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  • >> WELCOME TO "NORTH CAROLINA WEEKEND."

  • I'M DEBORAH HOLT-NOEL.

  • WHEN YOU'RE IN THE ASHEVILLE AREA AND LOOKING FOR SOME FAMILY

  • EXCITEMENT WITH A LITTLE ZIP TO IT, THE ADVENTURE CENTER OF

  • ASHEVILLE IS THE PLACE TO GO.

  • AND IT'S JUST MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN.

  • FROM BIKING TO TREE-TOP ADVENTURES, THIS PLACE HAS

  • EVERYTHING.

  • >> THE ADVENTURE CENTER OF

  • ASHEVILLE IS A ONE-STOP VENUE

  • FOR FAMILY FUN.

  • IT OFFER AS VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES FROM ZIP LINES TO

  • HIGH ROPES COURSES TO MOUNTAIN BIKING AND MORE.

  • >> WE'RE AN URBAN CANOPY TOUR.

  • WE'RE ONE TO TWO MILES FROM DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE.

  • WE HAVE 11 DIFFERENT ZIP LINES.

  • WE DO THEM IN SUCCESSION AS A GUIDED TOUR.

  • OUR LONGEST IS 72 FEET.

  • THE LONGEST IS 1,200 FEET.

  • WE HAVE A ZIP LINE TOUR DEDICATED TO KIDS UNDER 12 YEARS

  • OLD.

  • THEY CAN DO IT BY THEMSELVES OR WITH A PARENT.

  • WE ALSO HAVE ASHEVILLE TREE TOPS ADVENTURE PARK, WHICH IS AN

  • OBSTACLE COURSE IN THE AIR.

  • IT ENCOMPASSES 60 DIFFERENT OBSTACLES, FIVE DIFFERENT

  • TRAILS, TWO EASY TRAILS, TWO INTERMEDIATE TRAILS AND A VERY

  • DIFFICULT TRAIL THAT IS 45 TO 50 FEET IN THE AIR.

  • WE CALL THAT THE RED COURSE.

  • >> THE TRAILS ARE COLOR CODED TO HELP NAVIGATE THE COURSES.

  • >> WE'RE UNIQUE IN THAT WE TAKE TRADITIONAL HIGH ROPES COURSES

  • AND HAVE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS.

  • WE HAVE A FEW ZIP LINES THAT IS THAT RIGHTER LINES, CHALLENGES.

  • THEY'RE ALL THEMED TO MOUNTAIN SPORTS AROUND HERE.

  • WHY HAVE ARE A KAYAK COURSE, WHICH IS CALLED THE SKYAYAK.

  • WE HAVE A HORSE ZIP LINE SINCE THERE'S A LOT OF HORSEBACK

  • RIDING AND MANY OTHER ELEMENTS FROM BRIDGES TO RAPPELS.

  • WE HAVE A COUPLE FREE-FALL RAPPELS, WHICH ARE A LOT OF FUN

  • FOR THE GUESTS TO BUILD THE TRUST.

  • >> WHAT I LIKE, EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE IN THE AIR, YOU FEEL SAFE

  • WITH THE HARNESSES THEY GIVE YOU.

  • THEY'RE SIMPLE TO USE.

  • I FELT SAFE EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE DOING SOME CRAZY STUFF.

  • >> BUT YOU STILL FEEL THE ELEMENT OF FEAR?

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> YOU SHAKE A LITTLE BIT.

  • >> OUR BORNAK SEASON IS MECHANICALLY BASED.

  • IT'S CALLED A SMART SYSTEM.

  • YOU'RE LOCKING YOURSELF ON THE COURSE AND YOU CAN NEVER UNLOCK

  • YOURSELF ON THE COURSE UNTIL YOU'RE BACK ON THE LINE.

  • >> A LOT OF THE ZIP LINE PLACES STARTED AT 10 YEARS OLD.

  • IT'S NICE THIS PLACE OFFERS COURSES AND OPTIONS FOR KIDS

  • YOUNGER.

  • >> THE ONE WITH THE WALKS ATTACHED TO STRINGS AND YOU HAVE

  • TO WALK ACROSS.

  • IT'S SCARY.

  • >> THE KIDS GOT A THRILL OUT OF IT AND KIND OF OVERCAME SOME

  • FEARS AND PUSHED THROUGH.

  • IT WAS COOL.

  • >> I CAME UP WITH THIS STRATEGY.

  • I PUT MY HANDS FIRST WHEN I WAS STANDING BEHIND.

  • THEN I PUT MY RIGHT FOOT AND THEN MY LEFT FOOT FORWARD.

  • >> NOT ENOUGH ADVENTURE FOR YOU HERE?

  • HOLD ON.

  • >> WE'RE A MEMBER OF THE WILD WATER FAMILY.

  • WE'RE AN OUTFITTER ON FOUR DIFFERENT RIVERS.

  • WE DO JEEP TOURS, TRAIN TOURS, KAYAK LESSONS.

  • YOU NAME IT, WE HAVE A LOT TO OFFER IN THE ADVENTURE WORLD.

  • >> IF YOU PREFER A MORE GROUNDED ADVENTURE, CHECK OUT THE KOLO

  • BIKE PARK.

  • >> THERE'S FOUR MILES OF TRAIL AND A BUNCH OF MULTIPLE LINES

  • AND SKILL FEATURES.

  • IT'S PURPOSE-BUILT MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS.

  • FOR ALL ABILITY LEVELS.

  • MORE OF AN OFF-ROAD EXPERIENCE BY DESIGN.

  • WE DO FULL BIKE RENTALS HERE.

  • SO NOT JUST ON THE PROPERTY BUT YOU CAN RENT A BIKE AND TAKE IT

  • TO ONE OF MANY DESTINATIONS AROUND NORTH CAROLINA.

  • >> YOU CAN CHOOSE TO SPEND A COUPLE HOURS ON A SINGLE

  • ADVENTURE OR GO TO THE ADVENTURE PARK OR MAKE A DAY WITH YOUR OWN

  • COMBINATION.

  • >> JUST BE REASONABLY PHYSICALLY FIT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.

  • >> THIS IS DEREK LONG FOR NORTH CAROLINA WEEKEND!

  • >> THE ADVENTURE CENTER OF ASHEVILLE IS LOCATED AT 1 RESORT

  • DRIVE IN ASHEVILLE.

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DIRECTIONS, GO ONLINE TO

  • WWW.ASHEVILLETREETOPSADVENTUREPARK.COM.

>> WELCOME TO "NORTH CAROLINA WEEKEND."

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