Backcountry Ski Touring in Ushuaia

Introduction

Is very magical to be skiing at the the southern most City in the World, starting at sea level, with views of the Beagle Channel and the Mountain Range. There are excellent valleys and mountains for backcountry ski & ski touring, with easy access from the main road.

For fans and lovers of ski adventures, Ushuaia offers the possibility of great backcountry ski, near El Castor Ski Resort, Martial and other Mountains. Ushuaia is a very interesting City, in front of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by mountains around 4000 ft.

Based in the City, there are several possibilities for day trips with 30min drive, from easy slopes to steep ones, your guide UIAGM-IFMGA will offer you different options according to the weather-snow conditions, and your personal skills.

This trip could be combined with a week of ski at El Chaltén or Bariloche.

Data Sheet

Best time of the year: August - September - October

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DIFFICULTY

Very difficult, Expert skiers » Training and fitness required

2

EXPERIENCE

Ski touring experience required

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ACCOMODATION

Double rooms

4

GUIDE RATE

1-4 people per guide

Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2

Ski at “El Castor” Ski Resort. Warm up day and Ski off-piste around El Castor mountain. Lodging at Ushuaia

Day 3

Ski at “El Martial”. Different options to choose according to snow conditions, very scenery valley above Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Lodging at Ushuaia.

Day 4

Ski at “Olum Valley” & “Cinco Hermanos” peak. Cinco Hermanos is a very nice Mountain to Ski, with views of Mount Olivia and the City of Ushuaia. Lodging at Ushuaia. Lodging at Refugio Frey.

Day 5

Ski “Cerro Alvear”, this is probably the highlight of skiing in Ushuaia, and the most technical peak to climb. Reaching the summit will involve the use of crampons and Ice Axe. Usually best ski descent by the East Face! Lodging at Ushuaia.

Day 6

Ski at Paso Garibaldi, Olum Valley or Martial according to conditions. Lodging at Ushuaia.

Day 7

Transfer to Airport. End of our services

Note:

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 Guides will have the criteria to change the program if they consider is necessary.

Essential Information

Please take note!

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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

• Backpacks 30 liters
• Head lump
• Water bottle and small thermo flask
• Merino or synthetic base layers
• Mid layer fleece
• Down or synthetic puffy jacket (hooded)
• 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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 INCLUDED SERVICES

• Certified Mountain Guide UIAGM - IFMGA
• Local transportation
• 6 nights lodging at Ushuaia, based on double occupancy.
• Breakfast & Pack lunches
• First Aid Kit
• VHF Radio or Sat Phone communication

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NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

• 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

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

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

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

Email for inquiries
info@chaltenfreeride.com

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

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