Travel Agent recently sat down with a representative of OvRride, a ski tour operator that offers both domestic and international ski trips geared toward Millennials, and got the skinny on 2018’s Argentina and Chile trips.
OvRride runs back-to-back trips to Chile in July and then another two trips in August. The trips come complete with airfare included, guided tours of the major cities the operator passes through, winery tours, transportation during the entire trip, lift tickets, lodging, some meals and guided nightlife.
The first trip to Chile is to a region close to Santiago called Tres Valles. What makes this one unique is the combination of big city culture, sights and nightlife of Chile’s capital city Santiago with three valleys - El Colorado, La Parva and Valle Nevado. The full package price for this tour is $3,599.95
OvRride will also be immersed in the local mountain culture and hospitality of the quaint mountain town of Farellones at the popular Powder Lodge.
Lastly, the group stops for a wine tour en route to the small town of Los Andes surrounded by Chile’s famous vineyards, Portillo Ski Resort and the opportunity to experience the Andes Mountains Backcountry experience off the snowcat at Ski Arpa.
Then OvRride follows that up with a trip to Las Trancas, which is about a six-hour drive south of Santiago. This combines a Chilean wine tour experience in Los Andes, the big city culture of Santiago, a day at Portillo Ski Resort and a train ride through the countryside down south to the lesser known Nevados de Chillan ski area.
With two volcanoes at the top of the resort, trees runs, endless natural wind lips, cornices and big bowls, people often refer to Nevados as a snow skate park. Unique as well are the natural hot springs located at the base of the ski resort that the group will be sure to hit up. The picturesque small mountain town (only one street) of Las Trancas is surrounded by tons of nature such as large trees and waterfalls, not to mention some of the best sunsets in the world. The full package price is $3,499.95.
Once August rolls around, Clients can join the operator down in Bariloche for some summer snow set in the beautiful Patagonia region of Argentina.
The company will be riding and skiing at Cerro Catedral ski resort where there’s a mix of epic mountain terrain, mellow powder rollers, downtown restaurants, nightclubs and a happening local scene.
In 2015, OvRride added the option of Backcountry Snowmobile Ski/Ride day tour at nearby Mailin Alto. One of the highlights is spending a Saturday afternoon and night in the Argentine capital city, Buenos Aires.
The tour group will be staying in the chic neighborhood of Palermo and exploring sights throughout Buenos Aires during an afternoon walking tour, hitting a traditional Argentine dinner and experiencing the legendary Argentine nightlife. The full package price is $3,499.95.
Then at the end of the month OvRride heads deep into the Andes to hit Las Lenas. One of the more remote mountains in the Andes, Las Lenas offers some of the most untouched terrain in the area. Clients can also add a stop through Mendoza. The full package price is $3,999.95.
Check Out the Launch Party
Travel industry representatives and consumers alike are invited to OvRride’s launch party to officially kick off the ski season from 7 to 10 p.m on Friday, November 10 at The DL in New York City.