Twin Cities, MN (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Following six months of construction, Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area will open the first phase of its brand new Aerial Adventure Park on October 7, Trollhaugen Zip Line Adventures. The 6-zip line park is the newest attraction at Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area located just 50 minutes North of the Twin Cities in Dresser, WI.
“We are excited to continue our investment into the area with our new Aerial Adventure Park,” stated General Manager, Jim Rochford, Jr. “As the first and only attraction like it at a Twin Cities ski area, we believe we've found the perfect activity to add to the mix here at Troll. Best of all it’s family and environmentally friendly.”
The Trollhaugen Zip Line Adventure Park is located near the snow tubing park at the base of the ski hills. 6 zip lines will offer guests a wide variety of options, with over 3,000 feet of zip line taking guests on a tour through the woods of Trollhaugen, as well as a Dual Racing Zip that allows two riders to race down a 900 foot cable.
4 additional zip lines soar guests through the woods up to 60 feet off the ground, at speeds up to 35 miles per hour. Unlike typical canopy-type zip line tours, riders are secured into a “chair” harness that leaves them free to move their arms and legs. The course has been designed as a low impact activity appropriate for most ages.
The next phase of the Trollhaugen Aerial Adventure Park, slated to open Spring 2013, includes expanded zip line offerings and a high-ropes course. Because there is no motorized equipment, it is “green” fun for all.
“Trollhaugen's Aerial Adventure Park will give you the thrill of playing on a giant, floating playground. It's like climbing trees and swinging on ropes just like when you were a kid, but on a far bigger scale and creative environment, and with the backup support of world-class safety equipment,” says Rochford, Jr. “The ropes course will be an extremely fun experience with 3 levels of difficulty so nearly anyone can enjoy a challenging adventure, Spring through Fall. Some of the zip lines will also be open year-round.”
To develop the course, Trollhaugen teamed up with an Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)-accredited builder that has designed similar courses in Alaska, Belize, Bolivia and India. The park is slated to add 12-15 full-time seasonal and/or year-round jobs to the area.
Trollhaugen will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the new Trollhaugen Zip Line Adventures on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Noon as part of Trollhaugen's 2012 Snowfest Open House and Rail Jam. The public is invited to be part of the celebration, and to take a ride on the zip lines with a pre-launch special rate. Visitors who bring in 2 food items or a gently used coat for donation also receive an extremely-discounted lift ticket voucher for the 2012-13 ski season.
Trollhaugen Zip Line Adventures will be open weekends beginning October 13. More information is available by visiting http://www.Trollhaugen.com or by calling 715.755.2955.
About Trollhaugen Zip Line Adventures and Aerial Adventure Park:
Trollhaugen Zip Line Adventures and The Troll Aerial Adventure Park offer visitors off all ages an exciting adventure in the rolling forests of Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area. The range of thrilling options includes a tour through the woods, which features a guided trek across numerous zip lines, platforms and trails; and a thrilling dual zip that stretches from the top of the snow tubing area to the base. Trollhaugen Zip Line Adventures and The Trollhaugen Aerial Adventure Park are a unique and family friendly compliment to Trollhaugen's existing, year-round outdoor-adventure opportunities.
Established in 1950, Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area is one of the longest-running snow sports resorts in the Midwest. Trollhaugen offers skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and live music events to guests in the Winter, and adventure-themed events and activitives in the Summer. Trollhaugen is located in Dresser, Wisconsin just 50 minutes North of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. More about Trollhaugen at Trollhaugen.com.