PRESS RELEASEAdventure Travel Alert: EpicQuest Launches with Premium Adventure Itineraries, Exclusive International Destinations and World-Class Athletes
Jackson Hole, Wyo., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's launch of EpicQuest marks a new era in international adventure travel. Offering a diverse portfolio of high-intensity travel itineraries across a range of sports categories and destinations, EpicQuest provides a backstage pass to the greatest travel adventures in the world.
EpicQuest has retained a distinguished roster of world-class athletes to guide many of its excursions. Already on board are Olympic skier Tommy Moe, surf legend Laird Hamilton, legendary free-skier Jeremy Nobis, and big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones. Renowned female skiers, such as Lyndsey Dyer, have also joined EpicQuest's team.
EpicQuest's portfolio offers one-of-a-kind sports itineraries in skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fishing, cycling and safaris to premium destinations such as the Tordrillo Mountains of Alaska; Sun Valley, Idaho; Verbier, Switzerland; Bhutan and Kenya, among others.
"Our personal experience and world-renowned guides give us entree to remote -- even untouched -- locations that few have ever seen or experienced," said Craig Pattee, Chief Executive Officer, EpicQuest. "EpicQuest clients receive a backstage pass to the most exciting adventures in the world."
EpicQuest adventures are custom-tailored, world-class trips that clients experience with renowned athletes and guides. Itineraries address clients' personal travel goals, adventure appetite, and skill level, while matching their preferences for premium accommodations, amenities and culinary selections.
"We are working with several highly respected brands in the areas of private jet travel, ground transportation and outdoor equipment to ensure that our clients are thoroughly satisfied with their EpicQuest adventure," said Dirk Collins, Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development, EpicQuest.
EpicQuest was formed through a strategic roll-up of leading domestic and international travel companies. Its European adventures span Switzerland, Italy, and France. In the US, the Company's first phase of acquisitions focused on snow-based travel companies including Idaho's Sun Valley Heli Ski Guides and Alaska's Chugach Powder Guides. The Company will continue its acquisition and partnership-based strategies throughout 2009 to broaden and diversify its evolving international portfolio.
Leveraging its platform of highly renowned snow-based travel companies, EpicQuest is currently offering helicopter skiing and snowboarding adventures to highly coveted terrain in Sun Valley, Idaho and throughout Alaska.
Additionally, through an agreement with Indies Trader, EpicQuest clients can enjoy excursions to little-known surfing areas in the South Pacific -- trips that are also ideal for scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. EpicQuest will enhance its surfing itineraries throughout 2009 through the development of surf-based programs in exotic locales across the globe.
Launching in mid-2009 are EpicQuest African safaris and fishing expeditions in both salt and fresh water, reflecting the Company's continued rollout and expansion of its one-of-a-kind itineraries. Mountain and road biking adventures around the world, along with rafting and trekking trips in Bhutan, will also be part of EpicQuest's Spring/Summer 2009 adventure offerings.
Please take a moment to view a spectacular film about EpicQuest via this link: http://www.epicquest.com/?launchVideo=1About EpicQuest
Founded in 2008, EpicQuest is the leading provider of once-in-a-lifetime, action-based travel experiences to destinations that few have ever seen or experienced. Renowned athletes, notable mountain guides and other knowledgeable insiders will lead EpicQuest's evolving and diverse portfolio of world-class itineraries, providing a backstage pass to the world's greatest travel adventures.
The EpicQuest website (www.epicquest.com) will formally launch in February 2009. Until then, guests can book exclusive helicopter skiing and/or snowboarding adventures in the US and Europe by calling 1-888-983-EPIC.
CONTACT: Renee Martin, Account Manager, Carolyn Izzo Integrated
Communications, +1-845-358-3920, x21, [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.epicquest.com/http://www.epicquest.com/?launchVideo=1