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Winemaking in Chile

Reclaiming the Roots of Winemaking in Chile

The Maule Valley

With crisp Sauvignon Blancs and cool-climate Pinot Noirs from the Casablanca Valley as its poster children, Chile is steadily gaining traction in the international wine arena. The Central Valley sees thousands of thirsty visitors each day who come to discover the secrets of Winemaking in Chile.
For those willing to venture a little further afield, it’s not too late to witness a fledgling movement just taking wing.  Maule is a largely undeveloped agricultural region just south of Colchagua. Independent winemakers are turning to the stripped-down practices dating back more than a hundred years for inspiration. This search for simplicity has led to a rediscovery of traditional methods and forgotten grapes, yielding astoundingly fresh and modern results.
Price Per Person $2,436


Day 01

Travel 3.5 hours south to the Maule Valley, stopping for lunch at the historic Casa Silva winery and then a… Continue reading


Portillo is one of the most unique ski resorts in the world. Why? Because Portillo offers extraordinary terrain, breathtaking surroundings, and an abundance of amenities and indoor activities – for just 450 guests. As other ski resorts become bigger and more impersonal, Portillo continues to handcraft its vacations. For more than 60 years, the owners of Portillo have strived to keep the hotel and ski center small and intimate, yet with all the modern conveniences guests have come to expect. The season opens mid June and closes the first week of October.

As an open invitation for North Americans to chase the “endless winter” and enjoy what is expected to be one of Valle Nevado’s and Portillo’s best seasons in the past decades, the resorts have launched plenty incredible deals:


Book your ski week in August and receive a one night complimentary stay in Santiago at Gran Hyatt Santiago… Continue reading


Valle Nevado is South America’s foremost ski resort, offering access to the largest amount of terrain and the most modern lift system on the continent. The resort is just 90 minutes from the Santiago International Airport in Chile, located at 10,000 feet high in the spectacular Andes Mountains, the 2nd-highest peaks in the world. An interconnect ticket to neighboring resorts opens 7,000 total acres of varied terrain, and Valle Nevado offers world-class heli-skiing directly from the resort. The Valle Nevado complex has boutique shops, six restaurants, a full-service spa and fitness center, cinema, library, bars and lounges, and breathtaking views of the magnificent Andes from every direction. The 2017 season runs from June 23 to Sept. 24.

As an open invitation for North Americans to chase the “endless winter” and enjoy what is expected to be one of Valle Nevado’s and Portillo’s best seasons in the past decades, the resorts have launched plenty incredible deals:

Ski Portillo – Early Winter Escape – 20% Discount!!!

Ski Portillo – Early Winter Escape – 20% Discount!!!

Summer Skiing in Chile

The treeless Portillo ski terrain is a combination of long groomed runs and big mountain skiing. There are trails for all ability levels, but it caters particularly well to the advanced rider with plenty of steep slopes. In-bounds there are only 500 hectares of terrain, but experts also ski Portillo for the abundance of side-country areas that can be traversed or hiked to. As a result of the traversing and flat spots around the hotel, skiing tends to be more popular than snowboarding.

1 kid skis free – Ski Week or Mini Week – All Inclusive July

Travel dates: July 2 – 9

Price & Conditions:

  • 20% discount only applies to Ski week or Mini week reservations for rooms in the Hotel Portillo between July 2-9. (Does not include Chalets, Inca or Octagon Lodges).
  • 20% discount can be combined with the All-Inclusive and… Continue reading

Ultimate Ski Arpa Catskiing Experience

Ultimate Ski Arpa Catskiing Experience

Summer Skiing in Chile

A place unlike any other in the world, Valle El Arpa is sweet music to the skier’s soul. Unparalleled vertical snow conditions and views of Mt. Aconcagua make for an unforgettable adventure at South America’s only fully snowcat-serviced ski operation. In an anything-but-typical day, you’ll ski over 13,000 vertical feet of some of the best untracked powder in the world. Intermediate or advanced level of skiing experience required.

Price & Conditions:

Price Per Person $1,649 / 3 days

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Day 01 – 03

Head to the Andes Mountains, 108 km (75 miles) northeast of Santiago, for your amazing adventure at Ski Arpa. You’ll spend the next two days on the slopes, shredding thousands of vertical feet of incredible virgin snow at elevations of 2,700 – 3,730 m (9,000 – 12,000 ft). With clear views to Mt Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas – and the Pacific Ocean, this is sure to be one of the most unforgettable ski experiences of your life.

Hotel Options:

Inca Hotel

The Inca Hotel (not to be confused with the Inca Lodge at Ski Portillo) opened in late 2009 and is conveniently located on… Continue reading

Ski-In / Wine-Out: An Exclusive Tour of the Coolest Slopes and Hottest Wines in Chile

Wines in Chile are perfectly combined with powder slopes.

Winemaking in the Maule Valley CHILE

Ski-In / Wine-Out:

An Exclusive Tour of the Coolest Slopes and Hottest Wines in Chile


The Ski-In Wine-Out trip to Chile combines:

  • breathtaking descents at the best ski destinations in the Chilean Andes with personally guided tastings of top notch
  • innovative Wines in Chile led by your host, Derek Mossman, the founder of MOVI (Movement for Independent Vitners), leading boutique wine producer of Garage Wine Co., and former Portillo ski instructor.

You will stay in the chic, intimate settings of small hotels, lodges and haciendas.
You will sample the finest Chilean cuisine from home-cooked classics to avant-garde dining.
You will go Cat skiing at Ski Arpa, attend private tours of outstanding wineries both established and off the beaten track, peek into the world of Chilean craft beer, and ride a train ride through the dramatic landscapes of one of the most geographically diverse countries on the… Continue reading

Experience the Extreme of Chile


Skiing in Chile is an experience of a lifetime. Go on a post-Valle Nevado trip to the stunning and otherworldly Atacama Desert, a region replete with pastel-washed volcanoes, jewel-toned lakes, bone-white salt flats, and the charming adobe village of San Pedro. The region is considered the world’s finest place to stargaze, and winter temperatures are pleasant, making it a year-round destination.

Package cost

Rates with the 15% discount applied start at US $2,411 p/person, double occupancy, for 6 nights / 8 days.

Valle Nevado along with the luxe and eco-friendly Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa are offering a 15% discount on all-inclusive packages when booking a minimum stay of 3 nights at each property. The offer is available for the deluxe Hotel Valle Nevado only, and any one of three room categories at the Alto Atacama. Lodging, all meals,… Continue reading





  • Valle Nevado
  • Puerta de Sol
  • Tres Puntas

35% OFF 3 NIGHTS MINIMUM valid June 24 – July 8
25% OFF 7 NIGHTS MINIMUM valid July 8 – September 23
20% OFF 3 NIGHTS MINIMUM valid July 8 – September 23

This promotion is valid for all hotels and all room types except for Singles and Suites.


Promotion not valid for 2 pax apartments

Ski Valle Nevado, CHILE


Book now and get this years rates for next summer

Book before December 1st!

Valle Nevado is part of the Tres Valles (Three Valleys) of the Andes, which also include El Colorado and La Parva, and the resort is located just 90 minutes from Santiago, at nearly 10,000 feet in altitude. Guests who book before December 1st, get this years rates for next summer!
Valle Nevado has extensive terrain and long runs, with excellent off-piste terrain and world-class heli-skiing that is rated the best in South America. It is one of Chile’s best developed resorts, with a full-service infrastructure that includes a pub, spa, shopping, new conference center, and an extensive, ever-growing range of lodging alternatives to choose from.

Price from: $1399.00
The Trip Includes:
  • 7 nights
  • 7 day ski pass
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Free massage
  • Free transfers
  • Optional night in Santiago and tours of Valparaiso and Vina del mar and… Continue reading

Chile 2015 with Alpine Adventures

Alpine Adventures visited Valle Nevado, Chile to get a jump start on winter. They also went to Valparaiso and sampled wines in vineyards outside of Santiago. As summer nears an end in the northern hemisphere, Chile has been enjoying excellent conditions Continue reading

Valle Nevado, CHILE – Summer 2015

Travel Dates: August 27. / September 05. 2015
Base Trip Price: $2465.00
The Trip Includes:
  • Round Trip – Nonstop air from JFK / Santiago
  • Round Transfers including Tour Guide
  • Day of arrival half day City Tour, and Fish Market
  • Six night lodging double occupancy south at Hotel Puerta Del Sol
  • Six day three area lift ticket
  • Dailey breakfast and dinner at Valley Nevado
  • One night at Hotel Plaza San Francisco, welcome drink
  • Full breakfast included
  • All taxes and services included
  • Optional full day winery and regional tour
Valle Nevado
An extraordinary resort in the heart of the Andes Mts. offers access to the largest skiable domain in S.A. nearly 7000 acres.
The resort caters to all level skiers and snowboarders. Valle Nevado boasts 80% sunny days but due to high altitude Valle Nevado snow remains in optimum conditions. They have one of the best terrain parks for intermediate, advanced and snowboarders. Depending on your level skiing:… Continue reading

Summer Skiing in South America

The first thing I remember when I think of our trip to Chile and Argentina is snow. Perfect powder and cold air that hit me as a cool wave. You know you're changing the season when you travel to the other hemisphere of the globe, but that doesn't really prepare you for the freshness that fills your lungs and the thrilling whiteness of the perfect slopes. I was in owe. We all were. It happens each time we go to ski in the Andes... Continue reading

Hot Deal in Cool Chile! Start your ski season early, this is THE year for South America value!

Book a holiday in Valle Nevado, the primary ski resort of Chile’s Three Valleys & receive 1 night free. Take advantage of special deals with Alpine Adventures. Continue reading