In the heart of the Araucanía region, near the town of Malalcahuello, it is impossible to fail to notice the striking Lonquimay Volcano in the distance. Located within the Malalcahuello National Reserve, this uniquely shaped volcano provides us with one of the most incredible views of the Pehuén Valley and its ancient araucaria forests, even more so when winter covers them in white. Until today, its ski resort preserves a large amount of good-quality snow for lovers of skiing and snowboarding. From the summit of the volcano, the 360° view of the surrounding mountain range and its volcanoes is unparalleled, making you want to start planning your next adventure.
Our adventure will begin at 04:30 am, when we will check the equipment and meteorological conditions one last time, before initiating our drive through the towns of Lautaro, Curacautín, and Malalcahuello.
From the parking lot of the ski resort Corralco, we will begin to gain the first vertical meters while admiring the panoramic view that will accompany us throughout the day.
In the next stage, the volcano will become steeper. We will pass the ski station and arrive at the place known as “the Y”, a slope that will lead us to the summit. We will recover our energies during a longer break and then face a 30° slope, which will slowly lead us to the peculiar crater of the Lonquimay Volcano, surrounded by a 360° view of the incredible landscapes.
The descent will be along the same route or may vary according to the conditions of the terrain.
Price of the activity
CLP 180,000 / per person (minimum two people are required)
- The price includes a certified mountain guide, transportation from the meeting point, equipment, and CONAF (the National Forest Corporation) fee.
- The price does not include a porter.