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Off-piste and ski touring in Frey, Bariloche

Off-piste and ski touring in Frey, Bariloche
Off-piste and ski touring in Frey, Bariloche
Off-piste and ski touring in Frey, Bariloche
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.

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3 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep


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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance


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.




Frey hut

More info

Level: Good physical condition and skiing level.

Meeting point

In Bariloche

About the guide

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.





What people are saying about Pablo Pontoriero

Julian Blanco


March, 2022

It was an amazing trip!! We had no experience in paragliding but the guides made us feel very very safe, they have a lot of experience and are very professionals. If you are in Bariloche, don't miss the chance to fly with them. And also the Explore-Share team was always willing to help. 10/10!!



December, 2019

What an amazing experience! Felt very comfortable and safe with my wonderful guide Pablo. Highly recommended service and adventure. 5 star all day!!

Sebastian Beltramini


February, 2019

Pablo has been amazing during the 3 days we spent climbing. He's great at sharing his knowledge and constantly providing feedback for improvement. I definely recommend him and I plan on doing more with him in the future. As for the climbing itself, I'm totally satisfied and got to raise my experience quickly, finishing with a great multipitch climb.

Conor Coady


February, 2019

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Hesler Rodriguez


February, 2019

The paragliding experience was unbelievable! Getting to see Bariloche and it's surrounding lake and mountains was breathtaking. I would definitely do this again. Pablo was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgable and had a lot of experience paragliding. He gave clear instructions on how to take off and made you feel safe every step of the away. Throughout the trip, he will capture pics and videos for you to take home. He was very friendly and always looked out for your best interest.

John Johnson


December, 2016

Overall, Pablo was great. The weather for the trip turned out to be perfect climbing weather. Pablo was extremely friendly, accommodating, and helpful. We discussed my skill level and what kind of climbs I wanted to do. Pablo definitely helped me push myself, in a good way of course. He appeared to be extremely knowledgable of the area and was able to pick out some really exciting routes that he knew I would enjoy. I didn't want the climbing to be too easy and I believe Pablo understood that and got us on some really cool routes that he knew I would like, but would also push my climbing skills. I felt very comfortable while climbing with him as well, even when we were 6 or 7 pitches up. He's an excellent lead climber and made even the crux pitches look easy. Overall, the trip was incredible, definitely a trip of a lifetime. I wish I would have been able to get a few more go pro pictures from him, but that's really not a big deal at all. The few pictures I received were pretty great! Overall, the trip was great and I would highly recommend Pablo to other climbers of any skill level.



February, 2015

Why did we choose Pablo for this trip? - We had real confidence that Pablo knew the mountain and could offer us the type of support we needed - Jo had a "gut feel" that he would be the right choice - You, Nicolas, were very diligent in responding to my email requests - Pablo offered to meet us at our hotel in Bariloche to provide some advice before our trip into the mountains Our experience - Our first meeting in the hotel in Bariloche was extremely useful - giving us lots of advice and helping us plan our walk for the week prior to meeting in Otto Meiling - It was clear that Pablo is the best mountain guide for Cerro Tronador - He practically lives on the mountain and clearly has much experience of leading groups with different abilities and skills - He was the previous person to summit before our trip, 10 days before - Pablo knew the route very well and was able to guide us across the weak snow bridges - His rope technique and focus on safety was very reassuring - He taught me some new rope/knot skills - Our second day, traversing the glacier towards Refugio Rocca was also very pleasant. It saved us much trekking time and gave Pablo an opportunity to teach us more about the glaciers on Cerro Tronador Our advice - I would suggest that Pablo has a better presence on the internet - we only found him by chance and yet he clearly is the best guide for this area - Perhaps some photos and quotations from a few satisfied clients would help?


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