THE SUMMERTIME ADRENALINE VACATION
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.