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

Cerro Catedral
Cerro Catedral
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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!

Private

Andes

1 Day

Jul, Aug, Sep

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Also included: VHF communication, GPS /// Not Included: ski touring equipment, safety equipment (ARVA, shovel, probe and helmet).


Itinerary

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.

 

Details

Meeting point

San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro (Argentina)

About the guide

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.

Languages

English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

El Chaltén


What people are saying about Juan Raselli

Stephanie Bana

5.00

November, 2022

Juan was the best guide! Very knowledgeable, experienced and friendly! We had a great time climbing!

Ginny Carlson

5.00

February, 2022

Indio is awesome! Great teacher. Great fun to be around. Would climb with him again. Highly recommend him no matter what your climbing level is.

Erin Kyle

5.00

December, 2021

This trip was amazing! Highly recommend. Juan was a great guide. He showed us all the basics of ice climbing and glacier transit. I feel comfortable as a beginner ice climber to go out on my own safely. We practiced top rope ice climbing, placing ice screws and glacier travel. We learned crevasse rescue. We stayed in the Refugio Valle del Creston (Google it, the place is beautiful). On the last day we put all our skills to practice to attempt to summit a glaciated mountain. Totally recommend the trip!!

John Lucasuk

5.00

January, 2020

Juan is a knowledgable, personable and strong guide. Cerro Solo is a great short peak for those wishing to hone their skills. Campsite is beautiful


 

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