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Ski Touring in Bariloche

Chaltén Freeride

by Mountaineering Patagonia — since 1998 guiding in El Chaltén

New Program 8

Data Sheet

» Location: San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
» Duration: 6 Days
» Lodging: Double rooms & Mountain Hut
» Time of the year: August -September
» Difficulty: Expert skiers
» Ski touring experience required
» Training and fitness required
» Dates 2017: Sept 3-8 & Sept 10-15
» Group size: 2 to 4


The scenery skiing in the Catedral and Lake District is amazing! Refugio Frey is know as one of the best mountain huts for ski touring and freeriding, with many possibilities all around!


For fans and lovers of ski adventures, Bariloche offers the possibility of great backcountry ski, near Catedral Ski Resort and Refugio Frey. Bariloche is a very nice City, in front of Nahuel Huapi lake and surrounded by mountains around 6000ft.

Refugio Frey is know as one of the best mountain huts for ski touring and freeriding, with many possibilities all around! From easy slopes to steep chutes, your guide UIAGM-IFMGA will offer you different options according to the weather-snow conditions, and your personal skills.

Step by step details

Day 1: Reception at Bariloche Airport and transfer to your Hotel. Briefing with your guide; equipment check and details of the program. Lodging at Bariloche

Day 2: Transfer to Catedral Ski Resort. Ski off-piste around Catedral mountain. Lodging at Bariloche.

Day 3: Transfer to Catedral Ski Resort. We´ll take the lifts to reach the ridge of the mountain, and start our traverse to Frey Hut. Excellent views of Nahuel Huapi Lake and the surrounding mountains! We´ll ski down the Van Titter valley, and then skin up to Refugio Frey. Lodging at Refugio Frey.

Day 4: We have the entire day to go ski touring with a light pack, around the frozen “Laguna Toncek”, surrounded by granite towers. Slopes and chutes to choose according to snow and weather conditions. Lodging at Refugio Frey

Day 5: Possible ski in the morning, and back to Catedral Ski area in the afternoon. Transfer back to Bariloche. Lodging at Bariloche.

Day 6: Transfer to Airport. End of our services

The Itinerary can be modified and should be considered only as a guide. External factors such us the conditions of the snow or weather conditions could change the original plan, and your guide will have the criteria to change the program if he consider is necessary


Certified Mountain Guide UIAGM - IFMGA
4WD transportation
3 nights lodging in Bariloche, based on private double rooms.
2 nights at Refugio Frey (dormitories, sleeping bag required)
All meals in the Mountains
First Aid Kit
VHF Radio or Sat Phone communication


Personal Equipment (Please see detailed list below)
Personal insurance (It´s mandatory to hired your own accidents and rescue insurance)
Restaurant Meals
Lift Tickets
Alcoholic drinks
Services not specified


Backpacks 30 and 45 liters
Sleeping Bag
Head lump
Water bottle and small thermo flask
Merino or synthetic base layers
Polar 100 and wind stopper
Down or synthetic hooded jacket
2 pairs of gloves
Warm hut and buff
Extra socks
Waterproof pants and Jacket ( Gore-Tex)
Lens and goggles
Sun bloc & lip protection
Ski touring set: Skis, skins, boots, ski crampons, ski poles ( compressible ideal).
Crampons & Ice Axe*
Safety avalanche set: Shovel, beacon, probe*
Helmet (optional)

Note: If you need to rent some of these items, please let us know in advance.



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