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7-day ski touring trip in Bariloche

Enjoy the best of Patagonia with this 7-day ski touring trip led by IFMGA-certified mountain guide and ski instructor Merlin.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration7 days
Offer periodSep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


Enjoy the most stunning Patagonian scenery with your skis on with this 7-day ski touring trip in Bariloche!

During this ski touring trip, you’ll get to ski some of best backcountry terrain in Cerro Catedral (2405 meters). You’ll also skin up to reach Refugio Frey and, once there, pick and choose between the different slopes and chutes around the hut. You’ll have the time of your life!

With the Nahuel Huapi Lake as a backdrop, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Bariloche and its surroundings. Cerro Catedral and the Lake District are probably among the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in the world. Snow-capped mountains, deep blue lakes and magical mountain huts make for perfect pictures that will stay engraved in your mind forever.

Experience Patagonia at its best with this amazing 7-day ski touring trip. I was born and raised in Bariloche, so come enjoy all of my favorite spots!

Visit during the months of August and September to find the best snow and weather conditions. You need to be an expert skier and, additionally, be in very good physical condition to take this trip. I can take between 2 and 4 people on the tour.

Also, if you’d like to experience the Patagonia to the fullest, be sure to check out my 8-day ski touring program in Chile’s volcanoes and this ski tour in El Chalten for a week.

I am an IFMGA-certified mountain guide and I am excited to show you around my hometown. Contact me and we’ll start planning a very exciting week together!



Three nights in a hotel in Bariloche, two nights in Refugio Frey.


The itinerary is subject to changes depending on weather and snow conditions.

More info

Personal equipment, personal accidents and rescue insurance (mandatory), restaurant meals, lift tickets, alcoholic drinks and gratuities are NOT included in the price. PERSONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: - 30 and 45-liters backpack - Sleeping Bag - Head lamp - Water bottle and small thermo flask - Merino or synthetic base layers - Polar 100 and wind stopper - Down or synthetic hooded jacket - 2 pairs of gloves - Warm hat - Extra socks - Waterproof pants and Jacket (Gore-Tex) - Goggles - Sun bloc & lip protection - Ski touring set: Skis, skins, boots, ski crampons, ski poles (compressible ideal). - Crampons & Ice Axe* - Safety avalanche set: Shovel, beacon, probe* - Helmet (optional) * If you need to rent equipment (crampons, ice-axe and avalanche safety equipment) please make sure to let me know in advance. CONFIRMED DATES 2017: September: 3th to 8th September: 10th to 15th

Meeting point

At Bariloche airport.




Day 1: Meeting at Bariloche airport

Transfer to the hotel. Equipment check.

Day 2: Cerro Catedral

Off-piste skiing. Lodging in Bariloche.

Day 3: Traverse to Refugio Frey

From Cerro Catedral, we’ll traverse to reach the Frey Mountain Hut. We’ll spend the night there.

Day 4: Ski touring around Laguna Toncek

Night in Refugio Frey.

Day 5: Traverse back to Cerro Catedral

From Cerro Catedral, we’ll head back to the hotel in Bariloche, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 6: Transfer to the airport

About the guide

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Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!

What people are saying about Merlín Lipshitz

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4691 each

Group of 2

USD 2526 each

Group of 3

USD 1805 each

Group of 4

USD 1547 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group tours.

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