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Argentina Ski & Snowboard Weeks

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USD 3,095

GUIDED OFF-PISTE & BACKCOUNTRY TRIP
4 x 8-Day Sessions (do from 1 to 4 sessions!)

Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
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USD 3,095
SGT's program at Cerro Catedral (Bariloche) provides a guided sidecountry & backcountry experience for adults as well as camps for college students and 15-18 year old shredders. Aimed at advanced + skiers & boarders, this tour has a progression element to it.
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Argentina Ski and Snowboard Weeks Overview

SASS Global Travel (SGT) provides fully guided and hosted ski and snowboard trips to Cerro Catedral (Bariloche) in Argentina - the ultimate Southern Hemisphere snow experience!

These trips are best suited to advanced and expert riders who want to shred powder and get into the side-country and backcountry. And if you want to launch off massive jumps and cliffs with big soft landings, land your first back-flip, or ski steep couloirs, that’s all possible too! Push yourself with some of the best pro backcountry skiers and riders in the industry.

The SASS Global Travel lodging is located on-mountain at Cerro Catedral with only a short walk to the lifts, so you can be ripping the slopes in just minutes.

With SASS Global Travel (SGT) you can:
  • Improve your ski/snowboard and backcountry skills in an incredible setting in the heart of the Andes
  • Make the most of the sick terrain at Cerro Catedral, South America’s largest ski resort – endless lines through the trees, chutes, cliffs and bowls with amazing sidecountry and touring options
  • Experience the culture and language of Argentina.
  • Experience Argentina's largest and most sociable backcountry guiding operation – hang out with other like minded shredders and enjoy the camaraderie with new found friends.

A little bit of a walk...

..for endless fresh lines...and...

...enjoy new lifelong friendships

Programs SGT offers two programs that run concurrently from their facility at Cerro Catedral. Programs are open to advanced skiers and snowboarders aged 15 to 51, and span over 5 1/2 weeks from July to September. The SGT staff and guides are professional, sociable and always fun, with the "average" client in their mid-20s. Working adults in their mid-30s and beyond may find their best fit in SGT's "adults only program" during Session 3.

There are three sessions total (see dates below), with half-sessions (8 Days) available for those looking for shorter trips.

Adults
The adult clientele typically range from twenty-somethings to adventurers in their 40s. They share the experience of untracked pow lines, incredible Argentine cuisine and wine, and the infamous Argentine nightlife with each other and the great staff of professional skiers, snowboarders, and guides. The friendships formed are fantastic, and many adult clients start planning other ski trips together as soon as they leave Argentina.

Under 18s
The SGT coaching and guiding staff have been introducing older teens to the backcountry for nearly 8 years. Minors aged 15-17 are welcomed during Sessions 1 and 2, with professional supervision provided by SGT's "live-in" coaching and guiding staff. One week camps are available but a minimum of two weeks is highly recommended. Improve your riding and backcountry skills, experience a new culture and learn from the pros in a unique environment. This is way cooler than any other ski or snowboard camps out there.

Safety and Guiding All SASS Global Travel guests will be provided with a backcountry awareness class to assist with making smart decisions in the backcountry. This includes experience in using an avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe.

The coaches and guides all have a minimum of Level 1 AIARE avalanche safety certification. The guides are highly experienced and have Level 2 or 3 certifications along with wilderness first aid certification.

Each group has a guide or coach and has no more than five guests. Depending on the weather and snow conditions, there’s plenty of flexibility regarding what you can do each day.

Lodging

Lodging is within the modern Soulmax complex, only 100 yards from the gondola. The complex is located next to a bar/restaurant and provides easy access to other restaurants, clubs and shops within the Cerro Catedral village. The standard package includes hotel lodging or you can upgrade to apartment accommodation which is ideal if you have your own family / group.

SGT Lodge @ SoulMax
The lodge is the central hub of activity and has a very social atmosphere. Accommodation is fairly basic and based on twin and triple occupancy however there is a single supplement option (subject to availability).


SoulMax Complex..

..basic twin share room...

...an amazing hot pool

Amenities include:
  • Clean, comfortable rooms (most double or triple-occupancy -- single supplement available)
  • Each room has a private bathroom
  • Daily maid service
  • TVs in every room
  • 24/7 security
  • Dining Room for breakfast and dinner
  • Indoor/outdoor heated pool
  • Common area with couches and open fire
  • Games room with ping pong
  • Wireless internet (runs at "Argentine speed")

Apartments @ SoulMax
As an alternative, if you have a group and want to upgrade, the SoulMax apartments located next door to the hotel were built in 2009 and have luxury finishes. 


SoulMax apartments..

..luxury living areas...

...access to lodge pool & facilities

The apartments include:
  • Separate living/dining room with flat-screen TV
  • One or two separate sleeping areas with customizable bedding arrangements
  • Kitchenette and modern bathrooms
  • Access to amenities located next door at the hotel

2019 Rates, Dates & Inclusions

RatesSGT offers "half sessions" (8 days) and "full sessions" (15 Days) or you can add on from there up to 29 days...

Session   Adult
(18+)
 Teenager
(15-18)
 Half Session (8 days)  $3,095  $3,295
 Full Session (15 days)  $6,090  $6,490
 Extended Session (22 days)  $9,085  $9,685
 Double Session (29 days)  $12,080  n/a

Please note: Transfers from the international airport (Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as Ezeiza) to the domestic airport (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) in Buenos Aires are not included, but are required for Under-18 travelers. Cost: $100 Round-Trip.

Session Dates Some sessions allow for teenagers and some are 18+ only....

Session Dates  For
 July 27 - Aug 3  Adults & 15 - 18 year olds
 Aug 3 - 10  Adults & 15 - 18 year olds
 Aug 10 - 17  Adults & 15 - 18 year olds
 Aug 17 - 24  *Adults (18+) only
 Aug 24 - 31  *Adults (18+) only (apartment only)
  • *Adults only sessions - must be over 18 to join these tour dates
  • Adults are welcome to join any of the other sessions
Inclusions
  • Slopeside Lodging (twin share) at the SGT Lodge @ SoulMax
  • Breakfast, afternoon tea & all dinners
  • All Lift Tickets (lifts are open from 9:30 am-4:30 pm)
  • Daily Backcountry Guiding & Coaching (in small groups, based on conditions and daily missions)
  • Airport transfers to/from Bariloche airport
  • Backcounty & Avalanche Awareness class
  • Weekly Asado (Argentine barbecue featuring the world famous organic, free-range lomo beef) with the SGT crew
Add-ons
  • Overnight backcountry excursions to the Frey Hut or other refugios (paid in Argentina)
  • Organized group transportation to town for adventures with our crew
  • Easily accessible public transportation to explore Bariloche and the surrounding area
  • Other activities including museum tours, boat tours, excursions, climbing, etc.
  • Rental of required backcountry equipment (backpack/beacon/shovel/probe)
  • Single lodging supplement
  • Professional photography of your experience from our on-staff photographer
  • Spanish lessons
Not Included

Booking Conditions

DEPOSIT & FULL PAYMENT 

  • Deposit is USD $900 per person (approx 30%).
  • All deposits are non-refundable (unless trip cancelled by SASS Global Travel)
  • Final balance due: 30 days prior to departure.
  • All payments are in USD

CANCELLATION BY YOU

  • Before April 1 - 50% refund or deposit or 70% credit towards future trip with SGT
  • Before May 1 - 40% refund or deposit or 60% credit towards future trip with SGT
  • Before June 1 - 30% refund or deposit or 50% credit towards future trip with SGT
  • Early departure from tour for any reason including natural disaster & adverse weather - no refunds
  • SGT highly recommends you take out travel insurance at time of sending your deposit. 

CANCELLATION BY SASS GLOBAL TRAVEL

In the unlikely case that SASS Global Travel has to cancel a tour for any reason, it will provide notice of such cancellation at least 10 days prior to the departure date. In this case you will receive a full refund. You will not be entitled to make any further claim for compensation, damages, expenses, loss of time or inconvenience.

Please requests the full terms & conditions document from SGT for full details.