The Powder Triangle – Ski in Argentina
Che? It means “cool” in Argentina, and you’ll find yourself saying it a lot while skiing and snowboarding at Cerro Catedral, Cerro Bayo, and Chapelco; or eating, wine tasting, and partying in Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes.
CASA Tours is proud to offer an 9 day tour of the Southern Argentine volcanoes, featuring amazing scenery, cuisine, culture, and some of the best skiing and snowboarding in South America. This trip starts and ends in Bariloche, where we ski and ride at Cerro Catedral, home of great tree skiing and predictably good powder conditions. We road trip north to San Martin de los Andes, soaking in amazing views while traveling through Argentina’s Seven Lakes area. In San Martin, we ski / ride Chapelco, exploring off-piste terrain, then head to La Angostura to challenge ourselves in the backcountry at Cerro Bayo.
Join us for a skiing, snowboarding, and cultural road trip through a beautiful part of Patagonia, and experience the best of Argentina in true CASA Tours style.
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Day 1 – Arrival In Bariloche
Guests must arrange flights to San Carlos de Bariloche airport from Buenos Aires. Here they are met by CASA guides and taken to your lakeside Bariloche accommodation. Tonight we have a trip orientation and welcome dinner at one of Bariloche’s local restaurants. Early arrivals are welcome.
Days 2-3 – Bariloche – Ski/Ride Cerro Catedral
We spend 2 days at Cerro Catedral, a modern ski center with a distinctly European feel featuring over 3,000 acres of on piste terrain, extensive lift-accessed backcountry steeps, and some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable. The Powder Gods have been very good to us here. In the evenings we experience Bariloche’s lively nightlife and excellent eateries featuring local Patagonian trout, lamb and beef to go with its fabulous vino.
Days 4-6 – San Martin – Ski / Ride Chapelco
Depending on weather conditions we have the opportunity for a morning ski at Cerro Catedral before traveling north along the Rio Limay to San Martin de los Andes, a classy Argentine lakeside retreat and the base for Chapelco ski center. For 2 days we ski/ride this family orientated mountain with surprisingly good tree skiing and backcountry access as well as gentle cruisers, mellow open bowls and plenty of fresh tracks for all. Our elegant hotel is downtown close to all the evening action.
Days 7-8 – La Angostura – Ski / Ride Cerro Bayo
Enjoy a relaxed morning in San Martin before traveling to La Angostura and our final ski destination, Cerro Bayo. A small, ‘boutique’ ski resort, Cerro Bayo offers spectacular vistas of Lago Nahuel Huapi and the surrounding mountains of Argentina’s 1st national park. For those eager a short hike along the summit ridge gains access to superb powder terrain. A celebratory farewell asado ends our tour in true Argentine tradition.
Day 9 – Departure Day – Return to Bariloche
After breakfast, we travel back along the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi to San Carlos de Bariloche airport in time for guests returning flights to Buenos Aires.
- Ability Levels:
- Cost: $3295 (double occupancy**)
- Number of Days: 9
- Resorts Visited: Cerro Catedral, Cerro Bayo, Chapelco
- Types of skiing / Riding: Lift access on-piste, lift access off-piste, lift access backcountry touring.
- Number of Guests: 10 maximum
- Number of Guides: 2 (1:5 guide ratio)
- Cheep Flights at Kayak.com
- ** Private single upgrade $795
- 3 Nights Bariloche
- 3 Nights San Martin
- 2 Nights Villa la Angostura
- 2 All Breakfasts & Dinners
- 1:4 Guide to Guest Ratio
- All Lift Passes On Tour
- All Ground Transportation on Tour
- Use of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
- Use of 2-way radio
- Sat. Aug. 5, 2017 – Sun. Aug. 13, 2017