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6-day semi-private heliski trip in Uco Valley, Argentina

Rodrigo, UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide, will take you on this unique 6-day semi private heliskiing trip in Uco Valley, Argentina!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration8 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Improve your ski touring/snowboarding skills under expert guidance.

  • Rest and relax in the most stunning and luxurious heli-ski lodge in Argentina.

  • Marvel at the spectacular views of the Central Andes Mountains.

Description

The terrain is vast and much remains unexplored in the amazing Uco Valley in Argentina. I invite you to discover the magnificent  Andes Mountains on this 6-day semi private heliskiing trip!

From glaciated peaks to beautiful mountain valleys, every morning we’ll hop on our helicopter and look for the best powder snow. My proposal is a 6-day program where we’ll discover the spectacular Andes Mountains while staying in a luxurious heli-ski lodge surrounded by 1,500 acres of private vineyards. Moreover, this program also offers the opportunity to go horseback riding, relax in nearby hot springs, choose a day of resort skiing, or simply just stay and relax at the Lodge.

Thanks to the varied terrain of the region, it doesn’t matter whether you are a first time heliskier or an expert freerider. I will make sure to find the ideal terrain for every skier and snowboarder’s ability and I guarantee you this winter adventure will take your skiing and snowboarding skills to the next level!

Does this semi private heliskiing trip in Uco Valley sound interesting? Then please contact me and let’s organize an unforgettable ski trip together!

In case you’d like to join a shorter heliski tour, check out this 3-day heliskiing trip in Uco Valley, Argentina .

Accommodation

The Vines Resort and Spa Mendoza Park Hyatt

Meeting point

Mendoza International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

After landing in Mendoza, we will meet at the airport and transfer to our spectacular accommodation in the mountains.

Once at the lodge, we’ll check all the equipment and make sure we are ready to start this adventure.

Later, we will conduct an avalanche beacon search and safety clinic and we will have the required helicopter briefing.

Finally, we will have a welcome Dinner at the Lodge.

Day 2: First day

Immediately after breakfast we’ll walk to the heliport located only yards from your room.

Soon we will carve our first turns in the pristine Andes in the UCO Valley, an unforgettable alpine setting of Himalayan proportions.

Each group will have a minimum of 1 heli-ski guide, a 4:1 & 5:1 ratio depending on the number of guests and helicopters we use.

Today we’ll take it slowly. It will be your first day exposed to the thin air at nearly 15,000 feet elevation in the magnificent surroundings of the dramatic and rugged Central Andes Mountains.

Back to the base for the night to a well deserved gourmet dinner at the Lodge.

Day 3: Continue with our heli-ski routine

After breakfast we gain altitude as we become more comfortable and familiar with the terrain, as well as better acclimatized to the altitude.

There is always the possibility of discovering a new landing zone, or virgin terrain that has never been explored before. It is highly likely that you will have the chance to pioneer a few runs with us, since the terrain is vast and much remains unexplored.

Return to Base and dinner at the Lodge.

Day 4: Another exciting day with more runs, powder, and fun!

We continue discovering the Andes and tracking fresh snow.

Picnic at mid-day, then continue heli-skiing and/or heli-boarding. By this time the group will be well acclimatized and feeling stronger. We may go a bit higher or perhaps move to a different valley, depending on conditions, group strength, and abilities.

Return to Base for dinner.

Day 5: Continue with our heli-ski routine

After breakfast we will  repeat our heli-ski routine. Those who are ready for a break can soak at the nearby hot springs, go horseback riding, choose a day of resort skiing, or simply relax at the Lodge.

Day 6: Continue exploring the majestic Andes Mountains.

After breakfast we will continue with our exciting program; more heli time, more turns and vertical feet in the majestic Andes Mountains.

Return to Base for dinner.

Day 7: Last day of our heli skiing journey.

After breakfast we start our 6th and final day of our heli-ski / heliboard journey into the Andes. After skiing, we pack and transfer you to your 5-star hotel in Mendoza, The Mendoza Park Hyatt, for an enjoyable Friday evening in this friendly and fun city.

 

Day 8: Last day

Breakfast and relaxing morning at your hotel. You may choose to continue traveling in Argentina and South America, or return home.


About the guide

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An Internationally Certified UIAGM / IFMGA Mountain Guide, Rodrigo has been a guide for 30 years. He has led 24 expeditions to Denali and 28 expeditions to Aconcagua — the highest peaks in North and South America, respectively. He has been a member of expeditions to Shisha Pangma and Cho Oyu in the Himalaya, and his climbs in Patagonia include the North and Central Towers of Paine, Agujas Guillaumet and Poincenot, as well as Cerro Torre attempts. He’s made Patagonian Ice Cap explorations including the first east-west traverse of the northern Ice Cap. He holds first ascents in Antarctica, the Andes and Alaska; speed ascents of Denali, Aconcagua, and Juncal. He’s guided the Ellsworth Mountains and Mt. Vinson in Antarctica and has extensive climbing and guiding experience in Yosemite and the Alps, including Frendo Spur and the Grand Jorasses. He’s a former Technical Committee member for the American Mountain Guides Association and a Senior Guide at Exum Mountain Guides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Rodrigo speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 10310 each

Group of 2

EUR 10310 each

Group of 3

EUR 10310 each

Group of 4

EUR 10310 each

Group of 5

EUR 10310 each

Group of 6

EUR 10310 each

Group of 7

EUR 10310 each

Group of 8

EUR 10310 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Helicopter drops as described

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Price does not include: -Additional flying time is €2,600 per hour -Personal items and services (alcoholic beverages, tips, laundry, etc.) and expenses incurred in the case of an evacuation or rescue -Single supplement fee – €2,000 for week packages, 1/2 for 3 day, FREE for private packages -Non-skier guest lodging & board – €4,000


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