Ski touring in Piltriquitron, El Bolson

Cerro Piltriquitron, in El Bolson, near Bariloche, is an emblematic Patagonian mountain where we can ski tour together for 2 days. Interested? Keep reading!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This ski touring trip will take you to Cerro Piltriquitron, in El Bolson. It’s an Andean city located 120 km south of Bariloche. In fact, Cerro Piltriquitron is the emblematic mountain in the area, as the city is in the valley below.

    Access is up to 1500 m in vehicles, which allows us to get easily very close to the snow. Then, from the parking we take a one hour trail to reach the refuge of the Andean Club Piltriquitron. In general we find snow from the refuge up. The refuge has the basic facilities needed to stay and relax. There are dormitories, meals, heating, hot water and bathrooms.

    One of the best features of this ski area is the variety of options and different levels for ski touring. There are different extensive guidelines with slopes and various inclinations. Therefore, it gives us the ability to choose the best possible considering the quality of the snow and ski level of each participant.

    If you are interested in doing some ski touring around El Bolsón, please get in touch with me! I would love guiding you there. In the area of Bariloche, I can also take you ski touring in Frey and Cerro Lopez, check them out!

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Bariloche - El Bolsón - Skiing in Cerro Piltriquitron

      We leave at 8AM from Bariloche, and travel 2 hours to El Bolson. Once there, we ascend the gravel road to access Piltriquitron. After preparing the backpacks and the skis, we climb the path to the refuge. We leave some equipment and food in the refuge and continue climbing until settling skis with skins to reach the “plateau” of the mountain. Here the options are diverse: main summit hill Huemules, East Hill, etc. All these peaks can be combined or done by different slopes downhill. You can ski a lot, and make several vertical meters, it depends on the desire and physical condition of the participants.

    • Day 2Skiing in Cerro Piltriquitron - Back to Bariloche

      We get up early to seize the day. After breakfast we begin the activity. The idea is to ski as much as possible and reach the mountain sectors that we didn’t reach the day before, making impressive peaks overlooking the valley of El Bolsón, the mountain range to the north, south and west, and the steppe to the east. We ski until 4PM, and we return to Bariloche, to get there around 7PM.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Bariloche

    Accommodation

    In a refuge.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    AAGM-certified high mountain guide with international IFMGA certification, paragliding pilot (with tandem license) and physical education teacher.
    I have made numerous climbs, ascents and ski trips in Patagonia, Mendoza, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Spain and the French Alps.
    I work as an instructor and director in numerous mountain guide courses for the AAGM. I have opened many sport and multi-pitch routes in the Bariloche area and I am also author of climbing guide "Bariloche Vertical", published five times since 2004. In sport climbing I reach the grade of 8b worked and 7c on sight.
    As a paragliding pilot, I have made numerous +100 kms flights in the mountains of Patagonia and several "hike and fly" tours, where I combine climbing mountains and flying down.
    I look forward to guiding you in the beautiful mountains of Patagonia.

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Pablo Pontoriero

     

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    Conor Coady
    The paragliding experience was unbelievable! Getting to see Bariloche and it\'s surrounding lake and mountains was breathtaking. I would definitely do this again. Pablo was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgable and had a lot of experience paragliding. He gave clear instructions on how to take off and made you feel safe every step of the away. Throughout the trip, he will capture pics and videos for you to take home. He was very friendly and always looked out for your best interest.
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