Backcountry ski program, in some of the nicest and most diverse
Chilean landscapes including ski tours, climbs and ski descents
of very attractive volcanoes.
There are few areas in the world, which can match The Lake District
for its scenic grandeur. South of the Toltén River and sprawled
across the provinces of Valdivia, Osorno and Llanquihue, you will
find everything from snow capped mountains to deep blue lakes, glaciated
smoking volcanoes and over 2000 years old forests, all in an invigorating
This program has been created trying to maximize your time skiing
as well to give you the possibility to know different ski areas
of southern Chile and its diverse variety of slopes, angles and
snow conditions. We are sure to offer you the best and most wonderful
experience that will always remain with you.
|DAY 01 TEMUCO
- LAS ARAUCARIAS SKI AREA
at Temuco airport, a town 700km south of Santiago and consider the
capital of the Mapuche culture, the most important native culture
still alive of southern Chile and Argentina. After a short visit of
the city and its Mapuche market, we back to the cars, leaving town
in direction to Cherchenco the last village before Las Araucarias
Ski Center where will find our lodge, in time to be able to enjoy
some hours of evening ski touring in the area. Lodge. (L, D)
|DAY 02 BACKCOUNTRY
SKI IN VOLCAN LLAIMA (3125m)
a name that means, "re-born", is an active volcano surrounded
by massif Araucaria pine forest. The Araucaria is a tree that haven't
change genetically since the Jurassic period and offer us a unique
and splendid landscape, here we will spend all the day skiing and
moving around in the different slopes and angles that the volcano
offers us, and if the conditions and the group wish it, we may, also
climb the volcano to reach its nice but far away summit. Late on the
evening we back to the lodge and we transfer to the tourist town of
Pucon, where we will spend a night at the hotel. Hotel. (B, L)
|DAY 03 VOLCAN
VILLARICA ASCENT (2847m)
volcano is a spectacularly active and very accessible mountain, through
the ski resort route and lifts. The summit its about 4-5 hours above
the ski lift and even if the state of the crater varies from one year
to the next you could be almost certainly that you will see red hot
lava flooding at the bottom of the crater. Also Volcán Villarica
offers us amazing good snow, different angles slopes and natural carved
half pipes, so depending, again, on how we feel, we could go down
the more easy north route or by the steeper east side. Back to Pucon
town, we enjoy the several different options the place offers us to
relax, including thermal baths. Night at the hotel. (B, L)
|DAY 04 PUCON
- VOLCAN CHOSHUENCO
breakfast we drive west crossing the town of Villarica, surrounding
Calafquen and Panguipulli lakes and finally arriving to the village
of Choshuenco at the side of the Mocho - Choshuenco Protected Area.
Here we will spend the night at the Club Andino hut that sits at the
foot of the volcano. We use the evening to explore and ski in the
area, which is part of the Valdivian Forest, known to be one of the
most biological diverse in the world. Refuge. (B, L, D)
|DAY 05 VOLCAN
CHOSHUENCO ASCENT (2422m)
could choose the lower rounded summit of Mocho or the steeper more
technical, longer ascent of Choshuenco; both peaks are almost unknown
today, while they offer a very ample variety of terrain, including
a glaciated south face. The day offers us amazing view of the lower
standing Panguipulli and Riñihue lakes. Again we have several
angle and slopes to choose the more we like or think adapted to our
level. Later we back to the refuge, where we spend the night. Refuge.
(B, L, D)
|DAY 06 CHOSHUENCO
- PUYEHUE NATIONAL PARK
need to keep going south, so after breakfast we pack the car and head
west towards the famous Panamericana highway, from here in about one
hour we arrive to Osorno one of the major cities in the region and
from where we return to go back west, towards Antillaca small ski
resort which is inside Puyehue National Park and at the foot of Casablanca
volcano. We use the evening to ski and later on we have the option
of thermal water bath at the close Termas de Puyehue. We dinner and
spent the night at the Antillanca hut. Refuge. (B, L, D)
|DAY 07 VOLCAN
CASABLABLANCA ASCENT (1990m).
surprisingly wide terrain that offer us the multi peak summit of Casablanca
and its descent via the west side, as well as well several ski tours
options and angles as well all around the volcano slopes, we enjoy
a full day of ski before back to the hut. Refuge (B, L, D)
|DAY 08 PUYEHUE
NATIONAL PARK - PUERTO MONTT
morning we return to Osorno, where we pick up the highway to Puerto
Montt, the biggest and most important city of this part of Chile,
the transfer could be to Puerto Montt or to Puerto Montt airport,
depending on your needs. (B)
August - October
Min. 2 - Max. 9
September 3 & 17
October 1 & 29
Min. 4 Persons
- Private transportation during the whole trip Temuco/Puerto Montt
- (First car is a 4x4. the second car is a 4x2, over 6 people
the second car is a van) .
- Logistic and organization.
- Professional bilingual private mountain ski guide - (Ratio mountain
- Meals as mention in the day by day.
- Refuges, lodges and hotels as mentioned in the program based
in double room accommodation.
- Ski lift tickets.
NOT INCLUDED :
- Personal equipment (randonnée ski gear).
- Any kind of insurances.
- Dinners in Pucon.
- Any cost for early departure.
- Any cost not mentioned in the program.
- Medical expenses.
- Internal air tickets.
a good ski off-piste level. Possible poor physical condition of the
traveller is the main difficulties of this expedition. We recommend
a good physical condition, good personal equipment.
TO BRING: (reference list)
- T Shirts, Light Upper Body Shirt, Heavy Upper Body Shirt
Fleece Jacket Medium Weight, Fleece Jacket Expedition Weight,
Rain Jacket and/or Poncho, Gore-Tex Jack,
- Underwear, Light Weight Long Johns, Fleece Pant,
Trekking Pant, Rain (wind) Pants, Gore-Tex Pants,Light Socks,
- Light (inner) Gloves, Heavy Weight Fleece Gloves, Mountaineering
- Sun Hat, Wool Cap.
- 30-40 lt. Daypack, Expedition Duffel Bag.
- Tennis Shoes, Trekking Shoes.
- Headlamp + batteries, Sunglasses, Pen Knife & Lighter.
- Water Bottles.
- Toiletries & Moisturizing Cream, Sun block Cream (face and
- Swimming Suit + Towel.
- In Town Clothes, in Town Shoes.
Gear List for Backcountry Ski:
- Randonée Ski Shoes.
- Randonée bindings.
- Appropriated ski.
- Ski skins.
- Skins glue.
- Avalanche beeper.
- Ski poles.
- Snow Shovel & Probe.