President, Alpine Adventures
Session: Around the world in 60 minutes
“My parents put me on skis when I was 2 1/2 years old. This is not uncommon in families who love to ski, and my sister Richelle and I have been skiing ever since.” That is how the Alpine Adventures travel company story began. As the years passed, the Reichsfeld kids went from weekend recreational skiing to competitive ski racing. Richelle was chosen for the 1992 Olympic Speed Skiing team, and the whole family went to Albertville, France to cheer her on. More international ski trips followed, and the love of world travel became a vocation.
Today, Rick Reichsfeld and his sister, Richelle Reichsfeld Blanken, own and operate the successful global travel companies Alpine Adventures, Adventures Africa, and Anywhere Adventures. Alpine Adventures, now in its 22ndyear of business, specializes in travel packages to ski destinations in North America, Europe, South America and Japan. The lodging properties featured in Alpine Adventures packages are all carefully hand-picked by the company owners and their travel consultants on staff (who also ski.) Relationships with these hotels, condominiums and private luxury home owners are well-established and are continually nurtured and reviewed to ensure memorable accommodations for Alpine guests.
“Our ski clients come from all over the world,” says Rick Reichsfeld, “and we want every element in our packages to add to an unforgettable mountain experience. We offer a range of choices for flights, ground transportation, lodging, lift passes, equipment rental, mountain guides, destination cultural activities, and of course, the best places for après ski, dining and night life.”
Alpine Adventures has travel specialists across the USA and in other countries, can answer questions in English, French, German and Spanish, and they accept international credit cards. They belong to IATA, IATAN, and the industry trade group Ski Tops. They are the designated ski specialists for the luxury travel consortium Virtuoso.
“Whether you are in St. Moritz, France, Park City, Utah, Bariloche, Argentina or Niseko, Japan—Alpine Adventures can create for you the life ski journey talked about for years to come. We’ve been there, stayed there, dined there, and skied there ourselves. That’s how we know our travelers will love it too. We particularly enjoy creating travel packages for families, for adventure lovers, and always with an opportunity for luxury on any budget.” The final word from owner, skier and constant traveler, Rick Reichsfeld.