Backcountry - touring skiing

Northern Patagonia: Ski the Volcanoes in (Argentina & Chile).

Volcanoes Casablanca & Puyehue.

Volcano backcountry skiing expedition Patagonia ArgentinaDuration: 5 days
Difficulty: Moderate ski and training level
Season: August to October
Minimum required age: 16 years

Starting from San Carlos de Bariloche we cross the boarder to Chile where our skiing adventure begins combining great skiing on volcanoes during the day, with hot spring baths at night. Amazing views, with clear days, you see even the Pacific ocean. Staying at cozy mountain lodges


Volcano backcountry skiing expedition Patagonia ArgentinaDay 1:

Arrival to Bariloche
, gear check and meeting with the guides and whole group. Lodging and dinner at a Hosterķa. (D)

Day 2:
We drive to the West, to the Argentine - Chilean boarder crossing at Paso Samore heading to Puyehue hot springs where we will stay in a cabin in a small village called Aguas Calientes. We will enjoy the hot springs in natural outdoor ponds or in a indoor swimming pool. Great Chilean dinner. (B-L-D)

Volcano backcountry skiing expedition Patagonia ArgentinaDay 3:
Ascent to Casablanca volcano
located just 30km away from Aguas Calientes. We have a 900mts level difference so a great downhill backcountry slope with amazing views of the Andes mountain range! We start ascending this volcano at the base station of Antillanca ski resort, so we do not need to hike with our skis in backpacks, we just put on the skis as we stop the car. We return at late afternoon to Aguas Calientes hotsprings and cabin. (B-L-D)

Day 4:
We drive for about 60 km away from Aguas Calientes to an estancia at the foot of Puyehue volcano. After paying the ascent fee and filling the permit forms we head to the volcano mountain lodge. After 3 and a half hours trekking with our skis and sleeping bags in our backpacks we get to the mountain hut where we have dinner and stay for the night (B-L-D)

Volcano backcountry skiing expedition Patagonia Argentina Day 5:
After a hearty breakfast we put the skis on just a few meters from the mountain hut, from there we have 1000 mts height difference to the summit! The last 300 mts, according to the snow conditions, we may need to use crampons and a safety rope to ascent. This volcano does not have a snowed cap or a summit covered with ice because it has still warm crater. It is an amazing crater of 5 km circumference, we will be right at the edge of it. From the summit we can see all the volcanoes of the area, including Villarrica which is still active with smoke around it summit. We ski down to the mountain hut, we pack our things and continue skiing to the car. Then we drive back (crossing the border) to San Carlos de Bariloche, arriving late in the afternoon. Dinner and lodging at a Hosteria. End of our services. (B-L-D)

Volcano backcountry skiing expedition Patagonia ArgentinaIncludes: , guide and guide's assistant(s). transfers, hosteria, mountain lodge and cabin lodging, meals as quoted (L: lunch, D: dinner, B: breakfast) with non alcoholic beverages. Also group equipment: technical gear, first aid kit, GPS, and radio arvas, snow shovel, probe.

Not included: personal gear, gear (backcountry skis and boots), clothes, sleeping bag, trekking boots, backpack, phone calls, insurance, beverages not detailed, porters and tips.

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