This is an adventure for skiers who want to backcountry ski (ski touring) from hut to hut, spending few days in each hut skiing the goods of each valley (chutes, bowls and -or steeps) in the Andes of Patagonia, Bariloche, Argentina.
This backcountry ski (ski randonneé) or ski touring trip in Patagonia, Argentina is a perfect option for fanatic ski tourers who wants to avoid the crowds of the resorts. The Southern Andes offers gentle domes, tree skiing, the option of glacier skiing, steep and medium chutes surrounded by frozen lakes and granite spires. Many times we have deep powder for days and days in the south faces. This trip offers the option to use a hut as a base to run different chutes in the same valley or we can travel from hut to hut enjoying the different valleys and views."
- Season: July to beginning of November
- Duration: 10 days
- Level: Experienced ski tourers
Day 1: Ski day at the resort with our professional Mountain Guides (UIAGM). Skiing hidden places of Cerro Catedral Ski resort. Having a nice short hikes to the ridges, enjoying the view of the Andes, Cerro Tronador and the closer lakes. In the afternoon, we'll drive you to the hotel again and pack our gear to go for ski touring on next day.
Day 2: Drive to Villa La Angostura 80 km. We need ski pass to access to good terrain. Daily ski trip to Cerro Bayo. Excellent touring terrain with options for begginers and experts. We have the option of going to Chall Huaco as well, but we strongly recommend Cerro Bayo or Cerro Lopez.
Day 3: We´ll take the ski lift to the ridge of Cerro Catedral and we start our trip to Frey´s hut. Ski down to the Van Titter´s valley and then skin up with our ski touring gear, getting to the Frey hut.
We can do one run more if conditions/fitness are good. We spend the night at the hut.
Day 4: Ski touring across the nearby valleys of Frey area, picking the route according to the level of participants. Open bowls, chutes, tour in between valleys- Nearby peaks. Night in Frey hut
Day 5: Travel to Jakob´s Hut. We will go over Cerro Catedral ridge. 700 mts downhill skiing and then some valley crossing skinning up gradually to the top of Brecha Negra. Night in Jakob hut.
Day 6: According to conditions, we will ski Cuernos del Diablo (Devil´s Horn), which is the highlight of the area. Perfect Mtn to ski. If conditions does not help we ski Cerro Cella or other nearby mountains. Jakob offer chutes and mellow terrain. Night in the Jakob hut.
Day 7: Rest day - Weather day. Will be taken in the best day to do it according to weather- fitness of participants.
Day 8: Ski or hike out the mountain. If there are Avy conditions the hike out can take 7 hours. We pick the easiest way according to conditions.
Day 9: Rest day or ski Catedral Resort without guide. Optional extension to Volcanoes.
Day 10: Fly out of Bariloche.
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