SUNDANCE, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An adventurous and new way to explore the vistas of Sundance Mountain Resort is just around the corner as crews prepare to break ground on the longest zip line tour in Utah and the third longest zip tour in the United States. The nearly two-mile Sundance ZipTour™ will break ground in September 2014, and is set to open to the public in May 2015.
Designed and constructed by Terra-Nova LLC, based in Park City, Utah, the Sundance ZipTour offers a unique shared zip line experience, enabling guests to ride side-by-side as they enjoy the thrill of zipping down the mountain while soaking up the expansive views of Mount Timpanogos. With a heart-pounding vertical drop of over 2,100 feet, the Sundance ZipTour boasts the most vertical zip line drop in the country.
“ZipTour is a game-changing addition to our recreation offerings at Sundance Mountain Resort,” said resort General Manager Chad Linebaugh. “ZipTour will bring an unparalleled zip line experience to our visitors and will give outdoor enthusiasts of all ages a spectacular new way to enjoy the beauty our resort has to offer year-round.”
ZipTour will feature four individual line spans, including the sixth longest zip line span in the United States. Each span will give visitors the opportunity to customize their zip line experience and explore the mountain in a way they never have before. Additionally, the Sundance ZipTour is being constructed with nature in mind.
“Highlighting nature is an important element of any project we choose to undertake at Sundance Mountain Resort,” said Linebaugh. “ZipTour is designed to provide a unique and exhilarating experience, while at the same time providing educational and historical fun facts at varied points along the ride. Each span of the Sundance ZipTour will highlight details about the native wildlife, vegetation and landscape throughout the surrounding area.”
About Sundance Mountain Resort:
Nestled at the base of 12,000-foot Mount Timpanogos, Sundance Resort is a 5,000-acre mountain destination, committed to maintaining the balance of art, nature and recreation. Sundance offers guests a diverse mountain recreation experiences, and encourages the cultivation of art and self-expression, as well as the preservation of the land. Created by Robert Redford, Sundance is a haven for discovery and inspiration, featuring 100 well-appointed cottages and homes consistent with the Sundance brand. The Sundance family of companies includes the Sundance Resort, Sundance Preserve, Sundance Institute, Sundance Channel, Sundance Cinemas and Sundance Catalog. For more information on Sundance, call 801-225-4107 or visit our website, sundanceresort.com.
Based in Park City, Utah, Terra-Nova was founded by Eric and Sarah Cylvick, patent owners of Ziprider and ZipTour. What sets Terra-Nova’s technology apart from other zip lines is the patented ZipTour trolley, a dynamically controllable zip line device that allows the rider to control their speed and descent as they make their way down the mountain. ZipTour makes it possible for everyone to experience the thrill and excitement of mountaintop terrain, whether they are an expert skier or not. To learn more about Terra-Nova and ZipTour, visit ZipRider.com.