We utilize chairlifts, snowcats, hiking (bootpacking), skinning with touring gear and sweat to accomplish these goals. Participants should be physically fit and possess a strong sense of adventure. The basic premise of this trip is to ski powder when it is snowing and storming off the lifts, hit the hill first day it is sunny until there is no more powder, and then start touring. Obviously if it has not snowed in a while we will begin touring pretty early after doing a warmup run. Prior touring experience is advantageous but certainly not required. Your host for the Backcountry Andean Experience is a professional avalanche worker, educator, guide and life-long backcountry skier in Colorado and South America.
-3 Days 3 Valleys (La Parva, El Colorado, Valle Nevado resorts)
(1.5 hours from Santiago)
-2 Days Ski Arpa Cat Skiing (2 Hours from Santiago)
-2 Days Las Penitentes Resort (3 Hours from Ski Arpa)
-1 Night in Mendoza (2 hours from Las Penitentes)
-6 Days in Las Lenas Resort (6 Hours from Mendoza)
-Max 5 people per group
-3 Valleys all breakfasts and dinners
-Ski Arpa all breakfasts and lunches
-Las Penitentes all breakfasts
-Las Lenas no meals except for welcome night dinner on Saturday
You must arrive in Santiago, Chile at the latest before 11AM at the airport (SCL) the day the trip starts and we recommend not departing Santiago (SCL) or Mendoza (MDZ) before the day after the trip finishes. If you need to stay at a hotel before or after the trip (we highly recommend trying to get to Santiago the night before) we recommend the Hotel Rugendas, or Hotel Presidente. We recommend Rugendas over Presidente.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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Ski and Snowboard Argentina and Chile in South America. Portillo, Termas de Chillan, Ski Arpa, Valle Nevado ski resorts in Chile. Las Lenas, Bariloche, Cerro Bayo, Chapelco, La Hoya and Cerro Castor ski resorts in Argentina. As well we offer our special group tours to multiple resorts and are also able to custom design...
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