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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 07:03 PM
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Need Advice About Argentina Trip

I'm wanting to plan a trip to Argentina over the summer and was wondering if anyone knows of any good places to go.
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i have a friend thats going to chile this summer ... he said for his trip hes looking at less than 2 grand for everything flgiht there lodging and heli trips. I can get more info from him on monday if youd like .. i know its not argentina but could give you some good reference
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i have a friend thats going to chile this summer ... he said for his trip hes looking at less than 2 grand for everything flgiht there lodging and heli trips. I can get more info from him on monday if youd like .. i know its not argentina but could give you some good reference
Please post the info!
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If you could get me that info, that be great. I was considering Chili as well. $2G's is a lot better that what I was looking at.
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Argentina's good if you're a Nazi fleeing Israeli justice.

Chile's terrain is tough enough to drive people to cannibalism, and that's enough to convince me it's good.

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Yeah, definitely interested in this too. I've only done a quick google search on Chile, but I think both of these places would make for a pretty epic summer snowboarding getaway. Would be great if someone could recommend or had any info on some of the all-inclusives, or if it's better to just make your own arrangements, etc...
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i went to cerro catedral in san carlos de bariloche in patagonia last august. it was awesome! flew down to buenos aires from nyc, stayed there a couple of nights, then flew LAN airlines from buenos aires to bariloche. did all the bookings myself, didnt go with a package. the advantage i think that bariloche has over las lenas is that there is a pretty decent nightlife scene happening in town, if thats your thing of course. while in bariloche i stayed at the llao llao (outside city proper) which pretty much took care of everything (they had their own private lodge on the mountain that hooked you up with lift tickets, bfast, lunch, apres drinks and transport to and from the mountain - it was about 20 min away from the hotel), but it was very very pricey.

i was researching a possible trip to chile and i hear it might be more convenient to go there since theres a couple of resorts within an hour of santiago and there are direct flights to santiago. you could even possibly stay in the city and just commute to the mountain in the morning (unless road conditions are bad - very poss).
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Here the link for a resort in Bariloche :Catedral Alta Patagonia - Todo el Año 09 It is near the SASS summer camp where you can get all inclusive package (but probably cheaper by making your own accomodation).

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Though I've never skied in SA, I'm planning a trip to Argentina in august, so I've done quite a bit of research on the topic.

Chile typically has better snow, because the resorts are higher. That means drier snow, but also mens you won't be seeing any trees, as everything is above the treeline. It is a bit more expensive than Argentina, specially taking the currency into account.

Argentina seems to have 3 decent options.

Bariloche, as mentioned above, is the biggest. It is also the most crowded and filled with drunken college kids. If you are looking for a place with good nightlife - or, better yet, are a drunker college kid - this should be a pretty good choice.

Las Lenas is mostly comprised of red/black runs. From what I gather, from a pure snowboarding perspective it's the best in Argentina.

Another choice is Chapelco (located near San Martin de Los Andes). Should be much less crowded, have a more diverse mix of green/blue/red and modern lift systems. The city the mountais is located at also seems to pretty lively, with a decent amount of good bars/restaurants.


Myself, I'm hitting Chapelco. My girl has never snowboarded before, so the gentler terrain and good after-ski scenario make it ideal.

Whatever you do, just avoid the last 2 weeks of july. School vacations in Argentina and Brazil make every single resort in south america very crowded.
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Myself, I'm hitting Chapelco. My girl has never snowboarded before, so the gentler terrain and good after-ski scenario make it ideal.
Tks Guibs, Did you evaluate the cost, what can we expect $$ (excluding plane ticket) for a 1 or 2 week stay (how long are you planning to stay there?)

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