There may be a lot of snow on the slopes and many skiing days left in the winter season, but you can look forward to long summer days and nights climbing your way through the courses at the Sky High Aerial Adventure Park and zigzag your way through the trees on the Mountain Coaster.
The Aerial Park is a playground in the trees at Tannenbaum featuring a series of platforms and bridges. You’ll need strategy and balance to help you cross bridges, climb ladders, navigate obstacle and soar on the zip lines. Bring your family and friends to explore the 11 unique treetop courses that range from mellow to downright demanding. Minimum age is 7 years. It is not all strength; it is more strategy and balance.
There are 11 courses with varying levels of difficulty and the more difficult the course, the higher up it is in the trees. There are 3 yellow courses (Sunflower, Sunshine and Snap Dragon), 4 greens (Forest Run, Mountain Trail, Grand Rapids and Fern Gully), 2 blues (Waterfall and Rip Tide), a single black diamond (Black Storm) and a double black … The Commando! All courses except Commando have at least one zip line and some have several. Grand Rapids is a dual zip line course that allows Sky High trekkers to go from the park to the base via 2 sets of 6 side-by-side zip lines. The sixth and final zip travels 350 feet down across the Tannenbaum base area to finish next to the Tannenbaum Lodge. It is an exciting end to this great adventure … to say the least!
The Mountain Coaster is a thrilling ride down banked curves, over humps, around loops and roundabout corkscrews. The coaster is located in the woods near Spruce Lake Chair. Ride alone or with a friend, you control the speed and we offer up the fun! Minimum age 3 to ride with an adult, age 8 to ride alone.
New for 2013 …
2 New Courses and the
The Park is growing again with two new courses. Over the winter, the crew built a new yellow (easiest) course called Snap Dragon and a green (next level up) course, Fern Gully. On these easier courses, climbers stay relatively close to the ground and the bridges and obstacles are smaller and easier … family friendly! The “Climbing Forest” is a totally new feature that is like a 3-D version of a climbing wall. It consists of closely spaced vertical “tree trunks” with handholds so can choose your route as you climb up the 45-foot heights.
New Special Events
& Night Climbs
Whether you are looking for a unique birthday party idea or thinking of getting your co-workers out of the office for a day, the new special event climbs at Sky High are just the ticket for a fun time climbing in the trees!
The Twilight Climb is a great way to enjoy a late afternoon climb at a great price. The Twilight climb is from 3:30–6 p.m. No need to get a group together to get a great rate, but climbing during this time is based on availability.
Birthday Party Package
The NEW birthday party package is for ages 7-19 years old. You will need a minimum of 10 guests (and one climbing adult) and the birthday party includes a 2-hour climb and a Sky High goody bag with some great swag. The Birthday Party Package is available 9 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays. Reservations are required, based on availability. Packages start at $25 per person, and a pizza party or other food and beverages can be added to the package. Add unlimited coaster rides and the package is $35 per person.
Take your adventure to the next level and explore the Sky High courses at nighttime with just a headlamp in September and October! The dates for the Night Crawler climbs are Sept. 26 & 27 and Oct. 4, 5, 18 and 19. And if you love to be scared, come test your courage at the Halloween Fright Night climbs on October 25 and 26. Reservations are required for the Night Crawler climbs. Start times begin at 6 p.m. A 2½-hour climb including headlamp is $39.
Fall Chairlift Rides on Spruce Lake
What better way to spend a beautiful fall day than with a chairlift ride to take in the spectacular foliage and rolling hills of Holiday Valley. The fall chairlift rides will be available Sept. 27 & 28; Oct. 5 & 6, 12-14, and 19 & 20. The Spruce Lake chair will run from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The chairlift ride is $5 per person.
Scout Troop Special
Calling all Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops! The Scout Troop climbs will be available 9 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays. The climb is based on availability and reservations are required. A 3-hour climb starts at $37.
Corporate and Team Outings
Bring your staff, team or group to Sky High for a team-building experience that they will never forget! The shared fun and challenge will develop camaraderie like nothing else. The climb is based on availability and reservations are required. A 3-hour climb starts at $40.
At Sky High Everyone wears a harness with a special locking lanyard that safeguards you from falling if you slip or let go. Children must be at least 7 years old, and all guests must be able to perform certain physical tasks to participate. There is a weight limit of 250 pounds. Reservations are suggested for the Aerial Park, call 716-699-HIGH.