A word to the wise – wind-in-your-hair freedom and adrenaline-charged whitewater rafting combined with a variety of other outdoor adventure activities will plaster a smile on your face that's ten miles wide. Cruising the pages of this website is only recommended for those who are ready to envision the time of their lives.
So, you're still reading? You're probably thinking you can resist the lure of West Virginia's whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley rivers and the way these mountains energize just like the tingling fizz from a frosty beverage. You're forgetting how much the sights and sounds of the outdoors will stand out in contrast to the hollow echo of office walls, the honking horns of gridlock and that neighbor's yapping dog. You're probably telling yourself you can quit anytime - that you can resist all-inclusive, super-convenient packages and a thousand different activities to please everyone on your roster.
You know what they say about denial... it ain't just a river in Egypt.
Wild places and exciting times have a way of sticking with you to the point where you just can't shake it. We've seen it happen many times. Some abandon their families — just another "girls' weekend out," they say. Some quit their "real" jobs and move to West Virginia – how do you think we get our guide staff?
No intervention yet has proven successful at getting these adventure addicts to go back to their old ways. If it didn't make them happy and healthy, we'd be really worried.
Regardless, the Surgeon General still makes us include a word of CAUTION — The repeated use of ACE Adventure Resort for prescribed purposes of outdoor adventure vacations has been shown to be habit-forming. Even proper use of ACE may induce side effects such as uncontrollable laughter, intense happiness, family-togetherness, excited-osis and acute relaxation.
The adventure industry is a highly emotional industry. Throughout the course of the day, anyone can feel a whole range of emotions from anxiety to joy, tranquility to fear and so on. Guides are no different. No matter how many times they go down a stretch of river, the uncertain nature of the industry creates new challenges and excitement each time. The problem with all this emotion is, it tends to creep up and take over certain situations where simple logic might be the better solution. Don't worry, we fall victim to it ourselves. As you start your day on the river, emotions you may or may not be used to having can begin to make you "feel" like you... Continue Reading →
We've got some exciting news here at ACE. Well, seeing as how you're reading this on our brand spankin' new website, you may have already noticed our big change. For years, ACE has been in the forefront of new ideas and innovation when it comes to adventure, and we're keeping that going indoors by upping our digital game. Hopefully you'll enjoy the easier user experience when planning out your next adventure with ACE, and soon you'll be able to book your whole trip in your pj's sipping wine and watching Game of Thrones. You're welcome for the visual of how we spend our evenings. Transparency is the key to a healthy relationship. #MYACE You may have also noticed our new obsession... Continue Reading →