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4-day Ski touring in El Chalten: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani, Cerro Madsen

Tour the famed mountain village of El Chalten high up in the Argentinian Andes, featuring Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani and Cerro Madsen, with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Merlin.

Mountain RangeAlborz, Andes
Duration4 days
Offer periodAug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • Conquer the heights of the Argentinian Andes.

  • Capture the breathtaking rugged landscapes surrounding El Chalen.

  • Take advantage of skiing with a fully-qualified guide.


Skiers seeking the rugged backcountry blanketed with thick white powder look no further than El Chalten.

Located in the heart of Patagonia, the small mountain village of El Chalten lies within the Los Glaciares National Park and rests at the foothills.

The town is the perfect springboard to explore the wild slopes surrounding it, especially via ski touring.

Ski among the towering peaks of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and the Southern Ice Field.

We’ll venture further than most skiers, beyond the lines at the lifts, and head into the remote mountainside.

Explore the slopes of Loma del Diablo (1,800 meters) and Cerro Vespignani (2,146 meters), as well as Cerro Madsen. These tree spots offer excellent skiing conditions, testing terrain and breathtaking beauty.

To take part in this ski touring adventure, skiers are required to have very good levels of fitness, given that our approach involves carrying our own skis. You’ll also need prior experience of ski touring.

The exact locations of the trip may be modified subject to weather and snow conditions.

Get in touch now to reserve your place among the majestic Andean mountains of El Chalten on a 4-day ski touring trip.


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Personal Equipment: backpacks of 30-60 litres, sleeping bag and mattress, headlamp, water bottle and small thermo flask, trekking shoes, gaiters, synthetic base layers, fleece and wind stopper, synthetic hooded jacket, 2 pairs of gloves, warm hat, extra socks, waterproof trousers and jacket, sunglasses and goggles, sun bloc, lip protection, ski touring set: skis, skins, boots, and poles, safety set: shovel, beacon, probe.



Day 1: Ski Loma del Diablo

Day 2: Ski Cerro Vespignani or Cerro Crestón

Day 3: Ski at Glacier de los Tres

Day 4: Ski Cerro Madsen

Equipment you will need to bring

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Other gear: sleeping bag

About the guide

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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!

What people are saying about Merlín Lipshitz

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2400 each

Group of 2

USD 1300 each

Group of 3

USD 1100 each

Group of 4

USD 900 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

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