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Patagonia Freeski Backcountry Trips

Patagonia Backcountry

North Patagonia combines breathtaking scenery together with beautifull and diverse mountains.. You will find awsome runs at some unspoiled corners of the Andes, different landscapes and the experience of ski touring many of the volcanoes on both Argentina & Chile. This adventure ski trip is the ultimate skiing - mountaineering adventure across the Andes, choosing the highest and nicest volcanoes of the area around the Lake District and Northern Patagonia area. Ascending them with skis and then skiing down hill in alpine style. Some afternoons we visit the spectacular and relaxing hot springs. Sleeping in hotels or mountain huts. There are many different volcanos along the Andes, we can customize your trip visiting the ones that you will love to climb up. Ski guide for touring skiing at Lonquimay, Llaima, Copahue and Caviahue area, Villarica, Choshuenco, Casa Blanca and and Osorno are some of the Volcanoes that we offer to you.



Excellent physical condition and good touring (ski, telemark or splitboard) skills are required.​
September, October. Consult us for dates and shorter trips.
The Trip
9 days ski/snow touring and freeriding, between Argentina and Chile, starting in Bariloche. We will make short 4x4 road trip to get from one mountain area to the other. A unique experience, where you will not only find pristine terrain in the middle of the Andes, but also get to the summit of active + dormant volcanos, to later relax at the hotsprings nearby.
Traditional Mountain lodges and refuges
Day 1: Arrival in Bariloche, Osorno or Pto Montt according to clients flight destination, we will pick you up in either of the 3 airports. We recommend to fly into Bariloche to enjoy a bit of Argentina, the drive across the Andes is totally worth it. Drive to Refugio Osorno and spend the night at this cozy mountain hut at 1400 meters, with beautiful view of Lago LLanquihue.
Day 2: We climb Volcano Osorno as a first volcano in Chile. Takes app ox5 hs to skin up this volcano, approx. 1400 meters of elevation gain. In general is possible to skin up most of it. Just the last part we will wear crampons to get to the summit. Ski down back to the hut and spend the night there enjoying a nice meal with an awesome view and its magic sunsets.
Day 3: Drive to Pucon, Chile. Long travel day. This drive goes across the Andes enjoying monkey puzzle forest and the landscape of the Patagonian steppe and the mountains. Night in hotel in Pucon.
Day 4: Climb up Villarica volcano (2840 mts). Afternoon in the local hot springs. Relax, visiting the nice town of Pucon. Night in hotel
Day 5: Drive to Caracautín or Malacahuelo, base town of Volcan Lonquimay (2890 mts) and Volcan Llaima (3125 mts) Volcanoes. Night in Hosteria.
Day 6: Climb up Volcano Llaima (3125 mts). Ski downhill, Optional visit to hot springs. Night in Hosteria.
Day 7: Climb up to Volcano Lonquimay (2890 mts) and ski down. Hot springs. Night in hosteria.
Day 8: Spare day for bad weather to be used in the best place. Rest day or ski day to the Sierra Nevada near Malacahuelo- Optional Hot springs
Day 9: Drive back to Bariloche or San Martin. Also, Temuco is a good option to combine flights in Chile where we could finish our services.End of services.
What is included:
9 day guided ski/snow touring & freeskiing by professional UIAGM & AAGM fully certified Mountain Guides.
8 nights lodging. All meals in the mountains
Safety equipment: backpack, transceiver, shovel and probe.
private ground transportation.
from $2850, 4 people base.

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