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Skamania Lodge Zip Line Set to Open
First Zip Line Tour in Southwestern Washington State
STEVENSON, Wash. (May 1, 2013)—The list of outdoor adventure activities at Skamania Lodge continues to grow with today’s announcement of the Lodge’s new zip line course. The Canopy Zip Line Tour, located in the wooded area on the all-season resort’s property, is set to open to the public on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
The new course features seven thrilling zip lines with incredible views of the Columbia River Gorge to the south and the Red Bluffs to the north. Guests will walk across four sky bridges and enjoy the view as they fly down the lines at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, while up to 100 feet off the ground. The longest line is 900 feet in length.
The Skamania Lodge Canopy Zip Line Tour is the first zip line course in southwest Washington, and the second to open within a 45 mile radius from Portland, Ore.
“We are really happy to be opening the Canopy Zip Line Tour, especially during the Lodge’s 20th Anniversary,” said Scott Spann, general manager of Skamania Lodge. “We have always been able to claim an amazing line-up of outdoor recreational activities in the area, from kayaking and windsurfing to fishing and hiking, and now we’ve added an activity right here on the property that offers some amazing thrills.”
The Skamania Lodge Canopy Zip Line Tour is open to all guests with an individual weight requirement between 75 to 270 pounds, and costs $99 per person to ride all seven lines. The tour is offered for both leisure and group guests’ enjoyment, and there are special team building packages offered for group meetings and conferences.
Surrounded by the waterfalls, peaks, forests and canyons of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season mountain resort and conference center situated on 175 acres, 45 minutes east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash. Skamania Lodge boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and hot tubs, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 golf course, the Cascade Room, River Rock and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby. Skamania Lodge is centered in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler cruises along the Columbia River in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting all year long for outdoor enthusiasts. The Lodge has received numerous awards and recognitions including: Best of the West by Meeting Focus West magazine; the National Choice Award by Smart Meetings magazine; Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator; and the Gold Tier Green Star award from IACC. For more information about this one-of-a-kind property visit: http://www.skamania.com/.
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