Off-piste and ski touring in Patagonia

Discover the wonderful snow and remote slopes of the Patagonia, both in Argentina and Chile, during this 15-day ski trip with an IFMGA certified guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

15 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for an extraordinary and unique ski experience. An extense road trip (2800km) looping through Patagonia in Argentina and Chile, in the Andes range. We will travel stopping at 4 ski resorts. In addition, we will visit active volcanos. And of course we will enjoy amazing off-piste ski itineraries, some of the most beautiful in the world. 

    I organized this tour for you to live an intense experience. We start at the Pampa and move to the Patagonian volcanoes. Then we find ourselves in the Central Cordillera, and it’s time for ski touring and off-piste ski adventures. Throughout the trip, we stop in mountain villages, where staying in a local lodge allows for a true image of the local lifestyle.

    I will adapt the daily program according to your skills and mood.

    A unique trip… as you can read! I have been in Patagonia already several times and I can tell you that this is something you can’t miss if you love ski touring, off piste skiing, beautiful sceneries, good meat, awesome wine, places where nobody goes… If you are interested, I suggest you to contact me, I can then discuss with you all the details.

    If you want to stay in one country, I also offer options. I can take you ski touring in Argentina or Chile!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 5
    3510 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
       

      Itinerary

       
      • Day 1Buenos Aires - Las Leñas

        Arrival in Buenos Aires in the morning. Connection flight to San Rafael at 1PM. Welcome meeting at San Rafael airport and minibus ride to Las Leñas. Verification of the individual equipment and distribution of the group equipment when needed. I will also organise a beacon (ARVA) training. Dinner and night at the hotel.

      • Day 2Las Leñas - Warm up

        General safety briefing and acclimatisation while exploring Las Leñas – the freeride paradise. Night in hotel Aries.

      • Day 3Cerro Martin (3600m)

        From the top of Marte chair lift at Las Leñas, we’ll make the short climb to reach the top of Cerro Martin and enjoy this magnificent couloir. Night in hotel Aries.

      • Day 4Marte – Torrecillas (3880m)

        When we reach the top of this stunning ridge, your 3 hours of skinning are rewarded with an incredible descent. 800 meters of climbing yields 1600 meters of descending; the ratios don’t get better than that! Night in hotel Aries.

      • Day 5Ruta 40

        A road trip day across magnificent volcanic landscapes, following the Andes southward on Ruta 40. Spend the night in San Martin, Argentina at the Anay Hotel.

      • Day 6San Martin de los Andes

        A very memorable ski day at Chapelco, riding the strange lichen forest of this classic Patagonian ski resort. Spend the night in San Martin.

      • Day 7San Martin de los Andes - Pucon

        Another road trip, this time a 3-hour ride across the Argentinian border to Pucon, Chile, surrounded by Patagonian volcanoes like the 3800-meter Lanin. A refreshing stop en route at the natural hot spring of Los Pozones, and then we spend the night in Pucon at the Geronimo hotel.

      • Day 8Volcano Villarica (2840m)

        A ski touring day as we skin up from the top of the ski resort and to the crater of this active volcano. A 1400 meter ascent through the volcanic backcountry nets 1600 meters of skiing. Go figure! Spend the night in Pucon.

      • Day 9Reserve day

        Reserve day to actually climb the Volcano Villarica. Afterwards, we’ll recuperate at the Termas Geothermicas, a beautiful natural hot spring in a magnificent canyon. Spend the night in Pucon.

      • Day 10Pucon - Termas de Chillan

        Back on the road for a 5-hour ride to reach Termas de Chillan. Spend the night at the MI Lodge.

      • Day 11Termas de Chillan

        Discover the off-piste potential of Termas, and then relax at the hotel Spa. Spend the night at the MI Lodge.

      • Day 12Aguas Calientes

        Options abound today: A short skinning approach to discover an unbelievable valley and enjoy the hot water of the river. Spend the night at the MI Lodge.

      • Day 13Volcano Nuevo (3180m)

        Approach to the volcano using snowmobile and skin and/or hike to the crater. You’ll remember this descend of 1500 vertical meters forever! Last night at MI Lodge.

      • Day 14Termas - Santiago

        Back on the road again, this time for the 7-hour trip through some of the agricultural centers of Chile, back to Santiago. Spend the night at Santiago at Los Españoles hotel.

      • Day 15Santiago airport – Fly back home

        You’ll sleep soundly on the flight home, as memories of deep snow and big mountains fill your head.

       
       

      Other details

       
      Fitness level required

      Fit

      Meeting point

      We meet in San Rafael.

      Accommodation

      In hotels.

       

      About the Guide

       
       

      We are an eclectic team of "mountain spirit" guides, who all wish to share their love of the mountain and the skiing with you!

      Strong attachment: we have all built our houses and founded our families in the mountains. We are strongly attached to traditional values and authentic way of life.

      Professional engagement: We are all guides year round, either high mountain guides or hiking guides, who use skis to explore the mountains when snow covered.

      Professional competence: We are all specialists of our region. We have been leading people off piste safely for many years. Most of us are also qualified national ski instructors, members of our local ski school. We are all anxious to have each participant experience a full mountain adventure at his own level.

      Communication: We are all very intent on communicating with people from all over the world and developing exchanges amongst participants of different cultures.
      Sharing an adventure creates a bond ; « skis all speak the same language ».

      We are from France and Italy, we offer tours all inclusive to experience the mountains, including those at high altitude, in the winter & summer, in every form (off piste skiing, heli-skiing, backcountry tours, ice climbing, mountaineering, trekking, canyoning....).

      We speaks fluent English, some also speaks German, Italian and Spanish.

      Fred, Norbert, Misha, Seb & Albi

       
       
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