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Backcountry ski in Bariloche, Day Trips

Backcountry ski in Bariloche. One or multi-day trip with Nicolás, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide. Discover Cerro Challhuaco, Ñireco, López or Van Titter Valley, among others.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Type of tripPrivate

Description

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.

CERRO CHALLHUACO
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.

CERRO ÑIRECO
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.

CERRO LOPEZ
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.

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About the guide

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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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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

USD 908 each

Group of 2

USD 454 each

Group of 3

USD 303 each

Group of 4

USD 227 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Prices correspond to Cerro Catedral ski tour. Not included: equipment, ski lift tickets, meals and transport) // Other areas: USD 300 for a group of 4 people.


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