This sport is all about remote, silent nooks, fresh fallen snow and the wonderful pace of a mountain village in the winter season.
Cerro Chapelco in San Martín de los Andes has several circuits through the forest ideal for snowshoeing on virgin snow. This is a perfect family outing, even for those who have never set foot on a snow track before.
We were in awe of the winter landscape on the road to Las Pendientes. When we reached the base of the mountain 4 wheel drive trucks were waiting for a short but rough ride to our destination, a gated community at a height of 1,400 meters MSL. This harmonious development, its cabins partly hidden among native trees, has a private ski run.
We easily attached the snowshoes to our boots, which would enable us to walk on deep snow without sinking. Taking a look around, we noticed the skiers, snowmobiles and ATVs whizzing past and the snow groomers hard at work to ensure a perfect run. A group of toddlers from the ‘Snow Kindergarten’ gave us a lesson on skiing with no fear and no poles.
ContactAx3 - Deportes de Montaña
Recommendations: Level of difficulty: medium. The outing requires good health and physical fitness.The outing includes: transfers, guide, a snack, snowshoes and polesNot cancelled in case of snowfall; in case of rain the decision will be made at the moment .Time table and booking in advance at the agency.
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