Enjoy a world-class backcountry skiing experience on the top of these 3 selected mounts in the region of Baguales
Ascent to Mount Aspero from its Southern Face, also the North-Northeast mountainside of Mt Ciruela, and an Ascent to the South Mt Villegas, all with also ski runs on the locations.
Right in the heart of Patagonia, Baguales Mountain Reserve, surrounded by the Villegas River and the Foyel River, combines pristine forests, open wilderness, steppe, imposing mountains, deep canyons, valleys and curious rocky summits where the majestic Andean Condor ( vultur gryphus) can be spotted.
The vast panoramic scenery reflects the infinite extension of this landscape which in its deep valleys covered by lenga beech (nothofagus pumilio) 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.
Minimum: 2 persons
complete backcountry ski equipment (preferably, light), ARVA, avalanche beacon, shovel and probe, helmet, light or aluminium crampons, warm and water-proof clothes, a pair of light gloves and another pair of tough outer gloves, glasses and goggles, sunblock cream, a torch, 30 -litre backpack, liner to sleep in the refuge.
Transfers in /out, all meals, lodging in shared bedroom and bathroom, transfer of luggage bag to the refuges in snowmobiles.
backcountry ski equipment, alcoholic drinks.
All our mountain guides are IFMGA/UIAGM certified.
In case you do not bring your own backcountry ski equipment you may rent skins, skis, rescue equipment, avalanche beacon, shovel and probe (USD 100 additional charge). Boots not included.
Spots of interest
Transfer from Bariloche
8:00 am transfer from your hotel to Baguales
Mountain Reserve. Estimated trip time: about one hour.
We climb up the southern face of Mount Aspero. Incredible views of Mount Tronador, Guillelmo Lake and the main tower or Mount Catedral. The southern ridge and the southeastern one keep great quality snow
throughout the year. Estimated vertical meters: 1000m with the choice of 1,400m with two runs of the final ridge.
Dinner and overnight stay in Baguales Lodge.
We start early in the morning to go up to La Mesada Refuge by 4×4/ snowcats, snowmobiles. From the refuge we start climbing up to the high ridge of Mount Ciruela to ski on the big south-eastern amphitheatre and coming down at the end of the day on the north-eastern slope. Then we get down to the access road and back to La Mesada Refuge. Estimated vertical meters: 1,400 m.
Dinner and overnight stay in La Mesada Refuge or Valle Norte Refuge.
We climb up South Mount Villegas to ski its wide eastern slopes on different routes. In the afternoon, we ski down to the parking lot to go back again to the city of San Carlos de Bariloche.