Jump Around: Fly high and get some air with these area attractions!

From the time you’re just a wee little one, the thrill of catching air and the tickle in you stomach is something most folks absolutely love. If you’re one of those adrenaline junkies looking for the breezes from high in the Sierra, then you’re in luck because we have some activities that will surely make you jump for joy. Get ready to say, “Weeeeee!”

Spring into flight

Trampoline parks seem to be all the rage these days. Just ten years ago, there were only three of the bouncy attractions in the U.S. Today, you can find hundreds across the country and a few favorites right here in Reno/Tahoe. EZ Air Sports located in south Reno has a whole slew of trampolines, jump games and indoor laser tag. And, Reno’s Fly High Adventure Parks pairs launch pads and sports for extreme fun. If you’re looking for a whole lot of bounce houses, make your way to Jump Man Jump in Sparks with the kiddos for some serious inflatable play yards.  ezairsports.com; flyhightrampolinepark.com; jumpmanjump.com 

Head intoWoodward Tahoe’s indoor facility in Soda Springs. Dubbed “The Bunker,” this jumping mecca is filled with skateparks, foam pits, trampolines, a state-of-the-art Digital Media Lab and more. This place is great to practice your tricks before taking on the snowy terrain parks dotting many ski hills around Lake Tahoe. campwoodward.com  

Airborne adventure

How does swinging from 180 feet above the Biggest Little City sound? If that’s your cup of tea, checkout the Ultimate Rush at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. And Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks has amazing aerial trekking parks in Tahoe City, Granlibakken and Tahoe Vista. Their Squaw Valley ropes course in Tahoe City offers beginning and intermediate elevated trekking courses accompanying the vertical climbing elements on the 50-foot Alpine Tower with the peaks of the famed ski resort in the background. grandsierraresort.com; tahoetreetop.com

There are a few great sky diving options in the area, too. We absolutely love Sky Dive Lake Tahoe! Operating year round, these guys have the thrill of the tandem jump mastered. And, the views are absolutely stunning from 12,500 feet above ground! skydivelaketahoe.com

Gleeful gliding and flying

Float in the sky in one of many piloted excursions. SoaringNV departs from the Minden-Tahoe Airport for a quick tow climb, followed by an unforgettable gliding experience fueled by natural lifts courtesy of the Earth’s atmosphere. At Hang Gliding Tahoe take an interactive flight lesson in a powered hang glider, also known as a Weight-shift Control Trike — this is such an inspiring way to see Lake Tahoe! soaringnv.comhangglidingtahoe.com

Want to get behind the joystick of a real combat aircraft? Then buckle in at Sky Combat Ace in Minden for unique aviation experiences including everything from simulated flight combat to advanced aerial acrobatics and everything in between. skycombatace.com

Whether it’s bouncing a few feet or jumping from thousands, Reno/Tahoe adventuring above ground runs the gamut of fun. Go out, catch some air and then tell us all about it. Happy flying!


By: Heidi Bethel