Bariloche Backcountry Skiing + Snowboarding Adventure Tour

Country: Argentina, South America
Style: Guided Backcountry Combos
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Limited to: 6 guests
Dates: Inquire for 2022

Few places in the world conjure images of adventure and spectacular natural beauty quite like the Bariloche backcountry in Patagonia; A true hub for Argentina backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Join PowderQuest on our 8-day Bariloche Backcountry Skiing + Snowboarding Tour to explore this legendary region, with expertly guided, lift-accessed off-piste and backcountry touring at Cerro Bayo and Bariloche’s renowned Catedral ski resorts. Plus two nights at one of our favorite remote backcountry destinations, Baguales Reserve. Our Argentina backcountry tour will quickly take you from the daily grind into a magical alpine world of glacier-carved lakes, towering snowcapped peaks, and dense forest. Cozy, European-style lodging and warm southern hospitality are trademarks of this region, offering the perfect combination of thrilling backcountry snowboarding and skiing with nights spent well-fed and rested.

Trip Highlights

  • Immerse in the friendly mountain culture surrounding Bariloche Argentina while 2 bilingual and certified ski guides lead you on a true Patagonia adventure
  • Combine backcountry access from 2 ski resorts in the heart of North Patagonia with remote Bariloche backcountry adventures out of Baguales Reserve
  • Explore the picturesque communities of Bariloche and Villa la Angostura, two mountain villages whose Swiss and German roots can be seen in both its charming architecture and hearty cuisine
  • Delicious locally sourced dinners and Malbec red wine- Refuel on fresh trout, handmade pastas, grilled local veggies, empanadas, and of course steaks that have made Argentina famous

Trip Highlights​

Itinerary

  • Fly into Bariloche, Argentina (BRC airport)
  • Meet PowderQuest ski guides and group at the airport at 5:45pm
  • Drive past Patagonia’s famous Nahuel Huapi Lake to the village of Villa Angostura
  • Check in at our hotel
  • Group meet-and-greet fireside chat
  • Welcome dinner at favorite locally owned Villa Angostura restaurant
  • Group breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Cerro Bayo resort
  • Ski Cerro Bayo: Off-Piste exploring and backcountry touring
  • Post ski: Explore the village of Villa La Angostura
  • Authentic Argentine group dinner in town
  • Group breakfast
  • More exploring at Cerro Bayo
  • Pack up and check out
  • Drive Nahuel Huappi National Park passing glacier cut lakes, old growth trees and snow capped peaks
  • Arrive to Bariloche
  • Check-in to hotel
  • Group dinner in select downtown restaurant
  • Group breakfast
  • Drive to Catedral
  • Guide lead extensive backcountry adventures
  • Return to town
  • Group dinner in Bariloche
  • Night owls venture out to local bars and craft brew pubs
  • Group breakfast
  • Pack up and check out
  • Drive to Patagonia backcountry adventure at Baguales Reserve
  • A fleet of 4x4 trucks and snowmobiles take us deep into the Andes
  • Fording rivers, dirt roads, old growth forests
  • Afternoon ski touring and apres ski activities at our cozy lodge
  • 2 night stay in our backcountry lodge
  • Home cooked Argentine group dinner
  • Group breakfast
  • Guide lead extensive backcountry and exploring
  • Return to our backcountry lodge with apres drinks and snacks
  • Watch the sunset over Patagonia
  • Group dinner authentic locally sourced food
  • End of day seven, return to Bariloche hotel + farewell dinner in town
  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Say adios to your guides
  • Hotel can arrange transportation to Bariloche airport (BRC) based around your departure time
  • Want to extend your trip? No problemo. Check-out suggestions in the “FAQs” below

Is This Trip For Me?

This Argentina backcountry trip is recommended for advanced skiers and splitboarders. Come prepared to explore the best advanced off-piste terrain at the resorts and to head deep into Patagonia’s backcountry. You will want to be in good physical shape and keen on some uphill touring out of the resorts and earning your turns out of our pristine backcountry lodge.
Make sure our Backcountry tours are for you via the Trip Finder Quiz

Trip Essentials

Support
  • 2 full-time, certified, PowderQuest backcountry guides
  • private ground transportation
  • lift tickets
  • Certified guide lead backcountry
Accommodations
  • cozy lodging with private bath
  • 2 nights in backcountry lodge, private bath
Meals
  • daily breakfast
  • dining out at select restaurants in Villa La Angostura and Bariloche
  • malbec red wine
  • mineral water
  • travel protection insurance
  • airfare
  • lunches and snacks (except on our 3 backcountry days)
  • gratuities to PowderQuest guides and backcountry lodge staff

View or download the packing list

Accommodations

near cerro bayo

Villa La Angostura

This comfortable hotel boasts a peaceful, quiet setting just a few blocks from the town’s main street. The hotel is made predominately of wood and features a glass-walled “winter garden” and lovely open fireplace in the main social area. Rooms are all en suite with WiFi. Breakfast and hot beverages are included with the stay.

las marianas bariloche

Bariloche

Las Marianas is a family run comfortable hotel with a variety of room options with single and double rooms. The hotel has vestiges of a Swiss chalet, with wooden floors and a cozy lounge. A breakfast buffet, hot chocolate, daily homemade pastries, bar, and massage services—you’ll feel taken care of by our friendly hosts.

baguales backcountry lodge

Baguales Reserve

The Mesada Refugio at 5,400 ft. will be one of the most memorable ski lodging experiences you’ll have, offering a remote and stunning Andean surrounding. The lodge is surprisingly sophisticated with a wood-and-stone décor and an enormous central fireplace.

Book Trip Now

Expert guided. Almost all inclusive. Patagonia’s off-piste & backcountry adventure await. Reserve a spot today.

Pricing Details at a Glance: (in USD)

  • $ 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
  • Privacy Please: Ask about our limited number of single rooms available for a $ upgrade (no singles at backcountry lodge)
  • Payment: A $600 deposit is required at time of reservation. Final payments 90 days before trip departure
Questions? Call us at 1-888-565-7158 or contact us via email.

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