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Backcountry Skiing Trip in Loma del Diablo, Patagonia, Argentina

Argentina ski
Andes tour

Prepare for a challenging backcountry skiing trip to the remote mountain of Loma del Diablo in the amazing outskirts of Santa Cruz, Patagonia. A certified mountain guide will accompany you as you descend the narrow couloirs, open bowls, and tough terrain through this breathtaking Argentine scenery.



1 Day

Jul - Oct




* Embark on this exhilarating skiing adventure that will test your limits!

* Witness first-hand the breathtaking scenery of the Patagonia region

* Experience the challenging descents that await in Loma del Diablo


Prepare yourself for an adrenaline-fueled ski excursion in Loma de Diablo, a remote mountain in the Santa Cruz province that is sure to test your limits and deliver a challenging yet thrilling skiing experience.

As the first rays of sunlight hit the mountain, we will make our way towards Lago del Desierto with a 20 km trek that will first take us to the Mosquito stream bridge.

Strapping on our touring skis, we continue our journey through the Mosquito Valley, where we are greeted with an array of thrilling options. Typically, we ascend to the summit, carving our way down its lengthy 1200 m descent to the valley floor. From there, we can choose to embark on a new ascent towards any of its adjacent slopes, depending on the snow conditions at the time.

Loma del Diablo's skiing experience is best suited for seasoned and skilled skiers who can navigate through the steep terrain, coupled with variable snow conditions. On top of that, the mountain's high altitude and location in the Andes can cause the weather to shift suddenly, creating a true test for anyskier on Loma del Diablo.

Despite the challenges, this experience offers some of the most stunning views in the Patagonia region. From the mountain's summit, skiers can take in panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, glaciers, and valleys, making for an unforgettable skiing experience in one of the most beautiful regions of the world.

Start preparing for this daring adventure alongside a certified mountain guide and reserve your place today!


Day 1: Skiing in Loma del Diablo

It is a full-day ski touring outing. We leave early in the morning, covering the route towards Lake del Desierto for 20 km until the Mosquito stream bridge. From there, we leave our vehicle and walk for approximately 1 hour through a Lenga forest, following a fairly steep trail until we reach the snow.

From this point, we continue with the touring skis. The Mosquito Valley offers us different options. Usually, we reach the summit to make a long descent to the bottom of the valley, and from there we can start a new ascent to any of its side slopes depending on the snow conditions.

Fitz Roy and some of the major peaks of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, including Cerro Gorra Blanca, are always visible from the ridges and summits with stunning panoramas.


Equipment you will need to bring

**Items you will need for this trip:** * Backpack (50-60lts) * Sleeping Bag (-15 °C) * Insulating mat * Bottle or thermos * Synthetic underwear * Backup T-shirt and socks * 2 Winter Jackets * Duvet coat * Soft-shell pants * GORE-TEX jacket * Trekking boots * Gaiters * Ski mask or beanie cap * Sunglasses or goggles * Sunblock * Chapstick * Headlamp with fresh batteries * Sleeping bag * Hygiene set * Penknife * Trekking poles * Mountaineering boots


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Llao Llao San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina
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Hotel El Mirador del Lago El Calafate Argentina
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

My name is Martin and people call me “Jimmy”. I live in the Chaltén where I work as a mountain guide. In Patagonia, I ascended the west face of Cerro Torre, “vía Ragnni di Lecco”; the Fitz Roy and the Poincenot needle. I have also climbed high mountains in the north of Argentina and Peru.
I have been a trekking guide since 2001 and UIAGM mountain guide since 2008. My wife is mountain guide too, and we organise together expeditions and traverses of the Southern Patagonian Icefield.


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