ZipTour

Experience the thrills of our new ZipTour as you explore Hidden Valley from a completely different perspective! A fun and family-friendly adventure await on our unique zip line that features side-by-side cables on each span and a trolley that lets you independently control your speed.

Each tour is guided by certified staff who will be with you every step of the way. Each program features spans ranging from 300' to 2800'. Linking the spans are a series of hiking trails ranging from winding level pathways to steeper rocky inclines. We ask that guests be prepared for all manner of terrain as they complete the tour over and across our 250-acre property.

Program Details:

The Valley Tour - $55.00 +tax

  • This Three-Span tour offers guests a guided tour around West Mountain, offering extensive treetop views of the surrounding valley. Guests will take one trip up the Gateway chairlift and will ride on three of our Ziplines ─ Greenhorn, Gloria, and Expedition ─ with a fair bit of hiking in-between. This three-span tour takes between 1.5-2.5 hours to complete.

The Scenic Route - $70.00 +tax

  • This Four-Span tour offers an extended excursion, covering both the West Mountain portion and adding extra speed for the thrillseekers in your family! Included is a second trip up Gateway lift, unparalleled views of the St. Louis area with glimpses of the Gateway Arch and St. Louis skyline, as well as a trip down our fastest Zipline ─ Skyline ─ before returning you to the lodge. This four-span tour takes between 2-3 hours to complete.

Rules & Requirements:

  • Must be at least 10 years of age
  • Riders between 10 and 15 years must have an adult* on the tour
  • Riders must weigh between 50 lbs and 260 lbs
  • Must be between 48”- 82” tall to ride
  • Shirt and close-toed shoes required
  • No sandals or open-back shoes
  • Every participant must fill out a liability release. A parent/guardian must sign a release for participants under the age of 18

*Adult being 18 years or older.

Advisory: ZipTour is an inherently strenuous activity. Portions of our course include hiking on steep upward terrain. Guests are expected to walk all portions of the course unassisted. This includes inclines, steps, stairs, and various pathways for upwards of 500 yards.

Have a group of 15 people or more looking for a fun family reunion, birthday party, or corporate outings; learn more about our group options.

Participant Requirements
  • 10+
    Years Old
  • 48" - 82"
    Inches Tall
  • 50-260
    lbs
  • Enclosed
    Footwear
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ZipTour FAQ's

We know there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, so if your plans change, your activities ticket is refundable, except in certain circumstances. If you have not used your activities tickets, they are fully refundable until 24 hours prior to the ticket’s start time. Refund requests received within 24 hours prior to your ticket’s start time will be subject to a 50% Late Cancellation fee. Requests submitted after the start time of the session will not be honored.

To request a refund, you need to: 

  • Email SkiHiddenValley@vailresorts.com with all of your order information.  The local sales team works through all of the requests; please allow a few days to process. Emailing is better than calling, as it marks the date and time of the request.
  • Visit the resort guest services desk no later than 24 hours prior to your ticket’s start time.

What if I am injured or fall sick – can I request a refund?

  • Unused activities tickets are fully refundable until 24 hours prior to your ticket’s start time.   

Reminder: You should not come to the resort if you: (i) are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 not due to a known health condition, (ii) tested positive or were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, (iii) have been directed by public health or a medical provider to quarantine or isolate, or (iv) have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (see CDC guidelies)

Hidden Valley is located just 29 miles west of downtown Saint Louis on the I-44 corridor in Wildwood.

There are four different ziplines in the tour.

Zip Name Length of Line Location
Greenhorn 305' East Mtn
Gloria 1631' Top of Gateway Chairlift to Top of West Mtn
Expedition 2806' Top of West Mtn to Behind Snowmaking Ponds
Skyline 1497' Top of Gateway to Polar Plunge Parking Lot

Minimum Age: The minimum age requirement is 10 years old, children between 10 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult but must be able to participate independently of the adult.

Weight Restrictions: The minimum weight requirement is 50lbs and the maximum requirement is 260lbs

Height Restrictions: Riders height must be a minimum of 42" and a maximum of 82" for the riders safety.

We highly recommend advance reservations for all guests. Online reservations guarantee a spot and an additional discount off the window rate. Space is limited on each tour and we often sell-out. Purchasing online also allows you to sign all needed paperwork electronically. Walkup sales are dependent on availability and require signing of needed paperwork. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your session begins to fill out the needed paperwork and begin suiting up.

The ZipTour is an outdoor adventure with points above the tree line. You may experience cooler temperatures and stronger winds at the higher elevations. During the summer/warmer weather seasons, you should prepare for being in the sun and on remote locations on the property:

  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows free movement.
  • Shorts should reach mid-thigh or longer to allow for a comfortable fit of the safety harness.
  • You may want to dress in layers if you are zipping early or later in the day.
  • Shoes should be comfortable and flat soled, such as sneakers or hiking boots. No open toed or open-back shoes. No flip-flops.
  • Be sure to hydrate before your adventure.
  • Take precautions for being in the sun, such as applying sunscreen.
  • You may also want to consider bug spray as a precaution.

During the fall/colder season, you will experience cold temperatures and be exposed to wind chills while zipping and during the lift ride to the summit. Please dress appropriately:

  • Dress in layers with wicking layers closest to the skin, insulating layer next, and a wind and water resistant outer layer.
  • Closed toe, treaded shoes that will provide traction while walking on wooden decks, walkways and steps; metal staircases; and across dirt, mud, and/ or ice and snow.

**Please note: Hidden Valley staff reserve the right to disallow the use of any personal equipment and refuse service to anyone who, at their sole discretion, should not participate in the zip line tour, for any reason.


No! But you will need to be able to walk on rocky, uneven trails upwards of ¼ mile and you will need to be able to climb and descend staircases.

Yes and No:

  • Ages 10 – 15 (inclusive) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. A parent must sign the waiver online or in-person. Zipline riders must be willing and able to operate the equipment on their own as each zip line rider will ride each line independently. Accompanying parent/guardian can, and in some cases will be required to ride on the line next to the minor but they will be on a separate line.
  • Ages 16 – 17 (inclusive.): A parent must sign the waiver which can be found online or signed in-person.

All participants must complete a Release of Liability prior to beginning the adventure. A signature from a parent/guardian is required for all participants under the age of 18. If a minor is coming without a parent/guardian, the liability release must be signed online or in-person.

You can see the form here

Yes, you may bring your camera or video recorder. However, you may not use the equipment any time you are suspended on the zip line. The only exception is the use of a camera/GoPro that is mounted in a secure way that does not interfere with the zip line, trolley or harness, and is hands free. Footage is for personal use only. For all media inquiries please contact skihiddenvalley@vailresorts.com

Restrooms are available for your convenience and privacy. We cannot be responsible for personal items left unattended or that are lost on the ZipTour.
You will receive a safety briefing and training from our ZipTour staff. You will then be given directions on how to navigate the course. Our trained staff will be stationed throughout the course to assist with on/offboarding of the ziplines and to provide additional support as needed.
The tour can take approximately 1.5 to 3 hours to complete.
We are unable to offer refunds after an order has been fulfilled.
Safety is paramount. The equipment is state of the art and the Guide Staff will provide training on the use of the equipment to keep the ride safe and FUN! We will guide you through the safety protocol, teach you how to use the safety equipment, and make you feel comfortable that you will be safe throughout the adventure.

Yes. As a non-participating group member you will be able to watch from the main lodge, where you will be able to watch the Training ZipLine as well as the last Zipline returning to the main lodge.

We will also be offering paid scenic chairlift rides for those who want a view from the top of the mountain.

Ziplines will not operate in weather conditions which indicate lightning may be in close proximity or in sustained winds in excess of 30 mph. Our Staff will contact you if we have advanced notice of inclement weather and need to reschedule. If the weather is marginal, please call us for a status update. Do not assume we have cancelled the tour if you have bad weather where you are, we may have sunny skies!

The staff at Hidden Valley are not medically qualified and are not in a position to assess the capacity of participants with pre-existing medical conditions to ride the ziplines. It remains your responsibility to undertake such an assessment prior to taking the tour. We advise you to visit the resort prior to making your reservation. You may also wish to contact your doctor for further advice. Individuals who are pregnant or may be pregnant should not ride the ZipTour. The harness must be adjusted snugly around the waist area, not hips, and the braking process can create a sudden and unexpected jolt to the rider if they do not slow down and stop at the designated unloading point. Persons who have recently had surgery or who suffer from chronic back/neck and/or spine problems are strongly advised to not take part in the ride. 

We are not medical experts and therefore suggest that you seek advice from your doctor on medical matters. If you decide to proceed, you do so with the full knowledge that the zipline tour may incur risks to an unborn child and may complicate preexisting medical conditions.

Hidden Valley does not allow pets on the property except service animals as defined by the ADA.

Recreational drone use by any guest or member of the public, for any reason, is not permitted on or over any Vail Resorts property.

Full details on the drone policy can be found here>>