Aerial Park is a Go at Stowe


Vermont environmental officials have given a green-light for a new aerial adventure park at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort and the Mount Mansfield base lodge. The state District 5 Environmental Commission initially rejected a proposal to build the park on the Spruce Peak side of the resort. Sam Gaines, the resort’s development director, said the move makes sense because it’s closer to parking lots and base lodge facilities.

Stowe’s TreeGo Aerial Adventure Course is designed and constructed by Outplay Adventures of Cleverdale, N.Y. The park will feature five courses and a series of aerial tree-to-tree connections with 68 various challenge elements intertwined. Included in the build is a zip line tour that will start at the top of the gondola and drop 2,000 foot vertical to the base area at the bottom.

Designers say the platforms and various implements will utilize a compression system that hugs the trees with minimal contact as opposed to being drilled into the trees as on typical ropes courses. A construction schedule has not been announced.


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Troy Hawks contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and a variety of other publications and websites. He has held editorial positions at business magazines serving outdoor sports and recreation as well as manufacturing and textiles. Most recently he was communications manager for the National Ski Areas Association and editor of the NSAA Journal. He also serves as a communications consultant for several clients. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, he now lives in Denver, Colo.

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