Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:43

Outdoor Options: West Mountain Branches Out

By Megin Potter | Sports

Photos provided.

If your kids are climbing the walls, this summer, get them climbing through the trees instead. 

In recent years, West Mountain, already a popular winter sports destination, has been growing as a summer place to play. 

In 2019, they opened an Aerial Adventure Course, consisting of a series of obstacles suspended across six high ropes courses.

This year, the aerial park is included in the new West Mountain Adventure Camps for kids.


The West Mountain Adventure Camps will give kids a workout. 

Campers take a scenic ride on the West Express Chairlift to the mountain’s 1,400 ft. summit to explore the High Ropes Aerial Adventure Park, enjoy hiking and mountain biking through miles of trails.

“We will be keeping the kids busy with outdoor activities, games, projects and the adventure courses. Our goal is to keep the kids outside as much as possible,” said West Mountain’s General Manager Sara Montgomery.


Even in these tenuous times, kids can safely experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a physical challenge in a beautiful setting.

“Our instructors are very well trained already. We are committed to safety and social distancing,” said Montgomery. 

Divided into small, age-appropriate groups, the campers can test their coordination, strength and balance while building their confidence. 

Suitable for beginners but challenging enough for advanced athletes, strapping on a helmet and securely clipped into a smart harnessing system, they have a chance to bravely explore the five-acres of tree-top courses that include obstacles such as a flying trapeze, log wave, rolling vine, and a cloud sled. 


Even before the camps start, West Mountain is planning to open for summer visitors. 

“The scenic rides, hikes, mountain biking, these are easy activities to do while also social distancing. People are likely looking forward to just getting out and we’re diligently working toward having that happen for them,” said Montgomery.

When West Mountain opens on July 4th, Montgomery is confident that their certified staff will be ready to manage and navigate groups quickly and safely up the lifts and through the courses. 

West Mountain has also begun scheduling summer and fall events and activities including Mountain Top Yoga, and their August Over the Top Bike & Brew Festival.

West Mountain Summer Adventure Camp is located at 59 West Mountain Road, in Queensbury. The camps are open to kids ages 7 to 16 years old, and will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Camps begin July 13 and are $160/week or $190/week with the meal plan prepared by their inhouse eatery. For more information and to register, go to

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