West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Guinness World Records Confirms ACE Adventure Resorts World Record for Zip Lining

6/28/2012
South Charleston, W.Va. – The Guinness World Records has confirmed that ACE Adventure Resorts set a world record for zip-lining on June 3, 2012. More than 183 qualified zip-liners barreled along a 203-foot cable at its mile-long zip line course, far out-numbering the previous record set by 122 participants in Germany in 2010.

Guinness recognized in a letter received by resort executives on Thursday, June 21, that the resort had "successfully set the new Guinness World Records title for ‘most people down a zip wire in one hour'," according to Beth Gill, marketing director for the resort. “We look forward to being included in their world-record reference book,” said Gill.

Expanded in 2011, the course follows the rim of the New River Gorge, carrying zip-liners through forest canopy high above an area of the park that descends to the New River.

“West Virginia is known for its world-class recreation, so it’s only fitting that we hold the world record for zip lining,” Gov. Tomblin said. “Congratulations to ACE Adventure Resort and all 183 zip line participants who officially put West Virginia in the world record book. This is a remarkable accomplishment for our state and all adventure seekers!”

Resort officials plan to commemorate the recognition with an event sometime in July. In addition, details of future renovations to the resort’s network of zip lines, which have become a primary attraction at the 1,500-acre vacation park, are also planned.

“The Division of Tourism is happy to congratulate ACE Adventure Resorts and this fantastic accomplishment,” said Betty Carver, Commissioner. “They have set the bar high and it is great that their efforts are officially recognized and soon to be documented in the record books!”

Established in 1980 as American-Canadian Expeditions, ACE guides more than 50,000 whitewater rafters on the New and Gauley rivers annually, and in 2010 was recognized as the largest adventure resort in North America by The Travel Channel.

ACE Adventure Resorts offers more than a dozen other outdoor-adventure activities at its adventure park, including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and ATV touring.

For more information, contact the resort at 800-787-3982 or visit aceraft.com.
To view video of record breaking zip-line event click http://www.aceraft.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/ACE.AdventureResort.WestVirginiaVacations

Contact Information

Jacqueline Proctor or Beth Gill
304-957-9312 or 304-574-7881