Epic Discovery: Summer Activities on Vail Mountain

Jun. 2, 2016


The launch of Epic Discovery is just around the corner and Vail Mountain’s ultimate playground is about to become that much more fun! If you’re ready to immerse yourself in nature, challenge yourself with thrilling activities like the Forest Flyer, Game Creek Aerial Adventure, ziplines and adventure courses, we’ve got the summer adventure for you. Learn more about all of Epic Discovery’s thrilling summer activities. They’re sure to challenge you, thrill you and show you how summer-time should be spent.

Starting June 17, Vail Mountain will launch the first of its kind on-mountain experience with Epic Discovery. So while you may have experienced ziplines, ropes courses and maybe even thrilling mountain coasters, you’ve never experienced them like this. Epic Discovery will thrill you with exciting activities while teaching you to how to connect with, appreciate and truly embrace Vail’s astounding natural setting. Explore all of the activities at Vail Mountain this summer below!

But Epic Discovery’s activities are only half of the fun! Through the many “Learn Through Play” elements, guests will experience the thrills of the activities below while learning about and engaging with the mountain like never before. Whether it’s learning from expert guides on the Game Creek Aerial Adventure, or exploring our new story stakes, viewfinders and animal abilities activities scattered around the mountain, you’ll leave Vail feeling more connected with the mountain than ever.

Stay tuned for our Sneak Peek of Epic Discovery’s Learn Through Play Elements, here on the Vail Blog next week!

Blog4Game Creek Aerial Adventure

Experience the ultimate alpine adventure with the Game Creek Aerial Adventure! Fly through and above the forest habitat with an array of ziplines and aerial bridges. Learn about the mountain ecosystem while working your way through each course’s challenges. Led by an expert mountain guide, the Aerial Adventure will educate guests on Vail’s flora, fauna, horticulture and climate, all while soaring through the tree tops. Comprised of 7 segments, the 3-4 hour experience will take guests from the top of Game Creek Bowl, back up the chairlift, across aerial bridges and back down again.

Blog2 Forest Flyer

Speed is your friend as you fly through the forest on a raised alpine coaster! The Forest Flyer™ winds its way 3,400 feet down the mountain, following the natural contours of the landscape through the forest. Feel the g-force as you ride down Vail Mountain, over boulders and through the trees.

 Blog7 Golden Eagle Zipline

Take in the sights and sounds of Vail Mountain from a bird’s eye view on the Golden Eagle Zipline at the top of Eagle’s Nest. Soar, zip and swoosh to new heights with your friends on this 1,200 ft-long zipline!

Blog8 Holy Cross and Eagle’s Nest Adventure Courses

Put your strength and balance to the test as you explore challenging obstacle areas via ropes, bridges, logs and balance elements, all with a bird’s eye view of Vail’s surrounding mountain ranges! With easy, medium and difficult levels and challenge by choice options, the ropes course allow guests to determine their own degree of difficult. Challenge yourself both physically and mentally with this dynamic course.

Blog3Eagle’s Nest Summer Tubing

Grab a tube, hop a lift, get a rush! Love the adventure ridge winter tubing course? Now’s the chance to get your tubing-fix in the summer. Adventurers young and old will love taking thrilling runs down the 550 ft-long tubing hill. Music entertains you the whole way down, while the Adventure Bahn carpet ride will take you back to the top.

Blog9Mountain Goat Climbing Tower

Harness your inner adventure while scrambling up to new heights! Explore the nooks and crannies of the 25-ft tall climbing wall while taking in the views of the surrounding mountain ranges, all while safety strapped in. The climbing wall is designed with beginner to advanced climbers in mind, so there is fun for all ages and abilities.

Blog11Bungee Trampoline

Kids and adults can bounce, flip and soar skyward on this trampoline, all while safely harnessed to a series of bungee cords.

 Pine Cone Adventure Course

The Pine Cone Adventure Course is a kids-friendly, smaller version of Vail’s challenges courses, featuring easier-to-navigate ropes, bridges, logs and other kid-friendly obstacles closer to ground level for Vail’s younger guests.

Blog5Little Eagle Zipline

The Little Eagle Zipline is a super fun, single-line, 200 foot-long zipline geared toward the littlest adventurers.

Blog1Marmot Mini Tubing

Grab a tube and glide down the mountain on a thrilling, adrenaline-fueled ride. The multi-lane tubing hill features two runs, and easy-access surface lift gets you back up top fast. Mini tubing offers another great option for your little explorers looking to fly down the mountain with their friends.

Blog10 Scenic Gondola Ride

Enjoy magical views of the Gore Range and Mount of the Holy Cross while the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) whisks you from Lionshead up to Eagle’s Nest above 10,000 feet.

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Epic Discovery today!