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“A Great Experience!”

Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline
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Owner description: Recognized for having the largest Snow Tubing Park on the East Coast, we've added the longest Zip line Tour as well. We are featuring two tours to choose from. Our Hawk tour is a 11 cables 1.5 miles of ziplines, this tour is more scenic spending zippin in trees. Our Eagle tour is 9 cables of almost 3 miles of zipline tour, this tour is more extreme with higher and faster ziplines. Both tours have go over valleys having expansive views and threading through the forest canopy over creeks, wild turkeys, deer, groundhogs and the occasional bear. In winter, zippers can yell to their snow tubing friends from way above as they begin their journey. Our 20+ Lane Snow Tubing Park has four different areas to snow tube; lanes are 400 - 1000 feet long. Our 3 conveyor lifts take our snow tubers back to the top for more rides. Hawksnest has 100% snow making and lighting on all lanes to provide the best possible conditions and fun for the whole family.
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our family had the best time ziplining at Hawksnest! Hunter and Loretta are attentive and friendly guides who made everything effortless. Thank you very much for a great experience. We will be back for more!!

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Addie W, Manager at Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

We are lucky to have Loretta and Hunter. I will let them know the great review you left for them! See you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Had a great time zip lining. The guides were great. The zip lines were lots of fun. Nice variation in lengths and speeds.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We loved it! Interactive, hands-on experience. Outstanding guides. It was so much fun, we'll definitely do it again!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The guides were great. I think it was priceless, but you better bring your pocket book because they are really proud of there Zipline

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We came up to NC for a long weekend. We only stayed there 3 nights. Our group of 5 wanted to do the snow tubing really bad. We didn't know that you had to book the tubing in advance before they sold out. We called them and they advised us of this. They did say that they had some 4pm opening's left, but you had to drive up there and book the tickets that way!! This was the last tubing session of the day. No problem we said. So we drove up the mountain (which was 1 1/2 drive one way 3 hours each way from Beech Mountain.) to purchase our tickets. We didn't mind the drive because everything we had read, this was the place to go and the drive up and down the mountain was beautiful. We purchased our tickets 275.00 for 5 tickets and went back to Beech Mountain until it was time to head to 4pm timeslot.

So back up the mountain we go. The only problem was this time it had started to snow again. Not heavy snow, in fact nice fluffy snowflakes. So we thought this would be great for snow tubing. We get about 1/2 way up the mountain and realize that traffic is back up. We figured that everyone of had the same day we did, so we didn't think anything of it. Well we were wrong. The road was so slippery, that cars were sliding off the road into the ditch, and sliding backwards into other cars. It was a nightmare. I have never been so scared in my life!!! We couldn't get any traction on the road. And yes we had brand new tires. It was clear that the road had not been salted or plowed in some time and couldn't had the recent snow that had fallen.

We then had to pullover into a driveway to an apartment complex that was off the main road, so that we could regroup. Our car wasn't going to make up that road at that moment. Nor did anyone else's. We pulled over in hopes that a snowplow would be coming through to spread the salt and plow the road. Well, a snowplow came down and we got excited, but that didn't last to long. The driver of the plow advised us that he was only there to do the apartment complex. That he wishes he could do the road, but that he didn't have enough salt for it. He also advised that nobody was going to make it up the rest of the mountain and that everyone was turning around that could. He advised us not to go up any further because we wouldn't make and would more than likely wreck our vehicle trying.

At that point we decided as a group, with 2 vehicle's that we were going to push our luck and that we would call Hawksnest to see what they could do, since we couldn't make it up that mountain. We called the to see if they would refund our money figuring that we were not the only people who had this same problem. They offered to reschedule our appointment to the following day, however this was the last day that we were in NC, so that wasn't going to work for us. We advised them that there had already seen several cars in the ditch in and most everyone was turning around because they too couldn't make it. The lady who answered the phone said we can't control the weather and that they would not be giving us our money back no matter what. Which we felt was very wrong. We couldn't control the weather either and if they had just salted and plowed their road we would have been able to make. Meanwhile this all being recorded on video. We felt that our money should have been refunded due to their road conditions. I completely understand they can't control the weather either, but they have kept their road up with the driving conditions. Needless to say we gave them 275.00 for nothing. Services were not rendered therefore they if should have been refunded.

Looking back on all the other families and vehicle's that had the same problem we did and I am sure they didn't get their money back either. Which means they made a ton of money that day for nothing. Which just didn't seem right to us one bit.

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