Not to worry, AVA only takes a short break to ski the slopes from the beginning of December to the end of February. Starting again at the beginning of March, our Cliffside Zipline in Idaho Springs will be up and running on the weekends. If you’re the adventurous type and want to take on the beast that we call winter in Colorado, there are a small handful of places in the state that zipline year round. Be sure you’re ready to face the elements, and potentially not feel your toes for a good hour or two once you finish the course.
First things first, you will freeze. Be sure to layer as if you were on an excursion in the frozen tundra for a weekend, since you will be flying through the frigid air via zipline. Base layers are the key to staying warm, so dressing like you’re about to hit the ski slopes is suggested.
A face mask would also be a fantastic idea. The chilled air is going to be crossing your face at top speeds, so you may not be able to feel your nose if you don’t have it covered. A nice fitting scarf may do the trick as well, but be cautious of loose material on the zipline as you don’t want it to get caught up in your trolleys.
Your head is where the majority of your body heat is released from. Therefore, a warm hat is essential while winter ziplining. A helmet is required for safety on zipline courses, so you’re going to want to make sure the hat you choose is fitted and thin enough to fit under one.
Once you make it through a snowy zipline course, you definitely will have something to talk about for months to come. Frosted pine trees and snow capped mountain vistas are quite the sight to see, just be sure you arrive prepared.
Not keen on ziplining in low temperatures? Take a few months off, then join AVA on our Cliffside Zipline, Via Ferrata, and Mountaintop Zipline tours in the spring!