Patagonia is a sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. The region is formed by the southern section of the Andes mountains as well as the deserts, steppes and grasslands east of this southern portion of the Andes. Patagonia has two coasts; a western one towards the Pacific Ocean and an eastern one towards the Atlantic Ocean.
The Colorado and Barrancas rivers, which run from the Andes to the Atlantic, are commonly considered the northern limit of Argentine Patagonia. The archipelago of Tierra del Fuego is sometimes included as part of Patagonia. Most geographers and historians locate the northern limit of Chilean Patagonia at Reloncaví Estuary.
The name Patagonia comes from the word patagón used by Magellan in 1520 to describe the native people that his expedition thought to be giants. It is now believed that the people he called the Patagons were Tehuelches, who tended to be taller than Europeans of the time.
And for our Mountain porpoises we divide the region in three main areas:
WHERE TO FLY, WHERE TO MEET?
SEASONS IN THE PATAGONIAN ANDES
Summer: From December to March, expect warm temps in Northern Patagonia as 25 celsius, but also windy days, and 0 celsius sporadically. In Southern Patagonia around 10 celsius and the mountains can deliver from sun and warm to very cold temps under 0 celsius.
Winter: From July to end of September, but October is also a good Ski month. Temps in between -10 c and 0 C.
Spring: October to December. Very nice for ski touring volcanoes, Tronador , Lanin , San Lorenzo and all the big mountains
Fall: From April to june- The early fall is amazing for the colors you can find in the mountains, all gets red and shinny. Late fall , may and june is a bit cold and rainy. Not the best season to travel here.
The most modern ski resort in South America, located 20km from the town of Bariloche.
Small resort with great backcountry terrain on the north shore of the Nahuel Huapi lake. Located 10 km from Villa La Angostura and 90km from Bariloche.
La Hoya Ski Area
Tiny resort with the best backcountry ever. Located near Esquel, 350 km south of Bariloche.
A good medium-sized resort with a nice little town 20 km from San Martin de los Andes.
1500 km north of Northern Patagonia, worldwide first-class Freeride terrain. Could be tricky due to weather, but when it is good, it is awesome! Excellent backcountry access!