De Los Tres Glacier guided ski tour

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.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    450 USD

    Group of 2
    250 USD

    Group of 3
    200 USD

    Group of 4
    175 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

    Other details

    Meeting point

    El Chaltén.

    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


    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!



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    What People are Saying

    • 1 review


    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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    Rodrigo Redondo

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