Category Archives: New River Rafting

What does a rapid class really mean anyway? After spending much of my summer at ACE Adventure Resort white water rafting, I have learned to not judge a rapid by its class. If you have ever been rafting, you will … Continue reading

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We make our way along the New River’s bank, cautiously stepping from one boulder to the next. Bundles of driftwood and debris are scattered in random pockets amongst the rocks and trees, evidence of the last high water event. Our boats are securely tied just upstream, near the end of a relatively slow moving flat water pool. As we boulder hop further down stream, the chaotic mess of whitewater that minutes earlier existed just beyond the horizon of current is now coming fully into view. Continue reading

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I pull the strap through the buckle, tightening down the last bit of equipment into the raft. I check my gear once more . . . carabiners are locked . . . my PFD is snug. As I look out on the gentle current moving by, I can hear the trip leader finishing up their safety talk behind me. I take a long, deep, deliberate breath. Every spring, there is always that “first trip back, ” and with it usually comes some nervous energy, an anxious anticipation. But this year’s first trip carries with it a little more weight. Continue reading

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Spring is definitely in the air and we want to save you time, energy, money AND help you get over those winter blues. So here’s our top 5 list. It just so happens that planning a trip to ACE Adventure Resort can help you accomplish all five… Continue reading

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Spring in the New River Gorge means river rescue training for river guides getting ready for the whitewater rafting season. Here’s a video account of ACE, NARR and Wildwater guides doing just that. Continue reading

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Guides and employees made the annual pilgrimage to wild & wonderful West Virginia to do a little white water rafting and meet old friends. Continue reading

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No matter where you like to go white water rafting — West Virginia, Colorado or Africa — some things are universal. Like Justin Bieber. And common sense rafting safety guidelines. Check it out. Continue reading

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Spring in the New River Gorge in West Virginia means rafting and zip lines. To celebrate we’re holding a contest for all you ACE-heads out there who want to ring in spring with a simple verse. Continue reading

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In case you were on the fence for your next vacation, here is the lowdown on some ideas you’d be better off avoiding. And we offer up New River Rafting as a sensible alternative. Continue reading

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With our first rafting trip of the season only 5 days away, Old Man Winter has one more parting shot and some knock out scenery. Continue reading

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