Patagonia Backcountry Hut to Hut Ski Touring + Splitboarding Trip: Bariloche Argentina

Country: Argentina, South America
Style: Human-Powered Touring
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Limited to: 6 guests
From: $3099 USD
Dates: SEP 3-10, 2022

Leave the Bariloche ski resort lift lines behind on this week-long ski mountaineering and backcountry ski touring adventure in Patagonia, Argentina. This expert guided hut to hut backcountry expedition for experienced ski tourers and splitboarders will take you deep into Patagonia backcountry to find some of the best powder and steepest chutes. Explore the epic peaks and stunning landscape of Bariloche and northern Patagonia as you ski undiscovered terrain by day, and stay in rustic mountain backcountry huts by night. You’ll earn your turns then enjoy fondue, pizza, and local vino tinto—finishing your hut to hut tour in Bariloche. There, those who aren’t completely burnt from seven days of hut to hut ski touring and splitboarding heaven, can check out some of Argentina’s best nightlife in downtown Bariloche.


Trip Highlights

  • Earn your turns via the ultimate backcountry access outside of stunning Bariloche, Argentina
  • Experience hut to hut skiing in Argentina’s oldest national park- Nahuel Huapi National Park
  • Stay in the classic backcountry huts; Refugio Frey and Jacob Hut
  • 2 nights in beautiful downtown Bariloche- famous for friendly mountain culture, bustling nightlife and world-class restaurants

Trip Highlights​


  • Fly into Bariloche (BRC airport), by 5:00pm
  • Meet PowderQuest guides at the airport
  • Check into our Bariloche hotel
  • Group trip intro and prep for tomorrow’s departure
  • Group dinner in Bariloche
  • Group breakfast at hotel
  • Pack-up and check-out of Bariloche hotel
  • Depart for Catedral ski resort for warm up runs
  • Start backcountry route
  • Ski to Refugio Frey Hut
  • Dinner and overnight at Refugio Frey Hut
  • Group breakfast at Refugio Frey Hut
  • 2 days of ski touring between dramatic granite spires and steep powder filled chutes
  • Dinner and overnight stays at Refugio Frey Hut
  • Group breakfast at Refugio Frey Hut
  • Pack-up and check-out at Refugio Frey Hut
  • Full day of ski touring and skiing classic Patagonia
  • Traverse over to Refugio Jacob Hut
  • Dinner and overnight at Refugio Jacob Hut
  • Group breakfast at Refugio Jacob Hut
  • Backcountry touring and skiing around Refugio Jacob hut
  • Dinner and overnight at Refugio Jacob Hut
  • Group breakfast at Refugio Jacob Hut
  • Pack-up and check-out
  • Ski touring and stellar descents around Refugio Jacob Hut
  • Return to Bariloche (this involves a 10 mile/16 km trail hike)
  • Check-in to hotel in Bariloche
  • Group goodbye dinner in Bariloche
  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Say farewell to your guides
  • Hotel can arrange transportation to airport based around your departure time
  • Want to extend your trip? No problemo. Check-out suggestions in the “FAQs” below

Is This Trip For Me?

Experienced ski tourers and skilled split boarders looking to get deep into Patagonia will love this expedition. This Patagonia backcountry tour is geared toward expert level skiers and snowboarders who are willing and able to earn their turns. Expect steep terrain, all types of snow, big days, and a 10 mile/16 km walk out of the wilderness, (yes hiking) at the end of the trip. Make sure our Backcountry tours are for you via the Trip Finder Quiz

Trip Essentials

  • 2 full-time, certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA), the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), or the Argentine Mountain Guide Association (AAGM)
  • private ground transportation
  • lift ticket to get to Frey Hut via Catedral
  • all trip logistics
  • Avalanche and mountain safety instruction
  • shared hut accommodations (sleeping bag required)
  • hotel and inn with private rooms Bariloche
  • daily breakfast
  • authentic Argentine dinners
  • dining out at select restaurants in Bariloche
  • Argentine Malbec red wine
  • mineral water
  • travel protection insurance
  • airfare
  • lunches

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Frey + Jacob Huts

Our 5 backcountry Patagonia nights will be spent at the Refugio Frey and Refugio Jacob Huts. These rustic, yet comfortable shared backcountry huts are run by a friendly local staff. Keep in mind, there are no showers and guests are required to bring sleeping bags.

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4 blocks from Bariloche’s main square, this mountain style lodge has everything you need to get away. A breakfast buffet, hot chocolate, daily homemade pastries, 24 hour bar, and massage services—you’ll feel taken care of by the friendly owners and staff.

Book Trip Now

This is a once in a lifetime backcountry trip in Patagonia. Let our expert guides take you to stunning terrain you’ve only dreamed about.

Pricing Details at a Glance:

  • $3,099 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 $395 upgrade.
  • Payment: A $600 deposit is required at time of reservation. Final payments are due 90 days before trip departure.
Questions? Call us at 1-888-565-7158 or contact us via email.

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