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Price p/p From price based on twin-share in Bariloche & multi-share in huts.
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USD 2,899

HUT TO HUT RANDONEE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | Max 6 Guests

Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin-share in Bariloche & multi-share in huts.
Base/invoice currency is in USD inc taxes.
Guaranteed departures; you book, you travel!
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,899
Experience some of Patagonia's famous huts & backcountry terrain in the Hahuel Huapi Park near Bariloche. Stay in rustic mountain huts, eat incredible food & ski/board sublime untracked lines...and repeat for 8 days!
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Patagonia Huts Tour

Come winter in the Southern Hemisphere, powder covers the lofty peaks of Patagonia’s gorgeous Lake District and outside of Bariloche. With the stunning scenic landscapes, undiscovered terrain and charming backcountry huts, this is South America’s ski touring heaven! This 8-day guided randonee and ski mountaineering expedition includes nights at the rustic yet cozy mountain huts; Refugio Frey and Jacob.

Dine on fondue or pizza and top it off with a stunning Argentine vino tinto. We finish our hut to hut tour in Bariloche with a celebration dinner on the town and if you still have the energy, some of the best nightlife in South America.

Tour Highlights
  • 8 day hut based ski and split board tour in Patagonia, Argentina
  • 6 guests maximum
  • 2 certified guides on every trip. Lead ski guides are certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA), the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), or the Argentine Mountain Guide Association (AAGM).
  • All trip logistics are handled once you arrive to Bariloche
  • Outstanding culture and landscapes of Patagonia
  • Ski tour some of the best backcountry terrain in Argentina
  • Experience the fantastic Hut to Hut system in Nahuel Huapi Park
  • Great nightlife from quiet cafes to energetic bars and nightclubs for our last evening in Bariloche
Terrain & AbilityThis tour is a guided backcountry touring adventure with certified bilingual guides.

To join this tour you should have a high level of fitness and be able to ride very confidently and in control on varied terrain (including steep chutes) and snow conditions (including powder and ice/crud). It is for advanced and expert skiers only.

Recommended Equipment
  • Telemark, Splitboard or ski touring set up with skins. Dynafit set up recommended.
  • Skis should be 85 -110 mm underfoot.
  • Boots and Boot Crampons
  • Shovel, Beacon and probe
  • Ice axe
  • Ski crampons obligatory
  • Ski touring poles
  • Backpack 40 lts ski pack
  • Sleeping bag 600 grs down or equivalent (small and compressible). Avoid bulky sleeping bags
  • Headlamp (Petzl Tikka plus, Black Diamond or similar)
  • Pocket knife Small roll of toilet paper
  • Waterbottle Nalgene or Camelbak
  • Thermos style bottle for hot drinks
  • Crocs or light weight sandals (optional) 2 pairs of sintethic ski socks (smart wool or similar are recommended)
  • Quick dry pants with schoeller fabric -or liner below ski pants (North face, Mammut or similar)
  • Capilene/Polipropilene/ Merino wool base layer and underwear
  • Thin fleece
  • Thicker fleece windstopper or similar for skinning
  • Recommended down jacket or warm puff*
  • Water proof Goretex jacket
  • Water proof Goretex pants
  • Fleece thin gloves for skinning
  • Winter ski gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses with UV filter + goggles
  • Sun screen and lipbalm
  • Ipod or MP3 player- optional
  • Earplugs (for Mt huts)
  • Tooth brush and paste

Itinerary

Starts & Ends: San Carlos De Bariloche, Argentina (airport code BRC)

Day 1 (Check-in day):
Day 1: Arrive to Bariloche airport no later than 4:30 PM to meet up with the group and guides at 5:00 PM, Bariloche hotel check-in, group and trip intro, prep for tomorrow’s departure, dinner on the town.

Day 2 (Warm up at Cerro Catedral & then to Frey Hut):
Breakfast, depart to Catedral ski resort for some warm up runs and then access our backcountry route, ski to Refugio Frey Hut, dinner.

Day 3-4 (Ski touring around Frey Hut):

Breakfast, 2 days of ski touring between the beautiful granite spires and steep powder chutes, overnight at Refugio Frey Hut, dinner.

Day 5 (Traverse to Hut Jacob):

Breakfast, full day skiing touring on the Refugio Frey-Jacob hut traverse. Overnight Hut Jacob, dinner.

Day 6 (Ski touring around Hut Jacob):

Breakfast, touring and skiing around Jacob’s backcountry, overnight Jacob Hut, dinner.

Day 7 (Day of touring & return to Bariloche):

Breakfast, more skiing and ski tour out of the Argentina backcountry, over night in Bariloche, dinner and fun night on the town.

Day 8 (Departure day):
Breakfast at the hotel. We include a group transfer at 11:00 AM to Bariloche Airport to meet your flight out to Buenos Aires. Please schedule your return flight to Buenos Aires anytime after 12:00. If you decide to not take the 11:00 AM shuttle, your transfer to the airport will be an additional cost payable to the driver or taxi. This can be arranged via the friendly hotel staff. If you want extend your stay in South America check out our suggested add on tab at the top of this page of some great ideas!

Lodging

For our 5 nights in the backcountry, we will be in rustic, yet comfortable, shared backcountry huts with a friendly staff. Sleeping bag required. There are no showers at the huts.

In Bariloche, PowderQuest has hand selected a mix of comfortable, small to medium size bed and breakfasts and inns. Family run with cozy beds, private bathrooms, breakfast & WIFI.




2019 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

USD 2,899
  • Price is per person, based on double occupancy in Bariloche & group in huts.
  • Single travelers, can be placed with a room mate or request a single room upgrade in Bariloche
  • GUARANTEED departures; no minimum guest numbers required for tour to run.
  • Payments are in USD
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Inclusions
  • 5 nights in backcountry huts & 2 nights twin-share in Bariloche
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches & dinners in backcountry plus welcome & farewell dinner in Bariloche
  • Ski lift ticket to get to Frey hut via Catedral
  • Certified bi-lingual guide (max 6 guests/tour), avalanche safety intro
  • Group transport to/from Bariloche airport
Add-ons
  • Single room upgrade (Bariloche only) - USD 395 per person
  • Required equipment rentals - (Request price)
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Booking & Cancellation Terms & Conditions

DEPOSIT & BALANCE
  • A USD 600 deposit (per person) is required at time of reservation.
  • Balance due 90 days before departure
  • PQTs accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, PayPal, bank wires. Cheques are accepted from USA bank accounts.
  • All payments are in USD
CANCELLATION BY YOU

Greater than 90 days from trip = deposit is applied towards a future trip. Your lifetime deposit does not expire and can be used for any available future guided trip with PowderQuest Tours. You may also transfer the deposit to a friend as a gift.

Cancellation fee within 90 days (of full trip cost):
  • 61-90 days prior to departure = 50% refund
  • 31-60 days prior to departure = 25% refund 
  • 30 days or fewer prior to departure = 100% cancellation fee
We highly recommend travel insurance to cover you should you have to cancel the trip.

CANCELLATION BY POWDERQUEST
No minimum number of guests are required to run a tour so departures are guaranteed.

If PowderQuest had to cancel a trip prior to departure due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disaster, they give you a spot on another departure of the same trip, or a full credit to use towards any of their other trips.