FREERIDE / SLACKCOUNTRY SKI GUIDING IN PATAGONIA SKI RESPORTS – CERRO CATEDRAL / CERRO BAYO
What is Freeride Skiing?
Freeriding is a discipline of skiing, performed on natural, un-groomed, terrain, without a set course, goals or rules. Skiers primarily refer to freeriding as “backcountry”, “side country”, “off-piste”,”slack country” skiing. With “big mountain” and “extreme” skiing or riding being two further terms commonly used by less experienced skiers and boarders.
The Andes in Patagonia, Argentina offer unique freeride experiences from August to October.
This backcountry skiing program is a custom made itinerary for moderate to advanced freeride skiers who are looking for hidden ski spots, steep lines, or fresh, untracked terrain.
The first ride up is quick and easy with the lift, then some short boot packs, skinning, and let’s ski the goods!
Your mountain guide will find untracked powder terrain, hidden tree skiing, chutes, and the best aspects to make every run you ski spectacular!
Each of these resorts have different backcountry but all of them are equally spectacular. On this adventure ski program we use chairlifts to quickly climb up high.
Then we do a short boot pack or short skinning to access the backcountry.
Hire a Professional Ski Guide in Bariloche, Argentina to show you all the backcountry hidden spots
Programs are flexible according to the days that you are available. We can go from one to ten day skiing trips to search for the best untracked powder terrain. We have 4 main resorts to explore and ski their backcountry:
- Cerro Catedral, Alta Patagonia Ski Resort, Bariloche, Argentina
- Cerro Bayo Ski Area, Villa La Angostura – Chapelco, San Martin de los Andes
- La Hoya Ski Resort offers amazing backcountry terrain, Esquel
To go and play in the snow is fun, but go safely! Take an Avalanche class by any Proffessional of the Canandian Avalanche Association (AST 1 or 2)
Knowledge of snow is a science, and so we strongly recommend hiring a Professional IFMGA UIAGM Mountain Guide
This gear list is designed for Day Ski Trips in the mountains- We are including Glacier Gear that is applied to all Alps and Antarctica Ski trips but not for the Patagonian Trips, so just send us a quick email to don’t overpack
- General Ski Clothing
- Backpack 30-35 lts
- Quick dry pants with Schoeller material (North face, Mammut or similar)
- Merino wool long underwear
- Water proof Goretex pants
- 1 pair of long ski sintethic socks
- T shirt- Capilene or Merino wool ideal
- Thin fleece, like Patagonia R1 or similar with a hood ideal
- Mid fleece layer or synthetic Jacket with some insulation
- Down jacket or warm puffy
- Water proof Goretex jacket
- Thin Fleece gloves for skinning or waiting in belays
- Thick ski gloves
- Warm hat
- Sun hat
- Sunglasses with UV filter + Goggles
- Sun screen and lipstick
- Iphone/ Ipod music player/ Camara- optional
- Pocket knife
- Waterbottle Nalgene or similar
- Thermos 0.5 lts ideal for warm drinks
- Telemark, Split board or ski touring skis and bindings
- Ski, Telemark or Snowboard boots
- Telemark, Snowboard or ski touring boots
- Shovel, Beacon and probe
- Ski crampons mandatory specially in the spring (ask us)
- Ski poles
For Glacier terrain
- 2 Locking binners
- Boot Crampons
- Ice Axe
1 person US$ 380.-
2 persons US$ 225
3 persons US$ 185 pp
More than 4 person US$ 150.-
Certified Mountain Guides UIAGM – IFMGA
4 WD transportation
Not Includes ski pass in Catedral Alta Patagonia Ski Resort/ Cerro Bayo
In winter season every day on request
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