“Ski & Stay” Vacations in Bariloche
South America’s largest and most developed ski resort, considered THE place to ski in Patagonia, with close access to the tourist-friendly and entertaining city of Bariloche.
The ski packages include: Bariloche Skiing
_ Hotel rooms (continental buffet breakfast included)
_ Guided skiing
_ Ski lift tickets
_ Equipment hire
_ Airport Transfers (San Carlos de Bariloche Airport)
_ Shuttle service back and forth, from the hotel to the Ski Resort
In July, August, and September, North Americans are an overnight flight away from making full-on winter turns, almost entirely jet-lag free.
“Ski-in & Ski-out accomodation available…”
“Cerro Catedral owes its name to the fact that its peaks resemble the towers of a Gothic-style medieval temple…”
Covid-19 full refund promise
If things change and we have to cancel your holiday because of Covid, you can pick another trip, or get a full refund.
Book your holiday for just $200 per person.Your final balance will be due 10 weeks before departure.
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How To Get Here?
The San Carlos de Bariloche Airport BRC/SAZS (Tte. Luis Candelaria) is 8 miles away from the city of Bariloche. Bariloche Skiing
We offer a direct transfer from Bariloche airport to the accommodation chosen by you.ariloche
The airport operates both international and domestic daily flights from Buenos Aires and other provinces (Cordoba, Mendoza, etc). Airlines that operate in Bariloche:
- Aerolíneas Argentinas/ www.areolineas.com.ar / Tel. 0810 222 VOLAR (86527) (from Argentina)
- JetSmart / www.jetsmart.com / Tel. (+56 2) 27 31 8787
- Bariloche Airport: Tel. +5402944-426162.
During your stay with us, transfers to the Ski Resort (round trip) from your chosen accommodation in Bariloche are included in the price.
IMPORTANT: When traveling to Argentina from other countries, flights arrive at the Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini of Ezeiza (EZE airport code) in the country’s capital Buenos Aires. If immediately connecting to a domestic flight, be certain to check from which airport as many domestic flights leave from the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP airport code) about an hour’s shuttle from Ezeiza.
During the South American winter, Argentina is -1 hour from EST, so there is little to no jet-lag for North Americans.
There are nonstop flights from New York, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles. American, Delta, United, Aerolineas Argentinas all fly to Argentina.
Know Before You Go
Passports should be valid for at least six months before the arrival date. Bariloche Skiing
IMMIGRATION / CUSTOMS / VISAS
Immigration and customs are straightforward when arriving in Argentina.
In 2016, Argentina dropped the reciprocity fee for Canadians and Americans, so there is no additional cost to enter the country.
There is no visa required to enter Argentina. If a traveler is located outside the European Union a travel visa may apply so be sure to check with the Argentine Consulate.
VACCINATIONS & HEALTH
No vaccinations are required or needed to enter Argentina. Tap water is safe to drink.
Travel health insurance is encouraged as most policies from home will not directly pay a clinic or hospital bill while in Argentina (some policies might reimburse medical costs once you’re back home but you’re responsible for paying bills upfront).
The electrical current is 220V/50Hz. Argentina uses type C two-prong plugs and type I plugs with three flat prongs, with some outlets featuring a hybrid that accepts both types I and C plugs.
CURRENCY & BANKING
The monetary unit in Argentina is the peso (AR$). Many businesses will accept US dollars but always have pesos on hand as well. For ATMs you should look for a "BANELCO" and "LINK" sign. They are all over the country, but you can only withdraw local currency (Argentinan Pesos). ATMs charge a 10-12% user fee but for some USA banks, fees may be reimbursed to your checking account.
It is becoming customary to leave a 15-20% tip at restaurants, guides and ski instructors. Porters and maids should be tipped whatever the exchange rate for several US dollars is for that day. You do not need to tip taxi drivers.
Temperatures average highs of 40F – 50F, and lows of 30F – 35F. Storms are pretty common, so bring Waterproof, Windproof & Breathable Clothing.
Hear From Our Clients
"Let me start by saying Fede is not only an incredible skier, but as a teacher, he’s outstanding, very knowledgeable, has lots of wisdom, is detailed and passionate about the sport, and loves to share all he knows from years of training other students.
He doesn’t hide anything, he teaches with so much enthusiasm that it feels like he tries to make you a better skier than him (difficult task btw). Very thorough, detailed when it comes to technique, and very patient too.
I thought I was a solid intermediate level, but for him, I was a very beginner (which I was). He had to teach me the fundamentals from scratch. He really cares about your progress and will be always available for his students.
I highly recommend anyone to train with him regardless of your goals (from just improving your technique or becoming a high-performance/expert skier)"
"In the 2020 winter season, I took ski lessons with Fede. Until then, I had only taken lessons once in my life and although I enjoyed the sport, I used to feel quite insecure.
My way of skiing changed completely after attending the clinics with him and I could even say I learned to ski almost from scratch. Among other things, I understood that being able to go down the mountain on skis isn't necessarily skiing. I learned from the very basic stuff to the more technical aspects and I was able to enjoy the speed and off-trail skiing as I never imagined.
Fede has a great passion for skiing and he knows how to pass it on, he does not hide anything he knows and his observations and corrections are accurate and professional. You can notice the dedication and preparation he puts into each lesson since he is always proposing key exercises to improve your technique.
I appreciate having him as an instructor and I hope to take lessons with Fede again because another thing I learned from him is that you can always keep improving."
"In August 2019 I spent some holidays in El Bolson, Rio Negro, Argentina. I decided I would try to do some alpine skiing in the Andes. Close to El Bolson is the ski resort Perito Moreno.
I went there, rented boots and skis, and saw the ski school, which is located just where you arrive on the slopes with the first lift. Here I was introduced to ski instructor Federico Wenzel or Fede, who would be my teacher for that day.
Fede soon got my confidence. We started on some gentle slopes. Fede skied ahead demonstrating techniques. He observed my skiing and corrected me. All very friendly and constructively. Fede is fluent in English, which helped whenever my poor Spanish was insufficient. Soon we could go down more inclined slopes and even some slightly icy ones.
I truly enjoyed my skiing with Fede. He is a great company and you feel safe that he does not take you out onto something that you can not match. Fede corrected me very constructively but in a very friendly way, a bit at a time, so I had time to practice and learn. I had a great day and asked Fede to continue being my ski instructor on the following day.
The next day we met and continued skiing together. From the very start it was very windy, which picked up to a real snow blizzard. For this however, we can not blame Fede, who continued with his good temper and smile. He took me safely down the slopes even with almost zero visibility. It was a great adventure for me!
For sure I will return to El Bolson and ski Perito Moreno. I will then ask for Fede to be my instructor. I can recommend Fede to anyone who wants to learn or improve his skiing. Fede, I believe, is very skillful and can also teach at a very advanced level. You will have a good time skiing with Fede."
"After skiing all my life on my own, in the 2021 season, I took ski lessons with Fede and I can assure you that my skiing improved drastically. My skiing is no longer erratic, I started skiing conscientiously, getting rid of old bad habits, and progressing in my performance on the groomers.
Fede manages to transmit technical knowledge and passion for skiing. You learn about the fundamentals of good skiing and how they explain each technical aspect.
In his classes, you learn the how and why: from the body athletic stance to the technical aspects of the ski equipment, going through the different mountain and snow conditions, and the ski equipment, seeking to bear in mind all the factors that interact when we ski, to give as a result that pleasant sensation, feeling the skis and trying to control them more and more, so to be able to ski more effectively and more safely on each descent.
Without a doubt, Fede's lessons are recommended for anyone who wants to make the leap to advanced skiing. With him, you learn that you can always improve and enjoy skiing even more."
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