• Trip duration
    12 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Aug, Sep

Description

Get ready for an amazing ski touring trip these holidays! Think of those months when your skis are well stored, safe and sound, away from the snow. Now, even then, you can come to Bariloche and take your skis with you, to explore beautiful Patagonia!

Come over to San Carlos de Bariloche, this iconic region in the Argentinean Patagonia, abundant with lakes, pines, wooden cottages and chalets, asado and chocolate.

Explore new tracks all over the area, witness this spectacular display of nature and stay later at the coziness of any of the two base camps.

For starters, you will tour along the Nahuel Huapi lake, in the renown Seven Lakes District, close to the Chilean frontier, just where the Andes start to rise. Having this outstanding view of the lake, skiing becomes extraordinary. Quite nearby to Cerro Catedral, we will spend two nights at Refugio Frey. We will tour along needles and corridors, a landmark of this breathtaking area of the mountain, while skiing on the finest powder.

Then comes the next part of the expedition, in El Chaltén, in Los Glaciares National Park, a thousand miles to the south, in the border between Chile and Argentina.
At the base of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre we will witness landscapes of the world’s greatest beauty: granite peaks rising from a vast expanse of ice, the third largest in the world. Here, we will find numerous ski-touring tracks and, just a two-hour drive away from there, we will also have the chance to ski the world famous Perito Moreno glacier.

Here are the details of the program.

DAY 1 – Travel to Bariloche
Arriving at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE). Domestic flight from Jorge Newbery airport to San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC) .
When you get to Bariloche, we meet and get to the hotel by minibus. We will verify your individual equipment, if needed distribute group equipment. Overnight at Santa Rita Hotel.

DAY 2 – Warm up at Cerro Catedral
Today we enjoy the off-piste ski runs and the landscapes, nearby the great ski resort, during the day. At night, we will stay at Santa Rita Hotel.

DAY 3 – Cerro Catedral
We set off for the ski area of Cerro Catedral and we hike towards the Frey mountain hut. Overnight at Frey hut.
Altitude change: +500 m / -1000 m, 3-4 h.

DAY 4 – El Monje – Catedral Principal
Next to the hut, an impressive cirque gives access to many couloirs, passes and peaks. We will ski 2 or 3 of these magnificent couloirs. Overnight at Frey hut.
Altitude change per couloir: aprox +400 m / -400 m

DAY 5 – Cancha de Futbol – Cerro Brecha Negra – San Carlos de Bariloche
Today we go to the Jakob hut, then descend to the huge Casa de Piedra valley to get to Bariloche. Overnight at Santa Rita Hotel.
Altitude change: +800 m / -1000 m, 5-6 h.

DAY 6 – Bariloche – El Calafate
We take a 1:30 h flight to El Calafate and then drive until El Chalten through breathtaking sceneries. Overnight at b&b Patagonicus.

DAY 7 – Cerro Mosquito
The Cerro Mosquito gives us amazing views of the entire mountainous chain of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. Overnight at b&b Patagonicus.
Altitude change: +1300 m / -1300 m, 4-5 h.

DAY 8 – Base Camp Rio Blanco.
We approach the bivouac, we set camp at the foot of Fitz Roy. Overnight in a 1000* hotel!
Altitude change: +250 m.

DAY 9 – Los Tres glacier – Paso Superior
Today we follow an amazing route right below the Fitz Roy and its satellites. It’s truly spectacular and impressive. Then we walk back to El Chalten. Overnight at b&b Patagonicus.
Altitude change: +1100 m / -1450 m, 9-10 h.

Day 10 – Reserve day
Overnight at b&b Patagonicus.

DAY 11 – Vespigniani glacier
We get the chance of some amazing ski on the glacier, where there is excellent powder snow throughout the year. Overnight at b&b Patagonicus.
Altitude change: +1500 m / -1500 m, 8-9 h.

DAY 12 – El Calafate
We drive back until El Calafate and visit the town. Overnight at El Glaciar Hostel.

DAY 13 – Perito Moreno glacier
I will guide you through a unique itinerary that takes us 1200 m above the renown Perito Moreno glacier. Overnight at El Glaciar Hostel.
Altitude change: +1100 m / -1100 m, 4-5 h.

DAY 14 – Back to Buenos Aires
We say goodbye to Patagonia and fly to Buenos Aires. In the evening, we’ll have dinner in Palermo, which is one of the most lively and trendy neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires.

DAY 15: Return back home
From Buenos Aires, flight back to your city.

Are you interested in this full ski touring trip in Patagonia? Then please contact me and let’s plan this adventure together!

Price per person

Group of 52790EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip

Extras

Meeting point

We will meet in the city of Bariloche.

Accommodation

The overnights will be spent in a hotel, hostel, mountain hut and tent. The accommodation will be pre-arranged in order to maximize comfort and make the most out of the skiing activities. There are limits regarding the luggage, so bear in mind that we will need a sleeping bag for the 2 nights spent at the refuge and the one in the tent.

More info

The price indicated is the starting price, based on a group of 5. Groups should include at least 4 people.Accommodation full board for 2 nights in simple mountain hut, 9 nights in half-board and 1 night bivouac is included in the price. It also includes 1 day ski pass at Cerro Catedral.Provided equipment: shovel, avalanche probe and avalanche beacon, must be worn under your jacket and turned on at all times while skiing. If you have your own, bring it!

Disclaimer

The program may be subject to changes, according to what are the best options depending on weather and snow conditions.