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De Los Tres Glacier guided ski tour

De Los Tres Glacier
De Los Tres Glacier

Join Merlín, a certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, in De Los Tres Glacier guided ski tour. And enjoy a once in a lifetime ski experience in El Chaltén.

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1 Day

Jul, Aug, Sep


De Los Tres Glacier guided ski tour is your chance to do more than just admire the Iconic Fitz roy Mountain… Ski on its slopes!

This 1-day ski tour is a demanding experience, only suited for experienced off piste skiers, but the effort is totally worth it. Because of it's amazing view of the Fitz Roy, De Los Tres Glacier is one of the most visited spots in El Chaltén every summer. But winter is a completely different matter. Due to the solitude and of course the snow, everything changes.

I'll pick you up in El Chaltén early in the morning. Then we'll drive 15 km to El Pilar farm where the best path to go up to the glacier starts. From here on the path heads up the Río Blanco Valley for 7 km to the Río Blanco Base Camp. Now the real effort will begin: a steep ascent of 1200 meters to De Los Tres Lagoon.

Once in the emblematic Fitz Roy viewpoint, we'll go around or across the lagoon -depending on the ice condition. And we'll gear up to continue with the skis to reach the saddle between “Punta Velluda” and “Cerro Madsen”.

So much work will finally pay off! You'll enjoy a spectacular descent with some of the best snow quality of Argentina and a magical background!

So, if you're up to the challenge and you feel like having a unique experience contact me! this De Los Tres Glacier guided tour is something you won't forget for the rest of your life!

And if you have some more time available check my longer Ski Trips in El Chaltén: 5-day Gorra Blanca and One Week El Chaltén.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 450 Each

Group of 2

USD 250 Each

Group of 3

USD 200 Each

Group of 4

USD 175 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back


More info

Included: Technical equipment: crampons, harness, rope, etc.

Not included: Personal Equipment

I will have a VHF Radio or Sat Phone and a First-aid kit.

Recommended equipment: • 30-40 lts daypack • Water bottle & thermo 1l • Lunch box • Synthetic or merino base layers • 2 fleeces (100-200) • Hooded puff jacket • 2 pairs of gloves • Buff & warm hat • Waterproof pants & jacket • Sunglasses & googles • Sunbloc & lip protection • Trekking shoes • Gaiters • Headlamp • Ski touring boots • Ski touring skis & skins • Ski poles • Beacon-shovel-probe

Meeting point

El Chaltén.

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!


Italian | French | English




El Chaltén, Argentina

What people are saying about this trip

Rodrigo Redondo


August, 2017

Un placer, los días pasados con Merlin han sido fantásticos. Recomiendo el esquí en El Valle de los tres glaciares. A la sombra del Fitz Roy y con sol.


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