Patagonian, Andes

Ski Mountaineering, Patagonia Sept. 2013

Check out this new offering, seriously tempting summer
get-away for those who just can’t wait until next winter: a wild
winter week in the Southern Hemisphere skiing some of the
very best of the majestic Patagonian Andes. Just outside San Carlos de
Bariloche, from here we will ski beyond the boundaries of the
largest ski resort in South America to warm up for four fantastic
days of backcountry adventure. We will overnight in the renowned Frey
Hut one night and enjoying the comforts of an amazing Bed and Breakfast
Ski-House with our own in-house chef, the perfect place to relax and
enjoy fine local wines and cuisine to accompany days of fun and adventure
in the mountains.

Our fantastic secluded alpine chalet has five double rooms and a huge
kitchen and living space for acres ski in an extraordinary setting
in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. 40 minutesfrom central Bariloche,
30 minutes from the Cerro Catedral Resort and Frey Hut trailhead,
and 50 minutes from Bariloche Airport.

An extremely important part of your holiday and skiing is food.
Our in-house chef will keep your energy levels high and taste buds
happy after long days of fun in the snow, with a delectable Argentinean
cuisine. All in-house meals and wines along with skiing packed-lunches
will be taken care of, allowing you to simply kick back and enjoy.

The Argentinean Andes offer some wonderful skiing opportunities,
taking us away from busy resort pistes, to long exciting off-piste
runs, scenic tours and mountain summits. This trip reflects the
spirit of mountain exploration in an exciting, yet safe and intimate
atmosphere. Previous off-piste experience and able to ski steep slopes
in variable conditions with confidence.

SKI DAYS 1 & 2
Cerro Catedral Warm Up
• Two days warm up in bounds and side country to get our ski legs and work
out the kinks.
• Excellent ‘side’ country off piste access
• Open bowls, wide couloirs, tree runs

SKI DAYS 3, 4 & 5
Ski touring from Frey Hut
• Renowned backcountry hut base
• Endless lines and different aspects
• Wild Patagonian mountains and nature
• Steep narrow couloirs and open bowls
• Summit and ski

FINAL SKI DAY 6
Choice of the zone according to conditions,
trust in us – this could be the most memorable
touring day of all!
• Final touring day in the backcountry
• Stunning Patagonian views
• Farewell 7-course dinner in top local
restaurant, each course paired with the finest
of Argentina’s wines

8 day Patagonia backcountry ski Combo

Session 1
Leaves USA Friday August 30th

≈ Arrives Bariloche pm Saturday August 31h
Skiing Sunday September 1st through Friday September 6th
Departs Bariloche Saturday September 7th ≈ Arrives USA Sunday September 8th

Session 2
Leaves USA Friday September 6th

≈ Arrives Bariloche pm Saturday September 7th
Skiing Sunday September 8th through Friday September 13th
Departs Bariloche Saturday September 14th ≈ Arrives USA Sunday September 15th

Session 3
Leaves USA Friday September 13th

≈ Arrives Bariloche pm Saturday September 14th
Skiing Sunday September 15th through Friday September 20th
Departs Bariloche Saturday September 21st ≈ Arrives USA Sunday September 22nd

Session 4
Leaves USA Friday September 20th

≈ Arrives Bariloche pm Saturday September 21st
Skiing Sunday September 22rd through Friday September 27th
Departs Bariloche Saturday September 28th ≈ Arrives USA Sunday September 29th

Price:
per person for a group of 5-6 $4500
per person for a group of 3-4 $5000

What’s included:
• 7 nights accommodation in alpine chalet with in-house chef
• 8 days of full service
• Ski guides (UIAGM/IFMGA Certified)
• Group transport
• Group hut fees and lift tickets
• All in-house meals and wine
• Farewell dinner
• Meals in the mountains

What’s not included:
• International and domestic air fares
• Equipment and avalanche gear
• Non-scheduled meals in Bariloche town and Buenos Aires
• Spirits/cocktails in house – BYO/pre order
• Tips for guides and helpers
• Non scheduled transport
• Emergency rescue insurance covering skiing, medical,
as well as trip cancellation and delays