Bariloche 6 day guided splitboarding adventure

Live the best of Patagonia on splitboards during this 6-day backcountry program in Bariloche, led by IFMGA-certified mountain guide and ski instructor Merlin.




Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Put your splitboard on and come explore the natural wonders that Bariloche, has for you! I propose a fantastic 6 day winter program during which we will snowboard some of best backcountry spots in North Patagonia!

    With the Nahuel Huapi Lake as backdrop, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Bariloche. The Cerro Catedral ski station and the Frey Valley are probably some of the most breathtaking places you will visit in this tour. In addition, Andean snow-capped peaks, deep blue lakes and cozy mountain lodges will make this trip a really memorable and unforgettable experience.

    The best period to have a good splitboarding time is from July till September, when the snow conditions are optimal. Keep in mind that you need to be an expert splitboarder/snowboarder and be in very good physical condition. We must ascend steep slopes for several hours and then manage the descents with the proper technique.

    As I was born and raised in Bariloche, I will make sure to take you to the wildest and most secret spots of Bariloche’s backcountry. You will discover a very popular winter destination in a way that only a local guide can offer.

    Send your request and make your reservation now. I’ll be waiting for you!

    And if you’re a skier I also lead a ski touring version of this program. Check it out here.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    2800 USD

    Group of 4
    1400 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     Personal equipment, personal accidents and rescue insurance (mandatory), restaurant meals, lift tickets, alcoholic drinks and gratuities are NOT included in the price.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Bariloche's airport.


    Three nights in a hotel in Bariloche, two nights in Refugio Frey.

    More info


    - 30 and 45-liters backpack

    - Sleeping Bag

    - Head lamp

    - Water bottle and small thermo flask

    - Merino or synthetic base layers

    - Polar 100 and wind stopper

    - Down or synthetic hooded jacket

    - 2 pairs of gloves

    - Warm hat

    - Extra socks

    - Waterproof pants and Jacket (Gore-Tex)

    - Goggles

    - Sun bloc & lip protection

    - Ski touring set: Skis, skins, boots, ski crampons, ski poles (compressible ideal).

    - Crampons & Ice Axe*

    - Safety avalanche set: Shovel, beacon, probe*

    - Helmet (optional)

    If you need to rent equipment (crampons, ice-axe and avalanche safety equipment) please make sure to let me know in advance.


    About the Guide


    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!

    FROM 1400 USDper person


    What People are Saying about Merlín Lipshitz


    We had a great time!
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    Bethany Forrester
    Merlin was a fabulous guide! Not only is he a super accomplished climber, but he is also personable and fun to spend the day with. We have some climbing experience, and Merlin selected sport climbing that was a fun challenge for our skill level. We 100% recommend him as a guide.
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    Ali Blum
    Mi novia y yo pasamos un día con Merlín en el Cerro Madsen. Ella es nueva en el alpinismo y él le dio la confianza para lograr algo único y emocionante. Estuvimos en el momento de la caminata completa y terminamos queriendo volver para algo más desafiante la próxima vez. Verdaderamente una experiencia de primer nivel. Volveremos para esquiar en breve.
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    Charles B
    Great experience, merlin is a climbing guru!
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    Claire Long

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