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Backcountry Skiing in Argentina: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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More than 3000 km of excellent snow quality, await you in Argentina!

From the Midwest of the country to the last portion of land in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina opens its doors from June to early September to thousands of skiers from all over the world. Protected by the Andes mountain range, in Argentina you will find the most varied plans to enjoy extraordinary backcountry skiing experiences with the best local guides. Ski in Mendoza: home of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the world outside the Himalayas. Descend through the adrenaline-filled slopes of the Neuquén volcanoes. Make incredible turns in Baguales and in the Nahuel Huapi National Park in Bariloche, or go further south in search of great memories in the Perito Moreno Glacier, the Ice Cap Field, Ushuaia and even the Antarctic area, crossing the Drake Passage. There is no doubt that in Argentina there are backcountry skiing options for everyone! Take your pick from our selection of guided tours below.

Backcountry Skiing in Argentina

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What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Argentina?

Comfort and friendliness, features of Argentina

In Argentina, there are excellent networks of mountain huts for those who wish to venture into backcountry ski experiences for several days in the outskirts. You will find good accommodations to spend the night and meet new friends, in Mendoza, San Juan, Neuquén, Rio Negro, Santa Cruz, Chubut, Tierra del Fuego and more.

The hospitality of its people is another highlight. Because Argentina is a very important tourist center in the region, you will also meet people from all over the world, which will make your experience culturally much more exciting.

Why should I choose Argentina for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Cerro Catedral

It is located in Bariloche (province of Rio Negro) and is the largest ski center in South America, with 1200 skiable hectares that include forests, canyons and off-piste skiing areas, as well as more than 60 tracks and paths. The contact with nature is inmediate, as well as the love you will feel for its landscapes.

Ski at the end of the world

Ushuaia is the southernmost city on the American map. It is a perfect destination for both expert and beginner skiers. Cerro Castor, just to mention one, is a ski center located on the southern slope of a mountain. As the sun does not hit the tracks, the snow quality here is incredibly higher than in other places.

Proximity with Chile

The Andes mark the border between Argentina and Chile. From all the nearby Argentine provinces, you can cross to that country and enjoy good backcountry skiing programs in what is known as the Chilean Patagonia. The mountain passes are in excellent condition and are very accessible by car or bus.

What can I expect from the weather in Argentina?

The north of the country is warmer than the south, where there are snowfalls during most of the winter, from June to August. The climatic conditions near the Andes are windy and dry. As we move away from there, the weather becomes wetter and rainier, especially in autumn, from March to June.

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What currency is accepted in Argentina?

Argentine peso

How can I get to Argentina?

There are international airports in almost all the provinces of the country. The most frequent and direct connections are in Buenos Aires, from where you can connect with the rest of the country through flights that do not exceed 3 hours.

What’s the country code of Argentina?


What’s the high season for Backcountry Skiing in Argentina?

June to September

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Argentina


Merlin is a very experienced mountaineering guide. It was a great trip. We can recommend him very highly.



Trip of a lifetime! Merlin is great the setting is spectacular and we were blessed with perfect snow and bluebird skies. Couldn't ask for more.



I have been skiing for 40 years and climbing for 10, I was so happy to have Lucas guide me to help me with my skiing goals. I felt safe and comfortable with his knowledge and experience and truly enjoyed the experience. He provided me options for me to choose on the level difficulty or risk that I was willing to take, and allowed me the option to choose. I met my goals and would highly recommend Lucas for future skiing or climbing for others and will connect with him in the future.” Safety and fun is are my two most important goals in the backcountry and he helped achieve those goals



Our group had an amazing experience skiing Cerro Vispignani with Merlin. Merlin made a great call having Vispignani for our ski venue objective. He has a wealth of local knowledge that provides for the best experience and for safety. Also Merlin is a very personable guide and a lot of fun to be with in the mountains. I highly recommend paying him a visit at Mountaineering Patagonia. I look forward to having more guided adventures with then in future



Escribió una opinión el 14 de noviembre de 2016 mediante dispositivo móvil Esquí Cerro Vispignani Nuestro grupo tuvo una experiencia increíble de esquí Cerro Vispignani con Merlin. Merlin hizo un gran llamado para nuestro objetivo de tener Vispignani lugar de esquí. Él tiene una riqueza de conocimiento local que ofrece la mejor experiencia y por seguridad. También Merlin es una guía muy agradable y un montón de diversión con en las montañas. Recomiendo pagar él una visita en el montañismo Patagonia. Espero tener más aventuras en el futuro guiada con luego

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