Our WVU Challenge Course facility is a highly functional and dynamic state-of-the-art installation situated in a beautiful wooded environment just minutes from the Main campus of West Virginia University. The facility was designed and constructed by Alpine Towers International, a company noted for its innovative designs.
From team development programs and aerial adventures, our challenge course facility offers a wide range of elements with ground-based and aerial event options, and can be combined with any our other adventures
Low Ropes/Ground-based Elements
Our low ropes elements are spread throughout the wooded campus of our Outdoor Education Center and accessible via a gravel/dirt trail. Comprised of 9 individual elements and 1 multi-segmented element, called the Team Development Course, our low ropes elements are structured to be no more than 3 feet off the ground and is geared for groups looking to focus on higher level team development, as well as minimize the height factor.
Shaped like a giant wooden hourglass, this 50 foot climbing tower can accommodate up to 6 climbers at once and utilizes a team belay system. The Alpine Tower is great for all comfort levels to participate - try out our hanging ladders and firecrackers for greater challenge or stay firmly on the ground as part of a belay team. You choose your challenge! Our climbing elements include a pole teeter-totter, several cargo nets, 3 platforms, various inclined and vertical hand- and foot-hold paths, two climbing ladders, hanging firecrackers (free-hanging and swinging poles with hand- and foot-holds), climbing ropes, and an access stairway.
A smaller version of the sky-coasters you see at big amusement parks, our giant swing can take you upwards of 40 feet. Participants are hauled by their team to their preferred swing height and then get to pull their own ripcord to swing through the trees!
The Odyssey Course is a double-decker aerial obstacle course where groups work together to complete challenging tasks while at height. With levels at 35 and 45 feet, participants balance on foot cables, logs, and wooden platforms as they make their way through the aerial elements. Participants can enter and exit the Odyssey Course by way of two large cargo nets or a 45 foot rappel from the top level.