West Mountain opened an array of outdoor activities on June 5, including the new Aerial Treetop Adventure Park.
Adventure Center highlights at the ski center include biking, hiking, aerial treetop tours, mountaintop picnics, scenic chairlift rides, and more.
West has more than 20 cross-country and downhill mountain biking and hiking trails, as well as multiple mountaintop locations to enjoy our popular picnic packages. The Aerial Treetop Adventure Park, located at the top of West, offers a high ropes adventure experience that includes a scenic chairlift ride.
“We are looking forward to welcoming guests back to West Mountain and celebrating the beginning of summer,” said Sara Montgomery, general manager of West Mountain. “After an incredible winter season, we look forward to keeping the momentum going with our outdoor Adventure Center activities, exercise, camps and family fun. West Mountain will continue to follow its ‘best clean environment’ practices this summer to ensure everyone stays healthy.”
Tickets are available to buy online at www.WestMountain.com. Certain activities such as Aerial Treetop Adventure and the Mountaintop Picnic Package require purchasing online up to 24 hours in advance of a visit.
West Mountain is located at 59 West Mountain Road, just three miles off Exit 18 of the Northway in Queensbury
For the summer season, West Mountain is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends in June and seven days a week beginning July 4 through Labor Day weekend through Oct. 17.
The all-new five-acre Aerial Treetop Adventure Park offers six high ropes courses for all different ability levels, beginners to advanced. After taking the chairlift to the park, adventurers are met by the West Mountain climbing crew who outfit guests with helmets and harnesses before participating in a safety clinic. Adventurers will then climb up to a treetop platform to begin their journey through rope spider webs, zip lines, log waves and more. After climbing, adventurers return to the base area by chairlift.
Guests begin their tour when they load the chairlift (launch time) every half hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers should arrive 15 minutes before launch time. Aerial treetop tickets include two hours in the park and the chairlift ride to the park and back to the lodge (approximately three hours). Picnic lunches, packaged in an eco-friendly box and placed in a picnic basket, are and prepared daily by staff.
The facility this year has added a wine (or beer) and charcuterie picnic package for adults 21 and older. Picnics can be picked up at the ticket window between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
West Mountain can be reached at 518-636-3699.
Visit www.westmountain.com for a full list of upcoming events.