THE SUM­MER­TIME ADREN­A­LINE VA­CA­TION

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Whistler Traveller Magazine - - CONTENT - STORY BY STEVE FISHER IMAGES BY JOERN RO­HDE

The Sasquatch Zi­pline

Yeah, my mom has gone zi­plin­ing too but I’m not sure she’d step up to this one! Ziptrek Whistler went big with their lat­est line, dubbed The Sasquatch. How big? Well, you start on Black­comb and fin­ish on Whistler Moun­tain. The Sasquatch is North Amer­ica’s long­est zi­pline, at more than 2 kilo­me­tres (1.2 miles) long, car­ry­ing guests up to 183 me­tres (600 feet) above the ground at speeds of more than 100 km/h (62 mph). Ziptrek Whistler’s Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing War­rick Hub­bard says guests are of­ten sur­prised when they get a look at the mas­sive ex­panse they’re about to cover. On the land­ing side, tears of joy and wob­bly legs are com­mon. “It re­ally has it all — ex­treme speed, heights, stel­lar views — and in the belly, or sweet spot of the line, it be­comes al­most serene, where rid­ers can take in the spec­tac­u­lar views of the en­tire re­sort,” Hub­bard says. The Sasquatch can be done alone or com­bined with their multi-line tours. This year, there’s also the op­tion of rid­ing the Peak 2 Peak Gon­dola from Whistler to Black­comb, then zip­ping back. The Sasquatch zi­pline opens in early June, and tours run in all weather con­di­tions. Visit whistler.ziptrek.com.

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