Party in the Andes

We’d argue the Bariloche resort in Argentina is our most picturesque resort. With stunning views of the Andes mountains and Patagonian lakes, as well as the opportunity to visit the iconic Cerro Catedral and San Carlos de Bariloche, there are fewer more stunning places to enjoy your ski course than here.

A taste of Bariloche

As the only Austrian ski instructor programme in the southern hemisphere, Bariloche is the place to be for skiing, snowboarding, and everything else you could want from your trip in South America. For nightlife lovers, Bariloche plays host to some of the biggest names in clubbing, with Brazilian school leavers flocking to the destination to sample unforgettable nights out.

If you’re a lover of local cuisine, you’ll relish the chance to visit the chocolate capital of Argentina and try out the legendary Argentinian steaks. The Swiss influence means you’ll also be able to try out the town’s famous fondue restaurants, while Rodeo is famous for being a meat lover’s dream. As the cherry on top, you can sample this famous Patagonian cuisine on a budget!

Why Bariloche?

A short trip across Europe is glorious, but for the ultimate adventure, we can’t recommend Argentina enough. It’s somewhere we all know, but few of us actually get the chance to visit. That’s why our course is designed to make sure you don’t miss a thing, from the stunning slopes to the once-in-a-lifetime tourist attractions. The town of Bariloche is on the edge of the Nahuel Huapi glacial lake, a truly breath-taking sight.

With our outstanding private transport links to the nearby airport and the slopes, you’ll be shipped around in speedy style!

What's the deal with the slopes?

As one of the biggest ski centres in South America, the Cerro Catedral mountain has a skiable terrain of 120km. The average 300cm snowfall a season makes this a dream for experienced and novice skiers alike. What’s more, you’ll be treated to stunning and unique views of the Nahuel Huapi lake as you fly down the mountain!



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Resort life

At Basecamp, we only choose the best, most luxurious hotels for your ski instructor course stay. That’s why we’ve selected the five-star spa hotel Villa Huinid Resort with Bustillo Hotel and Cabañas for your stay in Bariloche. You can walk into the town centre in minutes, so it’s perfectly located too.

You’ll get evening meals five nights a week, so you don’t need to worry about cooking for yourself after an intense day on the slopes. You’ll also be treated to breakfast every day, with the opportunity to sample the town’s world-class restaurants the rest of the time.

When it comes to relaxation, the hotel has you covered. You can soothe sore muscles in the hot tub and heated pool, and you also have access to the amazing spa and sauna. For chilled social evenings, you can take advantage of the lounge, games rooms, and onsite restaurants and bars.

The extra-curriculars

You’re signing up for the adventure of a lifetime, and that means you want to do more than hit the slopes. As the ski capital of South America, Bariloche caters to everyone’s needs, whether you’re a party-goer or a culture-seeker. Here are just some of the activities Bariloche has on offer:

Cat skiing
Snow biking
Fat biking
Snow shoeing
Dog sledding
Snow mobile safari
Night skiing
Lakeside BBQ nights
Club nights
Horseback trekking
Perito Moreno glacier tour
Whale watching

The good stuff...the nightlife

If you’re looking to work hard and play harder, then Bariloche is the place for you. As with all of the best party destinations on the planet, things really kick up a notch at midnight and the nightlife is at its best at around 3am. You might be a bit knackered after experiencing this unforgettable party scene, so we recommend saving it for your days off.

Known to every serious clubber on the planet, Pacha Club has a base in Bariloche. This unrivalled, world-famous club is the ultimate destination, but the area has a number of clubs that you can get sweaty in until the early hours. For pre-drinks, or for those of you who prefer chilled nights out, you’re spoilt for choice with bars, pubs, and microbreweries aplenty.

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