Bariloche, Argentina - Aug 2017


BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA
SKIING GRAN CATEDRAL RESORT

INCLUDING BUENOS AIRES - AUG 12-21, 2017
OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO IGUAZU FALLS - AUG 21-24, 2017

TRIP LEADER:  MARIO CONCHA   404-791-0353

SIGN UP AND FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 7, 2017

Located in northern Patagonia ,  Bariloche is a charming small city, with Swiss influence apparent in its chalet styled buildings and numerous chocolate shops.  Bariloche serves as the gateway to one of Argentina’s most renowned ski areas – Cerro Catedral.    Cerro Catedral is named for the Gothic cathedral-looking granite spirals, which grace the summit of its ski mountain.  It is distinguished above other South American Resorts by having a true base village, offering  slope side accommodations, and  a respectable variety of restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars to suit all apres-ski  and nightlife interests.

Skiers who crave powder fields and spectacular scenery, must ski from atop Cerro Catedral’s dramatic Piedra del Condor Peak  (Stone of the Condor Peak).  Here there are wide-open snow fields and long gullies, all above the timberline, making it the perfect locale for deep powder turns.  Cerro Catedral offers terrain for all levels of ability.

Our main trip encompasses several non-ski excursions, so that you can experience the fantastic beauty of the surrounding Andes Mountains and Lake Nahuel  Huapi National Park, as well as the culture and excitement of Buenos Aires with a city tour and night on the town at their world famous tango dinner show.

For those on the Iguazu Falls Extension, you’ll be able to witness firsthand, one of the most majestic and breathtaking waterfall systems on the planet.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the World’s Greatest   Natural Wonders!

SO COME JOIN MARIO FOR A SOUTH AMERICAN SKI AND CULTURAL ADVENTURE IN BARILOCHE !!!

CERRO CATEDRAL STATISTICS
Top Elevation:  2180 meters      Base Elevation:  1030 meters
Skiable Area:  1500 acres       Runs:  60 Runs
Beginner - 17%
Intermediate – 42%
Advanced – 25%
Expert – 17%
Longest Run:  9km or 6 miles
Lift System:  38
Annual Snowfall:  19-23 feet

BARILOCHE – SKIING GRAN CATEDRAL RESORT – ARGENTINA
INCLUDING BUENOS AIRES
 OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO IGUAZU FALLS

DATES:   Main Trip:  August 12-21, 2017
      Extension:  August 21-24, 2017
TRIP LEADER:  Mario Concha
EMAIL:  mconcha@vailskipro.com
PHONE:  404-791-0353 Cell     

PRICE:  MAIN TRIP:  $  3310     Does not include international air to/from Buenos Aires
              MAIN TRIP SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:    $ 1432
    EXTENSION:  $  1220
    EXTENSION SINGLE SUPPEMENT:  $  273
SIGN UP AND FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE:MAY 7, 2017
INITIAL DEPOSIT:   $1000
 

FLIGHT INFORMATION:  International Airfare is not included in the trip price but should run $1850+/-RT
Domestic Flights from Buenos Aires to Bariloche and return are included in the trip price
Domestic Flights from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and return are included in the extension price
TRANSFERS:  All transfers are included 

MAIN TRIP LODGING:  
Village Condos (APART Hotel) – double occupancy with breakfast included- Gran Catedral  Resort - 7nts – 200 meters from the sk I lifts at the base of Cerro Catedral
Recoleta Grand Hotel with breakfast – Buenos Aires – 2 nights
EXTENSION LODGING:
Panoramic Hotel – double occupancy with breakfast included – Iguazu Falls – 3 nights 

SKI PASS:  5 Day Ski Pass is included in the trip price

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS:

  • Full day guided excursion to Victoria Island & the Arrayanes Forest in the Lake Nahuel  Huapi                                  National Park - Includes transportation, boat ride, English-speaking guide on Aug 18th
  • Morning City Tour in Buenos Aires on August 20th -
  • Tango Show & Dinner with wine & transfers in Buenos Aires  on August 20thpm 

EXTENSION INCLUDED EXCURSIONS:

  • City Tour of Puerto Iguazu & the three borders of Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay on August 21st
  • Includes guide & transportation
  • Half Day excursion to the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls – includes guide & transportation on August 22 morning
  • Gran Aventura Excursion:  Jet boat into the heart of the falls, followed by a jeep tour through the jungle on August 22 afternoon
  • Full Day excursion to see the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls and the Itaipu Dam – includes English speaking guide & transportation  August 23 Brazilian VISA  required -must be obtained prior to your departure from the US-$160+/- not included in the trip price