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GUIDED PROGRESSION FOR SKIERS ONLY
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | Max 6 Guests

A deposit is required by the final date of the promotion to be eligible for the relevant discounts
Location: South America | Tour Focus: Instruction | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Price p/p
USD 3,699
Designed for advanced-intermediate & above skiers looking to advance their skiing ability, this adventure takes in the best ski areas in Patagonia; Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo & Chapelco. Stay in cozy hotels, take in the magnificent views & feast on superb Patagonian cuisine & wines!
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Fixed Date(s): Jul 19 - Jul 26, 2019
Days: 8
Price: USD 3,699
Availability: Sold Out
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Argentina Ski Progression

PowderQuest is a US company with over 15 years of experience in the South American Andes. They provide two certified & experienced guides for each tour (max 6 guests per tour). Their tours are specifically designed to cater for different rider abilities and at the same time provide enough flexibility in the daily itinerary to cater for the group's priorities.

Overview

Ski Progression Adventure in Argentina designed for intermediate to advanced intermediate skiers looking to improve their skills while skiing the best areas in South America with knowledgable and friendly ski guides.

This Patagonia based ski tour quickly takes you from your daily grind into a literal dream world of fun resort skiing with your certified instructors-guides dedicated to showing you the best skiing at the resort and helping you ski variable snow conditions (from powder to hard pack and everything in-between) and more challenging terrain with confidence.

8 unforgettable days in beautiful Patagonia visiting the ski resorts and villages of Bariloche, Villa La Angostura, and San Martin de Los Andes. Cozy hotels, amazing Patagonian feasts in our select restaurants, delicious local red wines and some of the most dramatic scenery on the planet!

Resorts included: Cerro Bayo, Cerro Catedral & Chapelco

Tour Highlights
  • 8 day-guided Progression tour skiing Patagonia, Argentina
  • 6 guests maximum with 2 bilingual, certified ski instructors-guides at your side
  • All trip logistics are handled once you arrive to Bariloche
  • Mystical Patagonia culture and landscapes
  • Ski the best Argentina ski resorts
  • Take your skiing to the next level gaining confidence and new skills in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Outstanding Patagonia culture and landscapes, including National Park Nahuel Huappi
  • Fantastic dinners and red wine in our favorite Patagonian restaurants
  • Great nightlife from quiet cafes to energetic bars and nightclubs

Terrain & Ability

This tour is a guided journey with a blend of the best resort skiing and world class ski instruction, progressing your ski skills and technique in variable snow conditions from powder to hard pack, with our certified bilingual ski instructors-guides.

To join this tour you should have a good level of fitness and be able to ski confidently and in control on varied terrain and snow conditions.

Itinerary

The tour starts and ends at Bariloche Airport (BRC), Argentina 

Day 1
Arrive to Bariloche airport no later than 4:30 PM to meet up with the group and guides at 5:00 PM, and take a beautiful drive around the famous Nahuel Huappi Lake to the town of Villa Angostura, home to Cerro Bayo ski resort. Check into our cozy hotel with a quick trip introduction next to the fireplace accompanied by delicious local red wine and appetizers. Welcome dinner in one of our favorite locally owned and run restaurants in Villa Angostura.

Day 2
Every morning starts with a full breakfast to get the day started right. We then head up the hill to ski at Cerro Bayo ski resort to focus on improving your skills within the mountains, how to find the good snow, and most importantly have more fun! After skiing you are free to explore the unique town, culminating with a typical Argentinian dinner.

Day 3
Breakfast in the morning to start the day before heading back up to Cerro Bayo again to explore more of their incredible terrain. After skiing we will take a beautiful drive through the famous Patagonia Lake District to the town of San Martin de Los Andes. We will check into our lodging in San Martin, and have yet another tasty dinner in the heart of Patagonia.

Day 4
Breakfast in the morning followed by a short drive up to Chapelco for a full day of skiing with your guides. After skiing we head back into town and our final dinner on the picturesque town of San Martin.

Day 5
Breakfast together before we head to ski at Chapelco for another day of skiing its incredible terrain. We will than continue to travel through the beautiful 7 Lakes where we will spend the next 3 nights in the bustling mountain city of Bariloche.

Day 6-7
Breakfast in the morning before heading up to Cerro Catedral. With this being our final ski resort destination its a great opportunity to show off (practice) your news skills at ski resort Catedral Alta Patagonia and pick up some new ski tips. The day ends with dinner in the town of Bariloche.

Day 8
Breakfast together, have the morning to do as you please, then we provide a group transfer around 11:00 AM to Bariloche Airport to meet your flight out to Buenos Aires, or if you like extend your stay for more skiing or snowboarding in Patagonia. Please schedule your return flight to Buenos Aires anytime after 12:00

Arrival-Departure Flight Schedule Suggested Flight Schedule:
  • There are 2 main airports in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ezeiza (EZE), for international arrivals and departures. Plus some flights to and from Bariloche. Aeroparque (AEP), domestic flights, including some to and from Bariloche (BRC).
  • Day 1: Please schedule your flight to BRC so it arrives no later than 5:00 pm (17:00), where PowderQuest will meet as a group to start the tour. Flight time from Buenos Aires to BRC is approx 2 hours, 25 minutes.
  • Last Day: You will have a private group transfer getting you to BRC by 11:30 am. PowderQuest suggest booking a flight to AEP departing at 12:30 pm. Flight time from Bariloche to Buenos Aires is approx 2 hours. The 2 main airlines are LAN and Aerolineas Argentinas.
  • Important if your flights require an airport change in Buenos Aires! Connecting between these Buenos Aires airports can take 1-1.5 hrs in a ground transfer. You should allow up to 4 hours total** from the time your flight arrives to the time you depart your next flight. (Arrive, collect bags, clear customs, transfer cross city to other airport, check in, departure).
** lf your flight connection times do not meet the suggested 4 hour time frame, or if you simply want to extend your stay, PowderQuest suggest arriving the day before/and or staying an extra day or two and we can help you with hotels, ground transportation and activities in beautiful Buenos Aires or Bariloche. If you need assistance, PowderQuest travel agents can assist your with any reservations.

You can check out the cheapest flights here.

Lodging

PowderQuest has hand selected a mix of comfortable, small to medium size bed and breakfasts and inns in Patagonia, Argentina. Most are family run with cozy beds, private bathrooms, and include breakfast. All of the accommodations have free WIFI internet and relaxing social areas where you can get to know the group and enjoy a glass of Malbec wine before heading off to dinner at one of their favorite nearby Patagonian restaurants.

Nights at each location:

    • 2 nights Villa La Angostura
    • 2 nights San Martin
    • 3 nights Bariloche




2019 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

USD 3,699
  • Price is per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Single travelers, can be placed with a room mate or request a single room upgrade (not for Mallin Alto)
  • GUARANTEED departures; no minimum guest numbers required for tour to run.
  • Payments are in USD
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights comfortable lodging (twin share) with private en suite
  • Lift tickets, instruction & guiding & avalanche safety briefing
  • Daily breakfasts & dinners (plus red wine & mineral water with dinner)
  • 2 certified bi-lingual guides (max 6 guests/tour)
  • Private ground transport
  • Adventure trips, massage, spas, etc. can replace lift tickets on bad weather days
Add-ons
  • Single room upgrade - US$695 per person (pending availability)
Not Included

Booking & Cancellation Terms & Conditions

DEPOSIT & BALANCE
  • A USD 600 deposit (per person) is required at time of reservation.
  • Balance due 90 days before departure
  • PQTs accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, PayPal, bank wires. Cheques are accepted from USA bank accounts.
  • All payments are in USD
CANCELLATION BY YOU

Greater than 90 days from trip = deposit is applied towards a future trip. Your lifetime deposit does not expire and can be used for any available future guided trip with PowderQuest Tours. You may also transfer the deposit to a friend as a gift.

Cancellation fee within 90 days (of full trip cost):
  • 61-90 days prior to departure = 50% refund
  • 31-60 days prior to departure = 25% refund 
  • 30 days or fewer prior to departure = 100% cancellation fee
We highly recommend travel insurance to cover you should you have to cancel the trip.

CANCELLATION BY POWDERQUEST
No minimum number of guests are required to run a tour so departures are guaranteed.

If PowderQuest had to cancel a trip prior to departure due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disaster, they give you a spot on another departure of the same trip, or a full credit to use towards any of their other trips.