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Uco Valley weeklong private heliskiing trip, Argentina

Join Rodrigo, an IFMGA-certified guide, for this weeklong heliskiing program in the Mendoza province of Argentina!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration7 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy heliskiing in some of the most incredible landscapes of the Andes

  • Complete a first descent as you invent your own line in unexplored territory

  • At the end of each day, return to a luxury property in the beautiful Uco Valley

  • Full board, including gourmet dinners, picnic lunches, and daily breakfasts

Description

Enjoy world class heliskiing in the beautiful backcountry of the Andes of Argentina during this all-inclusive trip, which includes accommodation and full board at a luxury property in the lovely Uco Valley!

Mendoza Province, located near Argentina’s border with Chile, is not only home to some of the highest mountains on the continent, it is also the site of some of the best heliskiing around.  You will enjoy access to a wide range of untouched lines, from steep ridges and gullies to gentle powder runs, and local guides who know all the best spots.  If you’re particularly adventurous, your guides can even take you to uncharted territory so that you can blaze your own trail. As you ski the magnificent Andean backcountry during this private trip, you will come away with a whole new appreciation for the immensity of such a vast landscape.

At the end of each day, you will return to a luxury property located in the Uco Valley, also home to some of Argentina’s most famous Malbec producing vineyards.  At the sophisticated Vines Resort & Spa, you will enjoy the best amenities around.  Full board (excluding alcoholic beverages) is included in the price, so you will enjoy delicious breakfasts, picnic lunches on the mountain, and gourmet dinners.  Also included in the price are ski rentals, safety equipment, and ground transfers, so that you won’t have to worry about a thing.  Should you want a break from the mountains, there are plenty of other activities nearby, or you can simply relax at the lodge.  Please find a day-by-day itinerary outline below so that you can review the logistics of this package.

Book now to enjoy the best Argentina has to offer: exquisite skiing, breathtaking landscapes, and world class comforts!

Check out a few of my other exciting trips in Argentina and Chile: 3-day heliskiing trip in Uco Valley, Argentina, 3-day heliskiing trip in Maipo Valley, or 8-day heliboarding expedition in Cipreses Valley.

 

 

Accommodation

You will stay at The Vines Resort & Spa in the Uco Valley, and the Park Hyatt during the final night in Mendoza.

Meeting point

We will pick you up at the airport in Mendoza

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Land at the Mendoza airport, where you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your accommodations.

Once you arrive, gear check with your guide, as well as a helicopter briefing and avalanche safety clinic.

Then, enjoy a delicious welcome dinner.

Day 2: First day of heliskiing

After breakfast, walk a few yards to the helipad for your first helidrop.

Take the first day easy, as you adjust to the altitude and enjoy your first lines in the incredible landscape of the Andes.

Day 3 to 6: Heliski days

Each day, we will take a helicopter to the mountains for a full day of skiing.  I will select routes based on your abilities, interests, and conditions.   We will stop for a picnic lunch on the mountain.

Should you want a break from the mountain, there are many other activities nearby, or you can simply enjoy the luxurious amenities of the lodge.

Day 7: Final day in the mountains

We head to the mountains after breakfast, for our final helidrop.  After our return, you will take a land transfer back to the city of Mendoza, where you will stay at the 5-star Park Hyatt in town.

Day 8: Departure

Following breakfast, the program ends.  You may continue your journey in Argentina, or return home.


About the guide

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An Internationally Certified UIAGM / IFMGA Mountain Guide, Rodrigo has been a guide for 30 years. He has led 24 expeditions to Denali and 28 expeditions to Aconcagua — the highest peaks in North and South America, respectively. He has been a member of expeditions to Shisha Pangma and Cho Oyu in the Himalaya, and his climbs in Patagonia include the North and Central Towers of Paine, Agujas Guillaumet and Poincenot, as well as Cerro Torre attempts. He’s made Patagonian Ice Cap explorations including the first east-west traverse of the northern Ice Cap. He holds first ascents in Antarctica, the Andes and Alaska; speed ascents of Denali, Aconcagua, and Juncal. He’s guided the Ellsworth Mountains and Mt. Vinson in Antarctica and has extensive climbing and guiding experience in Yosemite and the Alps, including Frendo Spur and the Grand Jorasses. He’s a former Technical Committee member for the American Mountain Guides Association and a Senior Guide at Exum Mountain Guides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Rodrigo speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 57732 each

Group of 2

EUR 28866 each

Group of 3

EUR 19245 each

Group of 4

EUR 14433 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Helicopter drops as described

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price includes: 6 full days of heli-skiing, 12 hours of flight time on a private helicopter, 7 nights accommodation, all meals, ski rentals, professional guiding services, and ground transport. Does not include: Additional flying time, personal services, alcoholic beverages, or evacuation/rescue expenses.


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