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Off-piste and ski touring in Frey, Bariloche

The area of Frey hut is emblematic for its winter scenery for ski touring. Explore this beautiful place in Patagonia with Pablo, IFMGA certified guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Frey hut area is a destination for all ski touring adepts and freeriders who visit Bariloche. If you want to ski in a place with the best winter scenery, this is it!

Frey hut area is in a valley south of Catedral ski resort. This area is excellent for skiing chutes and do many descents on slopes 400 mts average. It is possible to acces to all orientations, so it is most likely able to ski the best snow conditions at all times.

Orange granite surround Frey hut, with spiers that make up chutes for excellent descents. The shelter has the basic facilities needed to stay and relax, such as dormitories, meals, heating, hot water and bathrooms.

Does this ski touring trip in the Frey Hut area sound interesting? Then please contact me! Other ski destinations in the area include for example Cerro Lopez and El Bolsón, have a look if you want me to guide you there!

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Frey hut

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Level: Good physical condition and skiing level.

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In Bariloche

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Itinerary

Day 1: Bariloche - Frey hut

We start early in the morning up to Catedral ski resort, where we go up using the lifts. We then continue with backcountry skis to the edge of the mountain, from where we make a 600 m descent to the Van Titter Valley. From there we ascend 300 m to the Frey hut. After lunch there we enjoy skiing during the afternoon in the classic spots around the area, such as Roca Inclinada, Piramidal, etc.

Day 2: Skiing around Frey Hut

We wake up early for a whole skiing day, enjoying the best chutes in the area. There are plenty of options: Canaleta de la Principal, Cinta Vecinal, East from Principal to Campanile valet, etc. We can either go back to the hut for lunch or continue until the afternoon skiing.

Day 3: Frey Hut - Bariloche

There are several options to return from the hut to the ski resort, and depending on the weather and snow conditions I decide the best one. We can do the last descents in the area and then go back through the Van Titter valley to the edge of Cerro Catedral. In case of bad weather the option is to return through the normal trail of Frey hut.


About the guide

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AAGM-certified high mountain guide with international IFMGA certification, paragliding pilot (with tandem license) and physical education teacher.
I have made numerous climbs, ascents and ski trips in Patagonia, Mendoza, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Spain and the French Alps.
I work as an instructor and director in numerous mountain guide courses for the AAGM. I have opened many sport and multi-pitch routes in the Bariloche area and I am also author of climbing guide "Bariloche Vertical", published five times since 2004. In sport climbing I reach the grade of 8b worked and 7c on sight.
As a paragliding pilot, I have made numerous +100 kms flights in the mountains of Patagonia and several "hike and fly" tours, where I combine climbing mountains and flying down.
I look forward to guiding you in the beautiful mountains of Patagonia.


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