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nooboarder 04-18-2013 04:06 PM

August trip - New Zealand, Chile, or Argentina?
Where would you go for an August snowboarding trip? What do you think 2 weeks would cost coming from CA? Trying to scope out different resorts, places to stay, budgets, and also think about activities for my non-snowboard obsessed fiance.


ETM 04-18-2013 10:05 PM

NZ is the adventure sport capital of the world.

Argo 04-18-2013 10:13 PM

NZ for sure. It's on my visit list, not necessarily my snowboard list but I'm sure I'll do it while here....

fairgame 04-19-2013 12:32 PM

I hit Chile last August and it was pretty awesome. Snow wasn't as good as it could have been, but the size of the mountains we rode were huge.
I just saw this list this morning "7 places to ski before you die" and Las Lenas in Argentina is #2....something to consider, perhaps.

7 Places You Need to Ski Before You Die -

Lady 04-19-2013 01:39 PM

I'm from Argentina and I put some info about argentinian snow resorts in this thread:

zed 05-20-2013 07:49 PM

Chile, but it's expensive and a bit of a mission to get there. NZ is good, I boarded in Queenstown & Wanaka + heliboarding and it was great. But we had heaps of snow, the best they'd had in 14 years or something. Some places are still OK with shit snow, but I think NZ would suck if there wasn't much snow.

Noreaster 05-20-2013 08:11 PM

Chile hasn't had good snow for a few years now. Hoping this season breaks the pattern.

AntipodeanSam 05-20-2013 08:59 PM

Get over here to NZ, Queenstown/Wanaka, you will not regret it, flights will not be cheap, book places to stay early and it isn't too bad, Beers will cost you a few extra bucks I'm sure..... But well worth it!!

Anaru 05-20-2013 09:22 PM

NZ!! me and mates make the trip across the ditch (from aus) back to my home land every yr. This yr bein the first we haven't booked a trip.

South island is better then north but it is so much more expensive in queenstown then up north.

For Aussies it's cheaper to fly to Nz for 10 days including flights accom and passes then it is to stay at perisher or thredbo in nsw.

vilobao 05-28-2013 02:20 AM

I'm from Brazil and going to Chile on August 1st.. Snow predictions for this year are positive! I would consider... there are a few great options like: Valle Nevado (where im going), Las Leņas, Chapelco and Portillo.

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