Spring Mountain Ski Area Soars into Summer with New Summer Adventures Program

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 22 2006 - 09:06 AM

SPRING MOUNTAIN, Pennsylvania ??” The fun is going above and beyond the slopes at Spring Mountain Ski Area this summer. Spring Mountain built one of only a few Canopy Tours in the United States and it opens to the public today. A canopy tour is a series of zip lines, rope bridges and challenges under the “canopy” or the leaves of the trees. The Canopy Tour is part of the new Spring Mountain Summer Adventure Program, which also includes Rock Climbing and The AMAZING GEO RACE.

The first of its kind on the entire East Coast, Spring Mountain Adventure’s Canopy Tour combines adventure with environmental education. On this ninety-minute tour, guests take the chair lift to the top of the mountain, hike to the starting point and then, harness to zip lines. They’ll fly through the air high above the mountain. Suspension bridges and rope elements slow the pace just enough for the guide to point out wildlife and local vegetation and share some of the history of the mountain’s earliest inhabitants…the Lenape Indians.

“We are thrilled to introduce our new Summer Adventures Program,” said Rick Buckman, owner and operator of Spring Mountain Ski Area. “This is an outdoor experience that people will never forget. It is the perfect way for families and friends to spend time together this summer.”

In addition to the Canopy Tour, the Summer Adventures Program offers rock climbing and a high-tech treasure hunt. Whether a beginner or seasoned climber, a trip up and back down the forty-five ft, four sided Rock Tower and Boulder Wall will satisfy any craving for an adrenaline rush. During THE AMAZING GEO RACE teams pair off with Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Units in hand to uncover clues. The first to return with the most treasure wins the race.