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Skiing with a Pro in Patagonia

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Warm jacket, check.

Goggles, yep.

Gloves, of course.

Professional freeskier Elyse Saugstad...

Ha, yeah, like you’d forget her.

Now that you’re all packed, here’s Ride with a Pro Patagonia, a snowy South American jaunt alongside the very skilled ski goddess mentioned above, booking now for an August 22 departure. (See the slideshow.)

Here’s what you should know about your new travel companion: 
  • She’s from Girdwood, Alaska.
  • She’s won a bunch of awards for being good at skiing.
  • She recently did a TEDx talk about the time she survived an avalanche.
She’s a good egg, that Elyse.

But about the trip: you’ll stay in a couple of comfortable mountain lodges, and you’ll spend six days cat-skiing and backcountry skiing in the Baguales Mountain Reserve. Which means six days of Elyse out-skiing you, so... just embrace it. Then redeem yourself with expert après-ski fireplace sessions and mugs of perfectly spiked cocoa.

If that’s not enough, opt for the three-night Buenos Aires add-on. You’ll tour the city, sample lots of traditional cuisine and even see a tango show.

You can put your skis away for that.


Ride with a Pro Patagonia
via Big Mountain Trips
Baguales Mountain Reserve
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