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Matt Sklar | 06.21.2018

It’s almost July, and you haven’t skied for months. Maybe you live in a place that winter decided to skip this year. Oh yeah, the air conditioner in your office just broke, too, and you heard the guy in the cubicle next to you say it’s supposed to be even hotter tomorrow. Doesn’t a powder day sound nice right about now? Take a ski or snowboard trip to Argentina this summer and those daydreams can become a reality. While both Chile and Argentina are major destinations for winter in the Southern Hemisphere, we’ll check out some top reasons to travel to the latter.

It’s skiing or snowboarding during the summer!

This one is a no-brainer. Summer in the northern hemisphere means winter down south, meaning powder hounds can escape the heat and get their shred on. The best part of it all? August is mid-winter, meaning you’ve got a great shot at some fresh powder while you’re friends back home melt. So, pack up your powder skis and snowboards and get down to Argentina.

Bariloche has the goods

Bariloche is a wicked cool mountain town located outside of a giant national park that is home to the Cerro Catedral ski area. This huge resort has terrain that stacks up toe-to-toe with the best ski areas in the world. Steep chutes and endless backcountry terrain will give skiers and snowboarders of all abilities a nearly endless playground. So don’t forget to bring your avalanche safety gear (if you have the proper knowledge and experience to go with it), and go get after it.

Buenos Aires is worth a trip on its own

The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is a beautiful and fun city, providing a classic South American combination of European influence and Latin culture. Travelers from all over the world come to BA to experience the food, art, and culture of the city, so adding on a couple of days to your ski trip is definitely worth it. Dance late into the night, explore the distinct and charming neighborhoods, and eat delicious steak...this is BA at its finest!

Knock South America off your bucket list

Skiing and snowboarding in the summer is cool no matter where you do it. Getting to travel to South America will take your summer shred to the next level. Not only will your friends back home be super jealous, but you get to experience high-quality snow and terrain in the mountains of Patagonia. That’s a once in a lifetime kind of trip. The mountains in Argentina are beautiful with huge rock faces filled with dreamy chutes for skiers and snowboarders to ride. Throw in a couple days in the city, and you’ll be getting a complete South American cultural experience.

It’s surprisingly close

Sure, it still takes a lot longer than a summer trip to Mount Hood, but Argentina is a whole lot closer to the United States than other Southern Hemisphere skiing destinations like Australia and New Zealand. The flight is about 10 or 11 hours from the U.S., but there’s a big perk to traveling south: no jet lag. The Argentine time zone is only one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Uneasy about traveling with your gear? Read our guide to flying with skis and snowboards. Plus, once you get a proper ski travel bag, it’s actually pretty easy. If planning and logistics aren’t you forte, you can check out evoTrip Bariloche trip packages for the ultimate Argentina experience.


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