Backcountry skiing in Baguales

A unique 11-day ski trip with Jean-Marc, IFMGA certified mountain guide, in Baguales, one of the best spots for skiing in North Patagonia, near Bariloche.




Trip Duration

11 days

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People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip




    In the heart of Patagonia, the Baguales Mountain Reserve is an ideal place for backcountry skiing. In fact, it combines virgin forests, open desert, steppes, imposing mountains, deep canyons, valleys and particular rocky summits. And we may spot here the majestic Andes Condor.

    Indeed, we can enjoy vast, endless panoramic landscapes. The deep valleys are covered by lenga, an endemic plant. Local fauna and introduced species are very abundant in the area. Besides, migrant birds like this natural reserve with its intact serenity.

    The sound of crystalline water running offers a timeless symphony.

    The lodge and 3 satellite refuges are 2 hours away from Bariloche. In fact, it’s the ideal starting point to discover this region of the Andes Cordillera. Here we can practice a very wild ski touring. We will ski during  6 days.

    The highlights of this trip are:
    – the wild beauty of the natural intact landscapes,
    – the incredible ski quality,
    – the warm welcoming of our Argentinean friends,
    – the comfortable accommodation,
    – the delicious food and amazing steaks,
    – the great quality wine!

    Finally, the trip will end with a weekend in vibrant Buenos Aires.

    Do you want to discover Baguales? Then please contact me, this is the best way to do so! We will plan the details to make your perfect trip. I like taking my clients on adventures around the world. In particular, another trip that I offer in Argentina is the Ascent to Aconcagua, check it out!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    3890 EUR

    Group of 2
    3890 EUR

    Group of 3
    3890 EUR

    Group of 4
    3890 EUR

    Group of 5
    3890 EUR

    Group of 6
    3890 EUR

    Group of 7
    3890 EUR

    Group of 8
    3890 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip

    Other details


    We will stay in a magnificent lodge and very comfortable refuges.

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    Level: good off-piste skiing skills; we will climb with seal skins 3-5 hours per day.

    To have an idea, prices for flights Paris-Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires-Bariloche start at 700€ + 350€


    About the Guide


    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

    - The passion of virgin areas -
    Climbing, mountaineering, trekking, off-piste skiing, ski touring, heliskiing, I have used all the resources available in the mountain to explore the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland, and also Nepal, Peru and Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco and Turkey, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen…
    Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.




    What People are Saying about Jean-Marc Kaufmann


    Hello to all who like the intensity of amazing heights reached with sometimes a bit of sweat but so rewarding that the memories live in you year in or out. I travelled many times with Jean-Marc as guide. Heliskiing in Canada, Touring skiing (seals\' skin skiing) in Tromso, Spitzberg or more simply in ski resorts like France, Italy and Bulgaria. I recommend him for the complete trust in what he is sure I can do and his guiding ability on top of our sharing a good bear after the day\'s efforts (I am Belgian so ...). I even tried myself at 53 years\' old to a bit of climbing with \"Aiguille d\'Entrève\" and discovered a new ability. Great moments past and to come.
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    Jean-Marc nous a guidé avec beaucoup de professionnalisme dans l\'ascension du Grand-Paradis cet été. Ce fut une très belle première expérience d\'alpinisme pour moi, en toute confiance. Les passionnantes discussions à bâtons-rompus comme le respect du silence (dans la longue descente) m\'ont paru précieux également.
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    J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer Goulven et d’être guidé par lui sur le Grand Paradis en août 2014. C’est un super compagnon de cordée, un pro de la sécurité, un excellent leader, un défenseur de belles valeurs montagnardes et une personne très riche par le métier diversifié qu’il exerce, guide de haute montagne mais aussi copilote d’hélicoptère.
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    Je recommande vivement de vous entourer de Goulven pour vos expéditions. Outre ses excellentes compétences techniques, vous découvrirez un guide aimant partagé sa riche expérience humaine et professionnelle et soucieux de vous faire vivre de belles choses à ses côtés!
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