• Beautiful view on Llaima after sunrise

SKI TOURING ACROSS THE VOLCANOES OF THE ANDES

Length Trip
9 days

Ski Season
September to early November


Level
Moderate to advanced skiers.Each volcano has in between 1400 meters , only Llaima 2000 meters elevation gain in a day


Style
Ski touring, Ski mountaineering


DETAILS

This adventure ski trip is the ultimate skiing – mountaineering adventure across the Andes, choosing the highest and nicest volcanoes of the area around the Lake District and Northern Patagonia area. Ascending them with skis and then skiing down hill in alpine style. Some afternoons we visit the spectacular and relaxing hot springs. Sleeping in hotels or mountain huts. There are many different volcanos along the Andes, we can customize your trip visiting the ones that you will love to climb up. Ski guide for touring skiing at Lonquimay, Llaima, Copahue and Caviahue area, Villarica, Choshuenco, Casa Blanca and and Osorno are some of the Volcanoes that we offer to you.

ITINERARY

Day 1:
Arrival in Bariloche, Osorno or Pto Montt according to clients flight destination, we will pick you up in either of the 3 airports. We recommend to fly into Bariloche to enjoy a bit of Argentina, the drive across the Andes is totally worth it. Drive to Refugio Osorno and spend the night at this cozy mountain hut at 1400 meters, with beautiful view of Lago LLanquihue.

Day 2:
We climb Volcano Osorno as a first volcano in Chile. Takes app ox5 hs to skin up this volcano, approx. 1400 meters of elevation gain. In general is possible to skin up most of it. Just the last part we will wear crampons to get to the summit. Ski down back to the hut and spend the night there enjoying a nice meal with an awesome view and its magic sunsets.Chile can be described as: Green, Volcanoes, Seafood and beautiful sunsets! They offer Hot tab serviceGuided volcanoes ski trip South America

Day 3:
Drive to Pucon, Chile. Long travel day. This drive goes across the Andes enjoying monkey puzzle forest and the landscape of the Patagonian steppe and the mountains.
Night in hotel in Pucon.

Day 4:
Climb up Villarica volcano (2840 mts). Afternoon in the local hot springs. Relax, visiting the nice town of Pucon.
Night in hotel

Day 5:
Drive to Caracautín or Malacahuelo, base town of Volcan Lonquimay (2890 mts) and Volcan Llaima (3125 mts) Volcanoes.
Night in Hosteria.

Day 6:
Climb up Volcano Llaima (3125 mts). Ski downhill, Optional visit to hot springs.
Night in Hosteria.

Day 7:
Climb up to Volcano Lonquimay (2890 mts) and ski down. Hot springs.
Night in hosteria.

Day 8:
Spare day for bad weather to be used in the best place. Rest day or ski day to the Sierra Nevada near Malacahuelo-
Optional Hot springs

Day 9:
Drive back to Bariloche or San Martin. Also, Temuco is a good option to combine flights in Chile where we could finish our services.
Temuco is a good place for air travel connection to Santiago de Chile.
End of services

GEAR LIST

This gear list is designed for Haute Route in the Alps, Hut to Hut trips in Patagonia, Frey Hut Skiing or any Multiday Mountain Ski Trip

  • Backpack 35-40 lts
  • Sleeping bag ideal 600/700 grams of down fill
  • 2 pairs of  sintethic socks (like Columbia or similar)
  • Quick dry pants with Schoeller material (North face, Mammut or similar)
  • Merino wool long underwear
  • Water proof Goretex pants
  • 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- optional
  • Earplugs… very recommended (for Mt huts, windy days in tents)
  • Tooth brush and paste
  • Headlamp (Petzl Tikka plus, Black diamond or similar)
  • Pocket knife
  • Waterbottle Nalgene or similar
  • Thermos 0.5 liters ideal for warm drinks
  • Crocs

For Ski Trips:

  • Helmet
  • Telemark, Split board  or ski touring skis and bindings
  • Ski, Snowboard or Telemark boots
  • Skins
  • Telemark, Snowboard or ski touring boots
  • Shovel, Beacon and probe
  • Boot Crampons and ice axe
  • Ski crampons mandatory specially in the spring
  • Ski poles
  • Harness
  • 2 Locking binners

PHOTO GALLERY


(Minimum 4 people)
US$ 2850.-


Professional UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide
Ski guide Patagonia
Private transportation during whole trip.
Sightseeing in towns, cities.
All meals in the mountains
Lodging in hotels during all trip
Medical Insurance

Price does not include:
International and domestic airfares, Hot springs fees
Ski touring gear
Extra drinks, meals in cities , towns, etc.


October , 2017

ANDESCROSS
IS RECOMMENDED BY

70% RATE OF RETURNING CLIENTS FOR OVER 10 YEARS

The Andescross family comes back to Southamerica with us and also to Antarctica, Norway, Iceland and the Alps for more good times.

“Back in 2006 I decided I wanted to try backcountry skiing and soon after I ended up contacting Jorgito at Andescross, which was already a very respected guiding company in Argentina.”

The idea of climbing all the mountains and volcanos in patagonia in the winter time and skiing them on the way down sounded too good to be true. Our first trip with Andescross was to Frey Hut with a couple of my brothers. The skiing conditions were as bad as Patagonia can offer so we ended up 2 days stuck in the hut in the midle of a storm and one day skiing on pure ice… 

Marcos Q.Tigre, BA, Argentina

“About 10 years ago I contacted Jorge about doing a hut to hut ski trip in the mountains around Bariloche. I chose him because he was a fully certified International Mountain guide.”

This trip proved to be nothing short of fantastic. Jorge was professional, friendly, knowledgeable of the area we were traveling through and was a great travel partner. He took care of my travel arrangements in Bariloche, booked my room for me before and after the trip, and even picked me up at the airport. The next year, I returned for a volcano ski trip with Jorge. We were fortunate enough to ski from the summit of four volcanoes. In the last decade, I have traveled with him at least 8 times.  We have skied in Chile and Argentina numerous times, including a trip to the Patagonian Ice-fields.

Tomfriend more than client since 2005

“I have skied with Jorge and Andescross in the Andes and the Alps in Europe.   Simply put, the Andes Mountain range is Jorge’s backyard and he knows then well.”

In my view, I think it would be very difficult to find another South American based guide with comparable years of experience in the Andes, guiding credentials, and local knowledge.  Over the years, Jorge has gained significant knowledge of the Alps and many other mountain ranges in the world which he includes in his worldwide adventure trips.  He is able to quickly gauge conditions, make safe decisions, and find great untracked skiing.  

Peter Musziclient for first time in 2008

“Jorge se ha convertido con el tiempo en un amigo cercano más que en un guía.”

Hemos compartido muchas aventuras juntos en varias partes del mundo como los Alpes, Bariloche y Chalten, y siempre regresamos de cada viaje pensando en el próximo. Para que un viaje sea exitoso tiene que tener su cuota de riesgo y cautela, algo muy difícil de lograr pero que Jorge siempre ha sabido manejar. Seguramente les quemara la cabeza hablando de… Paciencia estimados clientes!!, nadie es perfecto.

Francisco J.San Isidro, BA, Argentina

“In just over a six year period, we have done five trips with Jorge and have committed to a sixth next year. We must like this guy! Jorge is THE guide for your Patagonia adventures…and beyond! ”

Our first trip with Jorge in 2010 was for backcountry skiing around Bariloche, Argentina. While we were temporarily weathered out of higher terrain due to high avalanche danger from tons of new snow, we never lacked for fun, challenging, and noteworthy alternatives. He shared with us his hometown stashes, something only a generous local guide could do. Jorge is a consummate mountain guide. He is completely client focused. He is a first rate professional. We trust his judgement, thrill in his ski adventures, and have been blessed to enjoy the beautiful outdoors around the world with him.

Larina & BobSeattle, WA, USA

“40 years ago I flew down to Argentina in my summer for downhill training in the Andes.
I was then racing on the World Cup circuit and so having 4 weeks on snow in summer was really useful training.”

I fell in love with Bariloche and returned the next year again. Sadly this was the last time I made to South America and then, when skiing in Iceland, I bumped into a friend of our guide, John Falkiner. We shared a few beers waiting for our airplane to fly home and John explained that his friend, Jorge, was a guide down in Argentina and that helped in Bariloche.

Konrad Bartelski A British Legend in Ski Racing in 1981

“Jorge and team helped with all the fairly complex planning and logistics for a supported backpacking trip across the Andes”

From Bariloche to Puerto Frias for our group of 10 people, and guided us safely along the route.  He and his guides were exceptionally competent, knowledgeable and professional, and everyone had a great time.  I would highly recommend Andescross!

Cheryl from The Mountaineers Hiking Club, Seattle WA

“I am currently travelling the world on a sabbatical, looking for amazing experiences. During a stop across south america, I wanted to rock climb in the Frey national park, near Bariloche.”

I found the Andescross team on the internet, and they teamed me up for 3 days with a world class guide instructor. I am a novice rock climber, and my guide Luciano not only provided me with amazing climbing coaching tips, but allowed me to push myself to go beyond my comfort zone, in all safety. And once the climbing was over (once summits were achieved and I could not feel my forearms anymore), it was time for some of the best hospitality I have found on the road this last year. Great dinners, food, friends and laughter to fill our evening, until the call of the rock would get us out of our sleeping bag the next morning.

Patrick , Ex-Google CFOSFO , USA

“Jorge has excellent personal skills and appreciation of my climbing abilities. ”

Brian climber from CanadaI had the pleasure of meeting Jorge in December 2008. My wife and I were in Bariloche, on holiday in Argentina. Jorge had been recommended to us by a climbing friend back home in Canada. I was able to contact him by phone and we worked out a rendez-vous at the Refugio Frey for a day’s climbing on the rock. His knowledge of the area and the realistic time needed to complete various options, made it easy for me to reach a decision. What followed was one of the best days in the mountains that I have experienced over a lifetime in the sport.

Brian, 65, IrishCanadian climbing legend of Squamish, Canada

“Had a FANTASTIC time and thank you so much for all your help and the great guides. Great meeting you!!!!”

We are in BA, but head to Brazil tomorow and am just going to eat, drink and sleep! Anytime you head to Europe, you always have a place to stay in London and hopefully we will be back SOON!”

SachaLondon, UK, January 08