Backcountry snowboard camp wraps up six-week season in the heart of winter in the Northern Patagonian Andes; releases new “Summerized” webisode series on Vimeo.
S.C. BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA – September 30th, 2013 — While the rest of Northern Hemisphere awaits the arrival of winter, SASS Global Travel (operator of the world’s largest summer backcountry snowboard program) has finished an incredible 2013 winter season in Patagonia. Over 100 clients ventured into the backcountry of Cerro Catedral Alta Patagonia with a professional backcountry guiding, coaching and education staff.
SASS is also proud to announce their new video webisode series, Summerized, premiering this week and throughout the Fall on their Vimeo channel at vimeo.com/sassglobaltravel. With post-production and filming supervised by videographer Connor Winton and assisted by backcountry guides/filmers Jon Conway and Andrew Burns, these new videos showcase all the epic possibilities of riding the Patagonian backcountry.
Watch the latest episode of Summerized.
2013 Season Statistics:
109 guided clients across a 6-week season, including 63 snowboarders and 46 skiers.
Clients ranged in age from 15-63, including a record 54 clients in adult-specific sessions.
Guest pros included Hana Beaman, Robin van Gyn, Leanne Pelosi and Will Wesson.
14 clients participated in AIARE Level 1 avalanche education and 4 in CAA-AST Level 1 with on-staff instructors Travis Feist (AIARE) and Jon Conway (CAA), including 5 certified in CPR / First Aid with on-staff American Red Cross provider Tony Pavlantos. Coaching and guiding provided by on-mountain professionals, including pro athletes Michelle Parker, Chris Coulter, Garrett Russell and Andrew Burns; supervised by Head Guide Skylar Holgate and Mountain Operations Director Pete Connolly.
Backcountry safety equipment support from industry leader Backcountry Access.
ABOUT SASS GLOBAL TRAVEL:
SASS Global Travel is dedicated to the experience of travel and action sports. With roots dating back nearly a decade in the Argentina backcountry, the present-day company seeks to create a community of passionate action sports travelers in both snow and surf. With the addition of the Rincon Surf School in northwest Puerto Rico, SASS combines unparalleled access to the goods with the best people, locations, education and professionals. Learn more about us online.