Argentina Ski Snowboard Camp
2023 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
Only 3 spots left
August 8 to 19, 2023
$3,945 CAD (double room)
$4,445 CAD (private room)
To secure your spot, a $1,500 CAD deposit is required
You must be 18 years or older for this camp (we can potentially make exceptions)
Intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders with some powder experience.
We can also customize the camp for novice level skiers and snowboarders.
Not sure about your level — please contact us
11 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 transfers to and from Cerro Catedral Ski Resort
A traditional Argentine ‘ASADO’ BBQ – You’ll love this!
A horseback riding tour through the beautiful Patagonian terrain
Dinners at amazing restaurants, social events, 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!
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1. Accommodation Details
Our accommodation starts in Bariloche on Tuesday, August 8, 2023.
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 double occupancy and there are a few private rooms available as well.
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.
We start this camp on Tuesday, so you and others have the option to enjoy Buenos Aires for 1~3 days before. Many of us do this and we recommend everyone stay in the Palermo District of Buenos Aires. We’ll also suggest a particular hotel. We’ll get you all connected on a WhatsApp group before the trip.
3. Your local guides – Yago, Marcos, Juanito and Turner
Marcos, Yago and Juanito are our secret weapons for our real authentic on and off mountain experiences.
Marcos, Yago and Juanito are true locals. They are all Argentine and Bariloche is their home. They’ve been skiing/snowboarding at 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 also coach with us in Whistler.
FYI – Yago is pronounced “Shaw-go”
**GREAT NEWS – Marcos is back with us as one of the main guides for our 2023 Argentina Camp..!
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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.
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..!
Our Argentina Camp is a bit different to our Whistler Camps. Our Whistler Camps are more coaching and instruction focused.
Our Argentina Camp is more focused on all-mountain guiding and adventure, both on-piste and off-piste. A bit less coaching.
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~$300 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.
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
You’re not required to have a COVID-19 test or be vaccinated to enter the country.
You will be required to fill out an online travel form 48 hours before arriving to the country. Well send you this link well in advance.
10. Cancellation Policy
A cancellation before May 15, 2023 = full refund, minus deposit.
A cancellation between May 15, 2023 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 RECOMMEND that you purchase Trip Interruption / Cancellation Insurance. This can 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