Activities in Boone


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  • Extreme Snowboard & Ski
    Since 2001, Extreme Snowboard and Ski has populated the slopes of Sugar Mountain Resort with snow sportsters outfitted with rental and retail equipment, as well as apparel from brands such as Neff, Loki, and Grenade. The ski shop’s prime location at the entrance to mountain makes it a convenient stop for downhillers in need of rental skis or snowboards, a new pair of Spy or Smith goggles, or equipment tuning performed by the onsite repair technicians. The tech team treats skis and boards with the help of a Wintersteiger Micro 91, restoring their functionality and refining their bottoms until they can slide over snow with powder-cutting grace.
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    3071 Tynecastle Hwy
    Banner Elk, NC US
  • Scream Time Zipline
    Whizzing around the city using zip lines as your main mode of transport would be great, if the costs associated with Batman-esque rocket-launched grapple hooks weren't so astronomical. Today's deal lays the lines and preps the sites for your convenience: for $40, you get one guided tour from Scream Time Zipline, an $89 value. Your area of exploration is two hours northwest of Charlotte in Zionville (where a shuttle bus will take you into the wild), but the drive is worth it. Zip lines are meant for treetop canopies and natural splendor, not concrete jungles and cityscape.
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    9250 U.S. 421
    Zionville, NC US
  • Wahoo's Adventures
    Wahoo’s Adventures is one of the original whitewater outfitters, having facilitated outdoor excursions on rafts, tubes, canoes, and kayaks for over the past three decades. Whitewater-rafting tours take place upon the Watauga River, the Nolichucky River, and Wilson Creek Gorge, three waterways with differing levels of frothiness, much like three cappuccinos ordered by a family of bears. Alternatively, adults without rafting experience and children as young as 6 months can lazily drift down the New River while sprawled across tubes. As they pass rugged hillsides and scenic farmland, tubers can smell wildflowers, listen to chirping birds, and keep eyes peeled for Sasquatch footprints. Keeping clients safe is Wahoo’s main priority, which is why their experienced guides equip adventurers with high-quality life jackets, helmets, and paddles before taking the water.
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    3385 US Hwy 321 S
    Blowing Rock, NC US
  • River & Earth Adventures
    River and Earth Adventures stands out from other wilderness outfitters by being completely operated by their own guides. Their fleet of seasoned cave, mountain, and water-navigating guides work in tandem with professional ecologists and geologists, focusing Blue Ridge Mountains excursions on environmental education as well as adventure. During all day trips, guides divulge area history and expound on forest and river ecosystems as well as geology in caves whose interiors rest at 60 degrees year-round to keep them free of snowman hermits. Each trip also immerses adventurers in athletic activity, whether on hikes to summits and secluded waterfalls, spelunking through electricity-free cave tunnels, or rafting and kayaking down the Watauga River rapids. For those in search of extended excursions, guides lead children's adventure day camps and combination trips that further an environmental focus and bottle-cap collections through river cleanup projects.
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    1655 Highway 105
    Boone, NC US
  • RiverGirl Fishing Company
    When patrons exit RiverGirl Fishing Co.'s historic train depot for their aquatic kayak and tubing lessons, they're placed in the charge of the outfit's founder, Kelly McCoy. During tours of the New River, which runs north through Todd, she educates guests about the area's natural landscape. As a fisheries biologist, Kelly's passion helps visitors and locals enjoy the surrounding landscape with conservation-conscious activities.
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    4041 Todd Railroad Grade Rd.
    Todd, NC US
  • Beech Mt Resort, Red Baron Room
    Beech Mountain's slick slopes and snowy trails give its customers a thrilling powder experience with the claim of eastern North America's highest ski resort, which sits 5,506 feet above sea level. The resort features beginner Play Yard areas, intermediate slopes and advanced skier tracks, including the White Lightning and Southern Star. After shredding blankets of frozen rain, patrons can peruse the souvenir shop or enjoy a fresh coffee at the caf?, warming tummies while taunting yetis that are too large to hold espresso mugs. For those who are sans skis, Beech Mountain's rental shop stocks everything needed to blissfully coast into the great white beyond.
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    1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy
    Beech Mountain, NC US

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