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Las Leñas, Andes Freeski Ride with a Pro

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Ride with a Pro

Professional freerider Elyse Saugstad
Elyse Saugstad
Freeride World Champion

Ride the legendary mountains of the central Andes and taste the famous wines of Mendoza with this ski adventure to Las Lenas, Argentina. This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes 6 days of backcountry skiing in world-famous terrain spanning wide open bowls to narrow chutes, led by professional freeskier Elyse Saugstad. Following your ski trip, you'll head to the wine country of Mendoza to taste Argentina's famous Malbecs and indulge in a some well-deserved pampering, touring wineyards by horseback.

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Advanced to expert level. Skiing in all snow conditions and type of turns. Good physical shape.
Camp 1: August 19-26, Camp 2: August 26-September 2nd.
Special rate: From 3650 USD per person at Escorpio hotel.
From 4560 USD per person at Virgo Hotel.
The Pro
Elyse Saugstad hails from Girdwood, Alaska where she found her passion for skiing big mountains in Alaska and around the World. During her career as a professional skier Elyse won the Freeride World Tour Overall in 2008 and the Freeride World Tour's "Female Line of the Year" in 2009. After a successful run at competing she turned her focus towards filming whereupon she won the coveted Powder Magazine Video Award's "Best Female Performance" in 2013 for her segment in Teton Gravity Research's Co-Lab contest movie. Elyse was also the only female to be voted into the finals of Teton Gravity's Co-Lab Edit contest in a field of over 40 men, and ended up in the top 5 of the contest. In 2014 Elyse won "Best Female Freeride Segment" at the IF3 Montreal International Film Festival for her segment in the movie Pretty Faces. Elyse was recently named as one of ESPN's "Top 50 Women in Action Sports". Elyse co-founded and runs an avalanche awareness and snow safety clinic for women called SAFE AS with other professional female skiers. Through her unique experiences as a professional athlete Elyse had the opportunity to give a Tedx Talk in San Francisco. Through all of her exploits and ski camps Elyse strives to share her enthusiasm for playing in the mountains


Las Leñas, Andes
The Trip
1 week freeskiing. 9 nights.
6 days freeskiing with pro skier Elyse Saugstad; get the necessary skills to get to the next level.
Optional: 2 days wine tasting.
3-star Escorpio Hotel. ski in / out.
5-star AVirgo Hotel. Amenities: heated indoor - outdoor Swimming pool, SPA, lounge bar.
Posada Salentein at Mendoza Wineyards. Amenities: Swimming pool, Spa, lounge bar.
The Terrain
Las Lenas features the best and most challenging one in all South America. Looking for deep powder and expert terrain, Las Lenas features the largest lift-accesses off-piste terrain in the Andes with more than 200,000 acres. From wide open bowls to crazy-narrow chutes the options are endless.
Day 1:
Arrival to Mendoza international airport. Reception by our staff and transfer to Las Leñas. Arrival at your Hotel. Meeting and security briefing with Elyse.
Day 2 to 7:
Freeride days with Elyse. Share her huge mountain experience and knownledge.
Day 8:
Leaving Las Leñas at midday, we will drive the famous road 40 to Mendoza wineyards to reach Posada Salentein. Or drive you back to Mendoza or San Rafael Airport.
optional activity -
Day 9 :
Wine tasting at bodega Salentein. Horseback riding along the wineyards of Salentein property.
Day 10 :
Transfert to the international Airport. End of services


3 (GOOD) reasons to book this trip Uncredible terrain Pro coaching with Elyse Saugstad
What is included:
Private transfers
7 Nights hotel SGL base with breakfast
7 days ski pass
6 days skiing with pro rider Elyse Saugstad
mountain guide from las Leñas for security
Security pack (Transceiver, Probe, Shovel, ABS Airbag system)
Cancellation travel insurance: consult us for pricing and benefits.
Wine tasting:
2 nights posada Salentein full board DBL base
wine tasting

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