Written by World Class Skiing
28th AUGUST 2015 – 14th SEPTEMBER 2015
WCS is celebrating its 24th year by taking an Adventure! We are proud to be visiting the 2015 INTERSKI congress in Ushuaia Argentina and supporting BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) and associates whilst we are there.
The 16 day trip will be a whirlwind tour of Argentina and the sights it has to offer. A four centre adventure with at least 10 days skiing in different ‘once in a lifetime’ resorts.
The adventure begins on 28th August 2015 with a flight to Buenos Aires in South America! After an evening enjoying the delights of Argentine cuisine and the Tango we depart on our journey…
Bariloche where we will spend 4 + days skiing at the Cerro Catedral area with its fantastic views and exciting terrain. Whilst staying in Bariloche, with its bustling town centre by the lake, you can take in the excitement of the city. Eating out will be great, there are many places to choose from. It also wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of National Geographic voted ‘Best Views in the World’.
To ensure we gain the most from our South American visit we will be visiting a real Estancia, the Estancia Huechahue, where Jane Williams will welcome us for a few days of sampling the Real Argentina and its fantastic Patagonian vistas. Here you can relax, walk, or horse ride and take in the atmosphere. After all, you are surrounded by 15,000 beautiful acres! Jane farms this vast expanse with the help of a team of Gauchos who ride the steppe shepherding the cattle and sheep in this huge area. The Estancia is self-sufficient and is pretty isolated; great for star gazing at night!
During our stay we hope to have a mystery 2 day ski tour, perhaps over the border to Chile? Details will be confirmed as soon as we know more.
We then return to Bariloche airport to take a flight to the southernmost city in the world, USHUAIA! Here we have five days of skiing this amazing area and viewing the impressive INTERSKI congress with the worlds skiing nations demonstrating some dynamic presentations and holding various workshops. This is truly a one off experience, especially in this amazing location.
And last, but certainly not least, Ushuaia. Here is somewhere truly different – the harbour, penguins, boat trips, and a mountain with the world’s best ski nations attending and performing at a magnificent event. Only one question remains – what are you waiting for?!
There is so much to see and do in Argentina and somehow 16 days just does not feel like enough! An Argentinean steak meal for example will be a steak you will never forget, by far the best there is.
To ensure your peace of mind, we have teamed up with Travel Counsellors, a national network of travel advisors and facilitators who are ATOL protected and have packaged our adventure together to ensure we have a hassle free and exciting adventure. This means, when making your booking you will be entering into an agreement with the Travel Counsellors and will benefit from all the security that provides.
LOCATION & HOTEL INFORMATION
When in Argentina, the accommodation is listed below by area. If this accommodation is not available, similar accommodation will be booked.
Rooms are booked on a shared basis. Should you require single rooms, a supplement will be applicable.
Nights of 30th August and 12th September (total of 2 nights)
Accommodation at the Design Suites or similar. www.designsuites.com
30th August to 3rd September (total of 3 nights)
Accommodation at theEdelweiss or similar. www.edelweiss.com.ar
3rd September – 7th September (total of 4 nights)
Accommodation at Estancia Heuchahua. www.huechahue.com
7th September – 12th September (total 5 nights)
Accommodation at the Hotel Mil810 or similar. www.hotel1810.com
Total price – £4,449
Deposit required on booking by BACS – £1,360.
Balance required 12 weeks prior to departure (no later than Friday 5th June) – £3,089
Please note: as internal flights must be paid for in full at the time of booking, you must have relevant travel insurance in place before paying your deposit. Should you then have to cancel the booking at any time, you should be able to claim this back (this does depend on your own policy and is not the responsibility of World Class Skiing Ltd).
What is included in the price?
- International return flights from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires
- Internal Argentina flights
- All transfers from airports to hotels. Transfers not included are those from hotels to ski resorts and travel once at a location
- Shared accommodation
- Breakfast at accommodation
- Ski performance coaching
What is not included?
- Lift passes
- Lunchtime or evening meals unless listed in the itinerary
- Any special excursions we may wish to take advantage of
Once we are aware of the number of travellers, we will be organising excursions at different venues. These may then include evening and/or lunchtime meals. We will keep you fully informed of any changes to the intinerary.
Looking forward to seeing you on our adventure!
The deposit of £1360.00 should be made payable to World Class Skiing Ltd directly by bank transfer.
Bank details will be forwarded upon request. Please note, payment can be made via credit card, however, this will attract a 3.5% fee.
No reservation can be confirmed without the booking form completed in full and returned to us.
By clicking this link you will open the booking form and terms and conditions page, from which you can download the complete form.