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Ski Arpa


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:


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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:

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



Best Chile Ski Tour: Tres Valles, Portillo, and Ski Arpa

7 Days / 6 Nights

Our most popular skiing/snowboarding tour takes you to two of South America’s best ski resorts and includes two exhilarating days of cat skiing. Accompanied by comfortable accommodations, great food, and the best of South American hospitality, this is surely the ski trip of a lifetime.

Your trip package includes:

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  • Private, round trip transportation in a comfortable vehicle with a bilingual driver
    • Note: Transportation between Farellones and Ski resorts in Tres Valles, days 1-4 (Valle Nevado, El Colorado and/or La Parva) is not included.
    • Note: Transport to Ski Arpa may be with other Santiago Adventures clients, up to 4 per vehicle
  • Two full days of cat skiing at Ski Arpa (approx 4 runs per person per day)
  • Some meals, as detailed in itinerary
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Six (6) nights lodging as detailed in itinerary


  • Lift tickets are not included in the package price. This is to avoid inconveniences and allow flexibility to change from one resort to another in case of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • About Equipment Rental: Ski/snowboard equipment (boots, poles, skis, snowboards) are not included in the… Continue reading

Ultimate South America Skiing & Riding Tour

Heliskiing at Puma Lodge snowcat skiing Chile Valle Nevado, Chile’s top resort
Ultimate South America Skiing & Riding Tour

Heli Ski, Cat Ski, and Chile’s Top Resorts – 6 Days / 5 Nights

Experience firsthand the virgin snow and exhilarating slopes amidst the stunning peaks of the Andes during this extraordinary 6-day adventure which includes skiing/snowboarding at two of Chile’s top ski destinations, a full day of snowcat skiing at the incredible Ski Arpa, and a day of heli skiing at the 5-star Puma Lodge.

This is truly the ultimate ski vacation of a lifetime.


Day 1 – Arrival at Ski Portillo

Hotel Casa San Regis

Hotel Casa San Regis

Welcome to Chile! Your driver will meet you at Santiago’s airport or your hotel to start your ultimate ski adventure. Most international flights arrive in the morning, so you can usually be skiing by noon.

Your first day on the slopes will be at Portillo, South America’s oldest and most famous ski resort, first opened in 1948.

Portillo has the ambience of a “boutique”… Continue reading