Chute for the Stars


Courtesy of the four seasons resort scottsdale at troon north

As kids we all dreamt of having our own spaceship or hover craft to see the stars as we fly through the air. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North’s latest offering is inspired by those childlike ambitions. The resort has teamed up with Arizona Powerchutes for the “Chute for the Stars” experience. Powerchutes—or powered parachutes—are a two passenger cart with a motor, prop and wheels attached to a 40-foot long parachute. You’ll join owner and pilot Randy Long on your journey through the air in this unique aircraft. Upon returning to the resort, explore the skies from below with the Celestial Picnic. Executive Chef Mel Mecina packs a customized picnic basket with a blanket and constellation chart so you can study the night sky. If you’re looking to delve into astronomy a bit further, book a private stargazing session with Richard Allen and his high-powered telescope.  Rates begin at $329 per person. For media information, contact Kim Cole at [email protected] or 602-460-7675.

Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.