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Vancouver Island’s Mount Washington Alpine Resort has recently announced that construction of a multi-million, multi-kilometre long zipline has begun.

The new attraction, ZipTour, will be a four-part zipline than spans 2.3 kilometers that features memorable alpine views and a 415 metre vertical descent.

The $3.5 million project will divide the zipline into four parts, with short scenic walks connecting the segments.

“Crews are pouring foundations as we speak,” said George Trousdell, Mt. Washington’s Director of Operations. “The course will span a large part of the property; starting right at the top of the Eagle Chair, it will travel from one summit to the next, sending guests zipping high over the gorge to Little Mt. Washington.”

Guests using the zipline will be able to control the speed of their descent, allowing for thrill-seekers to soar or for more casual riders to just enjoy the picturesque views. Two zipline lines will also be placed parallel to each other, for friends who enjoy a good race.

“The ZipTour will make it possible for everyone to experience the beauty and excitement of Mt. Washington’s terrain, whether you are an expert skier or not,” said Dean Prentice, General Manager of Mt. Washington. “We are advancing towards our goal of becoming a true year-round destination resort.

The ZipTour is set to open summer 2019.

Here’s an example of a ZipTour at a different mountain resort.