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Type of Trip
This backcountry ski in Bariloche program proposes different options for day trips. Near the city and its surroundings, for those who want to enjoy a skiing adventure in a beautiful and wild landscape.
Bariloche´s city is an excellent starting point for your backcountry skiing adventures, it is very close to the mountains and it has all the commodities a big town can offer you when returning from the mountains. The best time of the year to ski in Patagonia is between August and November, nevertheless late June, July and December at higher mountains may also be good.
It would be better if you have a good alpine skiing level and it is not necessary to have previous off-piste skiing experience.
Day trip options for Backcountry ski in Bariloche:
INTRODUCTION TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING.
Area: Cerro Catedral. | Duration: half day. | Difficulty: all skill levels
This is a half day trip recommended to persons who want to experience skiing off-piste far from crowds and also in a safe way with the company of a certified guide . The meeting point would be Catedral ski resort where you´ll share some runs with the guide. Then you´ll go “la Laguna” where you´ll be taught basic knowledge of specific material such as skis , bindings and climbing skins, mountain safety and off-piste skiing technique.
Area: Cerro Challhuaco. | Duration: Full day. | Dificulty: low/middle intensity.
This Mountain is situated at the eastern area of Nahuel huapi´s national park. It is a good option for beginners or when the weather is not very good. You´ll meet the guide in Bariloche and drive to the refuge area with 4 WD transfer. There we´ll start climbing up through lenga´s forest and then along an open area, up to the summit. We´ll go down through the same face we came up. Along the trip you´ll be taught basic knowledge of specific material such as skis, bindings and climbing skins, mountain safety and off-piste skiing technique.
Area: Cerro López. | Duration: Full day. | Difficulty: middle/high intensity
This mountain is situated at the eastern area of Nahuel Huapi national park. After meeting the guide you´ll go to the base of it by private 4WD transfer. Depending on the amount of snow you´ll start walking with the skis on your backpack or climbing up with the skins, through Lenga´s forest and then over wide open ridges, once you arrive to the summit you´ll ski down choosing with the guide the safest itineraries. Along the trip you´ll be taught advanced knowledge of specific material, mountain safety and off-piste skiing technique.
Area: Cerro Lopez. | Duration: full day. | Difficulty: middle/high intensity
This mountain is situated on the western area of the park. We´ll climb through forests and slopes without vegetation to the refuge Lopez. There we will have a break before we continue ascending. Then you´ll choose with the guide the safest slopes, returning to the starting point. Along the trip I will teach you advanced knowledge of specific material, mountain safety and off-piste skiing technique.
VALLE VAN TITTER
Area: Van titter valley. | Duration: full day. | Difficulty: Middle/high intensity.
Suitable for people with good skiing level, so it is not necessary to have previous ski touring experience. The meeting point will be Cerro Catedral where we will use the ski lifts. From the top of the ski resort we will continue on foot or with skins depending on the amount of snow and then descend down towards the Van Titter Valley. Thence the guide will evaluate if the return would be the same way or by the trail.
Please contact me if you are interested in this day trips of backcountry skiing in Bariloche! If you would like to combine more than one option in a multi-day program we can also work on a customized proposal.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
About the Guide
IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina.
Passionate since childhood for climbing and surfing, originally from Mar del Plata where he was one of the pioneers developing mountain activities.
Nowadays and since 1990 he works as a mountain guide, including skitouring in the mountains and volcanoes of Patagonia, rock and ice climbing and climbing courses.
He is also a Biologist and constructor.
He has done many ascents in Patagonia including Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy (3 times, including first repetition of the via Tehuelche and at 5 pm the via Affanasief).
In sport climbing he has reached a maximum degree of 8a (French scale).
During the last 15 years he has also intensely practised Ashtanga yoga.
He speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish.
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