Want to join the Mountain Ridge Adventure Family?

At Mountain Ridge Adventure, we’re not just looking for guides; we’re on a quest to find passionate adventurers ready to lead our guests through upstate Ne York’s premier adventure park. If you have a spirit that thrives outdoors and a heart that beats for adventure, you might just be the person we’re looking for.

Why Mountain Ridge Adventure?

Mountain Ridge Adventure is more than a Treetop Challenge Course & Zipline Park; it’s a community of like-minded individuals who share a deep love for the outdoors and an even deeper love for having fun and watching others have fun. We provide exceptionally-guided tours through our six over-the-top aerial obstacle courses and a ten zipline canopy tour for the best guests in the Northeast. Our commitment to our guests experience combined with our love for adventure sets us apart.

What We’re Looking For?

Great guides bring energy, passion, and love to have fun and watch people having fun. 

We’re looking for individuals who are:

  • Obviously not afraid of heights
  • Love to have fun and watch others have fun
  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Love to eat pizza … we eat A LOT of pizza!

The Essence of Mountain Ridge Adventure

In the heart of the wilderness, where the air is fresher and the sky seems endless, lies an opportunity unlike any other – to join Mountain Ridge Adventure as a guide. Our mission is simple yet profound: to bring people closer to nature, to the thrill of adventure, and to the bonding that only comes from shared experiences in the great outdoors. But to achieve this, we need more than just guides; we need passionate explorers, storytellers, and custodians of fun. 

Mountain Ridge Adventure resides 30 minutes from Albany and Saratoga and only 15 minutes from downtown Schenectady, NY. Situated just north of the Catskill Mountains and just south of the Adirondack Mountains right above the Mohawk River. Easy to get to since we are only a few miles off the NYS Thruway. We are a great day or overnight trip from New York City, Syracuse, New Jersey, Long Island, Cooperstown, western NY, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and even Canada. 

Mountain Ridge Adventure is not your average adventure destination, it’s a place where passion meets purpose. Our guides create experiences that last a lifetime and have changed some guests lives. Each adventure is a chapter in the larger story of life, and we aim to make each one unforgettable.

Why Mountain Ridge Stands Out

  • Commitment to the experience: Our number one goal is to provide the ultimate experience in outdoor recreation. The Northeast has a ton of other adventure parks but non compare to the experience given at Mountain Ridge Adventure. We strive to make every guest fulfill their desired level of adventure and hopefully our reviews are proof that we are succeeding. So how do we do it? It all comes down to having the best guides in the business and the way we run our Park. Most adventure park guides are simply monitors, like a lifeguard at the beach. We like to share the analogy that if you have interaction with a lifeguard or adventure monitor you are probably not having a good experience. On the contrary for Mountain Ridge Adventure, our guides are engaging, joking, interacting and supporting you along the way. But unlike some canned approach you may see at Disney, our guides are real and no when and how to manage their tours to create a #1 experience. 
  • Commitment to Conservation: We tread lightly on the earth, promoting and practicing conservation efforts to ensure the beauty of nature is preserved for generations to come.
  • Safety as a Priority: With rigorously trained guides and meticulously planned routes, safety is never compromised. We use a smart technology locking belay system, while helmets and gloves are mandatory. 
  • A Family of Adventurers: At Mountain Ridge, you’re not just a guide or a guest; you’re part of a community that cherishes the great outdoors.

The Search for the Extraordinary

Being a guide at Mountain Ridge Adventure is about more than leading the way; it’s about inspiring, teaching, and connecting. We’re in search of individuals who not only love the outdoors but are also passionate about sharing their love for adventure with others.

Qualities of a Great Guide

  • Love of the Fun: A solid foundation in loving fun. When it comes down to it that is what we are about. We want our guests to have fun.
  • Would Rather Be Outside: You know who you are. Would you rather be working in a stuffy office cubicle or be zip lining across our Verf Kill Gorge?
  • A Guardian of Safety: Preparedness to prioritize safety, equipped with expertise.
  • An Inspiring Educator: Passion for creating experiences that truly may change someone’s life (yea, its happened?).
  • A Master Communicator: Exceptional communication skills to cater to diverse groups.
  • The Ultimate Team Player: A belief in the power of teamwork and community.

Life as a Mountain Ridge Adventure Guide

Joining Mountain Ridge Adventure as a guide means embracing a lifestyle where every day is a new adventure. It’s about sharing your passion with others and helping them discover their own connection to the outdoors.

Daily Adventures

Imagine waking up each day, absolutely excited to go to work, to a job that takes you to a breathtaking landscape, where your office is the great outdoors. Each tour is a journey of discovery, not just for our guests, but for you as well.

Growth and Learning

At Mountain Ridge Adventure, we’re committed to the growth of our team. With multiple levels of training, you’ll continuously expand your skills and knowledge in both hard and soft skills. 

A Supportive Community

When you join Mountain Ridge Adventure, you become part of a family. Our guides support each other, share experiences, and celebrate successes together. It’s a place where you’ll be valued and appreciated.

Making a Difference

Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of being a guide is witnessing the transformative power of adventure on our guests. You’ll help them disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life, reconnect with the natural world and challenge them in a rewarding, beautiful environment cradled with safety features to manage any apprehension. 

The Path Forward

Ready to answer the call of the wild? Here’s how you can become a part of the Mountain Ridge Adventure team.

How to Apply

Visit our website and fill out the contact form. Share your outdoor experiences, any certifications you have, and why you believe you’re a fit for Mountain Ridge Adventure. We’re looking for stories that inspire, so don’t hold back.

The Interview Process

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which is as much about getting to know you as it is about understanding your skills and experiences. It’s an opportunity to share your passion for adventure and the outdoors and how you envision making a difference as a guide.

Training and Orientation

New guides undergo comprehensive training that covers everything from safety protocols and first aid to customer service and conservation practices. It’s an intensive but rewarding process that prepares you for the adventures ahead.

Welcome Aboard

Once training is complete, you’ll officially become a Mountain Ridge Adventure guide. From there, the sky’s the limit. You’ll start leading tours, sharing your knowledge, and creating unforgettable experiences for all who join us on the journey.


At Mountain Ridge Adventure, we believe that the great outdoors is not just a place to visit, but a way of life. As we search for new guides to join our team, we’re looking for individuals who share this belief and welcome you to the family.