​Ski Touring in El Chaltén


For fans and lovers of backcountry ski, El Chaltén offers the possibility to climb and ski moderate mountains with incredible surrounding views of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and the Southern Ice Field.

Some of the options are: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani and Cerro Madsen. These places are very remote, and you´ll rarely find any other people around...

It´s very important to have experience and very good fitness, because in all cases the approach to the snow is walking and carrying your own skis.

The program it´s designed to do 2 or 3-day trips plus one camping trip for one or two nights. This flexibility will allow you to adapt according to the weather conditions.


 Very difficult, training required » Ski touring experience required
 7 days
 4 nights lodging in Hostel, based on private double rooms.
 1-4 people per guide
 August - September


Day 1

Reception at El Calafate Airport and transfer to El Chaltén. Meet your guide; check your equipment and the program n detail. Lodging at El Chaltén.

Day 2

Transfer to Mosquito River; Ski Loma del Diablo (1800m). Vertical drop: 1200m. Lodging at El Chaltén.

Day 3

Transfer to Lago del Desierto. Ski Cerro Vespignani ( 2146m). Vertical drop:1500m.
Lodging at El Chaltén.
Hotel en Chaltén.

Day 4

: Approach to Fitz Roy Basecamp. Optional ski in the afternoon at Glacier de los Tres. Camp. Poincenot.

Day 5

Ski Cerro Madsen (1806m). Vertical Gain1000m. Camp. Poincenot.

Day 6

Back to El Chaltén. Lodging at El Chaltén.

Day 7

Transfer to El Calafate Airport. End of the services.


Our Mountain Guides will have the final call to modify either partially or totally any program when safety conditions require.


• 40 to 60 l backpack
• Sleeping bag (-15c) *
• Sleeping mattress*
• Water bottle & thermo
• Extra t-shirt and socks
• Synthetic or merino base layers
• 2 fleeces (1 wind-stopper)
• Hooded puff jacket
• 2 pairs of gloves
• Buff & warm hat

• Waterproof jacket & pants
• Sunglasses & googles
• Sunbloc & lip protection
• Trekking shoes
• Gaiters
• Headlamp
• Ski touring boots
• Ski touring skis & skins
• Ski poles
• Beacon-shovel-probe*

Items marked with * can be rented in El Chaltén

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