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Big Bear ziplining course to open tomorrow [Updated]

January 29, 2010 | 11:00 am

An employee tries out one of the new ziplining runs through the mountains at Big Bear Lake.

[Updated at 4:03 p.m.: Action Zipline Tours announced this afternoon that it is rescheduling its opening due to heavy snowfall from last week's storms. It is now planning to open President’s Day weekend.]

A new ziplining course is coming to the Big Bear area, opening to the public on Saturday.

Action Zipline Tours, touting itself as the first legal, permitted zipline tour company in Southern California, will offer guests nine courses ranging in length from 120 feet to 820 feet.

"Action Zipline Tours offers Southern California a truly unique zipline experience, with beautiful mountain views of scenic Johnson Valley," said owner Belinda Bain. "Guests will be thrilled to experience what it feels like to fly in the Big Bear breeze with the glistening mountains below and the bright, glittering sky above."

Participants will depart from the office on Big Bear Boulevard via four-wheel-drive safari trucks to the course in the mountains, spending approximately 2 1/2 hours on the tour.

The cost per person is $95 and includes nine zipline runs of various lengths, equipment and rides to and from the launch platform on the mountain. Group discounts are available.

For safety reasons, certain qualifications and restrictions apply.

Participants should plan on meeting at the office at least an hour before their scheduled departure time to watch an instructional safety video and sign appropriate liability waivers.

For more information or to make reservations, visit the Action Zipline Tours website or call (909) 866-0390.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: An employee tries out one of the new ziplining runs through the mountains at Big Bear Lake. Credit: Action Zipline Tours

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