After a year of planning, the team at Mineral Mountain Ziplines broke ground on their new attraction in late April. Todd and Jay Manton, owners and operators of Kokanee Mountain Zipline in Nelson, British Columbia, are expanding and adding a second operation in Fairmont Hot Springs, also in B.C.
“After the overwhelming response to our first zip line in Nelson, Jay and I were looking for an opportunity to expand our business,” said Todd Manton. “We knew the East Kootenays was a really dynamic region with spectacular scenery.”
Mountain Mineral Ziplines will offer a 1.3-kilometer zip tour made up of six zips ranging in length from 130 feet to 1,600 feet. The tour will take approximately 2.5 hours and provide guests with views of Lake Windemere and Columbia Lake.
“It’s one of the only places in Canada where you can zip line below the headwall of a Rocky Mountain,” noted Todd. “You’ll crisscross back and forth over Fairmont Creek Canyon and overlook the vast Columbia Valley with spectacular sights of the Purcell Mountains on the opposite side of the valley.”
The tour is scheduled to open in early July. For more information, visit www.zipmineral.com.