Moguls Mountain Travel offers Summertime Skiing Packages in South America

Beat the summer heat with a ski vacation to South America. While North America is melting under the summer sun, winter is in full swing down south. Moguls Mountain Travel is offering several exciting ski packages and vacations to South America at the resorts of Valle Nevado and Portillo in Chile and Las Leñas in Argentina. Not only does skiing in South America offer a great escape from the summer heat during the North American summer, resorts also offer incredible challenge and variety and are a great change of pace from the US resorts. In addition visitors can add on cultural and city tours of Santiago, Chile or Buenos Aires, Argentina and wine tours are also offered in the renowned winemaking region.

In the Andes Mountains high above Santiago, Chile the resorts of Portillo and Valle Nevado offer world-class skiing. Each resort has its own unique flavor, but both offer tons of snow and awesome ski terrain. Portillo is well known as a great ski location with superior service while Valle Nevado offers something for everyone and seemingly limitless ski terrain. Valle Nevado has become a major South American destination resort and is sometimes referred to as the St. Moritz of South America. Both resorts can be reached from Santiago within two hours. In Portillo, The Hotel Portillo offers an especially unique experience and the atmosphere here has been compared to that of a cruise ship, an oasis of luxury in a sea of snow. The hotel is the only lodging in the valley and offers 4 star service. Lift ticket sales are limited to only 500 people per day making for an incredibly intimate experience unlike anywhere else in the world.

Expert skiers will enjoy skiing in Las Lenas where the terrain is huge, both in terms of acreage and vertical drop. In Las Lena, sitting entirely above treeline, the skiable options seem limitless. The resort offers the preferred summer destination for serious skiers from the north with a lively apres-ski scene.

“My first South American ski experience was incredible,” says Jason Rogers, Marketing Manager for n Moguls Mountain Travel. “It was the first week of August and I was skiing knee-deep powder, thinking about my friends at home sweating in the summer heat. For the true ski or snowboard enthusiast, a South American trip is a necessity at least once in a lifetime, if not once per year.”

For the budget conscious, September and October offer attractive pricing and the best value of the season. These months also tend to find the slopes in excellent condition due to cumulative snows, which means great coverage and deep snowpacks. September and October typically are comparable to March and April in the US when the days get longer and warmer and spring storms bring regular and plentiful snows.

A sample package to Valle Nevado, Chile includes air from NY at $1,599.00 per person and is available from August 27 – October 10, 2004. This all-inclusive ski package for 2 people includes 7 nights in a standard hotel room at the Hotel Tres Puntas, 8 days skiing Valle Nevado, full board [breakfast, lunch and dinner], Round-trip airfare from New York’s JFK airport, and ground transfers from the Santiago International Airport to Valle Nevado. Other dates, hotels, resorts and departure cities are available. Pricing based on availability. Call 800-666-4857 for details.

Since 1982, Moguls Mountain Travel has offered singles, couples, families, and groups customized ski and snowboard vacations throughout the United States, Canada, and the world. Utilizing the speed and ease of online trip planning backed by veteran telephone vacation consultants, clients can build packages according to their abilities, desires, and budgets. Moguls combines a variety of lodging properties and a wide range of pricing, location, and amenity options with wholesale airfare to create personalized and competitive vacation packages. Experience endless winter with Summer Skiing Adventures in South America. For more information contact Moguls Mountain Travel at 800-666-4857 or log onto their website at www.moguls.co

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