Ski touring traverse Frey-Jakob

Connect this two mythical refuges in Bariloche region in a 4-day trip with Nicolas, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide. Enjoy some of the best skiing in north Patagonia!




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified


This 3/4 days ski touring program in the area of Bariloche is a classic traverse that links two huts climbing and skiing down three valleys.

You´ll Meet the guide in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche where you will have a talk about the activities; prepare and check the equipment.

The next day you´ll go to the base of Cerro Catedral, where with your backpack, skis and boots you´ll take a lift that will leave you almost at the top of the mountain, from where you´ll climb with skins until you reach the ”Col del viento” from where you´ll ski down towards Van Titter valley. Then you´ll ascend through the forest up to the Refugio Frey which is at 1700 meters above sea level where we´ll spend the night.

The following morning after breakfast we´ll go over Laguna Toncek (frozen and covered in snow), then climb to Laguna Schmoll and “cancha the futbol” which is at the ridge of Catedral. From there we will descend towards Rucaco valley, then climb to Brecha Negra ridge and descend to Refugio San Martin (Jakob).

On the next day we´ll stay in this area and ski on the mountains which are close to the Refugio like Cerro Cella and Constructores returning to the Refugio to spend another night and on the next day descend along the trail that finishes at the “Tambo” close to the road where the transfer will pick us up.

This is a tentative itinerary. According to your preferences, skiing level and time availabilty, we can do a shorter 3 days program, just going to Frey for a couple of nights, or we can do a longer program, adding nights in Frey or Jakob refuges. The skiing possibilities around and in between both places are endless!

If you are interested in this classic ski touring traverse in Bariloche area please contact me!

Spots of interest

Frey-Jakob traverse

Price per person

Group of 4
900 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 Not included: equipment, ski lift tickets, meals and transport, accommodation.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


About the Guide


IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina.

Passionate since childhood for climbing and surfing, originally from Mar del Plata where he was one of the pioneers developing mountain activities.

Nowadays and since 1990 he works as a mountain guide, including skitouring in the mountains and volcanoes of Patagonia, rock and ice climbing and climbing courses.

He is also a Biologist and constructor.

He has done many ascents in Patagonia including Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy (3 times, including first repetition of the via Tehuelche and at 5 pm the via Affanasief).

In sport climbing he has reached a maximum degree of 8a (French scale).

During the last 15 years he has also intensely practised Ashtanga yoga.

He speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish.

FROM 900 USD per person


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