Montana Snowbowl is the latest of Montana’s ski areas to add a zipline to their summer activities available during ski off season.
So far Zip #1 is open—the first line in what will be a four line system. Other lines will open later this summer. Zip one will give you the sensation of flying for 200 feet over the Grizzly lift right in front of the Last Run Inn. The line is paired so you can ride next to a friend while flying in a comfortable paragliding harness about 45 feet off the ground.
For now they are operating this single line in 45 minute time slots and you can take as many flights as you want in your time slot (most tours are averaging 3-4 flights per rider). Cost is $10 per rider. Each period starts on the hour with equipment outfitting and instruction. Making a reservation is recommended.
Reservations can be made by calling the hill and leaving a voice mail at the zip-line voice box (406-549-9777, ext 3). Day-of walk-ins are welcome, but they can’t guarantee availability. First flight goes at 1pm and second at 2pm. Additional times are added at 3pm and 4pm if there is enough demand. Tours only go out during normal summer operating days Fri-Sun.
More information can be found at www.montanasnowbowl.com
(feature photo: Kurt Wilson/Missoulian)