Patagonia Ski Tours

Argentina

Heliski, snowcat ski, ski tour, glacier tours, winery tours and more! Anything is possible in Patagonia!

Rates & Packages

Rates & Dates 2018

Type of packageDatesPrice per person
Heliskiing

August - September

$1500 USD

(Per Person Pricing varies by program chosen

Please Contact Us for details)

Lake District Ski Week

Week One - August 4-10

Week Two - August 11-17

Week Three - August 18-24

Week Four - August 25-31

$3595 USD
Deluxe Lake District Ski WeekSee Lake District Ski Week$3795 USD
Ruta 40 Ski Week

Week One - August 4-10

Week Two - August 11-17

Week Three - August 18-24

Week Four - August 25-31

$3295 USD
Extreme Ruta 40 Ski WeekSee Ruta 40 Ski Week$3595 USD
Patagonia Super Tour

Tour One - August 4-17

Tour Two - August 11-24

Tour Three - August 18-31

$6495 USD
Andean Backcountry Experience

July - September

$4295 USD
Northern Volcano Ski Adventure

Week One - August 4-10

Week Two - August 11-17

Week Three - August 18-24

Week Four - August 25-31

$3295 USD
Mallin Alto Snowmobiling & Ski Touring

July - September

$650 USD
Guided Ski Touring & Splitboarding

June - October

$400 USD
Backcountry Hut Trips

June - October

$500 USD

Please note:

  • Please ask for single room upgrade or 4 star upgrade

What is included / What not

Included in Lake District Ski Week

  • Daily services of bilingual professional ski guide(s) or certified ski instructor(s) – 5:1 guest to guide/instructor ratio
  • Lift Tickets:
  • Two days at Cerro Bayo
  • Two days at Cerro Chapelco
  • Two days at Cerro Catedral
  • All Lodging:
  • Two nights in Villa La Angostura
  • Two nights in San Martin de los Andes
  • Two nights in San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Local Ground Transportation – including the classic Ruta de Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route)
  • Breakfasts and Dinners with red wine
  • ‘Down day’ activities, in the event we do not ski due to weather or poor conditions
  • The experience of a lifetime

Not Included

  • Flights (we will be happy to assist with your bookings)
  • Buses/taxis
  • Visas or airport fees
  • Required travel insurance (we have options to offer)
  • Lunches, snacks
  • Ski/Snowboard equipment (we can assist with acquiring anything you may need)
  • Gratuity

Optional Add-Ons

  • Heliskiing/Snowcat Skiing in Bariloche
  • Transportation within Argentina: Air/Bus/Train travel between Buenos Aires and Bariloche, additional ground transportation (Buenos Aires airport transfers and private car services)
  • Lodging in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires City Tours guided by bilingual local residents
  • Concierge service from our team of Local Agents

Included in Ruta 40 Ski Week

  • Daily services of bilingual professional ski guide(s) or certified ski instructor(s) – 5:1 guest to guide/instructor ratio
  • Lift Tickets:
  • Two days at La Hoya
  • One day at Cerro Perito Moreno
  • Two days at Cerro Catedral
  • All Lodging:
  • Two nights in Esquel
  • Two nights in El Bolson
  • Two nights in San Carlos de Bariloche
  • All local ground transportation, including a journey down historic Ruta 40 across the Patagonian Steppe to Esquel and our return to Bariloche through the incredible Los Alerces National Park
  • Breakfasts and Dinners with red wine
  • ‘Down day’ activities, in the event we do not ski due to weather or poor conditions
  • The experience of a lifetime

Not Included

  • Flights (we will be happy to assist with your bookings)
  • Buses/taxis
  • Visas or airport fees
  • Required travel insurance (we have options to offer)
  • Lunches, snacks
  • Ski/Snowboard equipment (we can assist with acquiring anything you may need)
  • Gratuity

Optional Add-Ons

  • Heliskiing/Snowcat Skiing in Bariloche
  • Transportation within Argentina: Air/Bus/Train travel between Buenos Aires and Bariloche, additional ground transportation (Buenos Aires airport transfers and private car services)
  • Lodging in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires City Tours guided by bilingual local residents
  • Concierge service from our team of Local Agents

Deluxe Lake District Ski Week

  • Daily services of bilingual professional ski guide(s) or certified ski instructor(s) – 5:1 guest to guide/instructor ratio
  • Lift Tickets:
  • Two days at Cerro Chapelco
  • Two days at Cerro Bayo
  • Two days at Cerro Catedral
  • Lodging Accommodations (Private Single Room):
  • Two nights in San Martin de los Andes
  • Two nights in Villa La Angostura
  • Two nights in San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Local Ground Transportation – including the classic Ruta de Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route)
  • Private Cruise on Lago Nahuel Huapi, Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Breakfasts and Dinners with red wine
  • ‘Down day’ activities, in the event we do not ski due to weather or poor conditions
  • The experience of a lifetime

Ruta 40 Ski Week: Extreme Edition

  • Daily services of bilingual professional ski guide(s) or certified ski instructor(s) – 4:1 guest to guide/instructor ratio
  • Lift Tickets:
  • One day at La Hoya
  • One day at Monte Bianco
  • One day at Cerro Perito Moreno
  • One day at Cerro Catedral
  • Lodging Accommodations (Private Single Room):
  • Two nights in Esquel
  • Two nights in El Bolson
  • Two nights in San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Local ground transportation, including a journey along the historic Ruta 40, across the Patagonian Steppe, from Esquel to Bariloche, with an optional trip through the incredible Los Alerces National Park
  • Breakfasts and Dinners with red wine
  • ‘Down day’ activities, in the event we do not ski due to weather or poor conditions
  • The experience of a lifetime

Included in Patagonia Super Tour

  • Daily services of bilingual professional ski guide(s) or certified ski instructor(s) – 5:1 guest to guide/instructor ratio
  • Lift Tickets:
  • Two days at Cerro Bayo
  • Two days at Chapelco
  • Four days at Cerro Catedral
  • Two days at La Hoya
  • One day at Cerro Perito Moreno
  • All Lodging:
  • Two nights in Villa La Angostura
  • Two nights in San Martin de los Andes
  • Five nights in San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Two nights in Esquel
  • Two nights in El Bolson
  • All local ground transportation, including the classic Ruta de Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route) and scenic journey down historic Ruta 40 across the Patagonian Steppe to Esquel and our return to Bariloche through the incredible Los Alerces National Park
  • Breakfasts and Dinners with red wine
  • ‘Down day’ activities, in the event we do not ski due to weather or poor conditions
  • The experience of a lifetime

Not Included

  • Flights (we will be happy to assist with your bookings)
  • Buses/taxis
  • Visas or airport fees
  • Required travel insurance (we have options to offer)
  • Lunches, snacks
  • Ski/Snowboard equipment (we can assist with acquiring anything you may need)
  • Gratuity

Optional Add-Ons

  • Heliskiing/Snowcat Skiing in Bariloche
  • Transportation within Argentina: Air/Bus/Train travel between Buenos Aires and Bariloche, additional ground transportation (Buenos Aires airport transfers and private car services)
  • Lodging in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires City Tours guided by bilingual local residents
  • Concierge service from our team of Local Agents

Andean Backcountry Experience

  • Daily services of bilingual professional ski guide(s) – 4:1 guest to guide ratio
  • Lift Tickets:
  • One day at Cerro Catedral
  • Three days of Snowcat Skiing/Ski Touring at Baguales Mountain Reserve
  • Three days of Snowmobile-assisted Ski Touring at Mallin Alto
  • All Lodging:
  • Two nights at Bariloche lakefront hotel
  • Two nights at Baguales Mountain Reserve backcountry mountain lodge
  • Two nights at Mallin Alto backcountry dome shelter
  • All local ground transportation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners with red wine
  • The experience of a lifetime

 Northern Volcano Ski Adventure

  • Daily services of bilingual professional ski guide(s) – 4:1 guest to guide ratio
  • Lift Tickets:
  • One day at Cerro Batea Mahuida
  • Two days at Cerro Caviahue
  • One day at Cerro Wayle
  • All Lodging:
  • Two nights in Villa Pehuenia
  • Two nights in Caviahue
  • Two nights in Chos Malal
  • All local ground transportation, including a Snowcat ride up to Volcán Copahue
  • Breakfast and Dinners with red wine
  • ‘Down day’ activities, in the event we do not ski due to weather or poor conditions
  • The experience of a lifetime

Baguales Snowcat Skiing & Ski Touring

  • Daily services of local UIAGM-IFMGA certified ski guide(s) – 4:1 guest to guide ratio
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, aprés ski, dinner)
  • Avalanche safety equipment: backpack, shovel, probe, beacon
  • The experience of a lifetime

Mallin Alto Snowmobiling & Ski Touring

  • Daily services of local UIAGM-IFMGA certified ski guide(s) – 4:1 guest to guide ratio
  • Bunk-style lodging in a backcountry dome shelter
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, aprés ski, and dinner)
  • The experience of a lifetime

Guided Ski Touring & Splitboarding

  • Daily services of local UIAGM-IFMGA certified ski guide(s) – 4:1 guest to guide ratio
  • The experience of a lifetime

Backcountry Hut Trips

  • Daily services of local UIAGM-IFMGA certified ski guide(s) – 4:1 guest to guide ratio
  • Bunk-style lodging in a backcountry hut
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • The experience of a lifetime

Heliskiing

  • Daily services of bilingual professional ski guide(s) – 4:1 guest to guide ratio
  • Helicopter Flight Time:
  • Two hours/day per group
  • All Lodging:
  • Nights in Lago Cholila Lodge
  • All local ground transportation: transfers in/out of Esquel airport
  • All meals: Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with red wine
  • ‘Down day’ activities, in the event we do not ski due to weather or poor conditions
  • The experience of a lifetime

Extended Description


 

Lake District Ski Week

Our most popular Signature Tour! The Lake District Ski Week encapsulates all of what initially attracted us to this region and we are continually amazed at how much fun we have each and every year, venturing through the Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes). As you touchdown in San Carlos de Bariloche, our home town, you are immediately overtaken by the sheer size of the Andes. The towering spires of the Cerro Catedral Massif juxtaposed amongst forested hill sides and the pristine waters of Lago Nahuel Huapi is a sight that will stay with you forever. Travelling amongst this mystical landscape, we will explore the iconic ski resorts of the Argentine Lake District; Cerro Bayo, Chapelco, and Cerro Catedral. Beyond the great skiing opportunities that present themselves, there are the cultural elements of each township we visit that capture the imagination and leave you feeling inspired. This tour contains an ideal mix of incredible terrain, authentic culture, and culinary diversity that makes it an excellent option for the adventurous spirits among us.

Sample Trip Itinerary

  • Day One: Arrive in San Carlos de Bariloche, meet your guides and enjoy a scenic 1-1/2 hour drive around Nahuel Huapi Lake to your lodging in Villa La Angostura. Meet & Greet and trip overview, followed by our Welcome Dinner.
  • Day Two: Ski day at Cerro Bayo, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Three: Ski day at Cerro Bayo, then drive the famous Ruta de Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route) up to the charming ski town of San Martin de Los Andes. Dinner in town.
  • Day Four: Ski day at Cerro Chapelco , aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town. Option for snowcat accessed backcountry skiing in Chapelco's Back Bowls.
  • Day Five: Ski day at Cerro Chapelco , then drive the historic Ruta 40 back down to Bariloche via Junin de Los Andes, and enjoy the view of the incredible Lanin Volcano. Dinner in Bariloche. Option for snowcat accessed backcountry skiing in Chapelco's Back Bowls.
  • Day Six: Ski day at Cerro Catedral, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by our Farewell Dinner and fiesta.
  • Day Seven: Ski day at Cerro Catedral, transport to Bariloche Airport for flight back to Buenos Aires.

 

Ruta 40 Ski Week

Also know as our “Southern Circuit”, this tour takes us deeper into the Patagonian frontier. Exploring this region means going off the beaten path and traveling to eclectic mountain towns like Esquel, El Bolson, and San Carlos de Bariloche, as well as Los Alerces National Park. The rugged and remote reaches of the Andes are at our fingertips while we explore this breathtaking landscape, skiing big terrain all along the way. The cultural nuances of the interior of Argentine Patagonia are equally impressive as the towering peaks that surround us, and you will find that the hospitality of the region knows no bounds. Cruising through the vast Patagonian steppe along the fabled Ruta 40 (Route 40) makes you feel like Butch Cassidy must have felt when he visited here so long ago. The terrain is wild and windswept and seems like it has somehow escaped the progress of man. What has remained is the natural beauty and artisan culture that makes this tour one of our personal favorites.

Sample Trip Itinerary

  • Day One: Ski day at Cerro Catedral, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Two: Ski day at Cerro Catedral, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Three: Venture south down historic Ruta 40 across the Patagonian Steppe to the laid-back ski town of Esquel. Ski day at La Hoya, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Four: Ski day at La Hoya, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Five: Enjoy a beautiful drive through the lakes and mountains of Alerces National Park and the small town of Cholila for an early afternoon arrival in the small artisan town of El Bolson. The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying the town's attractions, prior to dinner and finely crafted beer at the famous El Bolson Brewery.
  • Day Six: Ski day at Cerro Perito Moreno , followed by a short drive back up to Bariloche for our Farewell Dinner and fiesta.
  • Day Seven: FREE DAY: relax and enjoy your final hours in Bariloche, souvenir shopping in the town center, local drives (circuito chico), or optional extra ski day; transport to Bariloche Airport for flight back to Buenos Aires.

The Ultimate Patagonia Ski Tour

Our Patagonia Super Tour is a two-week ski adventure through the Patagonian Andes combining our Lake District Ski Week and Ruta 40 Ski Week.

The first leg of the Patagonia Super Tour is our northern circuit, Lake District Ski Week: a 7 day/6 night ski adventure through the beautiful Lake District of Northern Patagonia, skiing at three of the finest ski resorts in South America: Cerro Catedral , Cerro Bayo , and Cerro Chapelco . The adventure continues on our southern circuit, Ruta 40 Ski Week: a 7 day/6 night journey deeper into the wilds of Argentine Patagonia. We will travel down the famous and historic Ruta 40 through art & music rich mountain towns and across the Patagonian Steppe to pristine alpine mountains & lakes.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day One: Arrive in San Carlos de Bariloche, meet your guides and enjoy a scenic 1-1/2 hour drive around Nahuel Huapi Lake to your lodging in Villa La Angostura. Meet & Greet and trip overview, followed by our Welcome Dinner.
  • Day Two: Ski day at Cerro Bayo , aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Three: Ski day at Cerro Bayo, then drive the famous Ruta de Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route) up to the charming ski town of San Martin de Los Andes. Dinner in town.
  • Day Four: Ski day at Cerro Chapelco , aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town. Option for snowcat accessed backcountry skiing in Chapelco's Back Bowls.
  • Day Five: Ski day at Cerro Chapelco , then drive the historic Ruta 40 back down to Bariloche via Junin de Los Andes, and enjoy the view of the incredible Lanin Volcano. Dinner in Bariloche. Option for snowcat accessed backcountry skiing in Chapelco's Back Bowls.
  • Day Six through Nine: Ski day at Cerro Catedral , aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Ten:Venture south down Ruta 40 across the Patagonian Steppe to the laid-back ski town of Esquel. Ski day at La Hoya , aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Eleven: Ski day at La Hoya , aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Twelve: Enjoy a beautiful drive through the lakes and mountains of Alerces National Park and the small town of Cholila for an early afternoon arrival in the small artisan town of El Bolson. The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying the town's attractions, prior to dinner and finely crafted beer at the famous El Bolson Brewery.
  • Day Thirteen: Ski day at Cerro Perito Moreno , followed by a short drive back up to Bariloche for our Farewell Dinner and fiesta.
  • Day Fourteen: FREE DAY: relax and enjoy your final hours in Bariloche, souvenir shopping in the town center, local drives (circuito chico), or optional extra ski day; transport to Bariloche Airport for flight back to Buenos Aires.

Unique Ski & Wine Tasting Experience of Patagonia

Our Ski & Wine Tour is a unique 7 day/6 night ski & wine tasting experience of Patagonia, combining the region's excellent skiing and incredible scenery with its equally beautiful wine region. We run our Ski & Wine Tours during the month of August, starting on Saturdays and ending on Fridays. We recommend accounting for at least one day in Buenos Aires on either end of your Ski Tour as a rest day between travel days and also to enjoy this incredible South American capital city.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day One: Arrive in San Carlos de Bariloche, meet your guides and enjoy a short scenic drive along the coast of Nahuel Huapi Lake to your lakeside lodging. Meet & Greet and trip overview, followed by our Welcome Dinner.
  • Days Two: Ski days at Cerro Catedral, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Days Three: Ski days at Cerro Catedral, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Days Four: Ski days at Cerro Catedral, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Days Five: Ski days at Cerro Catedral, aprés ski festivities and siesta, followed by dinner in town.
  • Day Six: 4 ½ hour scenic drive up to the city of Neuquen, lunch in town, begin the Ruta del Vino wine tour in the town of General Roca, stay the night at a vineyard hosteria along the way for our Farewell Dinner and fiesta.
  • Day Seven: Complete the Ruta del Vino wine tour, continuing through Alto Valle, stopping for lunch along the way, before being transported to the Neuquen airport for an evening flight back to Buenos Aires.

Heliskiing in the remote peaks of Patagonia

Through our unique partnership with Powderbird International, we are able to offer heliskiing in the remote mountain ranges of Patagonia. We are currently offering single-day and two-day heliskiing adventures, in addition to our Private Week package. Each trip includes all ground transfers, lodging, meals and safety equipment (avalanche rescue beacon, shovel, etc.).

Trip Itinerary

Our single-day and two-day options will be based out of our private lodge in Estancia Río Villegas, heliskiing in the nearby Cordillera de Los Baguales. We also have a special two-day heliski trip to the famous Cholila zone, known for having the best snow in Patagonia. This trip will begin at Estancia Río Villegas, heliskiing in Cordillera de Los Baguales, and glacier skiing in the Lago Escondido zone, on our way down to Cholila. After a night in the town of Cholila, we will spend a day heliskiing the finest Patagonian powder, before heading back to Río Villegas.

Our Private Week package features 6 full days of heliskiing, covering over 300 km of vast mountain ranges, huge lakes and beautiful Patagonian steppe, seeking the finest skiing in the area.

Starting from the luxurious Pestana Bariloche Lodge at Arelauquen, in San Carlos de Bariloche, we will heliski in the Cordillera de Los Baguales en route to our private lodge in Estancia Río Villegas. After spending two nights in the lodge, heliskiing in the nearby Cordillera de Los Baguales, we will continue south to Cholila, heliskiing the glacial peaks of the Lago Escondido zone on the way. We will then spend three nights in Cholila, heliskiing the finest Patagonian powder in the Cholila zone. We will continue skiing beautiful runs all the way back up to Bariloche, where we will spend one final night at the Pestana Bariloche Lodge at Arelauquen, relaxing after 6 intense days of heliskiing and reflecting on our epic adventure.

Whichever option you choose is sure to awaken all of your senses as we explore Argentina and indulge in the views, tastes, sounds, and culture of this magnificent country.

Snowcat Skiing

We have an exciting, new snowcat skiing operation 90 minutes south of Bariloche! This new catskiing operation is based out of an exclusive luxury backcountry lodge, surrounded by massive snow-covered peaks in the heart of the Andean wilderness. Each day, we ski 6-8 runs of top quality powder snow, returning to the lodge afterward for a gourmet meal and fine wine.

Whether you are in the Bariloche area on your own, or if you have booked or are thinking of booking a trip with us, come down and join us for an incredible day of snowcat skiing in this exclusive zone. Single-day and multi-day trips are available, and snowcat ski days can be added to any of our Ski Tours. Heliskiing is also an option out of this same location, and heliski days can be added to any of our Ski Tours as well.

Our 5 Star Adventure Ski Tour includes two days of snowcat skiing, and our 5 Star Private Heliski Week includes five days of heliskiing with the snowcat on standby for weather days.

Custom Tours of South America

We can put together your dream trip to all of the most exciting destinations in Latin America! Our team of travel experts and experienced locals will create a smooth and worry-free package specific to your design. From all-inclusive journeys spanning the continent, to assisting with rental cars, lodging and flights, we've got you covered.

We will take care of all the details from start to finish, leaving you all with nothing to do but enjoy the ride. Just give us an idea of what you would like to do, and we will make it a reality.

Custom Tour Options & Ideas:

  • Backcountry Ski Touring
  • Hut Trips
  • Volcano Ski Adventures
  • Patagonian Ice Field Expeditions
  • Ski at the end of the earth in Ushuaia
  • Las Leñas Ski Trips
  • Climb Mount Aconcagua
  • Mendoza Wine Tours
  • Visit Santiago, Chile
  • Chile Ski Trips
  • Heliskiing in Chile
  • Mountaineering in Cordillera Blanca, Peru
  • Antarctica Cruises & Ski Trips
  • Visit Easter Island
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands
  • Whitewater Rafting, Sailing, and Boat Tours
  • Trekking in Torres del Paine                   
  • Language Learning Tours: Spanish & Portuguese
  • Visit an authentic Argentine 'campo' (farm)
  • Learn to play Polo
  • Learn to dance Tango
  • Surfing in Brazil
  • Experience Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro
  • Visit the incredible Iguazu Falls
  • Whale Watching in Puerto Madryn
  • Walk with the penguins on Peninsula Valdes
  • Flyfishing in Patagonia
  • Journey through the rainforest
  • Hike to Machu Picchu
  • Cultural experiences in Northern Argentina & Bolivia
  • Long-Distance Bike Trips & Motorcycle Tours
  • Bike tours of Colonia, Uruguay
  • South American beach vacations
  • ...and much more!

 

PP/Night from US$ 371