Backcountry skiing

Map of the ski areas

Off-piste in la Parva

Shredding fresh powder

That untracked powder looks great! But where does that chute lead to? What are today’s avalanche risks? Unless you know where you are going, what you are doing and have the right equipment, it’s better to just head back to the lift line.

 

Itinerary:

 

Experience the thrill of leaving the first trails over untracked powder on some of Chile’s best slackcountry bowls. For those who may not be familiar with the term, “slackcountry” refers to backcountry skiing from the top of a lift-serviced resort. Our experienced local guides provide relevant safety gear and strategically pick the best chutes, leading you where the skiing and boarding is unparalleled anywhere else. While out-of-bounds skiing and snowboarding always have inherent risks, our professional, well-experienced guides can significantly decrease the dangers.

 

We suggest the following itinerary, however we can adjust this schedule according to your needs:

  • 8:00AM: Departure from your hotel in Santiago

  • 8:30AM: Stop at local ski shop to pick up your equipment (not included in program cost)

  • 10:00AM: Arrival at ski area

  • 10:30AM: Mountain orientation and departure for the ski slopes

  • 1:00PM: Lunch (not included)

  • 5:00PM: Departure for Santiago

 

includes:

  • Round trip transportation from Santiago in private, comfortable vehicle with bilingual driver

  • Professional, bilingual, and experienced ski guide

  • Full day lift pass

  • Avalanche gear (airbag, backpack, beacon, shovel, probe)

  • Bottled mineral water

Note: Ski/snowboard rental is not included. Your driver can help you coordinate equipment rental as needed.

 

Resort Information:

 

El Colorado/La Parva: El Colorado, La Parva, and Valle Nevado form the Tres Valles of the Andes, which includes the largest area of skiable terrain in Chile (over 6,180 acres of in-bounds terrain). The area is best suited to beginners, intermediates, and racers, but advanced skiers and boarders can use an inter-valley lift pass to access all three valleys and more complicated runs and backcountry bowls including the infamous La Chimenea. One of the biggest advantages of the Tres Valles area is its proximity to Santiago.  Skiers and boarders can get from the city to the slopes in just over an hour’s time.

  • Elevation: 10,934 - 11,909 ft

  • Acres of Skiable Terrain: >15,000

  • Best Suited for: All experience levels

  • Trails: 101 (El Colorado) / 30 (La Parva)

  • Beginner: 15%

  • Intermediate: 40-45%

  • Advanced: 30-35%

  • Expert: 10%

 

Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado: Modeled after the style of European resorts, the Valle Nevado complex straddles the imposing peak El Plomo and has the largest skiable domain in Chile. The quality and size of the terrain, good chair lifts, and service make the resort a very worthwhile destination. At an altitude of 3,670m/12,040 ft and with average snowfall of 7m/276 inches, Valle Nevado has some of the most consistently great snow conditions among the major resorts in the region. The resort is about a 90 minute drive from Santiago.

  • Elevation: 12,940 ft

  • Acres of Skiable Terrain: 23,000

  • Best Suited For: All experience levels

  • Trails: 41

  • Beginner: 10%

  • Intermediate: 33%

  • Advanced: 36%

  • Expert: 21%

        ** This tour is available every day during the months of July thru September.


Price per Person (US$): $477.00


* Based on a minimum of 2 travelers

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