Sign Up For Our Newsletter Like Us On Facebook

Closed Until Further Notice

May 14, 2014



Due to circumstances beyond our control, the State of California has imposed, without notice or grace period, new zipline regulations in August of 2013.  With a forced shutdown while the state determines how to regulate ziplines and to what codes, Zip Tahoe was forced to refund tours and spend the winter months in limbo.  While we have an engineered course plans, proper tree inspections, and adhere to the ANSI/PRCA American National Safety Standards, the state, which has allowed us to operate without incident for the past three years under our current Conditional Use Permit, changed its mind, shutting us down on a verbal phone call, followed by a e-mailed letter.

The State issued a letter on October 30, 2013 shutting down ziplines and outlining new regulation parameters.  This was done without following due process and our petition to have the Oct 30, 2013 regulation letter voided was successful.  The state then issued a second letter on Jan 21, 2014 which outlined new harness requirements and referenced the now voided Oct 30 letter.  We placed petition against the Jan 21, 2014 on the same issues, yet the Jan 21 letter was upheld.

While our parent company has experienced over 4 million succesful zip expereinces on all EBL installed courses in South Korea, Canada, and the United States, Califonrina does not appear to take this into consideration while they shut down this particular EBL location and our Zip Yosemite location.

From our position, we seem to have an ANSI/PRCA American National Safety Standard for ziplines which the state of California appears to be ignoring, imposing older versions of ASTM standards when the current 2012 versions state variances and exemptions for zipline tours for education, self improvment or team building, and still remains uncertain as to how to inspect courses and to what regulations.  Combine this with letters referencing voided letters and you can begin to understand our frustrations.  We have shared our thoughts with the State in no uncertain terms.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

While we try to avoid politics, this is a clear example, in our opinion, where the State has overstepped its bounds, closed down many zipline businesses, destroyed much needed jobs, and forced our former employees onto unemployment benefits.  Please feel free to send your comments and complaints to:

"Baker, Christine@DIR" <>

"Sum, Juliann@DIR" <>

"Cumming, John@DIR" <>

"Sloan, Kim@DIR" <>

"Gold, Deborah@DIR" <>


Lake Tahoe's first Canopy / Zip Line Tour


Feel like you're on top of the world at Zip Tahoe – Lake Tahoe's premier zip line canopy tour. Located at Kirkwood Ski Resort, Zip Tahoe offers multiple zip lines and sky bridges. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Sierras as you sail from 200 – 600 feet across and upwards of 75 feet above the ground. 12 X 12 decks provide comfort to those who may be apprehensive of heights. Adding to the adventure, participants are transported to the course in passenger ATVs in the summer and by chairlift rides during the winter months. Zip Tahoe’s experienced tour guides provide a safe experience for all ages; including laughs, history of the area, and ecology of the Sierra landscape. Celebrate a wedding, birthday, or special occasion with Tahoe's most unique excursion.

Zip Tahoe at Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a dynamic adventure brought to you by the industry leader, EBL Zipline Tours, a team that brings years of research and technical expertise to this location. Come and enjoy what we have to offer and bring your friends.


See Tahoe Television at Zip Tahoe here!

Want to see more? Click here!

As Seen on TV Zip Away!  Zip Away TV -


 Zip Tahoe News

EBL Summit - PRCA Annual Conference
February 5, 2013
Zip Tahoe is proud to the be participating in this years EBL Canopy Tours Corporate Summit. Managers and Guides from across the twelve course network will be …
May 24, 2013
Charity and Seasonal events at Zip Tahoe Kirkwood – Fall 2011 - As we roll into our second year please consider all the unique opportunities available …
Snow Zip
May 24, 2013
It's here... Snow Zip. 20% off Wednesday - Friday for REPEAT zippers! Complete your mountain adventure at Kirkwood Ski Resort with a zipline tour with Zip Tahoe! 209-258-7330  …


Zip Tahoe: EBLT, LLC. • PO Box 187 • Kirkwood, CA 95646

Get Directions

EBL Canopy Tours Licensed Location

© 2019 Zip Tahoe at Kirkwood, All Rights Reserved

Zip Tahoe at Kirkwood adheres to the ANSI/PRCA American National Standards for Ziplines, Ropes Courses, and Aerial Adventure Courses; ANSI Accredited Professional Ropes Course Association.