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Think you can’t ski in Antarctica? Think again. According to Conde Nast Traveler, the seventh continent has the potential to become one of the year’s hottest ski destinations.
“We've followed skiing conditions everywhere from the Swiss Alps to Patagonia, but in advance of the upcoming ski season, we're discovering more and more tour outfitters are bringing the most adventurous travelers to one of the last frontiers: There's no ski lift, no five-star resorts, and après ski is...BYOB,” writes Meredith Carey.
Intrigued? If you want to carve out some turns on untouched powder, this is the place.
“You'll cover just about every form of transportation (plane to car to ship to boat to skis) to get there, but the skiing is some of the most advanced in the world. Plus, you'll have to hike past penguins and seals to get to most of the drop-ins, with the occasional view of whales in the distance,” says Carey.
Most people leave from Ushuaia, Argentina and travel with an adventure cruise company, says Carey.
While there aren’t a lot of options that are dedicated to skiing, if you have 30 days to spare, you can go by private yacht.
“Chimu Adventures just announced a 2017, 28-day experience from $24,995, that includes skiing and hiking for just five guests on a private sailing yacht,” Carey suggests.
If skiing in Antarctica sounds intriguing, read on here for all of the details.