Argentina Ski and Snowboard Camp - Travel Information:
Flights: A parntership with LAN Airlines and Ecuatours provides campers the cheapest and most direct flights possible. Campers will fly into Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (EZE) where they will transfer to another airport with the assistance of our staff to meet their connecting flight to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC).
To book flights please contact us after registration.
*Please note that camp starts in Bariloche instead of Buenos Aires due to an improved partnership with LAN Airlines and Ecuatours now providing campers cheaper flights than previously possible.
CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage, is required for all our trips. We ask you not to attend our trips without first purchasing travel insurance coverage. We recommend that you purchase a policy that includes a cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the occurrence that you are unable to attend a trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances) or in the unlikely event that a trip must be cancelled. We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. You may also click here to view recommended web sites for insurance.
Argentinean Entry & Exit Requirements: Nationals of USA, Canada, most Western European Countries, Australia, and New Zealand do not need visas to visit Argentina. Upon arrival nationals will be granted a 90-day tourist visa with their passport. Please note that upon leaving Argentina, a departure tax of $26 must be paid. Read more at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1130.html
Minors: Campers under 18 years of age need to bring a notarized document certifying that both parents agree to the child’s travel. The document is included in the registration packet. Please contact us for more information on connecting with other campers on designated travel days.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Emergency Contact: in an emergency, you can reach us during regular office hours (10a – 4p Mountain Standard Time) at the following numbers:
Dialing within North America: 1 866 758-2267
Dialing outside of North America: +1 (970) 372-4564
If you do not receive an immediate answer when calling the above numbers, please leave us a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Cell phone numbers of staff and house numbers at camp base will also be provided in your welcome kit.
Communication: In addition to the wireless internet we have available in the hotel lounge, a phone is also available at the front desk so that campers may be reached. Campers may also buy a pay-as-you-go cell phone in Argentina or use one of the many public phone cafes in Bariloche. Any cell phone with GSM (from the USA or elsewhere) will also work in Argentina.
Health requirements: necessary vaccinations and physicians’ clearance are required before joining us for a trip. Carefully review the health information section of the following webpage for up-to-date health information, including information on the quality of medical care, the availability of medications and the necessity for vaccinations in the destination country: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1130.html.
You are responsible for ensuring that you receive any necessary vaccinations before embarking on your trip with us.
Fitness requirements: The majority of our trips are open to people who are beginners in our primary sports. You should be at a sensible level of fitness before attending one of our trips. You should also enjoy physical activity and the outdoors. During our trips you will be able to rest if you find that you are over-working yourself. You should make certain that you are in sound shape to enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Safety & Security: To maximize your safety during our tours you should exercise common sense and caution at all times. We recommend that you always stick to set travel arrangements, and avoid unknown areas. We also recommend that you wear minimal jewelry and that you keep valuable items safely stored. Always keep a copy of your passport, airline tickets, traveler’s checks and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals. For information on safety and security in Argentina, please review the safety and security section of the following webpage: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1130.html
WHAT TO TAKE
Equipment: To make the most of your trip, we recommend you bring your own equipment…especially your own ski or snowboard boots. If you are unable to bring your own equipment, there are skis and snowboard demos available.
The following is a suggested what to bring list:
Equipment, Clothing, Etc…
» skis or snowboard with bindings
» ski or snowboard boots
» ski or snowboard pants and warm jacket
» gloves, goggles & warm hat
» helmet (required for under 18)
» avalanche transceiver (if you have your own)
» casual winter clothes - jeans, pants, warm sweaters etc (washing machines are available in our accommodation so you don`t need to pack for the full stay)
» swim trunks + flip flops for the hot tubs
» toiletries, towel
» money belt
» first-aid kit (should contain lip balm, aspirin, band aids, a cream for sore muscles, extra prescription drugs you might be taking)
» your sense of adventure
Documents & Money
» passport (+ photocopies)
» travel insurance (+ photocopies)
» airline tickets (+ photocopies)
» Credit and/or debit card and/or travelers cheques and/or cash
» Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
» Under 18 clients please submit trip paperwork pack
Country Information: For additional information about traveling in Argentina check out http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1130.html
Currency Exchange: For the latest currency exchange information check out http://finance.yahoo.com/currency
ABOUT All Star Adventures
At All Star Adventures we take pride in offering a unique blend of instructional adventure travel. Since 1999 we have provided the ultimate array of guided World travel to teens and adults. For those looking for more than the typical adventure vacation, All Star Adventures, offers a unique alternative – the opportunity to learn a new pastime (or develop an existing one) alongside an expert instructor while exploring a new region or country.
We provide small groups, unique experiences and off-the-beaten-track locations. But we combine this with world-class coaching and carefully-designed instruction programs to give our clients the best of both worlds – a memorable travel experience plus immense personal satisfaction from mastering a new sport or pastime.
All Star Adventures specializes in unique travel to prime international locations with sports instruction for all levels. Offering first-class holiday destinations and encouraging you to expand your cultural and personal horizons. Guests of our trips are invited to realize their full potential, while enjoying a vacation and making new friends. The atmosphere of our trips is relaxed, positive, and exciting, while the classes are fun-filled, patient, and never intimidating. The entire experience is geared toward helping guests maximize their pleasure while honing new skills you’ll draw upon for the rest of your life. Instructors include the world’s top professional skiers, snowboarders, surfers and skateboarders.
Our tours are designed for those who have a genuine passion for travel and enjoy all that goes with it, including breathtaking scenery, stylish accommodations, unique cultural experiences, exotic food and interaction with locals.
The information contained here is provided in confidence. Due to the nature of travel, details included here may change. You should use the above information as guidance only and not as a contractual requirement on the part of All Star Adventures, LLC.