North Mtn is muddy and the people are not as helpful with information, kind of rude. Paintball Adventure Park in Md is a good park but cost a little bit more to go to. Mtn Valley Paintball north of Morgantown WV doesnít return emails or most phone calls and when we called and scheduled a time to be there on Feb 15th, there first day open for the season, (and confirmed as they requested) they no-showed and didnít answer or return calls while we stood at the park. Not impressed when they knew we were traveling and bringing a group.
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The directions on the web site are perfect. I love that!
As a parent and wife in a paintball family, safety was the first concern for me. Being family owned shows in the way they care for the site, treat the players and treat the non-players. They are friendly, helpful and professional. When I need to learn something new or need help I have found some fields and stores (North Mtn for one) condescending and sometimes downright rude, but never at skyline. Even though it is my family that plays and not me, they take as much care educating me as they do the guest actually playing the game which makes me feel secure in letting my kids play there even if I canít stay all day.
When some parks are charging up to $99 for paint and requiring field paint only and another $20-40 for field fees, Skyline has kept prices reasonable (paint $50-60 & field fees $10-20) and I donít have to worry if we have a little paint leftover from a past trip (as long as its not crappy Wal-Mart paint of course, hard to clean). Gun rentals are around $25 (starting at $45 at many others) so we are able to introduce more friends and family to the sport without breaking the bank.
They also encourage bringing a sunshade and a picnic so the non-playing family members (which they donít charge) can enjoy the day also. Because of this my husband and I have having our birthday party there in April this year and family from 4 states are coming (most first time players). We canít wait.
My daughter has been playing the longest in my family (4 years) and has played the most parks (4 or 5, I canít remember exactly). There are so many fields to choose from that the worst thing about the site is deciding what you like best. My husband's is the castle, my daughter's is the town, my sonís is the tunnels and mine is the UFO (yep a huge round space ship).
The refs are everywhere, they chrono everyone (sometimes more then once depending on weather and such) and the pro shop has a ton of stuff. Special orders are never a problem if needed (and my family needs it because they are picky but I love em). Skyline has become my families favorite as well as mine. Iíve seen all ages at the field, whether you are 10 years old or 60 you will be treated with respect, given education, and feel safe all while having a blast!
I only gave them a 9 because I wish they had HIS and HER Port-a-potties because teenaged boys are sometimes messy. Otherwise they are a 10 and work to keep the Port-a-potties clean.
Last edited on Monday, February 23rd, 2009 at 11:31 am PST