Ski touring from Refugio Jakob in Bariloche, Patagonia Norte (3 days)

Join IFMGA certified guide Indio for a 3 day ski touring adventure in Bariloche, in Argentinean Patagonia that will take you to the Refugio Jakob.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • Spend 3 days ski touring around the Refugio Jakob in Bariloche.

  • Choose from a number of different spots around the refuge.

  • Enjoy fantastic views of northern Argentinean Patagonia.


Located in northern Argentinean Patagonia, the Refugio Jakob is a great place to base a ski touring adventure. And for 3 days, you will get to enjoy plenty of amazing descents at Bariloche.

Our trip will begin early in the morning in Bariloche. From there, we will make our way to the Cerro Catedral ski center. Once there, we will then make our way to the Rucaco valley, near the Refugio Jakob. After that, you will get to enjoy an entire day of fantastic skiing. Afterwards, we will return to the refuge, where you can eat a delicious dinner before getting some sleep.

On the second day of the trip, following breakfast, we will ski at the various spots around the refuge. Those spots include the Schweizer passage, the Builders hills, Cela and more. Each one of these spots will most certainly thrill you. They are also full of fantastic views of Patagonia. Afterwards, we will return to the refuge for dinner and rest.

On the final day of the trip, after breakfast, we will make our way back to Bariloche, choosing the best route based on snow and weather conditions.

To participate on this trip, you should be an experienced skier. You should also be in good physical condition.

Skiing around the Refugio Jakob at Bariloche is an unforgettable experience. And on this trip, you will have 3 days to enjoy the various slopes and sights around the famed refuge. To join me on this trip, just send a request.

I can also take you on another 3-day ski touring adventure at the Refugio Frey.

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes meals, GPS and accommodation. The price does not include ski equipment, safety equipment and Cerro Catedral ski pass.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point



Refugio Jakob


About the Guide


I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.

I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new froutes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains.

One of my biggest achievments was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. Including this ascent, I have climbed Cerro Torre three times and Fitz Roy four times.

I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province.

I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.

Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering.Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.



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Brian Banta
Our trip with Indio over the Ice Cap was fantastic. At the pre-departure meeting, Indio showed us several variations which helped us make decisions that allowed us to work out a way to still participate (I had an injury, therefore a low fitness level).Indio showed great patience; he adjusted the pace accordingly and his experience was evident over the course of a week. The weather was kind and allowed us outstanding views on the Glacier and from the many various high points along the way. We particularly enjoyed the rock scrambling and dodging the many crevasses! Our group was good humoured and worked well as a team; my partner and I felt we were with a group of friends, rather than a private guided trip. I\'d recommend Indio for anyone considering this type of adventure.
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