Ski tour day in Cerro Vespignani with a guide

A unique ski touring day in company of the local IFMGA mountain guide Merlin. Live an unforgettable skiing experience through the 1500-meter slope from the top of Cerro Vespignani.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Welcome to an amazing ski touring program in the Cerro Vespignani. 

    It’s an honor for me to invite you to this unforgettable ski experience. The Cerro Vespignani is 2,146 meters high and it’s one of the most visited summits. That is because the ascent does not involve great difficulties although a good physical training is necessary. Its vertical drop once at the top is about 1500 meters long. 

    The Vespignani has really high quality snow, perfect for the practice of cross country skiing and snowboarding. In addition, from the summit there is a breathtaking panoramic view of the Fitz Roy massif and the Continental Ice Field.

    As for our itinerary, we’ll start driving early in the morning from El Chaltén to the Lago Del Desierto. Once in the parking lot we must walk for an hour to the foot of the Huemul Glacier. We’ll then continue ascending to the summit. It will take around 6 or 7 hours to reach up there.

    After a short rest the best part comes! Time to the ski descent through the slopes of the Cerro Vespignani. It will take us 2 hours to get back to the base and get to the parking lot again. Finally, we will drive back to El Chaltén, reaching there by the afternoon.

    This ski tour is suitable for experienced skiers. Although the ascent to the summit is not technically difficult you’ll need a good fitness level. A ski touring background is also mandatory.

    I can lead a group of 4 participants as maximum. The best season to come to this region is from July till October, during the winter. And if you want more ski touring adventures in the area, you can join me on this 8-day ski tour on the Chile’s volcanoes.

    So, I will be here waiting for your contact. Fill out the form if you find this trip interesting. We’ll discuss and plan the adventure together. 

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    550 USD

    Group of 2
    300 USD

    Group of 3
    250 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip

    Other details

    Meeting point

    El Chaltén

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    Not included in the price:

    - Personal Equipment

    - Meals not specified

    - Services not specified


    About the Guide


    Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

    I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

    I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!



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    What People are Saying

    • 6 reviews


    Nos lo pasamos de maravilla esquí Cerro Vespignani con Merlin! Él hizo un gran llamado a ir a Cerro Vespignani con el clima de incertidumbre que tuvimos. Mientras los vientos eran altas durante el comienzo del día se asentaron y nos permitió a la cumbre de la montaña y esquí todo el. A pesar de las fechas finales de temporada (noviembre 12) Merlin fue mentalizados para llevarnos a esquiar. Sus conocimientos de la zona realmente pagado y convertido este día a una experiencia inolvidable! Recomiendo encarecidamente visitar el montañismo Patagonia y tener Merlin como su guía lo que sea aventuras favorito su mente!
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    We had a BLAST skiing Cerro Vespignani with Merlin! He made a great call on going to Cerro Vespignani with the uncertain weather we had. While the winds were high during the start of the day they settled down and allowed us to summit and ski the whole mountain. Despite the late season dates (November 12) Merlin was psyched to take us skiing. His knowledge of the area really paid off and turned this day to an unforgettable one! I highly recommend visiting Mountaineering Patagonia and having Merlin as your guide to whatever adventures haunt your mind!
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    Escribió una opinión el 14 de noviembre de 2016 mediante dispositivo móvil Esquí Cerro Vispignani Nuestro grupo tuvo una experiencia increíble de esquí Cerro Vispignani con Merlin. Merlin hizo un gran llamado para nuestro objetivo de tener Vispignani lugar de esquí. Él tiene una riqueza de conocimiento local que ofrece la mejor experiencia y por seguridad. También Merlin es una guía muy agradable y un montón de diversión con en las montañas. Recomiendo pagar él una visita en el montañismo Patagonia. Espero tener más aventuras en el futuro guiada con luego
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    Dan S
    Our group had an amazing experience skiing Cerro Vispignani with Merlin. Merlin made a great call having Vispignani for our ski venue objective. He has a wealth of local knowledge that provides for the best experience and for safety. Also Merlin is a very personable guide and a lot of fun to be with in the mountains. I highly recommend paying him a visit at Mountaineering Patagonia. I look forward to having more guided adventures with then in future
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    Dan S

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