Forums Split Partners Wanted Chile & Argentina, ~10.08-10.09
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  • #579862
    moridinbg
    150 Posts

    I am planing to tour around Chile & Argentina for a month, starting around 10th of August.
    I want to hit 2-3 or may be 4 spots. Definitely with some touring, maybe some multi-day.

    I am open to suggestions and shredding with somebody (:

    #676056
    rodobrian
    14 Posts

    Send me some more info. I am looking to hit up chile this summer as well. I will be spending some time with GF but would like to get out and split as well. Let me know what you think, what your plans are as well and maybe we can come up with a plan

    #676057
    rodobrian
    14 Posts

    Looking for your reply, thanks

    #676058
    moridinbg
    150 Posts

    Don’t have much info myself yet.
    I will too be going with the GF and she is only a casual resort rider. I did a month in Gulmarg in India alone this February and now I should take her on the next trip with me. So will be in similar situation – spending some time and then going out and splitting.
    Two experienced backcountry skiers want to come as well, one is a regional head of the Bulgarian mountain rescue service.

    I am in the process of making a list of the places to visit. Depends on the point of entry, which most probably would be Buenos Aires. I would like to switch places every week or so, but ok to wait out weather.

    I am also open to suggestions for places to visit there (:

    #676055

    Ya Ivon!!! You defiantly want to shred Chile and Argentina! So i spent a couple months there a few years ago, and my biggest reccomendation is to have a loose agenda. I found that if your resort riding, or even backcountry. You want to be behind storms. Cause it takes forever for them to open up the lifts after a heavy storm. So if you arrive a couple days after, you will more than likely get bluebird and pow! For riding, i was mostly in the Patagonia and I reccomend Termas de Chilian (maybe a different name now, forgot when they changed) Pucon, their both in Chile. and than San Martin (Chapelco) and La Hoya in Esquel. Rad places and ya so many sweet zones. and i think you can do some sweet hut trips around Osorno… I would do more research on that. but ya epic place. and eat tons of beef in argentina!!! i’l let you know if i visit!

    #676059
    moridinbg
    150 Posts

    Hey Wigle! Thanks for the info. Are you having a blast in BC? I am stuck between London and Berlin. Flatland…

    @powslashingwigley wrote:

    You want to be behind storms. Cause it takes forever for them to open up the lifts after a heavy storm.

    Reminds of a certain place, doesn’t it? 😀

    #676060
    Steve W Weiss
    15 Posts

    Hey man I spent time in Chile last summer, August 1 through the 30th is the best time to be there. I spent all of my time in Nevados de Chillan (was Termes de Chillan), just outside of Las Trancas. Powder for days when touring because no one hikes out there. I have a friend who went to Pucon, said it was cool but snow wasn’t as good.

    Have another friend who went to Las Lenas but hit it too late but said the potential out there is incredible. Tons of couloirs from the refugio out there.

    If you haven’t gotten it yet, check out the book from Frederic. http://www.belupress.com/en/index.html.

    I’d love to go back but to Argentina, specifically Bariloche and Las Lenas. Anyway, hope this helps, have a good time down there!

    #676061
    kingston484
    18 Posts

    i also spent a week last summer at nevados de chillan and second everyone else’s recommendation. powder for days long after a storm. no crowds. will hopefully be back the first week of august again this year. keep us posted on your plans. i really want to hit las lenas, but chile is just simply easier to get to, and i’m limited on time.

    #676062
    CascadEagan
    45 Posts

    I’m planning Argentina or Chile sometime around Aug 23rd – Sep 6th. Most info online seems sparse and half written in spanglish so I’m having some trouble nailing down specifics. It seems like a lot of resorts only offer “ski week,” an all inclusive week of lodging, food and riding. I would prefer a flexible schedule that could accommodate some resort, touring and maybe cat (if the price is right). I’ll also be with the GF. RIght now we’re leaning toward Las Lenas, Argentina.

    Here’s some links I’ve found helpful:
    http://www.onthesnow.com/south-america/map.html
    http://www.endlessturns.com/resort-packages/south-america-resort-packages/
    http://unofficialnetworks.com/top-10-resorts-south-america-35552/
    http://unofficialnetworks.com/ski-santiago-chile-36934/

    #676063
    CascadEagan
    45 Posts

    If you fly into Buenos Aires, here’s charter flight info from there to Las Lenas. I don’t know price yet.
    – Departing flight leaves Buenos Aires at 6:30 AM on Saturday, August 30; arrives in Malargue at 8:40 AM
    – Return flight departs Malargue at 9:20 AM on Saturday, September 6; arrives in Buenos Aires at 11 AM

    #676064
    moridinbg
    150 Posts

    Great info, thank you! Onthesnow has very little actual info, but the map overview is helpful.
    Where did you get the info for the charter? I hope that I will find a third partner and renting a car/van will be a cheaper option.

    #676065
    moridinbg
    150 Posts

    Finally booked my flight. Landing in Buenos Aires 13th in the morning, leaving 14th September in the evening. Still don’t have an itinerary, but probably will head down to Las Lenas, then Bariloche and start working our way up afterwards. May be crossing into Chile for some volcanic fun.

    #676066
    davidr
    102 Posts

    I might be heading to SA late sept/early oct, depending on conditions. While probably much more expensive, that late in the season I think Tiera Del Fuego would be my best bet?

    planning a trip to bariloche- http://cairnpublishing.com/author/tripreports/winter/winter05_06/bariloche/tripplanning.htm

    TGR forum info consolidation-
    http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/244666-South-America-2012?p=3652579#post3652579

    #676067
    davidr
    102 Posts

    I might be heading to SA late sept/early oct, depending on conditions. While probably much more expensive, that late in the season I think Tiera Del Fuego would be my best bet?

    planning a trip to bariloche- http://cairnpublishing.com/author/tripreports/winter/winter05_06/bariloche/tripplanning.htm

    TGR forum info consolidation-
    http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/244666-South-America-2012?p=3652579#post3652579

    #676068

    Ya bud! Just bought my flight for nz. fly out the 22nd of july. but anywho. ya man go check out chile! and go shred at Nevados de Chillan. you;ll be super stoked. and as well if you climb the volcano in pucon. thats well worth the trip. best of luck man!

    #676069
    moridinbg
    150 Posts

    Cheers man! I definitely want to check Chile. Flying to Argentina first just because it’s way cheeper from Europe.
    Have fun shredding in NZ. I guess you will meet Sam and Luke there? Best regards to them.

    And here is a topo map of the world, built from various sources, that I finally found. It’s better than Google Maps Terrain view and obviously worse than dedicated topo maps of specific areas, but good enough for general use http://www.arcgis.com/explorer/?open=6e03e8c26aad4b9c92a87c1063ddb0e3&extent=-7543364.40542464,-2367521.22973009,-7523796.52618363,-2358899.13293952

    #676070
    PICHU
    7 Posts

    Hi I live in Mendoza 300 miles away from Las Leñas. But we can Split in the weekends. Senme an email

    marcelopizzolon@yahoo.com.ar

    Regards

    #676071
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    Subscribing… cause you know, cooking up bad ideas for the two weeks between a fuckyalater at work and starting up another project. Santigo is likely the cheapest port of entry for this guy. No GF to entertain, don’t own a solid board anymore so looking to climb.

    That was Pontus

    #676072
    moridinbg
    150 Posts

    I am still refining my plan. I bought this book, which seems incredible – http://www.belupress.com/en/index.html but I am still waiting for the delivery.

    What I have in mind now is to spend 2 days in BA (landing there 13.08 morning), regroup, rest from the 20h travel, change some dollars on the black market (actually they call it blue market there??) and then set off to Bariloche on the 14th evening by bus. The weather will decide how long would we stay there, I am interested to visit some of the smaller resorts around the main Bariloche at least for a day each, so will rent a car there. Then Las Lenas until 1st or 2nd of September.
    3.09 morning we will meet with 2 ski mountaineer dudes in Santiago and then hit the volcanoes in Chile until 13th, before leaving for Buenos Aires and then back to Europe.

    So far the group is me with the split and one (well experienced) ski touring guy, my girlfriend, who is only a resort rider, but will be the expedition photographer. Then the other 2 skers that are joining in Santiago.

    I recommend the book from the link above to anybody interested in doing skinning tours around the Andes (:

    #676073
    CascadEagan
    45 Posts

    Just booked flights!
    We’ll be down Aug 23 – Sep 6th, flying into Buenos Aires.

    I think our main goal is Bariloche and area mountains, but we haven’t booked any hostels, gonna follow the snow. Stoke is high!

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