Stowe Mountain Resort Employee Dies on Zip Line


An employee of Stowe Mountain Resort, Vt., died Thursday, Sept. 23, after colliding with the anchoring platform while riding the final span of the resort’s zip line tour. According to reports, Scott Lewis, 53, was working at the time of the incident. Emergency services were called at 3:12 p.m. They were unable to revive Lewis.

The ZipTour at Stowe Mountain Resort.

Stowe police are investigating. Preliminary reports indicate mechanical failure may be a factor in the incident.

The three-span ZipRider tour opened in 2015. The first span is 4,462 feet, the second is 2,247 feet, and the final span is 3,484 feet long. Riders can reach speeds of more than 60 mph.

Adventure Park Insider will provide additional information as it becomes available.


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Dave Meeker is the senior editor for Adventure Park Insider. He has a background in marketing, public relations, and writing in the mountain resort industry. Before joining the team at API, Dave was the marketing director for Mount Snow in Vermont. What better way to try and conquer a slight fear of heights than to work at a magazine that covers adventure parks? He couldn't think of one.

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