Lake Tahoe is an outdoor playground with a lot to offer. Less than an hour away adventure of another kind waits at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

Zip Tahoe, a year-round adventure program, takes willing participants for a canopy ride through the trees; safely soaring stretches that range from 200 to 600 feet.

Soar through the trees at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.  Photo: Zip Tahoe.

Soar through the trees at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
Photo: Zip Tahoe.

Zip Tahoe offers multiple ziplines and sky bridge courses that connect with speeds up to 35 miles per hour. Scenic views are guaranteed as the course weaves through heavily forested parts of Kirkwood mountain.

Participants start by being transported to the course in passenger ATVs in the summer and by chairlift rides during the winter months. The adventure begins when the road ends as Zip Tahoe tour guides prepare participants for their rides.

Zippers can then take in the breathtaking views of the Sierra from trees 75 feet off the ground, with speed building as inertia moves them from various points and segments along the course. Curious? We have video for you to preview.

The zipline system is designed on a gravity braking system, requiring no hand braking. Platform points include views of the Red Cliff’s, Thimble Peak, Glove Rock and Martin Point.

The course is suitable for guests 8 years of age and older, and those weighing between 85 to 270 pounds. Zip Tahoe is designed for high adventures ideal for couples, honeymooners, business retreats and family reunions.

Guides handle all safety gear, providing a safe experience for all ages and abilities. Tours are offered daily, year round. For reservations call 209-258-7330 or visit

What’s your ideal high-flying adventure?

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.