Patagonia Backcountry Hut to Hut Ski Touring

Style: Guided Backcountry
Country: Argentina
Duration: 8 days
Limited to: 6 guests
From: $2899 USD
Dates: SEP 7-14, 2019

Leave the lift lines and lodges behind on this 8-day ski mountaineering and backcountry ski touring adventure in Patagonia, Argentina. This expert guided expedition 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 northern Patagonia as you ski undiscovered terrain by day, and stay in rustic mountain 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 South American ski touring heaven, can check out some of Argentina’s best nightlife.

Trip Highlights​

  • ultimate backcountry Patagonia access
  • experience the hut to hut system in Nahuel Huapi Park
  • stay in Refugio Frey and Jacob huts
  • 2 nights in beautiful downtown Bariloche

Daily Itinerary


Airport: San Carlos De Bariloche, Argentina (BRC) Pick-up Location: Bariloche airport Pick-up Time: 5:00pm


San Carlos De Bariloche, Argentina (BRC) Drop-off Location: Bariloche airport Drop-off Time: 11:00am

  • Fly into Bariloche, by 5:00pm
  • Meet PowderQuest guides at the airport
  • Check into 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 and check-in
  • 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 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 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 Check-in to hotel in Bariloche Group goodbye dinner in Bariloche Night out on the town

  • Group breakfast at the hotel in Bariloche
  • 11:00am airport transportation
  • Schedule return flight departures after 12:00pm
  • Want to extend your adventure? No problemo. Check-out suggestions in the “FAQs” below!

Is This Trip For Me?

Experienced ski tourers and split boarders looking to get deep into Patagonia will love this expedition. This 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, and a 10 mile (16 km) walk out 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 to/from resorts
  • 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
  • some lunches and snacks
  • gratuities to PowderQuest guides

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Refugio Frey + Jacob Huts

Our 5 backcountry Patagonia nights will be spent at the Refugio Frey and Refugio Jacob Huts. These rustic, yet comfortable shared 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:

  • $2,899 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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