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1-day Intro to backcountry skiing at Cerro Catedral, Bariloche (Patagonia Norte)

Join Juan, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, and step into the thrilling world of backcountry skiing. Follow him to Cerro Catedral, Bariloche, and learn the basic skills!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


  • Learn the basic skills of backcountry skiing with an expert.

  • Discover the huge powder areas of Cerro Catedral, Bariloche.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Nahuel Huapi National Park.


Would you like to explore a beautiful alpine terrain and learn the basics of backcountry skiing? Then join me for this day program at Cerro Catedral, Bariloche.

San Carlos de Bariloche, in the Rio Negro Province, in Argentina, is a winter destination known all over the world. It is part of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, one of the most scenic areas of Patagonia. Cerro Catedral (2100m), its emblematic mountain, is home to a premium ski resort which receives tourists from all over the world.

On this skiing program, we will use the Catedral lifts to gain altitude. Then, we will hike away from the crowds to discover some huge powder areas. My goal is to teach you the basic skills of backcountry skiing! We will work on equipment usage, ascent and descent techniques, and basic notions of  itinerary planning. Furthermore, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the entire National Park.

So, are you up for this Intro to backcountry skiing in Cerro Catedral? Then join me! It is your chance to go a step further and try a more adventurous type of skiing!

If you are not a beginner, I recommend you try my 2-day trips at Baguales Lodge and Refugio Lopez.


Meeting point

San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro (Argentina)




Day 0: Previous meeting

Metting in Bariloche. Briefing and equipment check.

Day 1: Backcountry skiing

Early in the morning we will go to the Catedral ski resort. We will choose the skiing area according to the weather and snow conditions.

About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Argentina.

I’m trekking guide since 2009, and became fully IFMGA certified in 2014.
I’ve climbed in many destinations in the Andes in Argentina, and also in Perú, Brasil, France, Spain, Italy and Austria.

I work together with two other colleagues and friends, Indio and Tomás, who are also IFMGA. So if I’m not available to guide you, one of them can do it.

The three of us live in El Chalten, where we practice our profession and develop our passion for climbing and skiing. And we want to share it by opening the doors to all those who want to live their Patagonian experience in a safe and unforgettable way.

We are also committed to mountain training. Therefore, we can give you the basic tools to move in the mountain safely and smoothly. That's why we offer courses for all levels depending on the terrain you want to train. We give lessons of rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier transit and mountain skiing.

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