Blue Mountain Summit Aerial Park Frequently Asked Questions

Blue Mountain Summit Aerial Park Frequently Asked Questions

What's the Summit Aerial Park High Ropes Course at Blue Mountain Resort?  We bet you have some questions before you climb & zip, and this page will help to answer some of them.

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Here's a short list of questions we've been asked.  Please call us for more information 610 . 826 . 7700

A wristband & completed release required for all participants (parent/guardian signature required for 17 & under).

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Do I need reservations?

No, reservations are not required. However, the Summit Aerial Park is weather permitting. Calling ahead is strongly encouraged.

(610) 826-7700.

Are there age, weight and height restrictions?

AGE: Must be 8 years or older for the intermediate, advanced & expert courses, and 6 years or older for the beginner course.

WEIGHT: Must weigh between 50 - 250 lbs and fit comfortably in the provided safety harness.

HEIGHT: Must have a minimum reach of 60" to base of palm or top of wrist (reach of 50" for the beginner course).

*To measure height, stand tall and raise arm straight above the head. Measure the length from the toes to the base of the wrist. 

Where do I pay?

Participants can pay at the True Blue Mountain Sports Store, located at the Summit Lodge courtyard on the top of the mountain.

What should I wear?

Wearing appropriate clothing for physical activity is strongly encouraged. Wear comfortable clothing you can move around in. Closed-toe shoes with rubber soles such as athletic shoes are recommended. Sandals or flip flops are not permitted.

Hair, clothing, or objects that can get caught in ropes or zip lines should not be loose. 

How long does it take?

Depending on your physical capability, each course will take approximately 20-30 minutes. Plus, you'll want to spend a few extra minutes to take in the spectacular view at the highest point!

What should I bring?

Bring: weather-appropriate items: sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses, hat and jacket. 

Do not bring: Some things to leave at home or in the car include: gum, candy jewelry and valuables. Rings, necklaces and earrings can be lost, broken and/or pose a hazard to you or a fellow participant.

It is strongly suggested to not carry phones, cameras, or any other objects that may fall and break.

Do I need to be in top physical shape?

The Summit Aerial Course can be physically and mentally challenging, but you do not need to be in top physical shape to participate. Guests should be physically able to grasp and pull ropes, climb, keep balance, and not have an extreme fear of heights.

Please inform the Summit Aerial Park staff if you or any participants have any medical or physical restrictions before participating.

What are the health precautions?

Pregnant women, people with heart conditions, arm or leg injuries, spine problems or other serious conditions, or persons unsure of their physical ability should consult their personal physician first, prior to attempting our challenge courses.

How do I schedule a group?

Please call 610-826-7700 to schedule your Summit Aerial Park group.

Are you open in the winter?

The Summit Aerial Park season begins in May and ends in October. 

Is there a restroom on site?

Yes, bathrooms are located in the Summit Lodge. 

What are the rules?

  • No profanity.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Never be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Obey instructions given by our Staff.  When in doubt, ask for assistance.
  • It is very important that all equipment is used safely and as directed.
  • Never use an element when another person is on it — one person at a time.
  • For your safety, never have more than 4 people on a platform at the same time.

What if I don't use all 3 trips?

Unused "trips" can be used at a later date. Stop in at True Blue for a voucher to come back at a later date. Vouchers will expire at the end of each season.

Challenge By Choice (CbC)

Blue Mountain Resort proudly promotes Challenge by Choice.

Challenge by Choice (CbC) is an important principle taught in Adventure-Based Learning.  CbC is a simple concept, but complex in practice and reality.  Simple because participants are voluntarily engaging in each of the challenges.  Complex because participants may be hesitant at first and can choose to wait and watch until comfortable, and this right is to be respected by all others in the group.