Alpine Zipline Adventure

Experience the wilderness of Alaska zipping through the rainforest

Navigate and soar along a series of ziplines and a suspension bridge, never leaving the treetops!

Begin your zipline adventure in the heart of the Tongass National Forest at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, Alaska surrounded by mountain views and pristine old growth woods. Once you've arrived at the lodge, you will be greeted by your friendly and knowledgeable guides who will get you outfitted with our top of the line gear. After a safety briefing and practice run, you will be ready to take your "leap of faith" into the trees! Land in uniquely designed, fully enclosed treehouse platforms where you can comfortably take in the scenery or snap a picture. Sip on a cup of hot (or cold) blueberry tea while you listen to your guides tell stories of living in Southeast Alaska or share facts about the local area, alpine forest and flora and fauna. Cross a suspension bridge over a rushing salmon spawning stream as you near the end of your trip.

Top off your tour by trying your hand at Axe Throwing and embrace your inner lumberjack! (Available for both adults and kids.) Back at the lodge you will have an opportunity to relax in our cozy lounge while you enjoy a light snack and watch a slideshow of the pictures taken during your adventure. There will also be time to purchase any zipline souvenirs in our gift shop or drink a locally brewed beer on the deck by the fire before heading back downtown.

Make memories with your family and friends of all ages

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Trip Details

What's Included / What to Expect

No hand-braking is required so you can sit back and enjoy the ride while your guides handle all the equipment to ensure you feel safe. Our expert guides are also there to add to your experience, adventure and fun!

For your comfort and safety, the following are provided:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Light snack & beverage
  • Rain coat, gear, & safety equipment provided

What to Bring

Space is often limited on the shuttle, so it's best to keep your items to a minimum, but bring what you need. Suggested items include:

  • Participants are encouraged to wear layered clothing and long pants.
  • Closed-toed/closed-heeled shoes are required; sandals or heels are not permitted.
  • An extra clothing layer
  • A bottle of water
  • Camera ( A smaller camera works best, but if you're comfortable bringing your DSLR you may; however, they can be burdensome while zipping at times and if you drop your camera it will likely not survive.)
  • Secure neck & wrist straps for your camera (if not compact enough to fit in the small zippered hand pocket of the provided rain jacket)

Once you arrive at the zipline course, your guides will collect the group's belongings and secure them at the lodge. Upon returning to the zipline lodge after your exciting tour, you will be able to quickly retrieve your personal items!

FAQs

How many ziplines are included on this tour?

This course consists of 7 ziplines, 10 platforms and an aerial suspension bridge. The lines vary in length and height, ranging from 100 ft tall to 800 ft long. You are always clipped in to our dual cable system or safety line attached to the tree while you are out on the course. There are 2 guides to every group and they are with you throughout the entire tour.

What makes this zipline tour different than others around Alaska?

Our beautiful location at Eaglecrest Ski Area is what truly sets us apart from other zipline tours. The thick, lush sub-alpine rainforest, panoramic mountain views and rushing streams offer the perfect setting for a zipline adventure. Other cool features include our uniquely designed, fully enclosed treehouse platforms and guide-operated braking. Our platforms provide a smooth landing and comfortable handrails, and our no-hand braking style of zipping allows guests of all ages and abilities to participate.

Is it possible to watch without going on the tour?

Yes, guests are welcome to observe their family and friends without having to zip themselves. They can ride-along, take pictures as everyone zips away from the first platform, relax in our cozy lodge, enjoy a beer on the back deck, watch loved ones zip back in, participate in the axe toss and meet the group back at the end of the tour. Complimentary Wifi is available while you wait. A minimal fee is charged for a ride-along. Please contact us if you wish to have an Observer added to your reservation.

Do you operate in the rain?

We zip rain or shine! And it is just as fun and safe zipping in the rain. Rain jackets will be provided at the start of the tour and we recommend guests dress warm and in layers if the weather is cooler, rainy or windy.

Can my 16 year old go zipping without a parent?

Minors who are 16 or 17 years old can come on the tour without a parent or guardian, but they must have the Minor Liability Waiver signed by their parent or guardian in advance. Anyone under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All guests must sign a waiver at the beginning of the tour before participating.

What is your cancellation policy?

Reservations prior to your trip are recommended as tour space can be limited depending on the time of year. Full payment is taken at the time of booking and is 100% refundable 7 days before your tour departure. 6 days before is 50% refundable and any cancellations within 24 hours of the tour are non-refundable. “No-shows” are also non-refundable.

What level of ability is needed?

No prior experience is needed to zip with us! The design of our tour and course is accessible to a wide range of people, abilities and ages. Guests must be able to walk a short well-maintained trail at the start and end of the tour and climb up 50 steps to reach the first platform. There are two practice ziplines that are shorter and lower to the ground that participants can try before heading up to the main course. You will not be required to "hand brake" to slow yourself down, so you can spend more time enjoying the tour and leave your safety to your highly trained guides.

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