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Ropes Courses Incorporated’s Sky Trail adds summer fun to Big Bear Snow Play


Southern California’s Big Bear Snow Play is set to open a Sky Trail from Ropes Courses Incorporated (RCI). The attraction has been finished in a natural colour scheme to match Big Bear’s forest setting.

Though known better as a winter destination, the popular snow tubing destination in the city of Big Bear Lake offers a handful of activities that can be enjoyed in warmer weather. This includes go-karting – and now Sky Trail. The 9 pole, 2 level ropes course comes complete with an 80 feet (24m) curved Sky Rail.

Standing 36ft (11m) tall, the new attraction features over 30 individual elements for Big Bear visitors to tackle. From bridges to cargo nets and swinging steps, patrons are free to make their way across at whatever pace they find comfortable.

For participants who are more daring, there is also a walk-the-plank element. This sees guests step out onto a six-inch wide (15cm) beam without the use of handrails. As they test their bravery, they can wave to less adventurous friends or family below.

A close up of the Sky Rail element

A win-win attraction

Director of operations, Scott Voigt notes that the Sky Trail course offers benefits for both Big Bear and its visitors.

“This attraction will keep our guests entertained and challenged,” he says. “It will also allow our facility to diversify its outdoor offerings by providing all season recreation for the whole family. It’s a fantastic way to entertain while also keeping everyone safe thanks to the high safety standards put forth by RCI.”

The ropes course has been constructed close to Big Bear Snow Play’s go-kart track and will remain open year-round. The attraction is expected to open in the first week of July. Tickets will cost $12 per person.

Ropes Courses Incorporated has been manufacturing, installing and servicing adventure products since 1989. Its Sky Trail aerial attractions can be found in 33 countries on five continents – everywhere from amusement parks, zoos and family entertainment centres to shopping malls, resorts, cruise ships and more. RCI also owns Amaze’n Mazes and manufactures Clip ‘n Climb climbing challenges.

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Owen Ralph

Owen Ralph

As a Lead Features Writer for blooloop, Owen brings with him two decades of experience covering the amusement and attractions industry for trade publications, including World’s Fair, Coinslot International, Kirmes & Park Revue and Park World, where he spent 15 years as Editor. He is currently a member of the IAAPA EMEA Education Subcommittee.

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