Advantages in Summer Activities at Ski Mountains
May 12, 2015
Add “Wow” to the Water
May 12, 2015
The Benefits of Re-Positioning to a Multi-Season Resort
Climate change and competition for leisure dollars are the two reasons why summer activities, and the resulting re-positioning of winter resorts as multi-season resorts, are necessary. What that means for each individual resort, though, is different.
I imagine there are a few mountains that…Keep Reading
Surf Simulators Take Center Wave
May 6, 2015
At many aquatic facilities today, you probably notice a vast difference in size and scope from years ago. Designs have evolved from basic, rectangular-shaped pools equipped with a simple waterslide into expansive architectural settings that boast a resort-like feel, complete with larger waterpark thrills.
“If a ride or pool type was originally only designed for a large-scale waterpark, it…Keep Reading
Indoor Waterparks a Hot Commodity for 2015
May 6, 2015
As the amount of indoor waterpark square footage and number of outdoor waterparks increase in 2014 and 2015, many new parks are looking to the latest trend in recreational water entertainment to set them apart. Simulated surf machines provide a skill-based entertainment option and spectator sport. They are popular with…Keep Reading
Camelback Resort’s “Aquatopia” – The process of building N. America’s most innovative lodge and indoor waterpark
May 5, 2015
Operators ride waves of financing as waterpark resorts pique interest
U.S. waterpark industry continues to swell, buoyed by increased lending and innovative attractions and the indoor waterpark in particular, is a hot commodity which saw rapid growth last year. According to a new report from Hotel & Leisure Advisors, 14 facilities…Keep Reading
Killington Ski Resort Partners with ADG
April 1, 2015
Camelback once again found itself on the crux of a new venture and broke ground on their latest development project – the design and construction of the largest and most innovative indoor waterpark and lodge in North America, in 2013. A long realized goal, Aquatopia is the culmination of a…Keep Reading
Ski Industry at Critical Juncture
February 19, 2015
Killington Ski Resort, VT signs ADG (Aquatic Development Group) to install its latest attraction, the ADG Mountain Coaster.
At 4,800 feet in length, the coaster starting point is at the base of Snowshed and extends up the mountain to the top of the ride where gravity takes over, turning…Keep Reading
The Case for Creative Water
August 11, 2014
Things are rosy in the ski industry this season. But on the horizon…?
“Visitation to the country’s 470 resorts is strong and skiers are spending. But the horizon — even among the perennially goggle-tanned optimists who crowd the ski industry — is cloudy,” says Jason Blevens from The Denver…Keep Reading
Fundamentals in Waterpark Planning: More Than Just a Pretty Picture
December 2, 2014
Around the world, from large amusement parks to town parks, cruise ships to resorts, these destinations are proving that adding creative water can add to your bottom line. Research has proven time and again that children and teens have a great deal of influence when it comes to selecting family…Keep Reading
The Newest Mountain Coaster by ADG
December 1, 2014
Thoughtful, integrated designs embrace operational realities by properly placing attractions to direct guest flow for maximum function, profits and returning fun.
The industry today has become flooded with splashes of color. Enticing looking slides and fancy graphics are done so well that one might get the impression that designing a waterpark is no…Keep Reading
At 5,450 feet long, Berkshire East lays claim to the longest Mountain Coaster in North America. Check out this clip of their successful opening day.