River Expeditions Announces the 30th Annual Whitewater Rafting “Icebreaker Weekend” March 31 - April 1, 2012

White Water Rafting enthusiasts can enjoy the thrills and chills of high water on the New River and kick off the 2012 rafting season in style at River Expeditions’ Icebreaker Weekend on March 31 and April 1, 2012.

Oak Hill, WA, March 22, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Rafting enthusiasts and people new to whitewater rafting will enjoy the thrills and chills of high water on the New River at River Expeditions’ annual Icebreaker Weekend. This exciting weekend package includes white water rafting on Saturday or Sunday, a BBQ cookout after rafting, 2 nights camping and lite breakfast daily, starting at just $79 per person – more than half off the regular price of this popular package. Guests will also enjoy all access to the 'Ice-Breaker Party' featuring music, games and contests and complimentary beverages at The Red Dog River Saloon at River Expeditions Adventure Resort.

River Expeditions offers rafting trips on the New River from April to October. A white water rafting vacation is a great way to get away from it all and enjoy a weekend of fun and excitement. Existing rafting enthusiasts, as well as people new to whitewater rafting, will experience the exhilaration of a day on the river with River Expeditions in the New River Gorge in West Virginia. Most trips last about 5-7 hours, including lunch. Almost anyone from 6 to 86 can find whitewater fun on the New River. No experience is necessary on the milder sections of the river although there are plenty of thrills for the "adrenaline junkies" in the wilder sections of the New River. Although being able to swim is helpful, many non-swimmers raft with River Expeditions each year since each guest is given all necessary safety equipment: a Coast Guard approved Type V Life Jacket, Paddle and Helmet.

“We really look forward to our annual Icebreaker Weekend,” said River Expeditions owner, Rick Johnson. “We like to introduce new people to white water rafting, but we also really enjoy welcoming old guests back to River Expeditions and the Icebreaker Weekend gives us the chance to do that. 2012 is our 30th anniversary of running this event, and Sunday is April Fool’s Day, so we’re expecting it to be a great weekend!”

River Expeditions Adventure Resort is conveniently located just minutes from the New River Gorge National Park. River Expeditions basecamp is located near restaurants and shops, yet far enough off the beaten path that guests are secluded from the sights and sounds of the outside world. Guests can choose from an array of camping and lodging options on-site, and enjoy many recreational pursuits off the river, to paintball, volleyball, hiking, horseshoes or cornhole games. New and upgraded facilities and amenities make your stay with us comfortable, pleasant and memorable.

For more information please call them on 1-800 463 9873 or visit their website: http://www.raftinginfo.com

About River Expeditions

River Expeditions outfits whitewater rafting trips on the New River and the Gauley River in the heart of southern West Virginia's New River Gorge National Park. They offer the area’s finest adventures and amenities hosted by outstanding people. Endless attention to detail, diverse offerings and the value of their white water rafting trips distinguish River Expeditions from other outfitters.

About the New River in West Virginia

The New River in West Virginia is the oldest river on the continent, flowing northward through deep canyons to form what is commonly referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of the East’. Two distinct sections of the river create adventures suitable for everyone including first-time paddlers and seasoned whitewater veterans.
River Expeditions
Heather Johnson
(800) 463 9873