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He lives on what he is passionate about: skiing

Privileged. Dare. Lucas Guiñazú lives on what he has enjoyed all his life: skiing. Alternating between the United States and
Argentines around the world
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| 15 February, 2020 |

Perhaps, the images from the movie Tonto y Retonto are as close as many Argentines have ever come to the city of Aspen. Its snowy mountains, hotels, shops and not much more. Just a memory of our visual memory. However, at the antipodes of that position, is Lucas Guiñazú. A 28-year-old Mendoza who works as a ski instructor at that international center in Colorado.

He is a native of the City of Mendoza, where he shared childhood among family and friends, but he also had the time to travel, from the age of 9, and have his first experiences in skiing. However, it became serious when he studied for an instructor at the ski resort of Las Leñas in Malargüe. It’s just that his father worked there and he went from a very young age until he made the decision. However, Lucas and the ski signed their brotherhood pact in a Work & Travel, a program for college students who, on summer holidays, travel to the United States to work .

At first he served in a small ski center, in the United States, but after a few years he tried his hand in Aspen. Visit that later became routine, as he now travels to the United States from December to April, something he repeats 9 years ago. Although to this we have to add 4 more years that, previously, he developed in Las Leñas. And, after so long, training here and there, he managed to become a professional instructor .

A unique experience

And, definitely, it’s a unique experience. Lucas assures that all this is possible thanks to the support of his girlfriend and his little son. But also for the quality of the people, who attend the ski center to relax and spend it well on vacation. Relaxed atmosphere. And, in that context, in a rapture of farandula, assures that it is current currency to see famous the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio or Antonio Banderas.

On the other hand, Lucas Guiñazú was part of the Argentine ski team synchronized with which made a podium again in the South American Championship that was performed in Chapelco, San Martín de Los Andes. Other competencies in the ones that the Mendoza participated were the SL or GS race and freeride, entering among the finalists also in the famous “Powder8”, a competition of international relevance.

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