Argentina Ski Snowboard Camp

2022 PRE-CAMP DETAILS

Dear Skiers and Snowboarders,

You enjoyed your Core Camp experience in Whistler, now imagine that in Argentina..!
Big mountains, great culture, amazing restaurants, wines, meats, powder days, fun evenings and the Core Camp atmosphere you’ve come to know.
The local guides and I help you to experience all that Argentina has to offer, both on the mountains and in the beautiful town of Bariloche.
So please join us for a very unique and special skiing and snowboarding adventure with us this August..!

— Turner Montgomery (Core Camp owner)

ARGENTINA CAMP INFORMATION

SPACE AVAILABLE

Only 12 spots

DATES

August 15 to 27, 2022

THE COST

$3,945 CAD
To secure your spot, a $1,500 CAD deposit is required

AGE REQUIREMENT

You must be 18 years or older for this camp (we can potentially make exceptions)

LEVEL REQUIREMENT

Intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders
Not sure about your level — please ask us for more details

CAMP INCLUSIONS

  • 12 nights’ accommodation in a central guest house in Bariloche

  • Daily skiing / riding with Core Camp guides Marcos, Yago and Turner

  • 10 day lift pass at Cerro Catedral resort (Yago’s and Marcos’ home resort and home town)

  • Local airport transfers

  • Daily breakfasts

  • Daily transfers to Cerro Catedral Ski Resort

  • Two traditional Argentine ‘ASADO’ BBQs – They Are Awesome..!!

  • A horseback riding tour through the beautiful Patagonian terrain

  • 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,  Yago and Marcos (we’re with you always)

  • The best Core Camp style South American experience ever!

THE PROPER WAY TO EXPERIENCE ARGENTINA IS WITH CORE CAMPS

1. Accommodation Details

Our accommodation starts in Bariloche on Monday, August 15, 2022.
Our lodge is in a great location in the heart of the town. It’s 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, enjoy 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 additional change. Please ask us.

2. Getting There

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 5 HOURS  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.

3. Your local guides – Yago, Marcos and Turner

Yago and Marcos are our secret weapons for our real authentic experience.
Yago and Marcos are true locals. They are both Argentine and Bariloche is their home. They’ve been skiing the resort since they were young kids and they know every secret spot. They help us with everything both on and off the mountains –  the secret spots, the best restaurants, the local customs, the language, the slang, the hidden gems, best pubs, chocolate, wines etc…  Marcos and Yago are also our Core Ski Camp coaches in Whistler.
FYI – Yago is pronounced  “Shaw-go”

HOW TO SPEAK SPANISH IN ARGENTINA

4. The Town 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 short drive away. 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 keeps us busy and entertained.

5. What to Pack

Bring all of your regular ski and snowboard gear (as you would for Whistler). In case you want to rent, the ski and snowboard rental gear at the resort is quite up to date and good. For electronics, the voltage there is 220V. Our lodge has power bars in the rooms and lounges so you can use plug in your devices anywhere. Bring a couple of extra hangers for your room and your slippers. Towels and bedding are provided.
Bring Avi Safety Gear
A great part of the riding in Argentina is the guided side-country runs we do when the snow is good. Avi safety gear is absolutely required for these runs. Please bring avalanche safety gear (transceiver, probe, shovel, small backpack). If you don’t have this gear, please consider renting it beforehand. Better yet – borrow it from a friend. There’s a good chance your friend isn’t using their gear in August… There are very limited safety gear rentals at the resort.

6. The Ski Resort – Cerro Catedral

The ski resort is huge and lots of fun to ski and snowboard! It’s one of the biggest ski resorts in South America. The alpine is big, there are some proper tree runs and  chutes and cliffs for a challenge. 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 in terms of time of season. August is the best possible month for powder.
Please come with an open mind regarding the conditions. We could have many powder days, not many powder days…
Skiing and snowboarding is just a part of our whole experience..!

7. Food And Drink

This is a huge part of the trip. We eat very well for two weeks!
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 $5 a bottle and 3 course steak dinners are about $30 (the same dinner which would cost you $200 back home or in Whistler).
Chocolate is also famous in this region and there are great shops everywhere. There are also many nice local craft beer pubs in town.
Vegetarians do not worry – you can also eat well at every restaurant we go to and there are some great vegetarian restaurants close by.
The empanadas are also amazing.

8. Visas

For most countries, you simply need a valid passport to enter Argentina.
Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months on your arrival date.

9. Covid and Travel to Argentina (PLEASE READ)

Vaccinated individuals are allowed to visit Argentina for tourism purposes. They may enter through Argentina’s safe corridors.

Travellers coming from other countries must:
1 – Have a COVID-19 vaccination record. You must have received the last dose at least 14 days prior to your arrival.
2 – A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of boarding your flight or an antigen test taken in the country of origin within 48 hours prior to your flight.
3 – An electronic ‘sworn statement’ form ( Travel Declaration Form ) at least 48 hours before travelling.
4 – Medical travel insurance that includes hospitalization, isolation, and transportation coverage for COVID-19. Many companies cover this now.

10. Cancellation Policy

A cancellation before May 15, 2022 = full refund, minus deposit.
A cancellation between May 15, 2022 and the camp start date is not entitled to a refund.
We do not offer refunds after a camp start date.

Trip Interruption / Cancellation Insurance
We HIGHLY RECCOMEND that you purchase Trip Interruption / Cancellation Insurance. This will cover the cost of your camp (and/or deposit) in case you need to unexpectedly cancel or you cannot finish your camp. It’s easy to purchase and very good peace of mind.

11. Not Included

Flights, travel insurance (required), lunches, dinners