Spring Meltdown Weekend or Sweet White Water and Awesome Peeps

Spring Meltdown kicked off the official start to the white water rafting season here at ACE Adventure Resort. Guides and employees made the annual pilgrimage to wild & wonderful West Virginia to get reacquainted with each other and that old friend, the New River. The Meltdown is an annual event where we get a chance to see all of our amazing employees, talk about the upcoming season, and, of course, go rafting!

Being a guide, all I can think about through the winter is getting back to ACE so the Meltdown date has been circled on my calendar for a LONG time.

After doing paperwork, we were updated on the Boy Scout’s Summit project. Sounds like a bunch of cool stuff going on over there, everything from mountain biking to zip lines, shooting ranges to skate parks.

Sunday was the day we had been waiting for all winter; we had over 30 guides paddling on the Lower New River. It was a great level for giant waves and big hits. I paddled my kayak down the river and at Dudley’s Dip I launched my boat off a wave and rocketed through the air! Pretty sweet.

Love the New River in the spring and love being back at ACE with such great people.

And while we were away this winter, there’s been plenty going on here at our 1,500 acre base camp. The Lakeside Dining Hall is being expanded along with an outdoor dining area right on ACE Lake! There is a ton of construction going on and you’re going to love what we got planned for you.

Hope to see you all on the river this summer.

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