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9-day Ski Touring on Volcanoes in Patagonia, Chile and Argentina

Ski Touring on Volcanoes
Ski Touring on Volcanoes
Ski Touring on Volcanoes
Ski Touring on Volcanoes
Ski Touring on Volcanoes

Ski on the most popular volcanoes in Patagonia: Casa Blanca, Villarrica, Llaima, Lonquimay and Copahue. AAGM certified mountain guide Tomás Ceppi leads this 9-day ski tour in Chile and Argentina.



9 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Summit and ski on 4-5 volcanoes with local Argentine guide Tomás
  • Visit thermal hot springs and one of the most active volcanoes in South America
  • Backcountry skiing on craters and more near the Lonquimay Volcano


This volcanic ski tour kick offs in Bariloche and takes us to 4-5 of Patagonia's most iconic volcanoes. Over the course of 9 days, we will explore the Casa Blanca, Villarrica, Llaima and Lonquimay volcanoes in Chile. If you choose to add an additional two days on to this tour, we can also visit the Copahue Volcano in Argentina.

This is an exciting yet physically demanding tour that is suitable for fit, advanced skiers and snowboarders only. We will summit all of the volcanoes on our itinerary and descend them on skis (or a snowboard).

Each of the volcanoes on our itinerary has something different to offer us. The Casa Blanca Volcano (1990m), for instance, is conveniently located next to Termas Aguas Calientes. These thermal hot springs near Puyehue, Chile will serve as our base camp for the first two nights. After a long day out in the elements, a dip in the local hot springs pool will be just what you need.

Speaking of hot temperatures, one of the most active volcanoes in all of South America is also on our agenda. This is the claim to fame of the Villarrica Volcano (2840m). Located just outside of Pucón, the "Adventure Capital of Chile", this volcano is a bit temperamental. If the conditions are right for an ascent, however, we absolutely must take advantage of it.

While not as unstable as Villarrica, the Llaima Volcano (3125m) is another of Patagonia's more active volcanoes. As the tallest on our itinerary, the Llaima Volcano will perhaps be the most challenging to summit. Of course, this descent is likely be the most rewarding as well. After arriving back at the base, we will relax and spend the night in a cozy mountain hut. Both the Pehuén and Paraguas Huts will give us an authentic, wintertime mountain experience here at the base of the Llaima Volcano.

Our last volcano on the standard itinerary also has a little something extra in store for us. On the Lonquimay Volcano (2890m), we will have the chance to spend an entire day skiing in the surrounding area. In addition to descending from the summit on skis, we will also ski on the nearby Cráter Navidad (Christmas Crater) and Cerro Cautín. As an optional add-on, you can even jump on a snowmobile and make a few runs in the remote Valle de las Mellizas.

While our standard itinerary does conclude with skiing adventure around the Lonquimay Volcano, you can opt to add on two more days. These additional days will give us time to explore the Copahue Volcano (2297m) back across the border in Argentina. In both cases, the return transfer to Bariloche at the end of the tour is included.

Get outside your comfort zone this winter and experience the thrill of skiing on volcanoes! I will be here waiting for you in Patagonia as soon as the snow flies. To get in touch with me or reserve your spot, please click on "Request to book". 

Both skiers and snowboarders are welcome to join me on this volcanic wintertime adventure.

I also lead a shorter, week-long ski tour through the volcanoes in this region. You can click here for more information about this alternative tour that starts in Pucon, Chile. For a complete list of my available trips, you can visit my Explore-Share profile here.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The price includes breakfast only. Participants are responsible for all other meals. Personal ski/ mountaineering equipment is NOT included. The first night of accommodation (pre-tour) in Bariloche is NOT included. Tomás and/or the other guide(s) will have a first aid kit, communication/GPS device and avalanche rescue equipment on hand at all times in case of emergency.


Day 0: Arrival in Bariloche

  • Arrival in Bariloche

  • Check-in at your accommodation

  • Gear check

  • Pre-tour meeting

Accommodation in Bariloche is not included.

Day 1: Bariloche - Puyehue

  • Transfer to Chile via the Cardenal Semoré Pass

  • Training session

  • Overnight in Termas Aguas Calientes (Puyehue, Chile)

Day 2: Casa Blanca Volcano

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer to the Antillanca Ski Resort

  • Ascent on Casa Blanca Volcano (1900m)

  • Return to Puyehue

  • Overnight in Termas Aguas Calientes

Day 3: Puyehue - Pucón

  • Transfer to Pucón

  • Overnight at the Magma Lodge or Monte Verde Hotel in Pucón

Day 4: Villarrica Volcano

  • Breakfast

  • Ascent on the Villarrica Volcano (2840m)

  • Descent to the Villarrica Ski Resort

  • Overnight in Pucón

Day 5: Pucón - Llaima Volcano (Base)

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer to the base of the Llaima Volcano

  • Overnight at the Pehuén Hut (or Paraguas Hut)

Day 6: Llaima Volcano

  • Breakfast

  • Ascent on the Llaima Volcano (3125m)

  • Transfer to Malalcahuello

  • Overnight at Cabañas Mapurne or Nalcas Boutique Hotel in Malalcahuello

Day 7: Lonquimay Volcano

  • Breakfast

  • Ascent on the Lonquimay Volcano (2890m)

  • Overnight at Cabañas Mapurne or Nalcas Boutique Hotel

Day 8: Lonquimay Volcano

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer to the Lonquimay Volcano

  • Ski day around the volcano: Cráter Navidad, Cerro Cautín and Valle de las Mellizas (optional)

  • Overnight at Cabañas Mapurne or Nalcas Boutique Hotel

The snowmobile transfer to Valle de las Mellizas is optional and not included.

Day 9: Departure

  • Breakfast

  • Return transfer to Bariloche via the Cardenal Samoré Pass

  • Departure

Optional add-on: +2 days on the Copahue Volcano (2297m)





We will stay in hotels, guest houses and mountain huts. Please refer to the above itinerary for more details.

Meeting point

Bariloche, Argentina

About the guide

Mountain Guide - EPGAMT - Argentina
I was born in Patagonia, Argentina and formed at an early age as a climber in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Currently I completed a large number of rock and ice climbing routes, backcountry skiing and ascents in many mountains around the world such as Mt. Lhotse (8.516 mts.), the 4th highest peak in the world, without using supplemental oxygen (May, 2012).
I'm a certified Mountain Guide from the EPGAMT and a member of the Argentinian Mountain Guides Association (AAGM) and work on Mt. Aconcagua, which I had repeatedly ascended, as well as in other peaks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and in The Himalayas in Nepal.
During the winter season, I practice backcountry skiing, mostly on the volcanoes in Patagonia, where I can offer you different adventures, according to your level (beginner, learner or advanced learner).
I feel very privileged to work as a mountain guide, to do the job that I love, and to be able to share it with people that have the same passion.
Join my expeditions and I will provide you a high standard of safety and personal attention!





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