Ski Touring in El Chaltén


For fans and lovers of backcountry ski, El Chaltén offers the possibility to climb and ski moderate mountains with incredible surrounding views of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and the Southern Ice Field.

Some of the options are: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani and Cerro Madsen. These places are very remote, and you´ll rarely find any other people around...

It´s very important to have experience and very good fitness, because in all cases the approach to the snow is walking and carrying your own skis.

The program it´s designed to do 2 or 3-day trips plus one camping trip for one or two nights. This flexibility will allow you to adapt according to the weather conditions.

Data Sheet

Best time of the year: August - September



Very difficult, training required



Ski touring experience required



4 nights lodging in Hostel, based on private double rooms



1-4 people per guide


Day 1

Reception at El Calafate Airport and transfer to El Chaltén. Meet your guide; check your equipment and the program n detail. Lodging at El Chaltén.

Day 2

Transfer to Mosquito River; Ski Loma del Diablo (1800m). Vertical drop: 1200m. Lodging at El Chaltén.

Day 3

Transfer to Lago del Desierto. Ski Cerro Vespignani ( 2146m). Vertical drop:1500m.
Lodging at El Chaltén. Hotel en Chaltén.

Day 4

Approach to Fitz Roy Basecamp. Optional ski in the afternoon at Glacier de los Tres. Camp. Poincenot.

Day 5

Ski Cerro Madsen (1806m). Vertical Gain1000m. Camp. Poincenot.

Day 6

Back to El Chaltén. Lodging at El Chaltén.

Day 7

Transfer to El Calafate Airport. End of the services.


Our Mountain Guides will have the final call to modify either partially or totally any program when safety conditions require.

Essential Information

Please take note!

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• Backpacks 40 and 60 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)

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

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• Private Transfer Calafate-Chalten-Calafate
• Local Transfers from El Chaltén
• 4 nights lodging in Hostel, based on private double rooms.
• Mountain Guide UIAGM - IFMGA ( 5 days)
• Camping Assistant
• Double tents an kitchen set
• Camping meals: 3 lunches , 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts.
• Technical equipment for Glaciers: Crampons, harnesses, ropes, etc.
• First Aid Kit
• Radio or Satellite communication

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• 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
• Gratuities
• Services not specified

Some pictures of this program

Other Ski Programs

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U$S 2.499 

Programed Dates: Ask for custom departures.

Ski touring in El Chaltén

U$S 1.500

Programed Dates: August: 4rd to 10th • 11th to 17th • 18th to 24rd • 25th to 31st
September:  1st to 7th • 8th to 14th • 15th to 21st • 22nd to 28th 

Ski Cerro Castillo & El Chaltén

U$S 3.099

Programed Dates: Ask for custom departures.

Ski touring in El Chaltén 4 Days!

U$S 900

Programed Dates: Ask for custom departures.

Ski Bariloche & Chaltén

U$S 2.999

Programed Dates: September 9th to 21st  

Ski Bariloche 7 Days! 

U$S 1.500

Programed Dates: July 7-13 • 14-20 • 21-27 /
September 1 -7 •  9-15


Toll Free Number in the USA & Canada

Contact us and schedule your trip

Our Office
Our office is located at El Chaltén, Patagonia Argentina.

This is our meeting point and base of operations for all our programs

Eduardo Brenner 88 (9301)
El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Email for inquiries

From outside of Argentina:
Phone: ++54-2962-493194
Cel Phone: ++54-9-2962-409207

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