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Backcountry ski day in Ushuaia, Patagonia

Backcountry ski in Ushuaia, Patagonia. Discover the south of south in a day or multi-day trip with Sebastián, AAGM certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Today I would like to offer you a one-day skiing tour in Ushuaia.

A backcountry skiing or splitboarding adventure in Ushuaia is quite similar to a trekking day. However, the boards give us something different: the excitement of virgin snow descents!

Let’s ski far from the lifts and tourists, in the heart of a stunning winter land. The tour will take 7 hours in total, form 9 AM to 16 PM.

Ushuaia is one of the best backcountry skiing destinations in Patagonia. Located in the southernmost point of Argentina, in the Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia offers the longest ski season of the continent. Also, the amount and quality of snow is perfect, what guarantees the best ski runs and descents.

The large slopes in places like the Olum valley, Mount Alvear, the Martial glacier and Cerro Portillo are some of the key destinations to enjoy the best snow in unbelievable and unspoiled natural surroundings.

This backcountry ski day is perfect for intermediate-advanced alpine skiers. Anyway, if you don’t have prior experience you can also come. Tierra del Fuego has something for everyone with endless slopes for all levels of participants! I will decide the best place for you and the group according to your skills and expertise.

And if you are an experienced skier let me recommend you the multi-day package tours. You can explore the Fuegian Mountains with your boards in an superb expedition of 3 or 7 days!

Contact me now so we can organize this ski-day or combine several destinations in a multi-day trip. I will be waiting for you!

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Not included in the price: skiing equipment (Rental of complete equipment USD 40)

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Day 1: Backcountry ski day in Ushuaia

I will contact you the day before to discuss the appropriate ground for the excursion and to set a meeting point and starting time. I will provide you with an Avalanche Kit (Shovel, arva and probe). If you need skiing equipment (boards, poles, climbing skins and boots), it will be provided to you in the “Escuela de Esqui Ushuaia”, located in the Mountain Centre of the Martial Glacier.

The day of the tour, I will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the chosen place. It will depend on the conditions and the skills of the group. Once the tour starts, there will be stops for lunch and snacks. You will enjoy a unique day in the Fuegian Mountain Range.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide, GEM-AAGM Ski Guide, UIMLA, AIARE level 2 from Argentina.

I was born and live in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world! I've been skiing since I was 2 years old, and competed as a ski athlete in a Nordic ski and Biathlon world ski championships, world cups and in the winter Olimpic Games Torino 2006

In 2007 I retired from professional competitions to focus on my guiding career. I trained on rock, ice and mixed climbing skills as well as guiding techniques and became a mountain guide in 2011 at the Argentinean Mountaineering Guides Association (AAGM). In 2017 I completed the guiding courses to become also a certified Ski Mountain Guide GEM-AAGM.

I've done a large number of technical climbs at the Darwin Range and Patagonia while many of those are new lines


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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

USD 310 each

Group of 2

USD 186 each

Group of 3

USD 186 each

Group of 4

USD 186 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

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

• Personal Insurance

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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