Get ready to shred powder with us in South America in August..!
Join us and experience all that Argentina's huge mountains have to offer. Along the way, fall in love with the food, history and culture. The experience we offer you both on and off the mountains is truly unique and special. Get your skis waxed up for skiing powder with us in August..!
Only 12 spots in total
August 17 ~ 29, 2020
The camp inclusions:
• Daily skiing (in resort and backcountry) with Core Camp guides Marcos and Turner
• 12 nights' accommodation in our comfy lodge in Bariloche
• 10 day lift pass at Cerro Catedral resort
• Daily breakfasts
• Daily transfers to Cerro Catedral Ski Resort
• Local airport transfers
• Weekly traditional Argentine BBQs called “Asados” (with Marcos the Asador)
• A scenic horseback riding tour followed by a traditional meal
• Nights out, social events, group dinners and lots of evening fun
• Living the local culture - food, wine, dinners, asados, shopping and more
• 24 hour support from Turner and Marcos (we're with you always)
• The best Southern Hemisphere skiing experience of your life!
1 - A guided backcountry powder skiing adventure with stay in a backcountry lodge.
- To secure your spot, an $1500 non-refundable deposit is required (spots are first come, first served)
- Camp balance is due by April 30, 2020
You must be 18 years or older for this camp (we can make exceptions)
Intermediate and up skiers and snowboarders
Sorry, no beginners or novices for this particular camp.
Our accommodation starts in Bariloche starts on Monday, August 19th.
Our lodge is in a great location in the heart of the town. It’s a very clean and comfy place with many bedrooms, many bathrooms, a big kitchen, social lounges, some big dinner tables, a movie/TV lounge, a big backyard for hanging out, a huge backyard BBQ, a big drinks fridge, free WIFI and more… It’s the perfect place for all of us to relax, mingle, apres, eat and drink! All of the best restaurants in town are within a 5 minute walk. There are also some great bakeries and fruit shops just beside us too.
Rooms are shared and there are a couple of private rooms available for an extra change.
Our Argentina Camp destination is the town of Bariloche (airport code BRC).
Most flights in and out Bariloche are from Buenos Aires, while some flights can come from other South America cities.
There are 2 main airports in Buenos Aires. EZE is the international airport and AEP is the domestic airport.
You may or may not need to change airports depending on your flights.
If you’re connecting between the two Buenos Aires airports, please allow at least 4 hours (more is better) between your flights (arrive, collect bags, clear customs, transfer cross city to other airport, check in, departure). We’ll give you the names of good taxi/bus companies for your airport change.
The flight from Buenos Aries to Bariloche is about 2 hours.
* Please consider spending a day or two in Buenos Aires before or after the camp. Many of us do this and we’ll recommend one central hotel. Hotel details and how to get there are available from us.
Our local guide – Marcos
Our secret weapon / insider for the best experience ever..! If you haven’t met Marcos before, he is one of our main ski coaches in Whistler. He is also our main ski guide in Argentina. Marcos is an Argentine and Bariloche is his home town and he has been skiing the resort since he was a kid. He helps us with everything both on and off the mountain - the local customs, the language, the slang, all of the resorts secret spots, the best restaurants, the hidden gems etc…
Food and drink
Food and drink = steak and Malbec! Argentina is famous for its wines and meat and we take full advantage of them. The quality, types of meat and the preparation there are amazing. We know the best local restaurants and you'll love what they have to offer. Hundreds of nice Malbec wines are typically $4 a bottle and 3 course steak dinners are about $25 (the same dinner which would cost you $150 back home). Chocolate is also famous in this region and there are great shops everywhere. Vegetarians do not worry - you can also eat well at every restaurant we go to and there are some great vegetarian restaurants close by. Oh, and the empanadas are also amazing. Simply put, we eat very well for two weeks.
What To Pack
Bring all of your regular ski gear (as you would for Whistler). The rental gear at the resort is quite up to date and good. For electronics, the voltage there is 220V. Our lodge has multi plugs in all of the rooms and lounges so you can use plug in your devices anywhere.
Bring your Backcountry Safety Gear
A great part of the skiing in Argentina are the guided backcountry runs we do often. Backcountry safety gear is absolutely required for these runs. Please bring backcountry avalanche safety gear (transceiver, probe, shovel, backpack). If you don't have your own gear, please consider renting it and bringing it with you. Or rent / borrow it from a friend. There’s a good chance your friend isn’t using their gear in August…
For most countries, you simply need a valid passport to enter Argentina.
The City Of Bariloche
Bariloche is a beautiful city located in the foothills of the Andes mountain range and on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. This small city has a great vibe! The population is roughly 100,000 and the main ski resort is a short drive. The sunsets are great and the food is awesome!! There are plenty of excellent restaurants and bars just steps from our guest house. The town will keep us busy and entertained.
The Ski Resort (Cerro Catedral)
The ski resort is huge and so fun to ski..! It’s one of the biggest ski resorts in South America. The alpine is huge, there are great tree runs mountain and plenty of chutes and cliffs for a challenge. There are some good spots to build jumps too. It has a good mix of everything. If you’d like to know more about it, just google it and check the images.
August is like March in Whistler as for time of season – so we've chosen the best possible month for snow. Please come with an open mind regarding the conditions. It could be great powder every day, not so much powder etc… August is typically the best month for snow in Argentina! *Skiing is just a part of our whole experience*
A cancellation 90 days or more before the start date of a camp → full refund, minus deposit.
A cancellation inside 90 days of the camp start date is not entitled to a refund.
We do not offer refunds after a camp start date.
**For these reasons we HIGHLY recommend that you purchase Trip Interruption / Cancellation Insurance. This will cover the cost of your camp (or deposit) in case you need to unexpectedly cancel or if a medical emergency interrupts your camp. It's easy to purchase and very good peace of mind.
We recommend World Nomads or check with your local insurance agent. Thank you.
Flights, travel insurance, lunches, dinners
Please book now – space is limited - It's an awesome cultural experience on and off the snow!
- Turner Montgomery
Core Camp Owner / Director