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Baguales Cat Skiing

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USD 1,440

ARGENTINA (BARILOCHE) SNOWCAT SKIING
From 2 Nights / 2 Days

Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 2 days cat skiing + 2 nights quad-room with shared bathroom - Shoulder season July & Sept).
Base/invoice currency is in USD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,440
If you are heading to the Bariloche area you can't go past a couple of days of cat skiing at Baguales Mountain Reserve or mix it up with some touring. Day cat skiing from Bariloche is also a possibility although the rustic Baguales Lodge is a quintessential part of the experience as is the cuisine & service.
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Baguales Cat Skiing Packages

Baguales Mountain Reserve offers multi-day trips with overnight stays at their rustic mountain lodge.

Packages includes cat skiing, UIAGM certified mountain guides, a safety briefing, snacks, breakfast, lunch & dinner for each night you stay at the lodge plus transfers to/from Bariloche.

Accommodation is either twin-share with a private bathroom or quad-share room with a shared bathroom.

Baguales Terrain

The Baguales privately owned reserve offers a playground of about 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres), which is roughly 8.5 times the size of Cerro Catedral ski resort. And instead of sharing the terrain with thousands and thousands of punters, you only have to share the Baguales heaven with 27 others.

Many of the runs are not particularly long whilst some lines offer descents of up to 3,000 vertical feet. Depending on conditions and the speed of the group, you can expect 8-14 runs and up to 4,500 to 5,000 metres (14,760 to 16,400 feet) of vertical joy each day.

The minimum ability requirement is intermediate. In addition to open mellow slopes for intermediates, Baguales also has a variety of terrain for stronger skiers and boarders which is largely in the alpine.


Only a short ride to the first run...

...incredibly diverse terrain...

...a superb wilderness experience.

BagualesLodging

“Baguales” means feral or wild, and whilst wild horses may have once roamed the lands, there is definitely nothing feral about staying at the La Mesada lodge.

The lodge offers upscale accommodation in cozy double bedrooms with private ensuite. There are also some budget quad-share rooms that use a shared bathroom.

The lodge has sophisticated furniture, luxury rugs, a billiards table, and a large open fireplace as the centre-piece for après banter.

Dinner usually consists of a very hearty meal that features meat (no surprise there) or fish that can be accompanied with some renowned Argentinian wine.


The lodge is beautifully rustic...

...lovely communal areas

...twin/double room w private bathroom

Itinerary

Baguales staff will pick you up from their meeting point in Ruta 40, km 1987 (about 50 mins drive from Bariloche). You will need to arrange a cab or Uber to here from Bariloche (Est USD 25 - 30 each way).

You will be taken up to La Mesada Refuge (1,660 meters above sea level) by 4×4 vehicles, snowcats, snowmobiles, depending on where the snowline is.

After settling down in your bedrooms, you will have a welcoming snack while the mountain guides give a talk on safety measures and overall organization.

Dinner and overnight stay at La Mesada Refuge.

DAY 1:

After a hearty breakfast you will load on the cat and head out for your first runs. First decent is usually around 10:30am.

Depending on the skiing/riding level of the whole group as well as on snow and weather conditions, you will have 8 and 14 runs during the day. Estimated vertical meters: 4,500 to 5,000 m.

Around midday you will have lunch right there in the mountains and then continue skiing.

About 4:00 pm you will head down to La Mesada Refuge and enjoy some snacks.

Dinner and overnight stay at La Mesada Refuge.

DAY 2:

Early in the morning, right after breakfast, it's off for another full day of cat skiing.

Around midday you will have lunch in the mountains and then continue skiing.

By around 4:00 pm you will return to La Mesada Refuge to enjoy some snack.

Afterwards the shuttle will drive you back to the meeting point in Ruta 40, km 1987. You will need to arrange a cab or Uber from here to get you back to Bariloche.

 

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2024 Rates

 Room Type  Nights  Days Cat Skiing August   July & Sept
 Double Room w Private bathroom  2  2  $1,765  $1,620
 Quad Room w Shared Bathroom  2  2  $1,585  $1440
 Double Room w Private Bathroom  1  1  $980  $900
 Quad Room w Shared Bathroom  1  1  $880  $800

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation at Baguales Mountain Lodge
  • Full days of guided cat skiing (max 12 guests per cat)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner for each night you stay
  • Use of avalanche safety equipment
  • Return transfers from Bariloche
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