Seven Ways to Push You Out of Your Comfort Zone This Summer

From a zipline tour to what's described as “golf with a shotgun” to stand up paddle boarding, summer is the perfect time to try something new.


1. Zipline Tour

Defy gravity and soar above Seven Springs Mountain Resort on the Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Tour. This world-class zipline experience is a highly interactive tour that will connect you with nature. Enjoy the beauty of the Laurel Highlands as you zip ten times, cross two bridges and rappel on this over one mile, three hour tour that is only accessible by a chairlift ride and short hike.

2. Alpine Tower

Push yourself to new heights on Seven Springs’ 50-foot climbing experience. You’ll challenge your ingenuity and agility as you scale the mammoth Alpine Tower. Friends, families and individuals have called this challenging and memorable experience a “must do” during their stay. Bonus — it’s also perfect for team building.

3. Downhill Bike Park

Explore the park’s lift-serviced downhill mountain bike terrain and experience flowing and exciting trails packed full of berms, banks, rock gardens, drops, ladder bridges, table tops, boxes, fall line sections and 20+ foot jumps.

4. Sporting Clays

What is sporting clays? Patience, precision — but mostly exhilaration. It’s oftentimes described as “golf with a shotgun.” Unlike trap and skeet, sporting clays targets are thrown in a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations and distances, all of which simulate actual hunting conditions. Rated one of the best facilities in the country, Seven Springs’ sporting course and three challenging paved courses were meticulously designed by N.S.C.A. Level III Instructor Mike Mohr to take advantage of the natural beauty of the surrounding Laurel Highlands and are great for novice and competitive shooters of all ages.

5. Horseback Riding

Explore the Laurel Highlands on horseback at Seven Springs Stables. Lush woodlands and mountaintop trails await as your experienced guide takes you and your steed on an unforgettable adventure through the wilderness.

6. Standup Paddle Board

Get out on the water and enjoy the gorgeous mountaintop views with Stand Up Paddleboards at Seven Springs. SUPs are a great way to get an outdoor workout that people of all ages and fitness levels can try, and they’ll give you a full body workout that you don’t even realize you’re getting. A combination of surfing and kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboards are taking the world by storm — now you can try this quickly-growing water sport right at the top of the mountain.

7. Paintball

If you haven’t experienced the heart pounding, adrenaline-pumping thrill of chasing and being chased to avoid being covered in paint, then you’ve never tried paintball. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned veteran, individual or a group, a round of paintball will provide fantastic fun while giving you the ultimate test in skill, courage and craftiness.

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