ACE Life

A woman rides the zip line off the tree tower on the canopy zip line tour.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY

Somewhere along the way to becoming “grown-ups” we seem to have been taught that play is frivolous and meant for children. That it’s something you do on vacation, or while entertaining small children. This loss of play in our grown up lives is more costly...

A mother and son stand next to mountain bikes on a bike trail in the spring time next to the new river in west virginia

BEST. MOM-STER. EVER.

That moment when you see your little monster mature in minutes while watching them climb higher than they ever thought they could and then you get that overwhelming teary-eyed emotion where you realize… they get it! It's official. You're doing this whole Momster-thing right. Fist bump. BRINGING...

River guides for gauley season standing in front of ace raft bus for group staff photo

GUIDE INSPIRED FASHION LINES HITTING RUNWAYS SOON

It’s no big secret raft guides have major swagger. From My Little Pony swim shorts to polyester suits and NRS belts these guys set fashion trends without even trying. In fact, we’ve heard a rumor you’re going to see raft guide inspired collections on the...

New River Gorge bridge spanning over the river and national recreation area

FIND YOUR PARK IN SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

No matter what the weather or season, we love our gorgeous surrounding national parks of Southern West Virginia. The three national gems we call home are all part of the National Park Service, so the natural and cultural resources and values are preserved for this and future generations. Bluestone...

Man riding mountain bike through woods across ridge

ROAD TRIP: ACE GOES TO SNOWSHOE’S FREEFALL FEST

Even though we can't get enough of the good times happening here in ACE-land, believe it or not occasionally we head off the reservation to spread the word about the awesomeness of ACE. This weekend we had the opportunity to meet some new faces and adventure into...

Gauley season little blue pill and whitewater rafting on the lower Gauley River.

ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF GAULEY RIVER IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Adrenaline Deficiency affects 1 in 5 men. Don't  be a statistic. Gauley River Rafting is the perfect cure for A.D. Rafting the GAULEY River may have some side effects including: loss of sleep, loss of appetite, sheer moments of trepidation followed by moments of pure bliss. Other side effects...

Scenic photo of a sunny horizon with fluffly clouds over the new river gorge national recreation area

ROAD TRIP: ACE GOES TO LEWISBURG FOR KEEN’S LIVE MONUMENTAL EVENT

Nothing makes us happier than meeting new people who are fellow river-lovers. While we especially love adventuring around the Gauley River and New River Gorge, we also enjoy venturing out to tell others about the amazing ACE! We recently joined some fellow roadtrippers from KEEN (one of our trusted...

Crowd of festival party goers listening to music with stage show and live band at mountain music festival.

5 REASONS NOT TO VISIT ACE

1. ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY If you’re the type of person who becomes easily addicted to certain indulgences, ACE is not for you. Like a cigarette or an alcoholic beverage, ACE will leave you feeling buzzed and always wanting more. Save yourself the pain and misery of putting...