your friends and your family with over 70 features and zip lines with both beginner and advanced courses. It’s an adventure park that ignites the soul and creates a true feeling of accomplishment. The park will be open Thursday through Sundays and group events and camps are welcome with reservations.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Rip, zip or flip at Okemo’s Adventure Zone! Highlights include the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster where sled-like cars carry one or two riders along rails that twist through corkscrew turns, along banking loops and over rippling waves. The Haulback Challenge Course is a treetop adventure with suspended obstacles and ziplines. Sawyer’s Sweep Zipline Tour offers guided high-flying tours featuring suspension bridges, rappels, and seven zipline segments. Visitors can take a leap into a giant inflatable bag, just like a movie stunt double, or combine trampoline jumping with bungee-cord tethers for flips 20 feet high on the Stump Jumper Bungee Trampoline. For less-thrilling fun, Okemo’s Adventure Zone also offers world class mini golf, disc golf, Segway PT tours, scenic chairlift rides and more.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
At Smugglers’ Notch Resort, ArborTrek Canopy Adventures has established an adventure hub that thrills all ages. The action takes place on the wooded mountainside where ArborTrek’s award-winning eight zip line canopy tour has been drawing visitors since 2010. Two aerial trekking courses incorporate over 90 elements such as wobbly bridges, balance beams, zip lines, rope swings, cargo nets and more, connecting tree platforms anchored 3 to 25 feet above the ground. The Apple Creek course serves ages 4 and older, and the Back Forty Course is for ages 8 and older. ArborTrek’s tree climbing program blends belay technology with climbing holds, and climbers can also challenge themselves on vertical obstacles and a climbing wall incorporating multiple routes ranging from novice to expert. Additionally, there are climbing and thrill adventures available at the FunZone 2.0 family fun complex.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe’s experience based activities, built by the industry’s leading vendors, include Zip Lines down Mount Mansfield and a Tree Top Adventure Course at the base of the mountain. ZipTour is the world’s fastest and most exhilarating zip line experience and the ultimate point-to-point sky adventure. Take Stowe’s Gondola to the top and then Zip down three adrenaline charged spans to the bottom. Stowe’s Tree Top Adventure entails a series of over 60 aerial tree-to-tree connections and various challenges elements intertwined in the design. The guided activity is ideal for most ages and offers outstanding pre-programmed team-building facilities for groups.
Sugarbush offers several mountain activities outside of mountain biking, golf, and hiking including two disc golf courses, an 800’ zipline, bungee trampoline, kids zone, and scenic lift rides. The mountains and surrounding Mad River Valley act as their own adventure park with hiking, swimming holes, mountain bike trails, and more.
Stratton Mountain Resort
When the mountain is adventure enough, athletes from around the world travel to Stratton Mountain for a series of endurance events including 29029, described as “a challenge to check your soul” set for October 11-14. The goal is to complete 17 climbs in 36 hours, the equivalent of summiting Everest. Stratton has also been selected to host the North American Obstacle Racing Championships from August 10-12, featuring a 3k short course, 15k standard course and team relay. The North Face Race to the Summit returns October 7, with a rugged 2.18 mile race to the top of southern Vermont’s highest peak with bragging rights and a $2,000 cash purse at stake.