Did winter end a little too soon for you this year and you’re finding yourself a couple ski runs short of satisfaction? Don’t stress! The Southern Hemisphere luckily has opposite seasons than us and July, August, and September are perfect months to shred the pow in the Chilean Andes.
SKI THE ANDES From $1,935 for 7 days you can ski some of the best South American resorts, as well as access SnowCat only terrain (not including airfare).
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This trip takes you to the only SnowCat access skiing in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as four of South America’s best resorts. Climb the dirt roads winding out of Santiago and into the jagged Andes, taking in views of the Pacific, before grabbing fresh tracks. Chilean barbecues, winery visits, roadside empanadas and your stay in a 250 year-old estancia make this incredible ski trip an unforgettable travel experience as well.
DAY 1 Arrive in Santiago. After a short drive into the Andes you’ll arrive to Farellones in the center of the Tres Valles resorts – El Colorado, La Parva and Valle Nevado. Take your pick and hit the slopes for the afternoon.
DAY 2 Ski the backcountry at La Parva, the steeps of Valle Nevado, or family friendly groomers at El Colorado.
DAY 3 Ski the Tres Valles Resorts.
DAY 4 Morning skiing at Tres Valles before driving north, further into the Andes. Stop at a local winery for a tasting and arrive to the Casa San Regis, a lovely converted estancia (ranch house) that is a uniquely South American lodging experience.
DAY 5 Ski Portillo, South America’s most famed resort.
DAY 6 SnowCat skiing in the shadow of Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas. With private local guiding and SnowCat access all day long at Ski Arpa, you’ll have approximately 10,000 feet of vertical all to yourselves in powder paradise.
DAY 7 Another day of cat skiing in what Freeskier Magazine calls “one of the best ski experiences on the planet.” Depart from Santiago.
IS IT FOR ME?
Ski in the shadow of Aconcagua and huge Andean peaks at Portillo, the Tres Valles resorts and cat-access-only Ski Arpa. Take in the massive peaks as we switchback through the Andes discovering Chilean culture and great skiing. An excellent trip for skiers and snowboarders who are comfortable in powder.