Questions to Ask Before Going Ziplining?

July 23, 2018
We commonly get asked about equipment and course safety at our Columbia Valley zipline company.

We commonly get asked about equipment and course safety at our Columbia Valley zipline company.

As a relatively new attraction in the Columbia Valley, zipline tour companies tend to get asked a lot of questions about what they do. We like this (a lot). We want our guests to know exactly what they’re getting when they sign up for a tour.

Whether you’re staying right here in Fairmont Hot Springs, or you’re coming from nearby towns like Invermere or Radium Hot Springs, we strive to provide you with all of the necessary information so that you feel comfortable in your decision. We’d hate for you to travel to go ziplining, only to realize it’s not what you expected. 

Here are some of the questions we get asked on a regular basis…


What Are Your Safety Standards?

Guest safety is of the utmost importance at Mineral Mountain Ziplines. We ensure this through a series of operating policies and procedures, including: 

  • Hiring and training quality guides
  • Using appropriate and well-maintained safety equipment
  • Following strict protocols to mitigate risks
  • Presenting mandatory safety orientations before every adventure tour 

For more on this, read: How We Make Ziplining in BC Fun.


Are Your Tours Guided?

In a word: yes. A pair of experienced guides—one in the front and one at the back—oversees every tour that we offer. In addition to making guests feel comfortable and entertained, they’re responsible for your rigging from start to finish.


How Many Lines Do You Have?

Mineral Mountain Ziplines is blessed with a beautiful zipline park, with six ziplines that zigzag across Fairmont Creek. The first two are ‘beginner’ lines that are shorter in length and lower in height. They gradually build in height and distance, with our longest zipline measuring a whopping 1,542 feet long and more than 200 feet off the ground!


How Long Will a Tour Take?

On average, a typical zipline tour should take a little over two hours to complete. This can vary slightly depending on the size of your group (maximum of 10 guests).


What Can I Wear?

Really, the open prerequisite for ziplining is that you don’t wear open-toed shoes. We recommend that you prepare for the weather, which includes: 

  • Sunblock on hot summer days
  • Dressing in layers when conditions are changing
  • Wearing loose comfortable clothing
  • Longer shorts help with the harness also


Who Can Do It?

Our Columbia Valley zipline course is designed to be accessible to people of all ages, sizes and abilities. In fact, you don’t need any particular skill, other than the ability to step off that initial platform.

As long as you’re between 50 and 265 pounds, and have a signed waiver from a legal guardian if you’re under the age of 19, you’re good to go.


Looking for things to do in Invermere or Radium Hot Springs? Mineral Mountain Ziplines is a short 20-minute drive south in Fairmont Hot Springs.