Join AAGM-certified mountain guide Luciana on a half-day of pure bliss skiing off-piste near Bariloche! Ski the incredible snow at Cerro Catedral and get backcountry experience away from the crowds.
Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Located in the Andes Mountain Range, the city of Bariloche has been home to winter sports and activities for the better part of a century. It provides a great starting point to take skiing, mountaineering, and trekking adventures throughout the region.
And just 19 kilometers outside of the city is the mountain of Cerro Catedral. Not only is it South America´s largest ski hub, it is the largest ski center in the southern hemisphere. There are over six square kilometers to ski, making it a perfect place to practice what you know and learn new techniques.
The natural landscape is stunning. Beautiful lakes surround the area, and the climb through the foothills is filled with gorgeous meadows.
Your program begins at the Catedral Ski Resort, where we will meet and enjoy a few runs. I will accompany you and we can get accustomed to the mountain. Then we will move to La Laguna and you will have a chance to settle into some sweet ski touring!
I will guide you through the fundamentals of your equipment, and we will also go over the proper techniques for using your gear and off-piste skiing in general. This will also cover mountain safety precautions.
I have extensive experience around Bariloche, and my vast skiing knowledge will ensure you have an absolute blast in a safe and satisfying environment. Choosing a guide for this program is a great way to introduce yourself to off-piste and backcountry skiing, and it will prepare you to take on more ambitious challenges in the future.
This program is great for anyone looking for off-piste experience and wanting to break into backcountry skiing. All levels are welcome, but you should be a good skier and be in good physical shape to get the most out of this tour.
Book this trip NOW and get some backcountry experience under your belt in one of the most beautiful places on Earth!
- Guiding fee
Price does NOT include equipment, ski lifts tickets, meals, and transport.
We will meet at the Catedral Ski Resort.
Originally from San Carlos de Bariloche, as a teenager I became interested in climbing and skiing.
I'm a certified AAGM mountain guide since 2005 and a ski guide, and worked in Northern and Southern Patagonia, including expeditions such as the Patagonian icefield round trips, Nahuel Huapi and Los glaciares national parks´guide.
I'm also a second degree ski patrol and have been working for the last 15 winters in Catedral (Bariloche, Argentina) and Grandvalira (Andorra). ANPS and EASP ski patrol.
I climbed many mountains at Chalten area (Guillaumet, Mermoz, Rafael, Saint Exupéry, media luna), Cerro Fitz Roy (supercanaleta, and Affanasief) and Pilar Casarotto (first female team). Also passionate for sport climbing, I reached a maximum grade of 7 c + (French scale) and have skied through several mountains including Cerro Gorra blanca, Vespignani, Tronador and Lanin.
I'm also a Yoga Vital instructor.
I booked a tour to go hiking months in advance. I confirmed with the guide weeks in advance. When I arrived in Bariloche, I reached out to the guide and she let me know she had the wrong date of. I was never able to go hiking with her. I was able to do all the hiking on my own anyway so it was not a big deal. Probably would not use the company again. I only got annoyed because it did take several days to confirm that I would receive a refund. They did refund the payment.
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with Luciana! She is a great, knowledgeable guide with decades of experience. I felt extremely comfortable with her and she easily adapted the trip based on my experience level. Highly recommend!
Backcountry skiing week in Bariloche, 7 days near Cerro Catedral and the Frey Hut
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