Explore the Baguales Mountain Reserve and its great ski touring spots. Ramiro, certified mountain guide, will make you discover this beautifully wild place.
Right in the heart of Patagonia we find Baguales Mountain Reserve. It is surrounded by the Villegas River and the Foyel River. It combines pristine forests, open wilderness, steppe, imposing mountains, deep canyons, valleys and curious rocky summits where we can see the majestic Andean Condor (vultur gryphus).
The vast panoramic scenery reflects the infinite extension of this landscape. In its deep valleys, covered by lenga beech (nothofagus pumilio), it hosts local fauna as well as other introduced species. The untouched serenity of this natural reserve and its region serves as an invitation for birds and crystalline water sounds.
Do you want to discover this magical, wild, Patagonian destination? Contact me for more information! We will have the best time in these beautiful mountains.
From mid June to end of October. Prices might be higher during high season (from July 12th to August 31st).
Full backcountry ski equipment (ideally light), ARVA, avalanche beacon, shovel,
probe, helmet, light or aluminium crampons, warm and waterproof clothes, one pair of thin gloves and another pair of warm protective gloves, glasses and goggles, sunblock cream, torch, a 30-litre backpack and liner to sleep in the refuge.
Backcountry ski equipment
IFMGA Mountain Guide
Transfers in/out from Bariloche
All meals and lunch
Transfer with baggage to refuges in snowmobile
All our mountain guides are IFMGA/UIAGM certified.
In case you do not bring you own backcountry skis, you will be able to rent skins, skis and rescue equipment, ARVA, avalanche beacon, shovel and probe (USD 100 additional charge). Boots not included.
8:00 am transfer from your hotel to Baguales Mountain Reserve.
Estimated trip time: 1 hour.
Ascend to La Mesada Refuge (1,660metres above sea
level) by 4×4, snowcats, snow mobiles.
From the Refuge we cross La Mesada climbing South
Mount Villegas to ski on its wide eastern slopes following
different routes. Our day ends skiing the North face of
Mount Tridente which gives access to the Norte Valley.
Estimated vertical meters: 1400 m.
Dinner and overnight stay at Valle Norte Refuge.
Day 2: Climb up to Mount Esfinge to ski on its southern
face. Then we climb up Mount Villegas to ski the challenging eastern side and at the end of the day we cross along the narrow pass of the Trident to reach La Mesada Refuge.
Estimated vertical meters: 1,400 m.
Dinner and overnight stay at La Mesada Refuge.
Day 3: We climb up to the Ciruela Range to ski on the South and South East slopes of this incredible amphitheatre which keeps the best quality of snow throughout the winter.
Estimated vertical meters: 1,400 m.
In mountain lodge
Price: - USD 1980 for 1 person, with shared room and bathroom. - USD 2380 for 1 person, in a Twin bed bedroom with Private bathroom. Check with us for options and upgrades staying in single private rooms, or adding nights in the lodge. Minimum group size: 2 people. Equipment needed: Full backcountry ski equipment (ideally light), ARVA, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, helmet, light or aluminium crampons, warm and waterproof clothes, one pair of thin gloves and another pair of warm protective gloves, glasses and goggles, sunblock cream, torch, a 30-litre backpack and liner to sleep in the refuge. In case you do not bring you own backcountry skis, you will be able to rent skins, skis and rescue equipment, ARVA, avalanche beacon, shovel and probe (USD 100 additional charge). Boots not included. The transfer from and back to Bariloche is included.
I am the current director of the GAM-IFMGA courses. I live in the region of Nahuel Huapi and work in Patagonia and the Central Andes. I climbed the mountains Fitz Roy and Torre and climbed on Aconcagua, the Himalayas and the Alps.
I am AAGM Mountain Guide since 2004 and IFMGA Mountain Guide 2005.
I work now mainly for Baguales Mountain Reserve. Only 30 miles south of the city of San Carlos de Bariloche and just one hour drive from the International Airport of the same city, it is a unique place of endless immensity and captivating silence where nature remains untouched.
Boosting innovation, Baguales is a pioneering initiative and the first of its kind both in Patagonia and the Andes Mountains. Throughout the whole year, we offer top quality services in summer and mountain activities in winter: horseback riding, trekking, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing and skiing. The possibilities of a unique experience in intimate contact with nature are endless.
Because of its immensity, Baguales counts not only on a Lodge and two fully-equipped cabins offering comfort in accomodation and quality in mountain services but also on three unparalleled refuges which have been strategically built in the infinite grandeur of the mountains around.
Baguales, a place where intimacy with Patagonian nature combines with the best quality in mountain lodging and adventure services.
Visit me and experience real wild Patagonia!
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Group of 1
|USD 4083 each|
Group of 2
|USD 2042 each|
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• Transport during the trip
• Luggage transfer during the trip
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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