Big Bear’s Soaring Eagle offers families a new adventure this winter
This winter, Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain introduces a new attraction in Big Bear Lake not seen anywhere else in California. It’s the Soaring Eagle, a family-friendly, dual-seated zip line ride that gives guests the sensation of flying high above Big Bear’s snow-covered forest floor.
The Soaring Eagle is designed for all ages (must be at least 42 inches tall to ride). It can carry two riders at a time on comfortable side-by-side seats equipped with safety buckles. This exhilarating amusement-style ride is 500-feet long with a 100-foot vertical drop. The Soaring Eagle starts at the base of Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, and lifts riders backwards on a zip line cable to a 70-foot tall launch tower that is situated on a hillside. The backwards ride to the towering peak is a delight in itself offering spectacular views of Big Bear Lake and surrounding mountain vistas. Once the Soaring Eagle reaches the top, it pauses for a brief moment so riders can take in the unsurpassed beauty below. The most exciting part of the ride is when it catapults forward at speeds up to 26 mph, on a 100-foot long vertical drop, that travels 500 feet back to the base.
“The Soaring Eagle is on a zip line cable. However, it’s different from traditional harness-style zip lines. It maintains the same excitement as traditional zip lines, but provides flying with the greatest of ease for two people at a time,” said Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain Manager Julie Eubanks. “The main advantage of course is it gives guests outstanding views of Big Bear valley.”
The Soaring Eagle is scheduled to open to the public Nov. 17, and will remain open all-year round (weather-dependent). Riders must be at least 42-inches-tall to ride. Riders 42-inches to 48-inches must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Maximum weight for an individual cannot exceed 300 pounds and maximum combined weight of two riders cannot exceed 450 pounds. The cost is $12 per person, per ride. Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is open daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the Soaring Eagle Zip line, as well as snow tubing, the Alpine Slide toboggan run, mini-golf and go-karts. Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is located at 800 Wildrose Lane (just off Big Bear Blvd.). For more information call (909)-866-4626 or visit AlpineSlideBigBear.com.