Angel Fire Resort, located in the Southern Rockies of New Mexico, had a busy weekend as they opened a brand new multi-station Zipline Tour at the summit of the Angel Fire Resort ski mountain.
The Angel Fire Zipline Adventure Tour is officially the highest elevation zipline tour in the United States and is the very first of its kind in New Mexico. The 6-segment tour gives adrenaline seekers an extra kick as they fly high above the forest floor as they traverse from peak to peak.
The highly anticipated Zipline Tour is giving visitors a reason to make Angel Fire one of their primary stops this summer.
For the uninitiated, a zipline is a station-to-station adventure ride, which consists of a cable stretched between points of different elevations, a pulley, and a harness or bar for attaching a rider, who moves by gravity. A zipline tour connects multiple ziplines of varying lengths and descents. The longest segment is 1600’. While Angel Fire Resort will offer the thrill seekers the high elevation segments that start at the 10,600’ summit, they’ve also built milder courses for those with young families or those looking to zipline for the very first time. The Zipline Tour includes a short “flight school” – a basic training of the sport – at the beginning of the tour. While there are no age restrictions, you must weigh between 70–270 pounds to participate.
“Reservations for both our Zipline Tour and our guided mountain bike tours in our Bike Park are filling up quickly,” said Dave Dekema, director of marketing, Angel Fire Resort. “We’re seeing great temps in the low 70’s and clear blue skies, which is giving our visitors a perfect location to beat the summer heat and try out some new activities we have to offer.”
Along with the new Zipline Tours, Angel Fire has expanded the Bike Park to include several miles of new beginner and intermediate cross country and downhill terrain for those new to the sport. While the mountain has long offered some of the best expert trails, the resort has worked hard to improve and expand the beginner and intermediate trails, so those new to riding can hone their skills in a safe and controlled environment. This season Angel Fire Resort is offering more for families and younger riders who have never mountain biked, including more smaller-sized bikes in the rental fleet, base area skill centers, bike clinics and multi-day camps.
This month Angel Fire Resort also kicks off the annual Movies Under the Stars at The Angel Fire Resort Country Club. The resort will show an outdoor movie and offer free popcorn, starting at dusk, every Friday in July (weather permitting). The event is free for all and open to kids of all ages.
The Zipline Tour is part of Angel Fire Resort’s new Summit Adventure Center, a new activity park at the top of the resort’s ski mountain. The Summit Adventure Center will also include Eurobungie, mountain biking, disc golf, horseshoes and scenic hiking trails. Guests will take a ride to the top of the Chile Express chairlift where they can take part in the Zipline Adventure Tour, enjoy lunch at The Summit Haus, as well as enjoy the rest of activities.
Summer Adventure Lodging and Activity packages are available through the resort for as low as $89 a night.
To request a Summer Adventure Passport and to book your summer vacation package go to www.angelfireresort.com or call 800-633-7463.