Shred Sick Backcountry Terrain in Chile and Argentina In One Trip This Summer with SASS

D’Arcy McLeish | BackcountryBackcountry

[sponsored by SASS Argentina]

Backcountry shred in Chile.
Photo – SASS

Thinking of going to South America to ski or ride this summer? Are you looking for something more than just resort skiing? SASS Global Travel has been taking people on full service, big mountain backcountry adventures in Argentina and Chile for years and they take care of everything so all you have to do is show up and be ready to shred.

Sled access here is legendary.
Photo – SASS

When I head out to a new zone to go ski touring, it’s always a bit of a gamble on where to go and what to ski. Going on a trip to a different continent means all of that is multiplied. Just the logistics of getting all your gear down there can be a bit of a nightmare. But more than that, on a backcountry ski trip, I want to spend my time getting to the goods, not looking for the goods. I want to spend my time shredding and not dealing with logistics, travel arrangements, figuring out where to go, what mountain to base out of and who to talk to about weather, avy conditions, local knowledge etc…

On a trip with SASS Global Travel, all of that is taken care of. You just book your trip, pack your gear and show up. Based in Bariloche, Argentina, SASS has a team of dedicated, passionate logistics staff and staff that will take care of everything so all you have to do is show up. After that, their crew of guides are there to put you in the terrain you are looking for day 1 so you can focus on the skiing and riding. For almost 15 years they have been guiding in Andean backcountry and they know their business well.

Big stoke in Chile.
Photo – SASS

We’ve talked about SASS Argentina, which just in itself offers a lifetime of backcountry terrain, what if you could go to BOTH Argentina and Chile in one trip? Cause you can, my friends. SASS has a trip they call their Argentina / Chile Combo Experience, and it is pretty much the Cadillac of big mountain adventures. On this trip you’ll experience a week-long session at thier flagship program, SASS Argentina, based at South America’s largest resort, Catedral Alta Patagonia, near Bariloche, and then pop over to one of the most unique corners of Chile for your choice of 3, 4 or 6 days of shredding the Chilean backcountry via snowmobiles on the other side of the Andes.

This is an amazing chance to experience riding both Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia and immerse yourself in two of the best backcountry areas in the world. After spending the first week shredding the backcountry with their guides, using the lifts at the resort for access and hiking or touring from there, you’ll head into Chile and use snowmobiles to access terrain in the volcanic region of Chilean Patagonia. The beauty of this trip is it absolutely maximizes your time so you can get the most out of your trip and gives you a good, broad variety in different types of backcountry skiing.

SASS Chile.
Photo – SASS

While SASS is focused on getting you the goods, their guides are also there to educate. With options to take an avalanche course in Argentina, you’ll learn about mountain sense, backcountry etiquette, avalanche safety, terrain analysis and rescue in the mountains. That focus on education and safety and helping folks to become responsible backcountry users is one of the cornerstones of SASS’ whole ethos. Add that to some of the biggest and most spectacular mountains in the world, strategically located lodging on both sides of the Andes, unparalleled logistics services, an all-star cast of guides as well as a crew of likeminded travellers all looking for the same adventure and it’s a sure bet you’ll have an awesome trip. 

All 5 SASS Argentina sessions will sell out quickly so INQUIRE NOW!

Session 1, All Ages: July 29 – August 5, 2017Available

Session 2, All Ages: August 5-12, 2017Running out of spots

Session 3, All Ages: August 12-19, 2017Available

Session 4, 18+: August 19-26, 20172 spots left

Session 5, 18+, apartment only: August 26th – September 2nd2 spots left

Argentina/Chile Combo Session  


For the combo expereince, choose the SASS Argentina Session that works for you, then add the SASS Chile Session of the same number and decide between Quick-hit Options (3 – 4 nights) or the Signature experience (6-nights). For more info CLICK HERE.

4 SASS Chile Sessions to choose from


Session 1, All Ages: July 29 – August 5, 2017 – Waitlist Only

Session 2, All Ages: August 5-12, 2017 – Available

Session 3, All Ages: August 12-19, 2017 – Available

Session 4, 18+: August 19-26, 2017FULL, Waitlist Only


SASS is here to take the headache out of the international travel and make sure you spend your time and effort on the mountain in the terrain you have been dreaming about rather than in transit. INQUIRE NOW, you won’t regret it.

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