SASS ARGENTINA – UNDER-18
WE ARE NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR 2015
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SASS Argentina is the ultimate summer shred camp – we’ve been getting mature high school age skiers and riders into the backcountry for years, and you’ll come away with the skills to experience the backcountry safely. With a team of full-time professional coaches, guides and staff living on-site with Under-18 clients; supervision, personal development and fun are guaranteed.
Braden’s time with you guys truly was an investment in his future and the benefits that he gained are numerous. As you know, I am, shall we say, ‘somewhat protective’ so letting him go to a foreign country by himself was a huge step, but I knew that he was in great hands. Your program far surpasses anything that we have ever experienced and I just wanted to tell you guys how much we love you all and how gratefu and thankful we are.
— Terri Nielson, parent of Braby Nielson
BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
SASS Argentina is the place for up and coming skiers and riders to get safely introduced to the backcountry, shred powder, build jumps, and push themselves with the best pro backcountry skiers and riders in the industry – Michelle Parker, Garrett Russell, and Andrew Burns among many others. Whether you’re a competitive freestyle skier or rider looking to bring your park skills into the backcountry, or just looking for the right way to bring your skills in powder to the next level — SASS Argentina is the place for you.
UNDER-18 CAMP EXPERIENCE
Step outside your comfort zone by bringing your skis or snowboard to a new country and culture, walk out of your comfy on-mountain lodging just minutes from the lifts, hop on the chair and start immediately ripping lines at Catedral, South America’s biggest resort. You’ll be shredding with a crew of guys and girls from all walks of life that love the mountains as much as you do, and a staff of coaches and guides you’d actually want to hang out with.
SASS has provided Ben a unique experience beyond the boundless joy of riding winter snow in our summertime. Along with the skill development, backcountry awareness, contact with varied professionals in the snow sports industry and Spanish class, I have seen him grow in confidence, independence, self-understanding and personal direction because of his involvement with SASS. His participation has given him exposure and appreciation of another culture, as well as his own, and furnished him with valuable life experience and lasting friendships.
— Anne MacKenzie, parent of Ben Girardi
Rally with the coaches to build a booter in the backcountry and huck away – nothing beats a pow landing for learning new tricks. Not a freestyler? Come and shred big mountain lines like the pros and take your skills to a new level while your friends are sweating back home. With snowstorms that have dumped up to 10 feet in a few days, Catedral delivers the goods like nowhere you’ve ever ridden, and is packed with gnar that will get you riding at a new level and coming home having ridden lines you would’ve never imagined.
EXPECTATIONS & RULES
- Absolutely no alcohol consumption.
- Following all local and international laws.
- Maintaining consistent communication with designated staff on and off the mountain.
- Helmets must be worn on-mountain at all times
- Being in appropriate areas at the designated time (e.g. ready to ride in the morning, in their room by “Lights Out”.)
- Following all staff instructions.
- Keeping a positive attitude, and treating other clients, staff and our Argentine hosts with respect.
SASS loves having young adults in Argentina as they are a considerable part of the experience. Under-18’s will have a very similar experience to the over 18’s with a little extra attention and care (supervision). SASS takes safety and the experience very seriously and will take tremendous care of your child as they become part of our family. All clients are subject to SASS rules and local laws, inability to meet SASS expectations or local laws will result in actions by SASS up to and including immediate termination of the experience and flight home at clients expense with no refund.