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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...

A rainbow shines over the new river gorge on a sunny day after rain in fayette county west virginia

THE NEW RIVER GORGE IS ANYTHING BUT NEW

Once upon a time, tourism was not what the local economy depended on for survival. The landscape and natural beauty above ground was not considered as lucrative as what lay beneath the surface. Coal was the cash crop for many who lived along the New River,...

A young boy jumps off a rock into the upper new river while taking a swim break on the bank during a rafting trip through the New River Gorge in West Virginia

WE’RE RACKING UP MORE AWARDS DOWN SOUTH, Y’ALL

Wowza, thanks everybody! We recently received  quite a few of the BRO awards thanks to your online votes last fall! As residents of the New River Gorge, the wins for this region and our personal wins make us so proud to be here. We are both honored and...

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...

Kids jump on an innertube trampoline on ace adventure resort lake at the wonderland waterpark

IT’S OFFICIAL – ACE IS A TOURISM STAR!

Last Tuesday, ACE was recognized as a Star of the Industry for "Best Website" during the 2015 Governor’s Conference on Tourism: Real. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. The annual awards recognize standout organizations and individuals who have promoted...

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...