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Ski touring from Refugio Lopez in Bariloche, Patagonia Norte (2 days)

Refugio Lopez
Refugio Lopez
Ski touring from Refugio Lopez in Bariloche, Patagonia Norte (2 days)

Come with Juan, IFMGA-certified guide, for a 2-day ski touring adventure around Refugio Lopez, a famous mountain hut in Bariloche. Enjoy the powder snow of Patagonia with an expert!



2 Days

Jul - Sep




* Climb an emblematic peak of the Argentine Patagonia.

* Ski on top-quality powder snow with an expert.

* Enjoy breathtaking views of Nahuel Huapi National Park.


If you are looking for an amazing winter outing in Patagonia, then this trip is for you. Come to Bariloche and join me for a 2-day ski touring experience around Refugio Lopez, in Bariloche!

San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a popular city in Patagonia. Located in the province of Rio Negro, Argentina, it is one of the most famous tourist destinations of South America. Mount Lopez (2075m), visible from the town, is an emblematic peak of the region.

Refugio Lopez is one of the oldest and most historic mountain huts in Bariloche. It can host up to 100 people and serves delicious local food. From there we have several skiing options: valleys, forests and steep slopes.

On this 2-day ski touring adventure, we will climb to the Lopez Hut and ski on its surrounding top-quality powder snow. In addition, we will enjoy panoramic views of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. At night, we will eat and rest at this charming mountain lodge!

Keep in mind that this outing requires at least intermediate skiing skills and a good fitness level. For more information, take a look at the itinerary below.

So, are you up for a thrilling ski touring trip in Patagonia Norte? Then join me for this 2-day outing around Refugio Lopez, in Bariloche!

And if you are looking for longer expeditions, check out my 3-day Ski tour from Refugio Jakob.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Personal insurance

Price details

Also included: VHF communication, GPS /// Not Included: ski touring equipment, safety equipment (ARVA, shovel, probe and helmet).


Day 0: Previous meeting

Meeting in Bariloche. Briefing and equipment check.

Day 1: Bariloche - Refugio Lopez

Early in the morning we will drive to the path that takes us to the hut. Depending on the amount of snow, we must carry our skis and ascend for about 40 minutes. Then we will ski towards the hut. There we will leave our extra equipment and continue our skiing day. Dinner and rest in the hut.

Day 2: Refugio Lopez - Bariloche

After breakfast we start our skiing day, which will depend on the weather and snow conditions. We can choose to continue skiing at Cerro Lopez or go to the valley of Pico Magnat. At the end, we return to Bariloche.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Argentina.

I’m trekking guide since 2009, and became fully IFMGA certified in 2014.
I’ve climbed in many destinations in the Andes in Argentina, and also in Perú, Brasil, France, Spain, Italy and Austria.

I work together with two other colleagues and friends, Indio and Tomás, who are also IFMGA. So if I’m not available to guide you, one of them can do it.

The three of us live in El Chalten, where we practice our profession and develop our passion for climbing and skiing. And we want to share it by opening the doors to all those who want to live their Patagonian experience in a safe and unforgettable way.

We are also committed to mountain training. Therefore, we can give you the basic tools to move in the mountain safely and smoothly. That's why we offer courses for all levels depending on the terrain you want to train. We give lessons of rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier transit and mountain skiing.





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What people are saying about Juan



Juan was so friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic during our climb. He took us on appropriate warm-ups to assess our skill level and find exciting routes. Also he gave us tips throughout to not only climb, more efficiently, but to be safe. He was extremely knowledgable and attentive, and always felt safe and comfortable.


Indio is awesome! Great teacher. Great fun to be around. Would climb with him again. Highly recommend him no matter what your climbing level is.


Juan is a knowledgable, personable and strong guide. Cerro Solo is a great short peak for those wishing to hone their skills. Campsite is beautiful



Excellent guide with a lot of experience, knowledge an patience



Juan was the best guide! Very knowledgeable, experienced and friendly! We had a great time climbing!

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