Jeanette and her family returned in July 2014 from a Winter Backcountry Ski trip in Bariloche. Here she tells us about her experiences on the trip and in booking with Swoop and our partners…
What was the highlight of your trip?
The highlight of our trip was the Backcountry skiing at Baguales Lodge. The accommodations were a rustic dream, getting there was an adventure, the food was gourmet, and the skiing spectacular.
Did you manage to visit anywhere else in Chile or Argentina on your trip?
Buenos Aires: we ate at two great restaurants in Sal Telmo (La Brigada) and Palermo. We went to the San Telmo market on Sunday and the Teatro Colon.
How well did Swoop Patagonia do helping you plan your holiday, and finding the best trip or operator for you?
Swoop helped us find the best trip operator in the area, choose our outdoor adventure activities, and referred us to the best guide company.
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Were you well looked after by our partners in Patagonia & their guides on the trip?
Yes, definitely. Mike and Juan did a great job planning our itinerary, managing all our backcountry and avalanche gear, guiding us while we were in Patagonia. They are knowledgeable, experience, professional, entertaining, and attended to our every need. We couldn’t have been happier.
Was there anything that you wish had happened differently/or not happened at all?
We wish there had been more snow at Cerro Cathedral and Frey, but even under those circumstances (which no one has any control over) our guide provided us with alternatives that were excellent.
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Do you have any tips for other people who are planning a trip?
Contact Swoop Patagonia and their recommended partners.