Chilean Andes Ski Adventure

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Embark on an exciting skiing or split-boarding adventure in the volcanoes of southern Chile and enjoy an unforgettable vacation in the heart of the Andes. From ascending the most well-known peaks in the region to descending steep slopes, each day presents a new challenge for passionate skiers and snowboarders and offers impressive panoramic views of the natural landscapes of this breathtaking region. This trip promises to be a unique experience for lovers of snow and nature.

Itinerary

Araucanía Airport - Malalcahuello

Our adventure will begin at the Araucanía Airport in Temuco, where we will meet before 2:00 pm to start our journey to Malalcahuello, which will take us approximately two and a half hours. Once there, we will settle into our first accommodation, where we will have the opportunity to get to know each other better and talk about our objectives and itinerary. Additionally, we will take time to review all the necessary equipment for the next few days, making sure that everything is in order.

In the evening, we will enjoy a delicious dinner and get some rest to prepare for our first day in the mountains. It will be an unforgettable experience!

  • Lodging: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner
Lonquimay Volcano, 2,865 MASL

After breakfast at 7:00 am, we will be transported to the foot of the majestic Lonquimay Volcano. With our skiing equipment ready, we will embark on a 4-hour ski tour, facing the challenge of the 1,400 meters of elevation gain that the volcano presents. As we ascend, we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of neighboring volcanoes, including the imposing Tolhuaca.

But the real thrill comes after all the hard work. We will ski down from the summit of the volcano. Once reaching the base, our transportation will be waiting to take us back to the accommodation. There, we can recharge our energy with a delicious dinner and prepare for the next day's adventure on the snow-covered slopes.

  • Elevation gain: 1,400 meters
  • Lodging: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner
  • Approximate duration of activity: 5-6 hours approx.
Llaima Volcano, 3,127 MASL

After a hearty breakfast at 6:00 am, we will embark on a one-hour journey to the Llaima Volcano, our next skiing destination. From the base, nestled in the quaint Araucarias ski resort, we will begin our arduous climb toward the summit. This day will test our endurance as we ascend for 4 to 6 hours, but the breathtaking reward awaits us at the highest point of the Conguillio National Park. We'll be treated to stunning views of the lagoons and ancient araucarias that blanket the terrain.

Our descent will be a thrilling ride down slopes with a steep inclination of 35-40 degrees, followed by smoother slopes until we reach our transportation. Back at the accommodation, we'll enjoy a much-needed rest and a scrumptious dinner to recharge our batteries.

  • Elevation gain: 2,000 meters
  • Lodging: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner
  • Approximate duration of activity: 7-8 hours approx.
Day of rest

At 8:00 am, we will meet for breakfast and then begin our journey to Pucón, which will take approximately 3 and a half hours. Once we reach our destination, we will settle into our accommodation and have the opportunity to explore the town's quaint streets, gazing upon the stunning vistas of the lake and the awe-inspiring Villarrica Volcano.

After lunch, we will have the option to relax in Termas Geométricas (hot springs) or enjoy free time. Pucón offers a wide variety of services and shops.

During dinner, we will review the final details for our upcoming adventure: ascending the Villarrica Volcano. This challenge will require all of our focus and preparation.

  • Lodging: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Villarrica Volcano, 2,847 MASL

The snow adventure continues! At 6:30 am, we will begin our day with a breakfast, before heading off on a short 30-minute journey to our next destination, the majestic Villarrica Volcano, towering at a whopping 2,847 meters above sea level.

Once we reach the base, we'll gear up and begin the challenging ascent of 1,600 meters, which will take us between 4 and 5 hours. As we ascend, we'll traverse the Pillan Ski Resort, catching impressive views of Lake Villarrica, which will accompany us throughout the entire journey until we reach the crater of the volcano.

At the summit, we will observe the billowing clouds of gas and water vapor that emanate from the depths of the crater. With a little luck, we may even catch a glimpse of the lava, all while enjoying a panoramic view that includes the Quetrupillán and Lanín volcanoes.

We'll strap on our skis and take on the exhilarating 35-degree incline slopes, carving our way down to the gentler slopes that will lead us back to our transportation. As the sun sets, we'll head back to the accommodation in Pucón, where we'll have time to unwind, plan for the next leg of our journey, and enjoy a warm dinner.

  • Elevation gain: 1,600 meters
  • Lodging: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner
  • Approximate duration of activity: 6 hours approx.
Mocho Volcano, 2,442 MASL

At 5:00 am, we'll make our way toward our next destination, the Mocho Volcano, located roughly 2 and a half hours away. Breakfast will be served, or if you prefer, you can pack it up to go. Once we reach the base of the volcano, in the Huilo-Huilo Reserve, we'll begin the ascent through the forest, taking in the natural wonders that surround us, until we reach the fourth summit on our volcanic odyssey. There, we'll be treated to a breathtaking panorama that showcases the towering Mocho Volcano and its formidable neighbor, the Choshuenco Volcano,

After relishing in the stunning views, we'll organize our descent, navigating through moderately inclined paths of around 30 degrees, until we reach the tranquil haven of the forest floor. Our home for the night is nestled in the vicinity of the Huilo-Huilo Reserve, where we'll gather and share stories over a delicious dinner.

  • Elevation gain: 1,000 meters
  • Lodging: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner
  • Approximate duration of activity: 5-6 hours approx.
Travel to Puerto Varas

At 7:00 am, we will indulge in a nutritious breakfast and proceed to pack our belongings to begin our journey to Puerto Varas. Our 3 to 4-hour drive through the region promises to be a visual treat, with stunning landscapes unfurling before our eyes. Upon arrival, we will settle into our accommodation and unwind for a while. The afternoon will be free for everyone to explore the tourist attractions of charming Puerto Varas at our leisure. We will end the day with a dinner, during which we’ll chart out our plans for the final day of our backcountry skiing adventure.

  • Lodging: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Osorno Volcano, 2,652 MASL

At 5:00 am we'll kick off our final adventure of this epic ski trip, the Osorno Volcano. After breakfast, we’ll hit the road. As we reach the base, we’ll gear up to start the ascent, marveling at the picturesque Lake Llanquihue. To reach the summit of the volcano, we’ll cross the glacier and navigate around colossal ice blocks. From the top, we will be able to appreciate the beauty of Lake Todos los Santos, the meandering Petrohue River, and other volcanoes such as Puntiagudo, Puyehue, Calbuco, and the giant Monte Tronador.

Later, we'll chart our course for the heart-racing descent, carving our way through the initial slopes that boast an incline of up to 45 degrees. As we gradually glide down the mountain, the gradient will ease, leading us to gentler slopes that will seemingly take us right to the shores of Lake Llanquihue.

As we wrap up our final ski run, our transport will be waiting to take us back to Puerto Varas. There, we'll share our final dinner, reminiscing about the incredible moments of our ski trip through the Southern volcanoes of Chile.

  • Elevation gain: 1,500 meters
  • Lodging: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner
  • Approximate duration of activity: 7-8 hours approx.
Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt Airport

After our last breakfast, we’ll begin the journey towards the Puerto Montt Airport or another nearby requested destination.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Ski touring equipment or split board (including ski skins, ski crampons, poles, and boots)*
  • Backpack (30 liters – should be able to attach skis)
  • Helmet
  • Crampons for ski boots
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Water bottle (recommended: Nalgene 1L minimum)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF

*While we can assist you with renting it, we highly recommend you bring your own gear.

  • Hiking shoes (for approach)
  • Base layer bottoms
  • Pants for ski touring (softshell, impermeable)
  • Short sleeve sports shirt
  • Long sleeve base layer
  • Fleece or polarguard
  • Down parka
  • Water- and windproof jacket
  • Beanie / warm hat and baseball hat and/or buff
  • Gloves (two pairs – lightweight gloves and thick gloves)
  • Socks (Primaloft merino wool is recommended)
  • Certified bilingual mountain guides (ANGM)
  • Private transportation for the duration of the trip (the meeting point is in Temuco)
  • Breakfast, box lunch, and dinner during the days of the expedition (lunch is not provided on days 1, 4, 7, and 9)
  • Avalanche safety equipment (with exception of the transceiver)
  • First aid kit and security communication equipment
  • Entrance fees to the National Parks.
  • Arrival in Temuco and departure from Puerto Montt
  • Personal rescue, accident, travel, and health insurance
  • Personal porters
  • Apparel and other personal equipment (including skis and avalanche beacon)
  • Additional alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guides and staff

Price of the activity

Depends on the type of accommodation that is required and the size of the group.
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