Powder Quest has named Shin Campos as the lead guide on its Snowboard Argentina Tour, set to explore Northern Patagonia come August. Campos has years of Argentinian adventures under his belt, and his local knowledge will come in handy as he uses the mountain’s natural terrain to help riders hone their skills across all types of terrain.
"So stoked to guide this tour with PowderQuest. It's always special to head down in mid-summer to Argentina to ride powder and enjoy the amazing steak and wine dinners. Also Argentina is so beautiful with such a different look to the mountains and trees as back here in Canada. Now we can only hope for the deep snow and then this trip will be my summers highlight,” said Campos of the upcoming tour.
Early-season conditions are already looking promising at the three resorts hosting the tour- Cerro Catedral is already open, with Cerro Bayo, and Cerro Chapelo soon to follow.
Pucon, Chile June 29, 2012— Two major storms have already deposited large amounts of snow across the Northern Patagonia region with a 3rd currently in the area and continuing through the weekend. Temperatures so far have stayed cold enough for it to snow to the base of Cerro Catedral, something that typically down not happen until a little later in the season.
This trip helps snowboarders to build confidence in their riding through becoming comfortable in a wide range of terrain and conditions. Participants get to experience three distinct mountain towns in the Andes and are exposed to delicious local food and comfortable local lodging.
"Shin is one of the most fun guys to ride with ever. He will change the way you look at the mountain as a snowboarder and make sure you always have a smile on your face. Expect to progress your riding significantly on this trip while creating memories that will last forever." -David Owen – PowderQuest