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CALL US at 802-316-3300 for information and to reserve your adventure!



Full Price 24 Hour Cancellation Policy Applies to ALL Recreational Reservations ALL Days. We operate in all weather conditions.


Recreational Reservations of 5 or More People

A 50% deposit is required to hold your recreational reservation. Credit cards are accepted on-site or by phone.  Any cancellations made within 7 days of your event will result in the loss of your deposit.

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Services and Hours of Operation


Team Development & Leadership Training

Summer & School Vacation Camps

Special Needs Programming

Celebrations including birthdays and wedding parties


Dress appropriately (See our "What to Bring" page) for being outside in whatever the weather is! Please make sure to wear closed toed/heel shoes.

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Our Corporate Partners


Northern Lights Rock and Ice (802-316-3300) located "outback" at The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex, Vermont offers Adventure Recreation, Day Camp, and Team Development Services that include outdoor rock and ice climbing walls, an Entre Prises Rock Climbing Pinnacle, dual 450 ft zip wires, and a unique  multi-level odyssey style, universally accessible team Challenge Course. We serve families, companies, students and athletes of all ages and abilities. Our staff has over 60 years of combined experience in leading team development programs, leadership training and recreational adventures. 
Please contact NLRI CEO Christine Bacon or Business Manager Paula Bacon  at 802-316-3300 for group information and pricing.

The Northern Lights Rock and Ice Experience

Northern Lights Rock and Ice is a new, unique and exciting outdoor challenge and leadership facility unlike anything else in the North East.  We are open year round for reservations. Our Flickr Gallery has great photos of NLRI programs and adventures. Whether you are an individual, family, group, school, company, or sports team we have an empowering experience that will enrich your life and/or work place long after you leave NLRI.

Families and Friends

Have fun playing together, bonding and socializing.  We have birthday parties, family, and wedding group packages available. Whatever your ability level is, we have something for you.  Take an adrenaline pumping walk on our "High on Life" challenge course, exhilarate your senses on our dual 450' zip lines, rock and ice climb on our Pinnacle or "L" walls, kids love to play on our Rainbow play set and some folks enjoy just watching from our covered patio.  Click here to see our Recreational Rates.

Corporations, Business Groups and Sports Teams


We run a series of special promotions and events throughout the year.  Please make your selection from the drop-down menu by hovering over the 'Events' tab above, and make sure to visit our calendar for other great upcoming events and promotions.  If you have any questions, please contact us or call at (802) 316-3300





Services We Offer

Our Campus Activities & Services Include:

Corporate Team Building


Adventure Recreation for all ages and abilities

The Essex Resort & Spa

Unique Team Challenge Course with integrated Dual 450' Zip Lines -  open year round

EntrePrises Rock Climbing Pinnacle

Two Vertical Rock Climbing Walls

Winter Ice Climbing on a 17,000 gallon frozen waterfall

Summer Ice Climbing on 800 sq. ft. of Entre Prises Dry Ice Foam Panels

Dual 450 ft zip lines

Universal Accessibility


Two 40' Rappelling/Abseiling faces for adventure
race, fire fighter/military training

"Inner Passage" Team High Ropes Course  at the 24' level with stairway access open year round

Rainbow Direct Play Set with a built in 8 foot climbing wall

Portable 24' climbing tower on your site or ours