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“Can't wait to go back!!!”

Sky Valley Zip Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We provide the best zip line adventures in western North Carolina. Two tours are offered: 1) Canopy Tour: 10 zip lines, a 45' vertical decent off a rock face, and a 120' cable bridge over a 35' cascading waterfall. This tour combines all the fun and thrill of a zip line tour with all the sights and sounds of the Appalachian mountains. Cross the valley at 300' off the valley floor. Must be 10 years old and between 70-250 lbs. to participate. 2) KIDS ZIP: Called the Whistle Pig Adventure Park, our kids zip line is a miniature version of the Canopy Tours. Includes 7 zips, a small bridge, and a 20' long slide out of the tress. Kids can play for up to 2 hours and zip through the course as many times as they can. An adult chaperon can relax in the viewing area or walk around just below the kids to take pictures and cheer them on. A covered picnic shelter and water is provided. Children must be 4 years old and be able to reach 48" high.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 21, 2013

This was our first time ever zip lining! And had the best time! Now we are thinking of getting season passes! The guides, Grant and Miranda, were AWESOME! They were so helpful, energetic, excited and you could tell the loved what they do! The Jeep ride up the mountain was so much fun! Definitely sit in the back if you can! The zip lines were definitely and adventure and exhilarating! Big Mama was by far the best! The bridge was so fun! and the free fall was pretty exciting too! What a great adventure! The entire tour lasted about 2 1/2 hours for our group with consisted of 9 people! The scenery was breath taking! The first half you are above the trees and the 2nd half you go through the trees! The guides took pictures the entire time! We ended up with over 100 pictures of the group! and all for only $20! We would do this again tomorrow if I could! Definitely a must if you are in Blowing Rock! Can't wait for our next trip! Thanks SKY VALLEY!!!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We (wife, two daughters and two friends and me) had a great time. The course is well designed, solid construction and a high level of safety. The lines offer plenty of speed and heights. Great scenic views. The guides (Katie and Becca) were perfect for our group. They provided solid preparation training, were knowledgable about the course and fun to hang out with. Great day! Will definitely be back!

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Brett B, Manager at Sky Valley Zip Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2013

On behalf of Sky Valley we would like to take the time to say thanks to everyone who has posted all of the excellent reviews. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you back again soon. Thank You

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We live in the area and were curious about the Zip Line. We have never done a zip line and our adult children were visiting so we gave it a try. We were very pleased with the experience. We started out with a few short lines and gained experience and confidence...then we went on Big Momma...a 1,600 foot zip line that was 325 feet above the gorge. The view was fantastic, but I was more focused on landing properly/safely. I'd like to do it again and get the full view. Everything went well and safety was not an issue. The staff did an excellent job training we novices and making sure we were safe and had fun...two of us are in our late 60's, the kids in mid 30's, so we aren't dare devils.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

I'm terrified of heights, but I wanted to give this a try anyway. I didn't know if I was going to be able to follow thru with it or not. We suited up with our safety gear and off we went. The lines begin small, which gives you a chance to get used to it. They gradually have you on high lines above the trees! I was having so much fun that I forgot about being afraid. The coaches that were with us were very patient with me, gave a lot of assurance, and really encouraged me. This is awesome!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Been zip-lining multiple time and this was a great tour - like the Costa Rica experience only without the monkeys. Will definitely go again. Loved the long runs and the closeness of the trees on the shorter faster zips. Worth the trip up from Charlotte. Staff was very friendly as well.

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