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New Hampshire ziplining

Alpine Adventure Outdoor Recreation
Lincoln, 745-9911
Attitash Mountain Resort 
Bartlett, 374-2600
Bretton Woods Canopy Tour 
Bretton Woods, 278-4947
Cranmore Mountain 
North Conway, 800-SUN-N-SKI
ELC Outdoors 
Errol, 215-0002
Gunstock Mountain 
Gilford, 737-4388
Loon Mountain 
Lincoln, 745-8111
Monkey Trunks 
Chocorua and Weirs Beach,
367-4427
Morningside Flight Park 
Charlestown, 542-4416
Mount Sunapee 
Newbury, 763-3564
Wildcat Mountain 
Pinkham Notch, 466-3326




Romantic Zip
The ins and outs of NH ziplining

09/24/15
By Kelly Sennott ksennott@hippopress.com



Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation started the ziplining trend in 2006, and New Hampshire mountains haven’t been the same since.

Other New Hampshire mountain resort owners picked up on the trend — Gunstock, Sunapee, Wildcat, Attitash, Cranmore, etc. — and once the snow’s gone, these places become summer and autumn adventure havens. They often also boast canopy tours, ropes courses and mountain biking courses, but ziplining is generally the main attraction. 
Ziplining tours vary in price and experience and are open at different times depending on the resort, but the fall months offer some of the best (and perhaps most romantic?) scenery, said Ross Malaguti, marketing manager at Mount Sunapee Resort.
“We’re starting to see leaves turn right now,” Malaguti said via phone last week. “While you’re zipping from the South Peak, each platform is within the trees — and as we cross some of our ski trails, the foliage gives way to this wide, open view of Mount Sunapee. It makes for some gorgeous views in the fall.”
The Sunapee ziplining park is open until Columbus Day. Some parks are open longer — Alpine Adventure Outdoor Recreation in Lincoln and Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, for example, are open year-round. (But always make reservations; Malaguti said the foliage season is the busiest time for ziplining.)
Every tour is different. One of Alpine Adventure’s courses, the Super Skyrider, has an experience-required ziplining trail with nine ziplines, nine suspension bridges and a 30-foot ladder climb. Monkey Trunks, located just beside Funspot, is at Weirs Beach and is more of a hybrid between a zipline tour and aerial trekking course, according to the website, with rope course challenges within the trees. Malaguti said Sunapee presents a similar design.
There are some prerequisites — zipliners generally need to be 10 or older and between 70 and 220 or 250 pounds, depending on the course — and while most gear and protective guards will be provided (helmet, harness, etc.), it’s best to check with the individual course to determine what to wear. At Sunapee, for instance, Malaguti recommends wearing shorts or pants and a T-shirt.
Participants generally find it’s less scary than they thought, once they jump off that first platform, Malaguti said.
“When they first start off that first platform, there’s that fear of unknown, and what we find, is that once they take that first step off the platform and take that first zip, every concern kind of vanishes when they realize how much fun it is,” Malaguti said. 
At the Sunapee course, you’re accompanied by a guide. The tour lasts about 2 hours and is generally done with a group of eight people. Sunapee’s last of its eight zips is a dual, 1,000-foot zipline, so you can race the person alongside you to the bottom — the perfect way to end a date. 





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