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Justin 05-02-2013 01:29 PM

Argentina baby Argentina
 
So me and a friend just put down a deposit to go to argentina this summer for the sgt adult snowboard camp. Has anyone gone to it? Just trying to figuire out which setup to bring. I have an arbor black list 160 and a flow rush 163w.

The rush is kind of a beast however it will probably be better if the terrain is going to be all freeride. I guess i could maybe bring both.

Also, any advice on clothing would be great to, we are staying and traveling an extra week. I don't think it is supposed to be very hot during august but i am just trying to get some info.

poutanen 05-02-2013 03:13 PM

You're an asshole! I want to head to South America one of these years for some winter boarding in the summer!

From what I've seen on videos, it looks like they don't get the fluffy powder we get, I could be wrong though. I'd be tempted to bring a board for the chop...

Epic 05-02-2013 03:58 PM

Nice!! I was just looking at the costs of going to Bariloche for a week this summer. Where in Argentina is the snowboard camp? Argentina covers a lot of latitude and the further south you go the colder it's going to be.

Epic 05-02-2013 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by poutanen (Post 938514)
From what I've seen on videos, it looks like they don't get the fluffy powder we get, I could be wrong though. I'd be tempted to bring a board for the chop...

From researching my trip they say its more heavy wet snow like Tahoe, not the fluffy powder like the Rockies.

Noreaster 05-02-2013 05:37 PM

Wet snow, temps around 38-40, pretty high humidity for the elevation. At least that's what I remember.

Heading to Chile this summer, haven't gone there in a while.

Justin 05-02-2013 09:10 PM

ya im not gonna lie, part of the reason i made this thread was to stir some envy lol.

The camp is in barilochi, or close to it anyway.

I also have a 160w darkstar i could bring. It kind of fits between the other 2 but im guessing it won't float as well since its flat.

WoodsBar 05-03-2013 01:13 PM

Dude, If u want one advice dont come to south america to snowboard...
Its REALLY expensive its actually more expensive then riding in europe or in the USA and here u have old lifts, runs that are badly maintened and pretty much no snow.
It just dont snow enough anywhere here in south america especially in bariloche!
If u dont want to follow my advice at least go to the resorts in the santiago area cuz they are at a higher altitude so they get more snow but even so not even close to the resorts in europe or US.
I live in Brazil and the closest ski resorts for us are in chile and argentina, to be honest with u its more worth it to travel all the way to europe or USA then taking a 3 hour flight to santiago and getting shitty ski resorts that charge u a fortune!

Justin 05-03-2013 01:41 PM

i live in canada so for me its more about the travel and the fact that there isn't much open in the northern hemisphir during that time of year. It will be fun for me just for those reasons. Thanks for the advice though.

poutanen 05-03-2013 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by WoodsBar (Post 939466)
Dude, If u want one advice dont come to south america to snowboard...

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Originally Posted by Justin (Post 939530)
i live in canada so for me its more about the travel and the fact that there isn't much open in the northern hemisphir during that time of year. It will be fun for me just for those reasons. Thanks for the advice though.

You know, it's funny because I've been contemplating the same trip/location, and I know what woodsbar is saying. All the research I did pointed to it being VERY expensive and time consuming to even GET to a decent resort in Argentina/Chile.

Add to that the fact that we live in an area with some of the best snow and mountains in the world, and it would seem ludicrous for one of us to head to South America.

But then you look at Justin's reasons and it all makes sense. Something about boarding in August that just seems surreal. And seeing another part of the world at the same time makes it cool.

snowklinger 05-03-2013 03:39 PM

If you want to spend a bunch of money to ride in the southern hemishpere, NZ would be an infinitely better choice.


If I were set on going to South America, I'd make it a surf trip.


that's what u get for trying to stir up envy - your trip is gonna suck!


just bring a 200cm Rad Air Tanker.


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