Backcountry Ski Touring in Ushuaia


Introduction


Is very magical to be skiing at the the southern most City in the World, starting at sea level, with views of the Beagle Channel and the Mountain Range.
There are excellent valleys and mountains for backcountry ski & ski touring, with easy access from the main road.

For fans and lovers of ski adventures, Ushuaia offers the possibility of great backcountry ski, near El Castor Ski Resort, Martial and other Mountains. Ushuaia is a very interesting City, in front of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by mountains around 4000 ft.

Based in the City, there are several possibilities for day trips with 30min drive, from easy slopes to steep ones, your guide UIAGM-IFMGA will offer you different options according to the weather-snow conditions, and your personal skills.

This trip could be combined with a week of ski at El Chaltén or Bariloche.

DATA SHEET

 Very difficult, Expert skiers » Ski touring experience required » Training and fitness required
 7 days
 Double rooms
 1 to 4 people.
 August –September- October

Itinerary


Day 1

Reception at Ushuaia Airport and transfer to Hotel. Briefing with your guide; equipment check and details of the program. Lodging at Ushuaia.

Day 2

Ski at “El Castor” Ski Resort. Warm up day and Ski off-piste around El Castor mountain. Lodging at Ushuaia.

Day 3

Ski at “El Martial”. Different options to choose according to snow conditions, very scenery valley above Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Lodging at Ushuaia.

Day 4

Ski at “Olum Valley” & “Cinco Hermanos” peak. Cinco Hermanos is a very nice Mountain to Ski, with views of Mount Olivia and the City of Ushuaia. Lodging at Ushuaia.
Lodging at Refugio Frey.

Day 5

Ski “Cerro Alvear”, this is probably the highlight of skiing in Ushuaia, and the most technical peak to climb. Reaching the summit will involve the use of crampons and Ice Axe. Usually best ski descent by the East Face! Lodging at Ushuaia.

Day 6

Ski at Paso Garibaldi, Olum Valley or Martial according to conditions. Lodging at Ushuaia.

Day 7

Transfer to Airport. End of our services

Note

The Itinerary can be modified and should be considered only as a guide. External factors such us the conditions of the snow or weather conditions could change the original plan, and your Guides will have the criteria to change the program if they consider is necessary.



  PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

• Backpacks 30 liters
• Head lump
• Water bottle and small thermo flask
• Merino or synthetic base layers
• Mid layer fleece
• Down or synthetic puffy jacket (hooded)
• 2 pairs of gloves
• Warm hut and buff
• Extra socks


• Waterproof pants and Jacket ( Gore-Tex) • Lens and goggles
• Sun bloc & lip protection
• Ski touring set: Skis, skins, boots, ski crampons, ski poles (compressible ideal).
• Crampons & Ice Axe*
• Safety avalanche set: Shovel, beacon, probe*
• Helmet (optional)



If you need to rent some of these items, please let us know in advance


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