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Argentina Patagonia Ski Resorts Tour

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USD 3,600

GUIDED RESORT & BACKCOUTRY TOUR
8 Days | 7 Nights | 3 Resorts

Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p Price is per person twin-share inc taxes.
base/invoice currency is USD
Displayed prices might vary slightly to actual due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 3,600
This 8-day tour takes in 3 of Argentina, Patagonia’s best ski resorts. You will access terrain mostly via lifts with the opportunity for some backcountry ski/snowboard touring. Join a group on a fixed-date tour or create your own custom tour for your own private group.
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Fixed Date(s): Aug 11 - Aug 18, 2024
Days: 8
Price: USD 3,600
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Fixed Date(s): Aug 18 - Aug 25, 2024
Days: 8
Price: USD 3,600
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Fixed Date(s): Sep 01 - Sep 08, 2024
Days: 8
Price: USD 3,600
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Custom Booking Period: Aug 01 - Sep 30, 2024
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Argentina Patagonia Resorts Tour

Can't decide where to go to ski or ride in Argentina's Patagonia area? No problem, this tour takes in all of the best ski resorts in the area including Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo & Cerro Chapelco!

You will ski/ride with a local multi-lingual certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide in groups of up to 4 guests per guide.

Your guide will be available to you 24/7 for the duration of the tour and in addition to the awesome skiing & riding, they will introduce you to the local culture, incredible local restaurants & bars.

The package includes moderate budget accommodations, all meals & transport to/from Bariloche airport and to the resorts and/or other activities but it does not include lift tickets.

Group Type

You can join a fixed-date tour as a solo traveller or small group looking to join a group, or you can book as a private custom group trip any time during the custom date period.

It should be noted that whilst Esnativa Backcountry will do all they can to match abilities in the mixed group tours, there may be some variability between abilities which may influence some of the terrain choices. If this is of concern you are better off getting your own private group together of similar abilities.

Locations

This tour visits the best 3 ski resorts in Patagonia, Argentina being Cerro Catedral (near Bariloche), Cerro Bay (near Villa la Angostura) and Cerro Chapelco (near San Martin).

The resorts all have good lift infrastructure and on-mountain services.

The nearby towns in which you will stay are all spectacular in their own way and have dozens or restaurants, pubs / micro breweries and chocolatiers!

As you travel from one location to another you will be treated to eye candy galore with endless lake & mountain vistas.

Terrain

Whilst the majority of this tour is lift-access piste, off-piste and sidecountry, there will be plenty of opportunities for ski touring / splitboarding to access some of Patagonia's best backcountry areas.

Each of the ski areas offers open bowls, chutes and tree skiing with slopes between 25 and 40 degrees.

Ability

This tour requires a medium to high level of physical fitness and strong intermediate to advanced level of skiing/riding ability to access the sidecountry/backcountry and some of the challenging steep and variable snow conditions.

If you have a friend or partner who is an intermediate skier/rider, they could potentially join this tour and ski/ride around the resorts each day.

Equipment

You will require basic backcountry equipment including ski touring/splitboarding gear, backpack, shovel, probe & beacon. This equipment can be rented if required with advanced notice.

Guiding & Hosting

You will have an experienced local guide/host for the duration of the tour who will be available 24/7. The guide ratio is 1:4 guests. The minimum number of skiers/boarders for a tour to go is 3 and the maximum is 6.

For your safety, all guides are certified and qualified and you will be guided by someone who lives and spends most of his time in this area.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival and Bariloche Welcome

Esnativa staff will welcome you at Bariloche Airport and drive you to your hotel near downtown Bariloche where you will stay for the next 2 nights.

You'll gather for a group meeting with drinks and snacks, followed by a dinner at a traditional Asado restaurant. Rest up after your journey in preparation for the adventure ahead.

Day 2 - Skiing at Cerro Catedral

After breakfast, you'll head to Cerro Catedral ski resort where you will do some warm-up runs which will help your guide to gauge the group's skill level. During the day you'll explore the on-piste slopes, venturing to secret spots and off-piste areas.

Enjoy lunch at one of the mountain restaurants or grab a sandwich on the go.

Return to the hotel and then head to downtown Bariloche where you will be treated with a meal at a Patagonian restaurant.

Day 3 - Cerro Catedral and Villa La Angostura

After breakfast you will check-out and head back to Cerro Catedral ski resort. You'll explore new terrain accessible by a combination of lifts and ski touring. You will stop for a picnic lunch and enjoy the stunning views of mountains & lakes.

Later, you'll be driven by your guide to Villa La Angostura, a charming town by Nahuel Huapi Lake. This is where you will be based for the next 2 nights.

Once checked-in to your accommodation the group will head out to dine at a favourite local restaurant.

Day 4 - Skiing at Cerro Bayo

After breakfast, a short drive will take you to Cerro Bayo. It is a lot smaller resort than Cerro Catedral but it offers some incredible terrain, powder stashes and amazing views.

You'll explore the on and off-piste slopes, improving skills, accessing secret spots, and enjoying tree skiing.

In the evening you will have time to explore the village of Villa la Angostura and savor local food.

Day 5 - Cerro Bayo and Drive to San Martin

Breakfast and the check-out and head back to Cerro Bayo ski resort for another epic day of skiing/riding. Weather permitting, a hike to Inacayal Mountain or smaller ridges for some good long runs.

After skiing, your guide will drive you to San Martin via the Seven Lakes road. If it is still daylight the views along this road are some of the best you will find in all of Patagonia.

Once in San Martin where you will spend the next 2 nights, check-in and then dine at a downtown restaurant.

Day 6 - Skiing at Cerro Chapelco

After breakfast, it is a short drive to Cerro Chapelco ski resort. You will get the chance to warm up and practice on groomers and improve your skills with your guide, explore lift-accessed off-piste, secret spots, and forests. 

Return to San Martin where you can explore the beautiful village, check out one or more of the many bars and then dinner.

Day 7 - Skiing at Cerro Chapelco and Return to Bariloche

Breakfast and then check-out, and head to Cerro Chapelco once again for another day of amazing skiing & riding. If conditions and the mood of the group permits, you can venture to Chapelco's Back Bowls for fantastic freeriding.

After skiing, return to Bariloche for hotel check-in and a farewell dinner.

Day 8 - Farewell to Patagonia

Enjoy breakfast, bid farewell to guides and new friends.

Your guide will arrange transportation to the airport based on your schedule.

If you wish to extend your stay, let us know!

Accommodation

This tour stays in different hotels / lodges that are very well equipped with all the comforts you need whilst on tour. Each property is in a good location in relation to other activities and restaurants. The following properties are the go-to places however are subject to availability at the time of booking so they may change for each tour to a similar standard of property.

Bariloche (3 nights)

Hosteria La Luna is located 7 km from the centre of Bariloche and 300m from the lake. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and most have lake views.

The hotel features a restaurant, bar, terrace & free wifi.

Villa la Angostura (2 nights)

Hostería Las Cumbres is located 900m from the centre of Villa la Angostura. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.

The hotel features a cosy communal living area with and open fire, cafe & free wifi.

San Martin (2 nights)

Paraíso Casa de Montaña is located 2.3km from the centre of San Martin. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.

The hotel features a restaurant, bar, indoor/outdoor heated pool, sauna, hot tub, spa services, communal lounge area, pool table & free wifi.


Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2024 Rates

USD $3,600 per person
  • price is based on 2, 3 or 4 sharing a room
  • rates include taxes
  • base rate is USD but can be invoiced in your currency
Inclusions
  • 7 nights in a hotel/lodge
  • All meals and snacks
  • Guided ski days by local, bilingual UIAGM-IFMGA certified Mountain Guide
  • Transportation - endless backup possibilities in case of bad weather or the whole team wants to do a city tour day or a day of rest and relaxation at the hot springs.
Add-ons
  • Private room upgrade subject to availability - $Enquire for price
  • Ski / snowboard rentals $ 95 usd per day includes boots, skis, poles, skins.
  • A day of cat skiing or heli skiing - $Enquire for options & prices
Not Included

Esnativa Backcountry Terms & Conditions

Payments

  • Single programs require full payment upon booking
  • For longer programs, a 50% deposit is required at the time of reservation. The balance must be paid 5 weeks before the program starts.
  • Bookings made less than 4 weeks before the trip starts must be accompanied by full payment.

After Booking

  • Along with receipts, we will send a sample of our liability waiver for your signature upon meeting, and if necessary, an experience questionnaire. 

Booking Conditions

  • Registration is subject to waiver completion and having travel insurance.

Changes and Cancellations

  • Esnativa reserves the right to modify or cancel itineraries or services due to weather or other reasons, without penalty.
  • We are not responsible for actions of third parties.
  • In case of emergency, rescue costs may be the participant's responsibility.

Cancellation and Refunds

  • Refund if Esnativa cancels.
  • Penalties for client cancellation vary depending on notice period. 

Limitations of Liability

  • We are not responsible for actions of independent suppliers.
  • Changes to the itinerary may be made for passenger comfort. Timely notification of any necessary changes will be provided.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

  • These terms must be accepted prior to being confirmed for the tour.