7 Lakes Off-Piste

Country: Argentina, South America
Style: Guided Advanced Off-Piste
Duration: 8 days
Limited to: 6 guests
From: $4799 USD
Dates: 2022

If Patagonia powder is calling your name, this trip is the answer. 8 days of guide-lead advanced off-piste and backcountry skiing in the heart of the southern Andes mountains. Including two full days of snow mobile accessed backcountry descents in one of Argentina’s wildest private haciendas.

Let our guides lead the way to the best snow at Cerro Chapelco, consistently ranked as Argentina’s best ski resort. Backcountry? Si! Chapelco features large bowls, gullies, and steep backcountry chutes.

And don’t miss Cerro Catedral in beautiful Bariloche; South America’s largest lift accessed terrain known for high quality tree skiing and plentiful guided off-piste and backcountry options.

Finally we top off this Argentina winter adventure with sled accessed backcountry at Mallin Alto; one of the coolest experiences in Patagonia!

Off the slopes, we’ll check-out the unforgettable mountain towns, Bariloche and San Martin, and enjoy some of the best restaurants and nightlife the region has to offer. We get you deeper into the Andes and explore all the 7 Lakes area has to offer with our expert PowderQuest ski guides.

Trip Highlights​

  • 2 bilingual certified backcountry guides
  • 2 ski resorts in the heart of North Patagonia
  • 2 days of snowmobile accessed backcountry
  • 2 nights in a unique backcountry dome experience in the Patagonian wilderness
  • Explore the epic 7 Lakes area of Patagonia

Daily Itinerary


Airport: San Martin de Los Andes (CPC)
Pick-up Location: San Martin airport
Pick-up Time: 4:30pm


Airport: San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC)
Drop-off Location: Bariloche airport (BRC)
Drop-off Time: 10:30am

  • Fly into San Martin de Los Andes
  • Airport to hotel transfer
  • Check in to our downtown hotel
  • Group meet-and-greet 7:00pm
  • Welcome dinner at favorite locally owned San Martin restaurant
  • Group breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Chapelco Resort
  • Find the best snow on the mountain, on and off piste or backcountry
  • Return to San Martin hotel
  • Check-out the gorgeous glacier cut lake, or wander the town’s shops and cafes
  • Group dinner in San Martin
  • Group breakfast
  • More exploring at Chapelco
  • Pack up and check out
  • Drive through Patagonia’s 7 Lakes area passing waterfalls, lagoons, old growth trees, and snow capped peaks
  • Arrive in Bariloche
  • Check-in to hotel
  • Group dinner in select Bariloche restaurant
  • Group breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Cerro Catedral
  • Guide lead extensive off piste and backcountry turns
  • Return to Bariloche
  • Group dinner in town
  • Night owls explore craft brew pubs, local bars, and dance clubs
  • Group breakfast
  • Pack up and check out
  • Another day of stellar off piste and backcountry in Cerro Catedral
  • Evening drive to Patagonia backcountry adventure in Mallin Alto
  • A fleet of 4x4 trucks, Snow Tracs, and snowmobiles take us deep into the Andes
  • Fording rivers, dirt roads, old growth forests
  • Dusk arrival at Mallin Alto’s backcountry dome lodging (2 night stay)
  • Home cooked Argentine group dinner
  • Group breakfast in the domes
  • A fleet of snowmobiles and Snow Tracs help us access thousands of acres of untouched snow
  • Guide lead extensive backcountry turns
  • Return to Mallin Alto’s domes for all-you-can-drink wine and beer
  • Watch the sunset over Patagonia in the hot tub
  • Group dinner authentic locally sourced food
  • (Final evening farewell dinner + overnight in cozy riverside cabins in the valley below Mallin Alto)
  • Breakfast at the cabins
  • Morning transportation to airport
  • Want to extend your trip? No problemo. Check-out suggestions in the “FAQs” below

Is This Trip For Me?

Recommended for adventure hungry advanced skiers and snowboarders only. We’ll take you deep into Patagonia’s backcountry for endless adventures and free refills on summer freeriding-stoke. Expert guide lead to guarantee you’re getting the best of the 7 Lakes region. Make sure Advanced Off-Piste is for you via our Trip Finder Quiz

Trip Essentials

  • 2 full-time, certified, PowderQuest guides
  • private ground transportation
  • lift tickets
  • 2 full days of snowmobile lead backcountry
  • comfortable lodging in San Martin and Bariloche with private bath
  • 2 nights in backcountry domes, shared bath
  • 1 night in riverside log cabins, shared bath
  • daily breakfast
  • dining out at select restaurants in San Martin and Bariloche
  • home cooked breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinners and all you drink wine and beer at Mallin Alto
  • malbec red wine
  • mineral water
  • travel protection insurance
  • airfare
  • lunches (except in Mallin Alto)
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san martin hotel

San Martin

Located in the center of San Martin, just 20 minutes from Chapelco, the Patagonia Plaza hotel has top rate amenities: heated pool, private baths, alpine decor, large windows, and sweeping views of the surrounding area. Easy walking to all our favorite restaurants in town. WiFi and breakfast buffet included.

las marianas bariloche


You’ll immediately feel taken care of by Hotel Las Marianas owners and hosts. Walking distance from Bariloche’s main downtown district and plaza, this hosteria has everything you need to get away. Breakfast buffet, locally crafted hot chocolate, daily homemade pastries, bar, and massage services. Free Wifi internet.

mallin alto bed

Mallin Alto

These rustic yet comfortable accommodations are backcounty at it’s best. Complete with wood stove heated dome rooms and futon bedding. Great food, free flowing wine and beer. Bathrooms are shared. WiFi and cell phone coverage is not available so bring a good book, get to know the friendly staff and enjoy unplugging in authentic Patagonia.

Book Trip Now

Expert guided. Almost all inclusive. Patagonia’s off piste and backcountry summer turns await. Reserve a spot today. Pricing Details at a Glance: (in USD)

  • $4,799 per person, based on twin or double share occupancy, private bath
  • Solo Travelers: Will be paired with another same gender guest in a twin share room, private bath (shared bath in Mallin Alto)
  • Privacy Please: Ask about our limited number of single rooms available for a $495 upgrade (no singles at Mallin Alto)
  • Payment: A $600 deposit is required at time of reservation. Final payments 70 days before trip departure
Questions? Call us at 1-888-565-7158 or contact us via email.

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