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Destination: Northern Patagonia ~ San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

You’re going to Patagonia!

Girardi_argentina_6718_120802-EditYou’re been invited to embark on an unparalleled journey to the mountains of Northern Patagonia together with your family. We’re excited to welcome you on our latest adventure to Cerro Catedral Alta Patagonia near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

Join us from August 17 – 24, 2013

ArgLagunaWe’ve put together an unforgettable trip – beautiful lodging, world-famous Argentine steak, delicious Malbec wines, and professional backcountry guiding and coaching to access the best of South America’s largest resort. You’re responsible for airfare, but we’ve got almost everything else!

Your Family Trip Includes:

Lodging: Las Baitas Complex

Click Here to View Lodging Details

Lift Tickets:

7-Day Lift Ticket Included

Backcountry Guiding or Instruction:

Four Days Included

Airport Transfers:

Pick-up and Drop-off in Bariloche (BRC) Included. Buenos Aires airport transfers and car service available with prior arrangement.


Fully-equipped kitchen, food and wine not included. Shopping service is available.
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Local Transportation:

Not Included. Van services and rental cars available through SGT on-site with prior arrangement. Private chauffeur service also available. Taxis and remises (private taxis) are available at the base area.

Local Assistance Concierge:

SGT will provide meet-and-greet services, check-in assistance, travel assistance and excursion referrals. Local guides, translators, shopping service, medical care and other concierge-style services can be arranged in-person at SGT’s Base 41 office located just steps away.

What is Cerro Catedral?

Catedral is the largest resort in South America – about the size of Mammoth Mountain, California. The coastal snowpack sets up very quickly and hangs onto all kinds of faces and rock outcroppings, making for perfect cliff take-offs and soft landings. With a 3,500 foot vertical rise, the snow gets deeper and lighter as you get higher on the mountain. The 33 lifts include a high-speed gondola, six-pack and quad, considered a very modern lift system for South America. Other lifts are an assortment of doubles, triples and surface lifts. However, with grooming mostly limited to a bunch of cat tracks circling the mountain, the off-piste experience includes lots and lots of untracked woods, chutes, and bowls that are barely skied outside of our groups.  The skiing we do is raw and is closer to lift-accessed backcountry than the traditional North American resort experience.  We ride every day in the backcountry using proper backcountry travel protocols & equipment.

Mountain Statistics:

  • 1,500 acres in-bounds
  • 3,000+ acres
  • 33 Lifts – including a High Speed 6-Pack, Gondola and Quad. 
  • 3 peaks
  • 3,800 foot vertical drop
  • Summit tops out at 7,600 feet

Options & Other Destinations

Buenos Aires Day Trips & Overnight Stays
Mendoza (Wine Country) Trips & Tastings
Day Trips to Villa la Angostura
Overnight Trips to San Martin de los Andes
Scenic Seven Lakes Driving Tour
Trip Extensions into Chile, Peru, Brazil and beyond

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No Payment Required to RSVP

Click Here to Email Fotene

Click Here to Email SASS Global Travel

or call 800.851.4660 x107

Booking Your Flights

By filling out the RSVP form you can get a discounted group fare quote through our in-house travel agency SGT Air, you can also call them at 800-672-7470.

Tom & Fotene’s 11-Day Itinerary

Join Tom & Fotene for one or two days in Buenos Aires before flying to Bariloche. Hotel arrangements and assistance with transportation in Buenos Aires are available from SASS Global Travel.

Depart Boston no later than Wednesday, August 14

Arrive Buenos Aires (EZE) by Thursday, August 15

Explore Buenos Aires on Thursday and Friday.

Depart to Bariloche (BRC) on Saturday, August 17

Leave Bariloche (BRC) on Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sample 8-Day Itinerary

Depart Boston no later than Friday, August 16

Arrive Buenos Aires (EZE) by Saturday, August 17

Connect to Bariloche (BRC) on that afternoon.

Leave Bariloche (BRC) on Saturday, August 24, 2013

Connect in Buenos Aires and fly home overnight to the United States.

Serious Backcountry Skier / Rider?

Check out the SGT Argentina Backcountry Camp after your family trip ends; our first Adult Session (18+) runs from August 24-31, 2013. Get into the backcountry with pro guides and coaches in an incredible community environment. Learn More about Extending!

Argentina Airport and Airline Codes

We recommend LAN Airlines! Avoid Aerolineas Argentinas to minimize delays.

EZE = Buenos Aires / Ministro Pistarini – Ezeiza Int’l

AEP = Buenos Aires / Aeroparque J. Newbery, Domestic (Avoid Tight Connections!)

BRC = Bariloche Int’l Airport

AA = American Airlines

4M = LAN Airlines Argentina

LA = LAN Airlines

AR = Aerolineas Argentinas

Sample Air Ticket from Boston:

AA1533 – 16AUG / BOS-MIA 250P 630P

4M4521 – 16AUG / MIA-EZE 845P 645A

LA4384 – 17AUG / EZE-BRC 130P 355P

LA4383 – 24AUG / BRC-EZE 1220P 219P

4M4520 – 24AUG / EZE-MIA 1045P 710A

AA1456 – 25AUG / MIA-BOS 1045A 155P

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Things to Know:

*You will arrive and clear customs in Buenos Aires at EZE, Ministro Pistarini-Ezeiza Int’l Airport. This airport is located outside the city of Buenos Aires.

*If you arrive on the dates above, an SGT representative will be available to meet you and facilitate transfers if necessary. Ground transfers in Buenos Aires may be arranged on alternate dates with advance notice.

*Some domestic flights to Bariloche depart directly from EZE, an easy connection! Others depart from AEP, a small airport near the city center, a 45-minute drive (or two hours in traffic) between the two airports. We highly advise that you not change airports unless you’re staying the night in Buenos Aires. This is a tough connection on the same day.

*Domestic flights to Bariloche are often more expensive when purchased or arranged separately from the international ticket.

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