7-Days / 6-Nights
Duration
Advanced
Skier Ability
Casual
Pace
4­ – 10
Group Size
July­-September
Season

Also know as our “Southern Circuit”, this tour takes us deeper into the Patagonian frontier. Exploring this region means going off the beaten path and traveling to eclectic mountain towns like Esquel, El Bolson, and San Carlos de Bariloche, as well as Los Alerces National Park. The rugged and remote reaches of the Andes are at our fingertips while we explore this breathtaking landscape, skiing big terrain all along the way.  The cultural nuances of the interior of Argentine Patagonia are equally impressive as the towering peaks that surround us, and you will find that the hospitality of the region knows no bounds.  Cruising through the vast Patagonian steppe along the fabled Ruta 40 (Route 40) makes you feel like Butch Cassidy must have felt when he visited here so long ago.  The terrain is wild and windswept and seems like it has somehow escaped the progress of man.  What has remained is the natural beauty and artisan culture that makes this tour one of our personal favorites.

2017 Ruta 40 Ski Week Schedule
Week One Week Two Week Three Week Four
August 5-11 August 12-18 August 19-25 August 26-September 1
Tour Details
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Esquel or San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
INCLUDED Daily services of bilingual professional ski guide(s) or certified ski instructor(s) – 5:1 guest to guide/instructor ratio
Lift Tickets:
  • Two days at La Hoya
  • One day at Cerro Perito Moreno
  • Two days at Cerro Catedral
Lodging Accommodations:
  • Two nights in Esquel
  • Two nights in El Bolson
  • Two nights in San Carlos de Bariloche
Local ground transportation, including a journey along the historic Ruta 40, across the Patagonian Steppe, from Esquel to Bariloche, with an optional trip through the incredible Los Alerces National Park
Breakfasts and Dinners with red wine
‘Down day’ activities, in the event we do not ski due to weather or poor conditions
The experience of a lifetime
NOT INCLUDED Flights (we will be happy to assist with your bookings)
Buses/taxis
Visas or airport fees
Required travel insurance (we have options to offer)
Lunches, snacks
Additional bottled beverages
Ski/Snowboard equipment (we can assist with acquiring anything you may need)
Gratuity
OPTIONAL ADD-ONS Extreme Edition Upgrades:
  • Monte Bianco Experience
  • Cerro Perito Moreno Snowcat-accessed ski touring
  • Cerro Piltriquitron ski touring
  • Cerro Lopez ski touring
Additional ski day(s): ski resorts, ski touring, backcountry hut skiing, snowmobile skiing, heliskiing
Transportation within Argentina: Air/Bus/Train travel between Buenos Aires and Bariloche
Additional ground transportation (Buenos Aires airport transfers and private car services)
Lodging in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires City Tours guided by bilingual local residents
Personal concierge service from our team of Local Agents
Videographer/Photographer services to document your trip
1

Day 1

Arrive in Esquel, meet your guide(s). Meet & Greet and trip overview, followed by our Welcome Dinner in town.

Night in Esquel

2

Day 2

Ski day at La Hoya, followed by aprés ski festivities and dinner in town.

  • Option for ski touring/splitboarding in the La Hoya backcountry

Night in Esquel

3

Day 3

Ski day at La Hoya, then enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful Los Alerces National Park, and the old pioneer outpost of Cholila, for an early evening arrival in the small artisan town of El Bolson. After settling into our comfortable cabañas in the forest, we will enjoy dinner in town.

  • Option for ski touring/splitboarding in the La Hoya backcountry

          Night in El Bolson

4

Day 4

Ski day at Cerro Perito Moreno, aprés ski festivities at the famous El Bolson Brewery, dinner in town.

  • Option for snowcat skiing beyond the ski area boundary

Night in El Bolson

5

Day 5

Continue north up Ruta 40 to San Carlos de Bariloche, settle into our lakefront lodging on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake, explore the town of Bariloche, dinner in town.

  • Option for side trip to the Tronador volcano

Night in San Carlos de Bariloche

6

Day 6

Ski day at Cerro Catedral, followed by our Farewell Dinner and fiesta in town.

  • Option for snowmobile-assisted ski touring at Mallin Alto

Night in San Carlos de Bariloche

7

Day 7

Ski day at Cerro Catedral, transport to Bariloche Airport for flight back to Buenos Aires.

  • Option for snowmobile-assisted ski touring at Mallin Alto

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