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Backcountry skiing week in Bariloche, 7 days near Cerro Catedral and the Frey Hut

Explore the stunning backcountry of Bariloche, Argentina, on a 7-day adventure close to Cerro Catedral and the Frey Hut with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Merlin.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration7 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • Discover the mountainous delights around the town of Bariloche.

  • Capture breathtaking views of the Argentinian Andes.

  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified mountain guide aiding you.


The jewel among the Andean mountains, the Argentinian town of Bariloche is the perfect springboard to explore the majestic backcountry.

Situated in front of the epic glacial Nahuel Huapi Lake that is fully protected within a national park, Bariloche is surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Lying at the foothills of the Andes, the prominent peaks acts as guardians to the town. It is very close to the Catedral Ski Resort, the biggest skiing centre in the whole of South America.

We’ll locate some great backcountry trails close to Frey Hut, considered one of the best mountain huts for ski touring and freeriding as if offers a large bundle of possibilities.

Here we will find every type of terrain from easy and simple slopes to steep chutes. We will be able to choose depending on the weather conditions and the group’s general level of ability.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the world-class mountain town of Bariloche for a 7-day backcountry skiing trip.



4 nights lodging in Bariloche, based on private double rooms, and 2 nights at the Frey Hut.

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Required personal equipment: backpack of 30-45 litres, sleeping bag, head lamp, water bottle and small thermo flask, synthetic base layers, wind stopper, synthetic hooded jacket, 2 pairs of gloves, warm hat, extra socks, waterproof pants and jacket, sunglasses and goggles.




Day 1: Reception at Bariloche Airport and transfer to your hotel

Briefing with your guide; equipment check and details of the program.

Day 2: Ski off-piste around Catedral mountain (Lagunita area at Punta Princesa)

Day 3: Traverse to Frey Hut over the Col del Viento

Day 4: Ski tour around the frozen Laguna Toncek

Day 5: Ski in the Catedral Ski area

Day 6: Ski touring in the Cerro Lopez Area

Day 7: Transfer to Bariloche Airport

About the guide

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Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!

What people are saying about Merlín Lipshitz

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4743 each

Group of 2

USD 2475 each

Group of 3

USD 1856 each

Group of 4

USD 1547 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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