Rewrite your bucket list with these amazing activities within striking distance of Noble House destinations.
Double Dip [Gateway, CO]
Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks’s resort tucked deep in Colorado canyon country serves as a base camp for two very different adventures: Driven Experiences gets you behind the wheel of a Pro-Baja truck, whipping around two miles of desert tracks at up to 85 miles per hour (with pro instruction); Curiosity Retreats bring together some of the most innovative thinkers and experts to share with you their ideas on some of humanity’s biggest questions, like space, genetics, and the “future of the brain,” bookended by plenty of biking, hiking, and other Western activities.
Space Flight [Fort Lauderdale, FL]
Blissfully floating in space is no longer a futuristic dream when aboard G-Force One, a modified Boeing 727. Starting at 34,000 feet, the plane plummets 10,000 feet in a series of parabolic dips to deliver the giddy excitement previously reserved for those aboard the International Space Station.
Intro to Ski Mountaineering [Jackson, WY]
Legendary mountain guide company Exum Guides gives intermediate to expert skiers the basics of using everything from ice axes to ropes on the slopes of Snow King before taking to the Tetons for two days of climbing and then skiing some of the most revered ski terrain in the world. If you’ve always had a taste for the backcountry and the adventurous, this experience was built for you.
Culinary Boot Camp [St. Helena, CA]
Napa Valley’s Culinary Institute of America puts the rote cooking class on broil with its two- to five-day cooking boot camps, with more than 25 topics that range from Asian and Mediterranean cuisines to “Bistro” and even barbecue. You’ll roll up your sleeves next to chef-instructors decorated with some of the top accolades in the industry and walk away knowing things like how to French a rack of lamb.
Jet-Packing [Key West, FL]
You may feel like you’re auditioning for the role of Marvel Comics’s next big-screen villain when rocketing out of the Gulf of Mexico with jet pack power. A water-propelled backpack lifts you up to 30 feet high, driven by your own remote control.