There are more than 100 volcanoes in Chile spread all over the country from North to South. Many of them perfectly suit for skitouring and ski-mountaineering, but it will take you several seasons to ski all of them. We’ve used our experience to chose the most interesting peaks, and offer you to leave your line on them.
Besides skiing and snowboarding, you will get a cultural experience, visit local vineyards, discover delicious cuisine, and much more.
Dates (dates of arrival to Santiago and departure from): September 6-16
Day 1: Arriving to Santiago, excursion in the city, rest time.
Day 2: Flying to Temuco, the capital of Araucania region (or alternatively driving by car from Santiago, whole day).
Days 3-9: Skitouring and excursions.
Day 10: Departing from Temuco to Santiago.
Day 11: Departing from Santiago.
Skiing and skitouring
The idea is to follow the snow and weather and move from one place to another according to the forecasts, without losing the time. We plan to ski 4-5 volcanoes – Lonquimay (2865m), Osorno (2652m), Puntiagudo (2493m) and Villarica (2860m). Also, it is possible to make a 2-days ascension on Lanin (3776m) – one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the region. The slopes of volcanoes are from 25 to 40 degrees steep, on some parts you may need a ski-mountaineering equipment. The snow conditions can vary from powder to corn snow.
To get a choice of skitouring destinations depending on weather and snow conditions, we will not book accommodation in advance. According to our experience, it is easy to find a hotel or cabanas (guest house) few days before coming.
Price, per person:
in group of 5 - 1 450 EUR
in group of 4 - 1 760 EUR
in group of 3 - 1 980 EUR
- Organization of trip
- Guiding, 9 days.
- Car rent (minibus or SUV or pickup), 9 days.
- Fuel and road toll expenses.
- International and domestic airfares (Santiago-Temuco from 100 EUR).
- Accommodation during the program (from 20 EUR per person per day).
- Meals during the program.
High level of skiing/boarding in any snow conditions
At least 15 days of skitouring experience
Basic ski-mountaineering skills
To see in Chile
This trip is not only about skiing. We will visit several historic museums, learn history and crafts of Mapuche Indians (other name Araucanians), relax in hot thermal springs and so on. Before or after skiing part you can visit the famous port Valparaiso with its colourful graffiti, and admire the sunset on Pacific ocean. And off course the program includes tasting of national cuisine and best Chilean wines!