Powder Room? Join Women's Backcountry Week in Argentina

Kaitlyn Farrington snowboarder

Girl Pow(d)er

Argentina Women’s Week focuses on girl pow(d)er for backcountry adventure progressing every aspect of skiing and snowboarding on the vast terrain of these Patagonian mountains...

SASS Global Travel and GNU Snowboards are stoked to announce the return of Women’s Week at SASS Argentina 2019 hosted by Olympic Gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington (main image and below).

Women’s Week focuses on getting more women riders into the backcountry and progressing every aspect of their skiing and snowboarding. The vast terrain of these Patagonian mountains offers the perfect setting for adventure, fun, camaraderie and pushing yourself to your limit or just getting your first taste of big mountain riding.

SASS will be offering everything from splitboard clinics (for both beginner and advanced splitboarders), women specific coaching/guiding, big mountain missions, jump clinics, backcountry education classes, cultural outings/activities and delicious Argentine food.

Women’s Week will take place in Bariloche from 10th-17th August. And of course, all ages are welcome. Whether you’re a seasoned backcountry vet or just strapping into a splitboard for the first time Women’s Week has something for everyone.

SGT has been at the forefront of progression in the women’s freeride movement for years, and is proud to be partnering with GNU Snowboards to provide one lucky participant a free snowboard!

SASS Argentina is an experience unlike any other. SGT has spent the past 15 seasons in Argentina developing the best big mountain backcountry camp in the world. Perfect for the solo traveller, groups, couples, adults or aspiring freeriders, this trip was designed to bring like-minded riders to the Andes during the North American summer to provide the platform to take your skiing or riding where you never thought possible.

ski touring Gardiole

SASS also offers specific training for competitive athletes joining from big mountain and freestyle backgrounds. There’s a reason why the best athletes in the world use the facility as a summer training grounds “SGT Argentina is the most unique programme I’ve ever been to,” says pro snowboarder Erin Comstock. “You’re in the middle of winter, hitting cliffs, jumps, and powder. It’s a camp for backcountry – that’s pretty awesome!”

Participatnts will be joined by professional photographer Ben Girardi and professional videographer Hazen Woolson, who will get the shots and media you’ve always dreamed of. And everyone knows footy is for the girls. There are also  some added bonuses as the first Winter Olympian for Paraguay, Julia Marino will be joining the week. 

Every client who comes to the programme walks away part of the SASS family. You’ll make friends all around the world who are always down for adventurous ski trips. "I love how SASS provides me with the opportunity to ride with so many kick-ass ladies. the atmosphere is so lighthearted, supportive, and fun and it provides me with the perfect opportunity to push myself as an athlete. I have met so many ski buddies and role models through the programme. all the amazing women I've met skiing with SASS inspire me everyday to be the best athlete and person I can be." says Paris Pratt who skis for Dynastar

August is perfect timing for the biggest dumps of the Southern Hemi season, known as the Santa Rosa. Starting at $2995 for a signature 8-Day programme, Women’s Week riders will have access to all of SASS Global Travel’s Argentina’s amenities, including slopeside lodging with hot tub, daily breakfast, tea-time and dinner, backcountry education, 24/7 logistics support, local airport transfers, and lifelong friendships. Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime sign up here. Still have questions? Shoot an inquiry and SASS will contact you directly.