Alpine Adventures, located in the beautiful White Mountains of NH, near the award winning Whale’s Tale Waterpark, opened the first, longest, highest and fastest Zipline Canopy Tour in New England in 2006 and continues to lead the way in the outdoor adventure industry. The original Tree Top Canopy Tour was an instant hit and continues to be a favorite for families and first time zippers. With 300 private acres in Woodstock, NH, it was no time before Alpine expanded by building the SkyRider and Super SkyRider Zipline Tours. To keep our tours safe, new, and exciting, Alpine constantly adjusts the courses and plans new routes. Continually raising the bar for Ziplining…with longer, higher lines, side-by-side racing zips and more. In addition, in 2015, Alpine built their first Treehouse, a magnificent work of art offering a welcome rest stop for many tours.
Using unique 6 wheel Pinzgauers, Swiss Army transport vehicles, to take guests to the top of their Zipline Tours high up Barron Mountain. The vehicles are also used for Off-Road Adventures or a lift to start the newly expanded Backcountry Snowshoe Tours. These vehicles, with their ability to go anywhere, are not just transportation but a memorable part of any tour.
The newest activity, the Thrillsville Aerial Challenge Course, with the BigAirBag© jump, located at Headquarters on Main Street in Lincoln, demonstrates Alpine’s commitment to continually improving their award winning recreational and adventure activities. This constant and continued evolution is a product of limitless vision, a “can-do” attitude, and hard work from the entire staff to offer legendary experiences for all our guests.
From humble beginnings as a Snowmobile Tour Operator in 1997, Alpine Adventures has grown to be an innovative and unique outdoor adventure company that is widely known for its superior customer service, safety, and engaging year-round activities. Our goal is to help our guests take a time-out from their hectic lives and create lasting memories with friends and family.
Come back and visit Alpine, time and again, as they take you out of your comfort zone; put you into a beautiful natural environment; allow you to soar like a bird; stroll through a winter wonderland; go off-roading in a Swiss army vehicle; or challenge yourself on the obstacles and high-flying elements of our courses. No matter what time of year it is, you’ll find a new and innovative escape at Alpine Adventures.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Alpine Adventures is a proud member of the White Mountains Attraction Association, Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).
Alpine Adventures is also a certified member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).
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The Pinzgauer, named after the Austrian farm horses of sturdy build, high endurance and excellent mountain climbing ability, was developed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch of Austria in 1971 as a multi-purpose, military vehicle for on and off-road use to operate in some of the most difficult terrain, and has proven itself in the toughest environmental conditions throughout the world.
Approach and departure angles for off-road driving are 43 degrees allowing easy maneuvering up and down steep slopes. It can travel in up to 30 inches of water. The engine is air-cooled so it is not susceptible to freezing in the cold climates.
In 2004, Alpine Adventures researched and chose to use the 6-wheel drive Pinzgauer for their drivability and small footprint to create a year-round off road adventure tour in the White Mountains. Alpine Adventures in the White Mountains of New Hampshire was one of a handful of Pinzgauer owners in the United States in 2004. Our Pinzgauers are also used to shuttle guests to the top of the zipline canopy tours. We thought they were so unique and formidable that we brought 2 Pinzgauers to our Jamaica location.
The Offroad Tour traverses up and over Barron Mountain in our Pinzgauer military vehicles with stops at Treewalk Village, the first zipline bridges and platforms of SkyRider, as well as a summit clearing area with panoramic views of the White Mountain region. The Pinzgauers have modified bucket seating to accommodate 11 guests. The Pinzgauers include lap belts as well as padded overhead cages for passenger safety. The Offroad Adventure Tour generally lasts an hour to 1 ½ hours. All participants must be at least three years of age and all passengers must be less than 300lbs.
The Treetop Tour starts with a gentle ground take-off to put you in the trees. It is a great introduction to ziplining, or for those looking to explore the forest canopy up close and personal. The ziplines range from 250’ to 1,000’ long. There are ziplines from tree to tree on 10′ platforms reaching heights of 50′ off the forest floor, and ziplines that transverse ground to ground. The Treetop Tour boasts a final zip, “Zip Six”, a free-fall zipline. The Treetop Tour has six ziplines and one suspension bridge. The tour takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours to complete with a full group of 13, including a shuttle from our office on Main Street and an exciting Off-Road ride up to the start of the course. All participants must be at least 50 lbs. and no more than 240 lbs. and no taller than 6’5”.
The SkyRider Tour is recommended for guests who have ziplined before or enthusiastic first timers. SkyRider begins from Treewalk Village, 60′ off the ground in two platforms as the first zipline is a dual racing line. The tour includes 5 separate ziplines including 2 side-by-side ziplines, with 5 suspended bridges and multiple tree platforms. The longest zipline is 1600′ long and 200′ off the ground, crossing valley after valley. “White Knuckle Pine”, SkyRider’s final zipline, is a free-fall zip reaching speeds up to 50mph. This course takes 2½ hours to complete with a group of 13, including a shuttle from our office on Main Street and exciting Off-Road ride up to the start of the course. All participants must be at least 70 lbs. and no more than 240 lbs. and no taller than 6’5”.
SUPER SkyRider Tour is slightly more challenging. The tour includes faster, longer and higher ziplines, a 30’ ladder climb to a zipline platform and 6 suspension bridges. This is generally recommended for experienced zipliners. There are 2 “zap-lines”, a twist on the traditional zipline, where the participant must get their momentum up to reach the next zipline platform. The highest point is about 250′ above the ground and the last free-fall zip can reach speeds over 60 mph. This tour is considered to be more “extreme” due to the physical ability required to climb and hike farther than the Treetop or SkyRider tours. All participants must be at least 70 lbs. and no more than 220 lbs. and no taller than 6’5”.
Our guided Snowshoe excursion lasts approximately two hours, including a 1 hour off-road tour in our 6 wheel drive Pinzgauer, and a 30 to 45 minute snowshoeing tour. The Offroad aspect of the tour allows for panoramic views of the White Mountains while the snowshoe tour allow for learning of the local wildlife and logging history of northern New Hampshire amidst the snow-covered trails. The tour is approximately one mile, with multiple routes to choose from based on difficulty, weaving under ziplines overhead from the three courses on site. Our Treehouse, built in 2015, is an added stop where guests can overlook the south facing mountain ranges. Guests are provided with the necessary equipment needed to trek through the snow; Snowshoes, trekking poles and helmets.
Snowshoe tours are offered for general group bookings as well as private bookings. Our general tour can accommodate up to 11 people and go out on a scheduled basis. Private tours can be arranged for special occasions or just for a more private tour.
The Thrillsville Aerial Park is a self-guided course and participants are shown how to “clip” and “un-clip” using their smart belay system. The course consists of bridges, cargo nets, ladders, 2 ziplines, a treehouse, a climbing tower with different levels of difficulty as well as a Powerfan© free-fall device. In 2012, the BigAirBag© Stuntzone was added to the park along with the Colossus Stunt Ramp. All activities are split into three different levels. Level One consists of two suspension bridges, the treehouse and two ziplines. Level Two has miscellaneous obstacles participants have to maneuver around. Level Three includes a lily pad walkway, cargo net climb across and the Powerfan©free-fall. The participant can then take three tries to climb up the climbing tower and is followed by three slides down into the BigAirBag© Stuntzone via a snow tube. The BigAirBag© Stuntzone can be purchased separate from Thrillsville Aerial Park. Participants must be at least 50lbs. and at least 6 years old to participate in levels one and two and must be at least 12 years old to participate in all levels.
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Alpine Adventures inspects its zipline courses and trucks daily. The facility is inspected by ACCT certified personnel annually. Cables are 1⁄2″ aircraft grade steel that will hold 23,000 lbs, attached to trees and poles that are guy-wired and cemented to the ground, “where they will turn into fossils in 3000 years,” one engineer stated, attesting to its strength and durability. Guests glide through the air using a pulley, climbing harness, and dual lanyards, conforming and exceeding ACCT standards for load capacity.