Following announcements by the government of Argentina regarding commercial air travel and some agonizing decisions, SASS Global Travel is announcing several major changes to their “SASS Argentina” ski and snowboard program, originally scheduled to take place between July 25 – August 29, 2020 at Cerro Catedral, Bariloche, Argentina.

SASS Argentina 2020 (as originally scheduled) has been suspended.

Because of extreme circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Argentina will continue a near-complete ground stop on all commercial flights to, from and within Argentina until September 1, 2020. We are exploring the remote possibility of a single-week “Standby Session” in September. To be clear: this is a long-shot at best, but we remain committed to exploring this possibility until it’s no longer safe or feasible to do so.

ARGENTINA “STANDBY” SESSION DETAILS: We are continuing to work with our partners to determine if a safe option exists to re-schedule any part of SASS Argentina. The possibility of a special, low-capacity Argentina “Standby Session” has been raised; currently on “Standby” for September 12-19, 2020 (dependent on the return of commercial flights and Cerro Catedral’s ski area operations, among other factors) and an abundance of caution and consideration for private lodging policies, sanitation and the overall health of our clients. Adult SASS Argentina clients and their families may switch their registration to the “Standby Session” — but it remains unconfirmed and strictly STANDBY. Email for more information.

For those clients already registered for SASS Argentina 2020: You have options beyond the Standby Session. We’d humbly ask that you consider our options below to Defer, Change or Cancel while maintaining a full credit for future travel, Of course, SASS will honor all requests for a refund of any SASS Argentina payments, but we hope you’ll make the decision to support the future of travel and tourism beyond the pandemic. Thanks to all of our clients, guides, coaches, staff and their families for all their hard work and support during this difficult time for the travel and tourism industry. We will travel again — and we hope you’ll join us.

Yours in Adventure,
The SASS Global Travel Team


  • 1) Standby on the “Standby Session” list for a possible session from September 5-12, 2020;
  • 2) Defer your Argentina trip to the following year;
  • 3) Change your registration to SASS Japan 2021;
  • 4) Cancel and retain the full amount as a Credit, or request a Refund of the full amount.
    • Credits may be maintained for no more than two (2) years and may be applied to any services provided directly by the Operator, including: SASS Argentina, SASS Japan or Rincon Surf School & Resort. We cannot guarantee that the exact same trip will be available, or that the price, terms or location will not change.
    • Refunds may be requested to and will be processed in a timely manner, usually to the form of payment. You can also call our office at 1-800-851-4660 for more assistance.


  • SASS JAPANBecause SASS Japan is 8+ months away, we are hoping that the travel landscape improves before opening up early registrations for Japan. We are planning to re-evaluate SASS Japan this summer and make further announcements at that time. SASS Japan is not canceled at this time.
  • RINCON SURF SCHOOL & RESORT: Working remotely and pending re-opening for limited operations. For the health and safety of our staff, if you don’t have a reservation, please call us (787-823-0610 / 603-498-7842).
  • PRIVATE SURF SERVICES: With prior arrangement, private surf coaching and pick-up / delivery of surfboards may be available. This situation is rapidly changing. Public group lessons have been suspended until further notice.

Due to the evolving situation, if you are interested in visiting our resort in Puerto Rico, please contact us directly at 1-787-823-0610. If you have questions about your SASS Global Travel booking, please contact us at 1-800-851-4660 for assistance. We appreciate your trust and support during a complex time in the travel industry.

Other Resources for COVID-19 Information:

  • Risk Assessment by Country (Link: CDC)
  • Changes in Airline Policies (Link: Airfare Watchdog)– Many US based carriers are relaxing ticket restrictions and change fees in order to give peace of mind to travelers questioning whether they should book travel in the future. Many are allowing flight changes with no fee for credit for up to 1 year.
  • Who is at High Risk? (Link: CDC)
    • Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like: heart disease, diabetes or lung disease. Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.