L anin is the highest volcano of the classic ski mountaineering circuit in Patagonia. It rises up to 3700 meters above sea level and reaching its summit reward us with amazing views of Villarrica, Tronador, Llaima and other beautiful mountains both in Chilean and Argentinean sides. From the top, 2500 meters of downhill fun await us, from powder to spring conditions. Skiing Lanin down all the way to the valley is a fantastic experience for the backcountry skier.
● Experience a classic ski mountaineering objective in the Patagonia, with 2,5k meters of downhill
● Ski fresh tracks out of the crowds, enjoying the solitude of Lanin in winter
● Learn and refine your ski mountaineering techniques helped by a top notch guide and local expert
● Take advantage of the personalized service that makes Andes Mountain Guides the best option in Patagonia
Ski Volcan Lanin
Bariloche is our starting point, where we meet, make an introduction to the trip and go for dinner. The next day we start driving to Lanin´s foothills, next to Junin de los Andes town. From here we start our approach to the RIM Hut, and go skiing around the hut in the evening.
On the next day we start climbing just before sunrise. A few ours of moderate glacier travel will take us to sastrugi terrain bellow the summit where we switch to crampons. The summit has one of the best views in the area, from the rest of the volcanoes to the west, to the immense steppe to the east.
The ski down to the hut is fantastic: moderate angle slopes with amazing views. From the hut we ski fun terrain in and out of the woods, all the way to the valley.
Why come with us?
AMG offers the highests standards on Patagonia climbing trips. Being a small company specialized on custom programs, we offer a personalized service in every aspect, with the advantage of having an office both in Argentina and in the USA. Our fully IFMGA/UIAGM certified guides are elite alpinists with extensive experience working not only in Patagonia but all around the world.
“Climbing in Patagonia was the culmination of years of training, reading, and dreaming. When I met Juan on a porch in Chalten, I knew immediately I was in good hands. His preparation for our time together was a savvy compilation of weather conditions, route knowledge, and ambition, evolving daily to provide the ultimate Patagonian experience. Juan never failed to produce a smile, even in the tough conditions and always knew just how to encourage me, that I could climb my best. During down time in camp he showed me a wealth of new knowledge that has served me well since our trip. Not only that, his in-tent stir-fry is the best I’ve ever had! I wouldn’t hesitate to call on the team at Andes Mountain Guides in the future. These guys all know their craft and the areas they guide extremely well, having formed deep relationships with locals over the years. With seeming ease, they put everything together to make my dream come true.”
James Sellers, Portland OR