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12-day ski touring near Cerro Catedral Bariloche

Join Jean Marc, an IFMGA certified guide, on this ski touring adventure near Cerro Catedral and Cerro Bayo, in Bariloche. Discover some of the most beautiful places of the Argentinian Patagonia.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration12 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


San Carlos Bariloche is one most beautiful towns, typical of the Argentinian Patagonia. Bariloche is located in the center of Patagonia. It overlooks the stunning lake Nahuel Huapi. And it is guarded the Andes, a the magnificent and worldly famous mountain range. 

We’ll spend the first part of our adventure off-piste skiing and ski touring at some of the best ski resorts in town. All are located near the iconic Cerro Catedral and Cerro Bayo.

After that, we’ll ski tour through the beautiful surroundings of both peaks. So we’ll stay a few days in the comfortable and gorgeous lodge of the Baguales Mountain Reserve.

The Reserve is only a 2 hour drive from Bariloche and offers an easy access to the mesmerizing Villegas and Foyel River. Hence, it is one of my favorite spots. It combines enchanting forests brimming with beech trees and stunning canyons and valleys. We’ll also find majestic peaks with its breathtaking summits. Here, we’ll keep our eyes open in case we spot an Andean Condor flying above us. But we can also see many other curious creatures that call this place home.

The pristine wilderness and untouched sceneries all around this place, make it the absolutely perfect location for a trip like this. The relaxing sound of the water and nature surrounding us, will transport us to a magical land of peace and beauty.

Finally, I propose we spend a weekend in Buenos Aires to end this wonderful journey. This south american city is full of charming neighbourhoods and mesmerizing buildings. 

If you want to join this trip send me a request. I promise you won’t forget it. But, if you want an adventure in a completely different part of the world, check out this 17-day guided ascent of Kilimanjaro, that I guide too.



4 star hotels in Buenos Aires and Bariloche, and lodge La Mesada in double rooms with bathroom.

More info

If the snow and weather conditions are very good, and if the group wishes to do more off-piste skiing, it is possible as an extra to do some snowcats drops. All the routes can be completed with a day pack. A snowcat carries your luggage to reach La Mesada. You'll need to bring an appropriate back pack of approximately 30 liters, a travel bag, your ski equipment and appropriate clothing.

Meeting point

Buenos Aires airport




Day 1: Flight to Buenos Aires

Flight to Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Arrival to Buenos Aires. And stay at a hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 3: Buenos Aires- Bariloche

Flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche in the morning. Then transfer to our hotel in Bariloche, where we’ll have dinner and spend the night

Day 4: Cerro Catedral

Skiing in Cerro Catedral.Then dinner and night in the hotel.

Day 5: Cerro Aspero

We’ll drive to the valley Rio Chalhuaco. And then ascend the Cerro Aspero to do some skinning. After that, we’ll return to Bariloche, to have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 6: Cerro Bayo

Early morning we’ll head to the ski resort in Cerro Bayo. Then we’ll ski tour and enjoy some off-piste skiing. After that we’ll head back to Bariloche for dinner and a good night sleep at the hotel.

Day 7 to 9: Baguales Mountain Reserve

We will leave early to the Baguales Mountain Reserve. Upon arrival we’ll take a 4-wheel vehicle and use a snowcat to reach the La Mesada Lodge. There, we’ll enjoy some of the best ski touring around the lodge. And at night we’ll head back to the lodge for dinner and to sleep.

Day 10: Bariloche

On this day we’ll fly back to Buenos Aires. Then, you’ll have some time to explore the city. And we’ll have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 11: Return flight

Flight back home

Day 12: Arrival at your city

Finally, you’ll get home.

About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

- The passion of virgin areas -
Climbing, mountaineering, trekking, off-piste skiing, ski touring, heliskiing, I have used all the resources available in the mountain to explore the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland, and also Nepal, Peru and Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco and Turkey, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen…
Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 4011 each

Group of 2

EUR 4011 each

Group of 3

EUR 4011 each

Group of 4

EUR 4011 each

Group of 5

EUR 4011 each

Group of 6

EUR 4011 each

Group of 7

EUR 4011 each

Group of 8

EUR 4011 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Flight to the start of the trip

- Lifts tickets

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

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