Adventures on the Gorge Reports strong 2009 Visitor, Financial Statistics
2009 statewide rafting usage released by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources show
Adventures on the Gorge top state whitewater rafting company. New outdoor recreation
activities and developments help build strong 2009 visitor and financial results. Company will
continue to grow outdoor recreation activities, lodging and services in 2010.
Lansing, WV (PRWEB) February 24, 2010 -- Adventures on the Gorge (www.adventuresonthegorge.com), the
Lansing, WV, outdoor adventure destination that features Class VI River Runners, Rivermen and Mountain River
Tours, completed 2009 with strong guest visitations for whitewater rafting and a 33 percent increase in revenues
over the previous year. Adventures on the Gorge is the largest adventure company in West Virginia, hosting
almost 35 percent of the state's 2009 whitewater rafting guests, according to the 2009 report issued by the West
Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
"With our first full year as an outdoor adventure destination on one campus, we saw positive visitor responses to
our $4 million capital investment that translated into strong financial returns and numbers of guests" said Paul
Buechler, president and CEO of Adventure WV, LLC, the holding company that operates Adventures On The
Gorge. "We've found that our guests enjoy the quiet of the winter 'secret' season as much as the excitement of
spring, summer and fall, so we're challenging ourselves to be innovative and even more guest-oriented
For the 2009 whitewater rafting season, Class VI-Mountain River and The Rivermen combined to host a total of
48,283 whitewater rafting trips, or almost 35 percent of the total rafting trips on the New and Gauley rivers,
according to the annual report by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The companies hosted almost
14,000 guests on Gauley River trips and more than 34,000 guests on New River trips.
"Our combined guest numbers are the highest for all outfit