Mount Morrison, located just south of Mammoth Lakes California, has to rank as one of my favorite peaks in the Sierra Nevada. This pyramid-shaped peak is clearly visible from all approaches to Mammoth by road, but does not present any clear ski descents from the summit. Happily, there are a couple of really fun half day ski routes on the east side.
I have heard my favorite route called Old Man’s Bowl by some, but the people who first brought me there simply called it Little Morrison. It is not an especially challenging route, but it does offer great views, a respectable 4000 foot vertical and easy access. A real bonus to this route is that it begins at Convict Lake, Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to visit Greek Peak near Cortland, NY and try out their Adventure Center. They have a nice combination of zip lines, ropes course and a great mountain coaster.
My visit was somewhat unexpected so I didn’t have time to make a reservation on-line. Fortunately it was a bit of the shoulder season so there was no problem getting in. The lady at the desk in the Outdoor Adventure Center was very pleasant and I was quickly checked in. After completing the ever-present release form I dropped $64 for the Adventure Ticket and was told that a zip line tour would be leaving in just a few minutes. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. For those of you who do not already enjoy winter on the slopes, you may be surprised just how easy and affordable it can be to get started on a lifetime of winter fun! This article will help you prepare for a great first experience.
There are a lot of misconceptions about learning to ski and snowboard that need to be addressed. Continue reading
The Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley in western New York is not really focused on zip lines. However, they have built a fun canopy tour course that includes some very unique zip lines, so we just couldn’t resist including them in our reviews!
First, let me say that Holiday Valley is a beautiful resort that is very well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful – they honestly seem happy to have you there.
As an added bonus, Ellicottville is just down the street. It is one of the nicest “ski” towns in the east and a really fun place to hang out year-round. OK, enough of the love-fest, what about the course?
Reservations are required for the Aerial Park (as they call the course). They have an on Continue reading