Paintball provides a competitive capture-the-flag approach to studying the forces of velocity, wind-resistance, and the physics of splatter. Seven spacious fields of natural grass and hundreds of trees span 10 acres of surface area at Pahrump Paintball, where a friendly, safety-first staff can monitor large groups of marksmen and Wagnerian shieldmaidens. All equipment is provided, including paint, air, and splattable battle fatigues, allowing soldiers to sink into the trenches and skillfully blot the enemy from a distance or surge toward an opponent's base, making a poignant meta-mural of their surroundings. The attentive referees and variety of the course, including a tall-grass jungle field, make Pahrump a fine destination for all levels of splotcher.
Situated on 7,082 lush yards of undulating hills bordered by mountainous vistas, the par 72 course at Mountain Falls Golf Club entertains golfers of all levels with challenging shots in a serene setting. Limber up a stiff swing with a bucket of 35 practice balls on the course's all-grass driving range, which features a chipping and putting area designed to improve short game and acclimate players to the cheerful chirps of their clubs. Commandeering a one-cart motorcade across the bent-grass fairways, golfers engage 18 holes, each equipped with four sets of tees to accommodate different backgrounds and handicaps (up to a $65 value). Bunkers and water hazards pepper the greens, providing formidable obstacles for players, who can refuel with a hearty third-pound burger, fries, and a soft drink (a $9.95 value) from Mountain Falls' rustic Grill Room. The on-site dining facility boasts a flavorful menu, elegant décor, and an undefeated high score at Golden Tee.
Jetpack America seems like a name from the height of retro-futurism, when flying cars and moon hotels were just around the corner. Now, science has delivered a jet pack?and this one runs on of water?empowering the wearer to soar over the calm waters of lakes and bays while diving and rocketing about at will.
The flight instructors here first help participants learn the ropes with a bit of classroom time and a safety video. After that, potential pilots don a model jetpack for some hands-on training on dry land. Then it's time to dive on in, with instructors staying nearby on boats to provide guidance throughout each 15- to 50-minute flight session. Afterward, they award every flyer with a pilot certificate and a quick bit of advice on how to adjust to living in the future.
At Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, luxury meets asphalt: the facility's resort-style clubhouse and amenities coexist with three racing tracks encompassing 4 miles of roadway. Visit the club for its restaurant and lounge, pool and spa, racquetball court, climbing wall, and workout facilities. The adjacent racetracks boast more than 20 unique configurations, which factor into the lessons at three resident driving schools.
The instructors at the resort’s Ron Fellows Performance Driving School train students from behind the wheel of current-model Corvettes. Students learn to navigate a purpose-built road course in a safe, controlled environment. The club’s Radical Division services the club's fleet of Radical racecars—six-speed and up to 500-horsepower machines that visitors can climb into for ride-along sessions with instructors or test on their own. During driving classes, students and their families gain access to parts of the club normally open to members only.