Skiing in Chile and Argentina's
Andes of Patagonia
Patagonia Ski Tour "Del Norte Tour"
Explore the beauty of Northern Patagonia with style and comfort. Visit
four ski resorts and experience powder on mountains and volcanoes near
the cities of Bariloche, Villa la Angostura and Pucon.
tour is for skiers and snowboarders with experience. Activities in this
tour are physically demanding with full days of downhill skiing. It is
best to bring all your own ski/telemark/snowboard gear.
the "Volcano Ski Tour" equipment list, click
Gloves or Mittens -
W ith synthetic liners and waterproof/breathable shell.
- Sun hat with brim -
- Jacket and Pants Shell -
Waterproof and breathable outerwear preferred for all conditions.
- Long underwear -
Polypropylene, capilene works well as a first layer.
- Fleece sweaters -
At least two mid-weight capilenes to wear under your shell.
- Socks -
Thick wool or synthetic blend socks work well with at least one other
layer of polypropylene.
- Warm hat -
Made of either fleece or wool.
- Backpack with a 40 liter capacity or more -
- Water bottle / camelbak (with insulated tube) -
- Sunglasses and goggles -
With retainer to prevent you from losing them. Glasses rated for 100%
UV protection and neutral shades are recommended.
- Eye glasses or contact lenses -
Lens cleaner for contacts and an extra pair of prescription glasses are
- Toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, feminine hygiene products,
Biodegradable soap and shampoo (small containers are recommended) and
other personal items -
- Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm -
SPF 20 or higher.
- Medications -
Adouble prescription is recommended; one to be given to the trip leader
for safe keeping. Diabetics should bring a glucose monitoring kit. If
you have allergies, bring your own allergy medicine.
- Epi-Pen or Ana-Kit -
Individuals at risk for severe allergic reactions to insect bites or food
must bring at least one. Though we carry these items, we encourage a back-up.
journal, and pen -
Comfort Clothes -
Slacks, shirts, sweaters, socks, & shoes to use while traveling that
you might want but wouldn't take on the slopes.
- Valuables: Leave them at home! You may want some cash on you for emergencies
or gratuities -
- Community emergency first aid kit -
Our kit is thorough including Epi-Pens, ibuprofen, athletic tape, etc.
- Necessary avalanche and general snow safety / rescue equipment
Passport (check expiration date) and plane tickets! -
Bring what you comfortably normally ski with if not already on this list.
Also, if you have any questions as to whether you have too much or too
little, be sure to call or write. For general reference, if you can't
carry everything you will bring, you probably have too much. Clothes can
be purchased in Argentina, though selections and quality are probably
better in the United States for most outdoors items.