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Bariloche 9-day guided ski touring trip 1

Jorge is an IFMGA certified mountain guide from Argentina and he has planned a 7-day ski tour around the Bariloche highlights. Don't miss this opportunity!

Private and Group

Andes

6 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Intermediate


Description

I am happy to invite you to an amazing ski tour during which we'll discover the most outstanding spots of Northern Patagonia, in Bariloche, Argentina.

This trip consists in 6 days of pure backcountry skiing, picking the best lines and good snow runs that Bariloche has to offer. I know the secrets, I have been skiing here since 1992 and guiding since 1999. As you may know, this region is one of the favorite destinations for mountaineers and skiers from all over the world.

This program is specially designed for experts and intermediate skiers. However, I will help you find the proper itineraries according to your level so as to make best use of the days.

The best season to come to Bariloche and have a great ski touring time is during the winter. The ideal period of the year is from July till early November.

I will lead a group of at least 2 guests and the meeting point will be at the Bariloche's airport. Please find the complete day-by-day program at the bottom of this page.

I also offer several ski touring trips in other points of Argentina and Chile. We can either leave privately or you can join an open group. You can choose among Frey (in Bariloche), the Chilean volcanoes or the Antarctica. If you find this option interesting, please check out my program here.

So, contact me for further details and make your reservation for next winter! I will be waiting for you.

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Sep 16, 2022

Group of 2

USD 1170 Each

Group of 3

USD 1170 Each

Group of 4

USD 840 Each

Group of 5

USD 840 Each

Group of 6

USD 840 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Drinks


Itinerary

Day 1: Bariloche warm up ski touring day - Cerro Catedral

Ski in the slack country of  Cerro Catedral Ski Resort where we warm up our legs. Short ski touring with small hikes and ski tours taking advantage of lifts.I will show you the highlights and hidden places of the area where we ski since 1992.We’ll have a nice short hike to the ridges, enjoying the views of the Andes. Night in the hotel.

 

Day 2: Cerro Catedral - Frey Hut

We’ll take the ski lift to the ridge of Cerro Catedral, where our trip to the Frey Hut starts. We will ski down to the Van Titter’s valley and then, ski up to finally get to the hut. Ski some more, some nice tours and then spend the night in Frey

 

Day 3: Frey Hut

Ski touring day nearby Frey hut, explore and enjoy nice long tours between different valleys. Night in Frey hut.

 

Day 4: Ski touring around the valleys

We will spend one more day skiing in the area surrounded by granite spires and then head out to town for a good dinner. Night in Hotel.

 

Day 5 to 6: Day trips ski touring in Bariloche

According to conditions we choose the best day trip to do and spend a full day out in the mountains. Could be Cerro Lopez, Challhuaco, Catedral, Cerro Bayo or another scenic day trip.

 

 

Details

More info

Skill level: intermediate - expert.

Meeting point

Bariloche

About the guide

UIAGM-IFMGA-IVBV Mountain Guide

My name is Jorge, and I am one of the first IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides in Argentina. I got my full UIAGM-IFMGA certification in 2005. I was one of the pioneer mountain guides in Argentina and Chile to introduce Ski Mountaineering and Backcountry Skiing back in 1999.

In 2009, I became one of the first Argentines to work as a Ski Guide on the Antarctic Peninsula and ski peaks in that area. I helped, co-worked and guided ski athletes from Salomon, Arcteryx, Smith and the North face, such as Xavier de Le Rue, Luca de Bari, Eric Hjorleifson and other pro-athletes of the ski industry in the production of ski films in Argentina and Chile.

I have been guiding across Patagonia for more than 15 years now. In the past few years I have also guided in Antarctica, Norway and Iceland.

Patagonia is my home. This is where I started to develop most of my guiding skills and experiences at an early age. Today, I spend half of the year guiding overseas, and the other half guiding in Argentina and Chile.

Regarding my personal resume as a guide and sportsman, some of the highlights include classic Granite climbs in Yosemite National Park like the Half Dome Regular NW face in a day and Sentinel Rock (Herbert- Chouinard route); several ski mountaineering expeditions to Alaska including the inner Chugach range; the Wrangell's-Saint Elias range, spending two weeks in a tent in the Icefield, skiing couloirs and faces as much as we could. Other great mountaineering expeditions I went on include:
- A remote expedition to Mariano Moreno in the Patagonian Icefield
- Several rock climbs in Europe, like the Dolomites, Slovakia, French and Swiss Alps, and Spain
- Guiding the Mont Blanc ascent on skis
- Technical classic ice/rock Rebuffat- Terray on Pelerins in Chamonix
- Frendo Spur in Chamonix
- Fitz Roy and other satellites spires in Patagonia

I happily spend a lot of my time on skis, and guiding mostly technical backcountry and volcanoes in Patagonia.

I’m fluent in Spanish and English.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Chalten and Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina) and Chile


What people are saying about this trip

Rob

5.00

August, 2017

I can't say enough good things about AndesCross and my recent 7 day backcountry hut tour. Trip of a life time in all aspects. We skied incredible terrain, experienced the local culture and had an amazing time as a group. Everyone had the opportunity to achieve bigger ski objectives while staying safe. Jorge made sure everyone in our group had a great experience, both while skiing and while in Bariloche. None of the pictures do justice. Everything was perfect. I've done a number of similar trips in the US and Canada and would rank this at the very top of my list.




 

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