Ski touring week in El Chalten, Patagonia Sur

Follow Juan, IFMGA mountain guide, on this ski touring week around El Chalten. Explore a unique alpine scenery and enjoy amazing powder descents!




Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Discover a premium destination in Argentina: El Chalten.

  • Experience a thrilling ski touring week in the Andes.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Patagonia Sur.


If you are looking for an unforgettable winter adventure, then I have the perfect tour for you. Come to El Chalten, Argentina, for a ski touring week around the impressive mountains of the area!

Located in southern Patagonia (South Patagonia), El Chalten is a scenic town at the foot of the Andes. Its surroundings comprise an almost unexplored region, with lots of mountains, valleys and glaciers. During the winter, tourists from all over the world come to this village of the Santa Cruz Province to enjoy its charms.

This week trip is an amazing ski touring expedition to some of the most popular peaks of El Chalten. We will explore the mounts of Vespignani, Mosquito, Creston and Madsen, among others. Beautiful alpine landscapes and exciting powder descents await us!

Please note that you need intermediate skiing skills and a good fitness level: every day we will climb, carry our skis, to reach lots of untracked slopes. For more information you can check the itinerary below!

So, if you are ready for this ski touring week around El Chalten, please get in touch with me. Let me guide you through some awesome spots of the Patagonia Sur!

If you prefer a different winter activity, check out this 3-day Ice climbing course.

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 Also included: VHF communication, GPS /// Not included: ski touring equipment and safety equipment (arva, shovel, probe and helmet).


  • Day 0Previous meeting

    Briefing and equipment check.

  • Day 1Rio Blanco - Paso inferior

    30min drive to Hostería del Pilar. 2h-hike to Río Blanco Camp. We can climb to Paso Inferior and ski back to the camp for dinner and rest.

    Altitude gain: 1200 mts / Total time: 8h

  • Day 2Cerro Madsen

    Cerro Madsen ascent. Ski descent on its East Side. Return to El Chalten.

    Altitude gain: 1000 mts / Total time: 8h

  • Day 3Mosquito Valley

    Transfer to Mosquito River Valley. 30- 50min hike carrying skis. Ski touring.

    Altitude gain: 1500 metros / Total time: 8 – 10h

  • Day 4Cerro Creston

    Transfer to Cerro Creston Valley. We will choose our ski touring route according to the snow conditions.

    Altitude gain: 1500m / Total time: 8-10h

  • Day 5Cerro Vespignani

    Transfer to Cerro Vespignani. We will climb and ski on an impressive glacier. Return to El Chalten.

    Altitude gain: 1500m / Total time: 8h


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

El Chalten, Santa Cruz (Argentina).

More info

The itinerary may change due to weather conditions.


About the 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 Raselli


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
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