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Mt. Washington to open zip line next summer

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The Canadian resort of Mt. Washington is to open a CAN$3.5 million zip line in the summer of 2019 as part of a goal to become a year-round mountain tourism destination.

The 2.3 km ‘ZipTour’, already under construction, will allow visitors to explore the resort’s terrain in several segments, with short walks in between each stage. The course will have four spans, each with two cables running parallel, with braking technology allowing the user to control their speed of descent.

Dean Prentice, General Manager at Mt. Washington, said: “The ZipTour will make it possible for everyone to experience the beauty and excitement of Mt. Washington’s terrain, whether you are an expert skier or not. We are advancing towards our goal of becoming a true year-round destination resort. In 2016 we reopened our lift-accessed Bike Park in which we have witnessed huge visitation growth. Continuing that expansion trend, we are excited to announce the Mt. Washington ZipTour is the largest single capital investment into our summer operations in the Resort’s history.”

“Crews are pouring foundations as we speak,” stated Mt. Washington’s Director of Operations, George Trousdell. “The project is a huge undertaking. The course will span a large part of the property; starting right at the top of the Eagle Chair, it will travel from one summit to the next, sending guests zipping high over the gorge to Little Mt. Washington. The tour then works its way down the Hawk side, finally ending on the top of the Rossignol Learning Centre - a thrilling entrance for everyone below to watch!”

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