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Ski touring week in the Andes between Argentina and Chile

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Join AAGM-certified guide Diego on a classic week of ski touring in Patagonia, and explore the stunning mountains shared by Chile and Argentina.

Private

Andes

7 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy 7 exhilarating days of pristine Patagonian snow on classic routes.
  • Experience deep snow slopes along the Andean mountains and volcanoes.
  • Benefit from a fully-qualified AAGM mountain guide aiding you along the way.

Description

Experience the peak natural beauty of Patagonia, a sparse region home to grasslands, deserts and the southern Andes.

During an action-packed ski touring week, you’ll get to know the impressive sights of South America’s southern frontier.

We’ll begin our journey in the popular city of Bariloche, resting at the foot of the Andes and surrounds the stunningly grand Nahuel Huapi Lake. We’ll tour along some of the best slopes in the region, hidden to most skiers and known only to locals.

We will enjoy the slopes of the ski resort of Catedral, the biggest in South America as well as the Southern Hemisphere. Then we’ll explore those regions far from the much ridden lines.

These places include La Lagunita, La Palmera, an untrodden stretch of snow that has been called a deep snow skier’s paradise, and Segundo Lomo, with steep slopes and deep forests covered with deep snow.

Onwards we continue to the beautiful mountains of Lopez, Chalhuaco and Inacayal.

We’ll ski across the border and enter Chile, exploring the volcano of Casablanca, which now hosts lovely ski slopes.

We’ll end our skiing adventure on the mountain of Mirador after crossing back into Argentina. 

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the pristine beauty of Patagonia, which stretches across the border of Chile and Argentina. Discover incredible Andean vistas and quality snow during this full ski tour.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes hotel accommodation in Villa La Angostura and cabin accommodation in Chile. However, the price does not include lodging in Bariloche.


Itinerary

Day 1: Prep meeting and gear check

We will meet in downtown Bariloche to finalize our itinerary and check all gear.

Day 2: Explore the Catedral ski area

We will start in the ski area, exploring the best lines. Based on stability and weather, we will also explore a variety of areas such as La Lagunita, Segundo Lomo, and La Palmera.

Day 3: Mt. Lopez or Mt. Chalhuaco

Based on weather and conditions, we’ll explore either of these two backcountry objectives.

Day 4: Bayo ski area and Mt. Inacayal Sidecountry

Near the town of Villa La Angostura, we’ll take the lifts at the Bayo ski area, take some runs, and explore the sidecountry area of Mt. Inacayal.

Day 5: Border crossing to Aguas Calientes, Chile

We will cross the border into Chile and stay at cabins in the town of Entre Lagos. We will dry out our gear and get ready to climb the Chilean volcano.

Day 6: Casablanca Volcano, Chile

Starting at the base of a local ski area, we’ll skin for approximately 5-6 hours to reach the summit of Casablanca. Depending on conditions and group fitness, we can also explore other aspects of the volcano.

Day 7: Return to Argentina and ski Mt. Mirador

On the border between Chile and Argentina, we will climb and ski Mt. Mirador, before returning to Bariloche.

 

About the guide

Aloja! I´m Diego Simari. I´m 31 years old and I´m still having all my teeth! Patagonian by choice, I grew up in Bariloche - an overwhelming paradise in northern Patagonia - where I still live in.

When I was 19 years old I was introduced into the “vertical world”, andinism, and since then it became my addiction.

Even though I had the chance to meet beautiful places throughout the whole Andes, from Southern Patagonia in Argentina and Chile to the Northern Andes of Bolivia and Perú, I was infatuated by El Chaltén; a little town with not only the most perfect granite needles, and wild surroundings, but with the warmth of real friendship. The place that you dream of!

One thing led to another and I spent more and more time on the mountains… so finally I ended up getting, in 2014, my mountain guide UIAGM IFMGA certificate! Since then I´ve used it as a way for exploring other areas, mainly in El Chalten and Bariloche but also Mendoza, Huaraz and the Alps.

Despite my love for the mountains, dancing has also been my passion since I was young. Part of my living philosophy comes from that side since I’m always trying to find the real rhythm in life! Living without needing too much, exploring, sharing and growing within nature.

And that´s why I found in Patagonia a place for expansion! A place where everything is not only unpolluted but possible.

Come to Patagonia, let me show you this paradise and its magic!!

“The mountain is just the way, enjoying is the real goal”

Languages

Portuguese | French | English

Certificates

AAGM

Residence

Bariloche | El Chaltén


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