Indoor Adventure Sports Training
Hone your outdoor-sports skills all year round
The seasons are changing, but that doesn't mean you have to stow away your favorite summer sports gear just yet. Keep your skills sharp this fall by hitting one of these sick indoor sports facilities, where you can always work on perfecting your skills, no matter what the weather's doing outside.
THE WAVE HOUSE San Diego
San Diego's Wave House provides surf enthusiasts with a never-ending flow of perfect, barreling water—a wave-rider's dream come true. With two different surfing options (the FlowRider, for newcomers or those looking for a mellow ride; and the beastly Bruticus Maximus, a 10-foot tube for those looking to push their boundaries), the Wave House has something for boarders at any level. And once you get dialed in, it feels just like the ocean, with one big exception: Since the waves are controlled, you may be able to get more time in the barrel in one session than most surfers get in a lifetime. WAVEHOUSE.COM
RAY'S INDOOR MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK Cleveland
Reopening this fall with new additions and more than 97,000 square feet of terrain, Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park is a one-of-a-kind facility that offers a unique and thrilling MTB experience. From a 10-mile cross-country course to a street park for freestyle riding, Ray's services pro-level riders and weekend warriors alike. The park offers rental bikes, and your admission fee includes a helmet plus knee, shin, and elbow pads—so if your travels take you to Cleveland without your two-wheeler, you're still covered. RAYSMTB.COM
THE BOULDER ROCK CLUB Boulder, Colo.
Once a rare and exotic find, indoor climbing gyms have popped up at rec centers all over the country. And for good reason: You've got to master your skills and techniques before you can conquer any rock, and there's nowhere better to get started than the Boulder Rock Club. Located at the epicenter of the American climbing community, the BRC has myriad climbing routes to train and practice on. But even more than the facilities, it's the staff and certified guides and instructors that make the Boulder Rock Club the place to sharpen your mountain skills. TOTALCLIMBING.COM
PLEX INDOOR SPORTS Columbia, S.C.
Plex is a unique indoor sports complex with more than 80,000 square feet of turf fields, hard courts, and an insane skateboard park. The adult soccer league is one of the main attractions. Teams congregate six nights a week for all levels of league play. But on any given day at Plex you'll be able to get in on some kind of action, from b-ball and volleyball games to dodgeball and flag-football tournies. And if that isn't enough, see how you measure up on a board with the locals at Plex's state-of-the-art skate park. PLEXINDOORSPORTS.COM