6D / 5N

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Tour altitude


Group size

2 to 10 people.



Refugio Frey is renowned as one of the best ski huts in Argentina!  The setting is magical: a cirque of golden granite spires and the couloirs in between the towers come down to merge at a frozen lagoon.  Frey Hut sits beside the lake in the peaceful wilderness of Nahuel Huapi National Park.  The cirque offers all aspects of 5 star AT terrain for every backcountry skier.
Cerro Lopez. It is love at first sight when backcountry skiers set their eyes on Cerro Lopez.  This mountain can be seen from many places in Bariloche, and it is known for it’s majestic open bowl.

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Tour Program


Day 01
From the Cerro Catedral Ski Resort we will take the Alta Patagonia Lifts to get above tree line quickly. Skis on, and we skin up for less than an hour to the ridge and the border of the Nahuel Huapi National Park.  We’ll have excellent views of the Patagonian Lakes District before we drop into the Van Titter Valley, choosing the best aspect according to conditions and snow quality. Once in the valley, we’ll skin up to Frey Hut, drop our gear, drink some water, and get a snack.  Then we can head out to enjoy the area with a mellow run in the forest, an easy tour to explore, or a nice 40 degree couloir. Night in Frey Hut with homemade pizza, fresh pasta, micro-brewed beer and/or fondue
Day 02
Patagonia ski trip Frey mountain hut ski touring – South AmericaAfter breakfast we get our skis and skins ready, and make our way across the frozen Laguna Toncek looking for the aspect that holds the good snow.  It is easy to find hidden powder snow in the cirque.  Your ski guide will be able to show you the variety of terrain Frey has to offer for every AT skier to get in a nice long day of fresh tracks.   We’ll bring lunch with us so we can eat it while enjoying the views of the Patagonian Andes.  Back down to Frey Hut for another homemade dinner. If weather doesn’t cooperate, it is nice and cozy in the hut.  Enjoy a cup of tea by the fire while reading a book or chatting with other backcountry skiers who come here from all over the world. Night in Frey Hut
Day 03
Similar to day 2, ski what we haven’t skied yet according to conditions Night in Frey Hut
Day 04
After breakfast, we can ski one more run if you’re up to it, and then start skiing and skinning our way back to Villa Catedral. Your mountain guide will drop you off at your lodging in Bariloche
Day 05
Early in the morning we will drive to Lopez stream where we will start our ascent. we will follow a well mark trail for about 45 minutes to a point where, depending the snow, we will be able to start with the skies. One more hour ascent to the hut where we will leave part of the stuff. From there we will start our ski tour and come back in the evening for dinner
Day 06
Early breakfast in the hut and we depart to do different tours and ascents that the area offers. Skiing on Lopez area or do a longer tour to Pico Magnatt are some of the option. We will return to the parking area following the same trail on day 1

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