Catamount Aerial Adventure Park

Aerial Adventure FAQs

Know Before You Go

If you have questions that are not here, please call customer service at 518-325-3200, or email info@catamountski.com

What is an Aerial Adventure Park? Are there rides?

In a 10-acre wooded setting near the base of the ski area, the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park (CAAP) is an aerial forest challenge park consisting of over 170 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. There are 12 separate and distinct courses in the park with varying degrees of difficulty.

How Do I Stay Attached to The Trees?

The CAAP is not a Theme Park but the theme of the CAAP is ALWAYS REMAIN ATTACHED. Safety comes first and the fun and excitement will come naturally. The CAAP is all about active participation as there are no motorized rides in the park. 

The courses are designed from easier to expert and designated as Yellow, Green, Blue, Black and Double Black similar to ski trails. As one progresses through the park, the bridges become less stable under your feet requiring more balance, agility, focus and arm strength. Your time in the park can be a heart pumping activity, but you do not have to be a body builder to make it through the courses. Ages 7 can find their comfort zone and seek greater challenges. 

What are the Course Types and Age requirements for the ropes courses?

Age

Yellow

Green

Blue

Black

Double Black

7-9

Supervised

With an Adult

10-11

Supervised

Supervised

With an Adult

12-13

Supervised

Supervised

Supervised

With an Adult

14

Solo

Solo

Solo

Solo

15+

Solo

Solo

Solo

Solo

Solo

Supervised: an adult (18+) guiding children from the park ground (10 children per adult maximum)

With Adult: an adult (18+) must accompany children on ropes courses (2 children per adult maximum)

What are the days and hours of operation?

During normal operating hours, the park is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm, weather permitting. Ticket sales end at 3 pm each day.  The Park opens at 9 am for groups only.

Is there a height, weight or age restriction?

Participants must weigh less than 265 pounds.  We suggest that participants are a minimum of 48″ tall for the ropes courses and zip lines. Participants must be able, and must accept the responsibility of utilizing the safety equipment and navigate the courses independently.  

The courses are for ages 7 to adult. However for ages 7-9, 10-11, and 12-13 there are restrictions on specific courses available for their use. The yellow, green, and blue courses have requirements of parent/adult supervision or participation depending on the age bracket and the course being used.

For example, 7, 8 and 9 year olds can use the yellow course with supervision, but need to be accompanied by an adult on the green courses (1 adult per 2 children).

You must be 10 years of age to use the blue courses with adult participation. 

Age

Yellow

Green

Blue

Black

Double Black

7-9

Supervised

With an Adult

10-11

Supervised

Supervised

With an Adult

12-13

Supervised

Supervised

Supervised

With an Adult

14

Solo

Solo

Solo

Solo

15+

Solo

Solo

Solo

Solo

Solo

Whenever adult participation is required the 1:2 adult/child ratio must be met.

Can pregnant women participate?

This activity is not recommended for women who are pregnant. If they choose to participate, it is recommended that they consult their doctor prior to their visit. If we are unable to properly fit the harness, we cannot allow participation.

Are reservations required?

For groups under 15, reservations are not required but we can accept them. Groups of 15 or more need to make advance reservations by phone. 

How much physical exertion will be required?

Most people that lead an active lifestyle and are in good health should not have any difficulty in completing many of the ropes courses. You are able to proceed at a pace that is comfortable to you, and you can exit the course at many locations. You are also welcome to leave the ropes course and take a break. Unlike the yellow and green courses, the blue and black courses are very challenging.

How difficult are the ropes courses?

The courses range from easier (yellow) to expert (Double black diamond).  Relative to each persons ability, the courses are very manageable but become more physically challenging as you progress to more difficult courses.  If you have not been up in the air before you may be unsettled at first about being 10 feet above the ground on a yellow course or 20 feet above the ground at points on a green course. 

Very quickly you will begin to have fun with the challenges and the height above the ground will not be your main focus.  Your focus becomes being balanced and efficient on each bridge you are crossing.  You will be secure and safe in your harness as long as you are Always Attached.  Being attached to your safety line is the most important requirement to remember and you are responsible to be Always Attached.

What is the time duration of the ticket?

Tickets are valid for three consecutive hours. An additional half an hour will be supplied for harnessing and safety demonstrations.  You are encouraged to be prepared prior to buying your tickets (ie. restrooms, snacks and dressed properly) so you can maximize your time in the park.  Entering a course at the end of the 3rd hour and completing that course is allowed. Keep in mind that ticket sales end at 2:30 pm.  Anyone on-site buying tickets after 2:30pm may not get a full 3 hours in the Park.  Your are welcome at any time to leave the Park boundaries and return back to the park during the time period printed on your ticket.

What is your inclement weather policy?

Thunder and lightning will cause park delays and/or closure. When/if the storm passes, without threat of other storms approaching, the park will reopen. No refunds or rain checks will be given during a park delay. If the park closes due to inclement weather, you will receive a rain check based on the amount of time left on your ticket.

Is the Adventure Park certified?

Designed by Swiss alpine mountaineers, The Catamount Aerial Adventure Park is built to the standards of the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) specifications and meets all safety standards as required by Massachusetts Department of Public Safety. Catamount Aerial Adventure Park was designed, built, and is currently maintained by Outdoor Venture Group, LLC. You can contact them for more information at Info@outdoorventures.us or call (203) 260-4111.

What food services are available?

There is a snack bar on site.

Are we allowed to bring our own food?

You are welcome to bring your own coolers and non-alcoholic beverages. No glass bottles please.

What else is available on premises?

The Catamont Zip Tour, featuring the CataMonster, the longest zipline in the US! There is also a snack bar and retail Items available for purchase. Hiking is allowed for 2 or more with cell phone coverage.

What clothing should I wear?

Wear well fitting clothing that does not allow anything to hang loose or get tangled in cables and rope.  Long hair and jewelry should not be left loose.  Sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended. Flip-flops and sandals are not appropriate and will not be allowed.

Can the rope courses operate in the rain?

The Aerial Adventure Park can still be fun while it is raining. However, there will be a park delay for thunderstorms and high winds. Call before you travel to confirm the operating schedule.  If it is sunny near the shore, there could be thunderstorms near the mountains.   It is always good to call ahead or visit the website.

What is your inclement weather policy?

Thunder and lightning will cause park delays and/or closure.  When/if the storm passes, without the threat of other storms approaching, the park will reopen. No refunds or rainchecks will be given during a park delay.  If the park closes due to inclement weather, you will receive a raincheck based on the amount of time left on your ticket.

What equipment is provided?

A harness and gloves are provided with your admission ticket.

What are the driving directions?

We are located at Catamount Ski Area on Route 23 at the New York and Massachusetts border in the Berkshire Mountains. Please input the following address into maps programs: 78 Catamount Rd., Hillsdale NY.

Are gift cards available?

Yes, they can be purchased at the Adventure Park or by calling (413) 528-1262 or (518) 325-3200.

Is there a Drug & Alcohol Policy?

This is very simple, NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL prior to your experience. We need you lucid! Participants will not be allowed to climb or zipline if they are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Catamount reserves the right to dismiss participants and refunds will not be granted.

What if I have a question that was not answered by this FAQ?

Please call 518-325-3200. Or email info@catamountski.com.

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