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UCO VALLEY ARGENTINA HELI SKIING
7 Nights | 6 Days Heliskiing
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USD 15,120
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
If you are looking for an epic week of heli skiing Argentina, this could be the tour for you! Available for semi private groups of 4 or 8 or mixed groups of 12. This package includes 6 days of heli-skiing, avo safety gear, use of skis/snowboard, 7 nights of luxury lodging, transfers, meals & more..
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  • 6 days of heli skiing (groups of 4, 8 or 12)
  • 7 nights deluxe accommodation with all meals
  • avo safety gear & ski/snowboard rentals included
  • 1:4 guide to client ratio
  • ground transport including airport pickup & drop-off
Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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The CompanyPowder South Heli-Ski Guides (PSHG) are some of the most respected heli-ski guides in the world. Their guides are UIAGM / IFMGA internationally certified mountain guides and have decades of experience in the heli-ski industry worldwide, having led trips in Alaska, Greenland, Turkey, India, Canada, Russia, throughout the Alps, Sweden, Japan and South America.

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UCO Valley Argentina 6-Day Heli Skiing Package

Based out of one of the best luxury mountain lodgings on the planet; The Vines Resort & Spa, this eight-day Andes heli-package (6 days of heli skiing) is made for skiers & snowboarders who want the full experience of the best in Argentina heli skiing.

On a typical day you can expect from 6 - 14 runs of varying vertical with an average vertical of 10,000 meters per day.

You can book this package as a solo skier/boarder or small group and be grouped with other skiers & boarders to make up groups of 4, or if you have a group of 4, 8 or 12 you will ski/board only with your own group.

Terrain & AbilityBecause PSHG has access to such a huge tenure of terrain, there is something suitable for everyone from strong intermediate skiers & boarders and above. If you are a solo traveler in a group of less than 4, PSHGs will try to match abilities with other solo travelers / smaller groups.


Endless lines of powder...

..for you and your friends to play in...
Portillo
..fresh turns all the way.

Lodging

This package includes premium accommodations with the first 6 nights in the luxurious mountain lodge; The Vines Spa & Resort, and the last night in a 5-star hotel in Mendoza (including breakfast).

The package is based on twin share rooms however there is a "single supplement" available for those wanting their own private room.

The resort offers deluxe 1 & 2 bedroom villas (up to 2,274 sq ft in size) with magnificent natural views, gas fireplace and private decks. The amenities of the resort include an infinity pool, hot tub, & private spa & fitness center.

You wont need to bother about the deluxe kitchens in the villas as you will be eating at the gourmet Siete Fuegos Restaurant which is run by one of the most famous chefs in the world (Francis Mallmann). Experience perfectly flavored meat delicately cooked over a wood fire with cast iron, plus seafood and local wines. Many of the seasonal ingredients are sourced from nearby farms.


1 & 2 bedroom luxury villas...

...superb resort facilities...

..and mind-blowing cuisine.

Typical Itinerary

Day 1- Saturday (arrival day)
After landing in Mendoza, Argentina a POWDER SOUTH representative will meet you at the airport and direct you to the van for ground transportation, or to your reserved helicopter connection, to transport you to your lodging in the mountains. Once at the lodge, you will meet with your heli-ski guide for gear check, briefing, and group selection. Later an avalanche beacon search and safety clinic will be conducted, along with the required helicopter briefing. Welcome dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: The Vines Spa & Resort
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Sunday
Immediately after breakfast we walk to the heliport only yards from your room. Soon we will carve our first turns in the pristine Andes in the UCO Valley, an unforgettable alpine setting of Himalayan proportions. Each group will have a minimum of 1 heli-ski guide, a 4:1 & 5:1 ratio depending on the number of guests and helicopters we use. Today we take it slowly. It will be your first day exposed to the thin air at nearly 15,000 feet elevation in the magnificent surroundings of the dramatic and rugged Central Andes Mountains. Back to base for the night to a well deserved gourmet dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: The Vines Spa & Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 – Monday
After breakfast we gain altitude as we become more comfortable and familiar with the terrain, as well as better acclimatized to the altitude. There is always the possibility of discovering a new landing zone, or virgin terrain never skied or snowboarded before. It is highly likely that you will have the chance to pioneer a few runs with us, since the terrain is vast and much remains unexplored. Return to base and dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: The Vines Spa & Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 – Tuesday
Another exciting day with more runs, powder, and fun! We continue discovering the Andes and tracking fresh snow. Picnic at midday, then continue heli-skiing and/or heli-boarding. By this time the group will be well acclimatized and feeling stronger. We may go a bit higher or perhaps move to a different valley, depending on conditions, group strength, and abilities. Return to base for dinner.

Overnight: The Vines Spa & Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 – Wednesday
After breakfast we repeat our heli-ski routine. Those who are ready for a break can soak at the nearby hot springs, go horseback riding, choose a day of resort skiing, or simply relax at the lodge.

Overnight: The Vines Spa & Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 – Thursday
After breakfast we continue with our exciting program; more heli-time, more turns and vertical feet in the majestic Andes Mountains. Return to base for dinner.

Overnight: The Vines Spa & Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 – Friday
After breakfast we start our 6th and final day of our heli-ski / heliboard journey into the Andes. After skiing, we pack and transfer you to your 5-star hotel in Mendoza, The Mendoza Park Hyatt, for an enjoyable Friday evening in this friendly and fun city.

Overnight: Mendoza Park Hyatt
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8 – Saturday
Breakfast and relaxing morning at your hotel. You may choose to continue traveling in Argentina and South America, or return home.

Meals: Breakfast

2017 Rates (EURO per person including taxes)

 Private group of 4 (includes 12 hours flight time, 1 group only) $14,000 per person
 Semi private group of up to 8 (includes 14 hours of flight time) $10,000 per person
 Non-skier guest lodging & board (if you have a partner who wants to come along but not heliski)   $4,000 per person 
 Additional flying time (beyond hours included for package) $2,000 per hour 
  • These rates are applicable to FLEXIBLE TOUR dates which can commence any dates starting in July, August & September.
  • Based on twin share however single supplement available for private room (subject to availability)
  • *a minimum group of 12 is required to run a tour so if you are a solo or smaller group, the tour will only operate if you can be matched with the required number to make up a group of 12.
Rates Include
  • Experienced and professional UIAGM / IFMGA certified heli-ski guides
  • 6 days of heli-skiing / heli-snowboarding
  • Helicopter flight time over 6 days: 12 people – 18 hrs, 8 people - 14 hours, 4 people - 10 hours
  • 7 nights lodging (single room), breakfast, daily heli-picnic, and dinners included. (6 nights at the deluxe lodge + 1 night in Mendoza staying at a 5-star hotel with breakfast included)
  • Safety equipment, transceiver, probe, shovel, and ABS (Avalanche Airbag System)
  • Powder skis and/or snowboard equipment
  • Small groups (4:1 guide ratio for our Eccuriel AS 350- B3 or our Bell 407)
  • Group size can be 4, 8 or 12 skiers / snowboarders per package
  • Three-day UCO Valley departure with 4 skiers and 1 guide per group or 8 skiers and 2 guides or 12 skiers and 3 guides per group
  • Ground transportation, including airport pick-up & drop-off
Not Included
  • Additional flying time
  • Personal items and services (alcoholic beverages, tips, laundry, etc)
  • Expenses incurred in case of evacuation or rescue
  • Flights - book flights here
  • Travel Insurance - purchase online here
  • Lunches, snacks, alcohol, dinners (apart from those listed above)