Summer holidays are supposed to be all about relaxing, right? Find a beach and then settle down with a trashy novel? Make sure you drink plenty of water.
Nah! Not for us.
Instead, max out your ski season and head across the ocean to Argentina for an adventure in some different snow. We can think of many reasons why you should….
The highest peaks in the world outside of the Himalayas, no less, are just waiting for you to check out the high elevation terrain. You’ll find deep and long flowing runs in beautiful mountains, along with an organic and natural terrain park full of dips, jumps and lips. Simply put, skiing and boarding in Argentina is a tremendous amount of fun.
The snowfall is reliable, and the quality remarkable. Andean snow is typically dry powder and it falls with a predictable vigour every June & July. There are then plenty of sunny days thereafter (in to August and September), once a deep base has been established.
Several of the larger Argentinean ski resorts have facilities and services which can rival the best of the best; high-speed chairlifts, characterful accommodation and even some pretty decent ski equipment available for hire. There really is no need to moderate expectations or lower your standards - the ingredients of an awesome ski holiday are available in Argentina.
Both within and beyond the ski resort boundaries, the Andes Mountains offer an endless expanse of skiable terrain. We've only just scratched the surface or what's out there and every year new opportunities are realised.
Throw in the Argentinean passion for dance, the bohemia of Buenos Aires, those delectable Mendozan reds, the world’s best steaks, and some beautiful waterfalls. Set horizons beyond the Argentinean border and we could also get you to other South American countries - skiing in Chile? beach in Brazil? cruise in the Galapagos? Whatever, wherever - we've done it before.
Argentina likes to party. Hard. It’s an integral part of the Latin way of life. Don't fight it. Après begins late, dinner is even later, and then the dancing goes on much, much later. It’s utterly exhausting!
Simple as that! Argentina is a completely enthralling country and we love it. The mixture of European and Latin influences makes for characterful and welcoming towns and cities. The high mountains and pristine lakes create awesome landscapes. And the skiing's great.