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South America on Sale

South America on Sale

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posted: 01/01/2000

Bariloche, Argentina
Located in the heart of Argentina's Patagonia, Bariloche is the Argentinian answer to Aspen. Boasting of an unparalleled nightlife that consists of everything from cinemas to a casino, Bariloche is known as the gateway to the ski area "Gran Catedral." The 4,000-foot based mountain offers terrain for all abilities from the absolute beginner to the extreme ripper. With 3,400 vertical feet of wide-open snowfields and long gullies, Bariloche has plenty of terrain to keep even the best skier busy.

This summer, Adventure on Skis/Adventure Sport Holidays offers some great packages to get your fix for sweet summer turns. Packages range from $1,164-$2,919 depending on when you go and how long you stay. The programs include round-trip airfare from Miami to Buenos Aires, transfer airfare to the resort, five or seven nights lodging, private facilities, and daily breakfast. For more information or to book your vacation call 800-628-9655.

Las Lenas, Argentina
Claiming to have the best powder in all of Argentina, Las Lenas is the summer home to the U.S., Swiss and French Olympic ski teams. The11,253-foot summit yields some 35 miles of downhill trails and over 4,000 feet of vertical, all above the tree line. With an accommodation capacity of only 2,200 people, Las Lenas ensures that you won't wait long for one of their seven lifts and four t-bars. This ultramodern resort has a self-contained village that includes restaurants, nightclubs and a casino.

Adventure on Skis/Adventure Sport Holidays offers some packages that might have you dusting off those boards sooner than you think. Ranging from $1,750-$3,868, these packages include, round-trip airfare from Miami to Buenos Aires, round trip charter flight from Buenos Aires to the resort, seven nights lodging in a selected hotel, all transfers between airports and Las Lenas, unlimited lift tickets, and daily breakfast and dinner. For more information call 800-628-9655.

Another operator, Moguls Ski Tours, offers packages to Las Lenas that range from around $1,600-$2,100. They include seven nights stay at the deluxe, five-star Hotel Piscis and breakfast and dinner. Packages do not include airfare, but Moguls offers wholesale airfare from any destination in North America. For more information or to set up your trip call Moguls Ski Tours at 800-6-MOGULS or visit their website at http://www.skimoguls.com/special/awesome.cfm.

Portillo, Chile
Regarded as South America's best known ski resort, Portillo is set well above the tree line in a desolate moonlike landscape of rock and snow. The 9,600-plus foot area is world renown for its pure, dry powder, great ski conditions and winter-like temperatures. With the Laguna de Inca Lake surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the hemisphere, Portillo gives way to some of the best views imaginable. Portillo has a generous assortment of terrain from the simple beginner areas to awe-inspiring chutes and 30-degree faces. Whatever your skiing pleasure, Portillo is sure to satisfy.

Vacation packages ranging from $1,760-$5,856 are offered through Adventure on Skis/Adventure Sport Holidays. These packages include round-trip airfare from Miami to Santiago, transfers from Santiago to Portillo, seven nights lodging at the Hotel Portillo, daily breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, and dinner, an eight day ski pass, and all resort taxes. For more information call 800-628-9655.

Another operator, Moguls Ski Tours, has packages to Portillo that range from $1,300 (for a regular room) - $2,700 (for a suite). The packages include a seven nights stay at the Hotel Portillo (aside the Lake of the Incas), eight days of skiing, and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea). Packages do not include airfare, but Moguls offers wholesale airfare from any destination in North America. For more information call Moguls Ski Tours at 800-6-MOGULS or visit their website at http://www.skimoguls.comm/special/awesome.cfm.

Termas de Chillan, Chile
Termas de Chillan is located on the sunny side of the Andes Mountains where snow from the cold current of the Pacific Ocean ensures a long ski season. The 6,800-foot based mountain is situated above the tree line and offers some 3,608-feet of variable terrain. Equipped with natural thermal pools and two deluxe hotels, Termas de Chillan can ease all your summer skiing woes.

Adventure on Skis/Adventure Sport Holidays has packages to stay at either the deluxe five-star Gran Hotel Termas de Chillan or the first-class Hotel Pirigallo. Packages start at $1,699, for the Gran Hotel Termas de Chillan, and $1,607, for the Hotel Pirigallo. These prices include round-trip airfare from Miami to Santiago to Concepcion, all transfers from the airport to the resort, seven nights lodging in a selected hotel, daily breakfast and dinner, a weekly lift ticket, and unlimited use of the thermal pools and fitness center. For more information and booking details call 800-628-9655.

Valle Nevado, Chile
Valle Nevado is equipped with more than 22,000 acres of skiable terrain nestled in the majestic Andes Mountains. With more than 25 diverse, groomed trails, this 9,000-plus foot based area also offers guided heliskiing for those seeking an adrenaline rush. A lift connecting La Parva to nearby El Colorado makes Valle Nevado the largest ski area in all of South America. In the valley, there's a choice of four restaurants: French, German, Italian, and Chilean that will conquer even the hungriest man's appetite. Some say Valle Nevado is like being on a ski-in, ski-out, cruise ship.

Adventure on Skis/Adventure Sport Holidays offers three different classes of packages for Valle Nevado; the Superior first-class (starting $1,960), Standard First-class (starting at $1,501), and Value class (starting at $1,401). All these packages include round-trip airfare from Miami to Santiago (via LanChile airlines), all transfers from the airport to the resort, seven nights lodging in a selected hotel, a seven-day lift ticket, daily breakfast and dinner, and all resort taxes. For more information or to book your vacation call 800-628-9655.

Another operator, Moguls Ski Tours, offers packages to Valle Nevado that range from $1,300-$1,900. They include seven nights stay at either the Hotel Tres Puntas (the areas newest hotel) or the Hotel Puerto del Sol (the areas largest local hotel) and meals (breakfast, apres-ski meal and dinner). Packages do not include airfare, but Moguls offers wholesale airfare from any destination in North America. To set up your trip call Moguls Ski Tours at 800-6-MOGULS or visit their website at http://www.skimoguls.com/special/awesome.cfm. We're are still researching summer packages in Australia, New Zealand and South America, so keep checking back.

If you know of any other great summer ski packages, please e-mail them to us at: editor@skinet.com

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