Wines in Chile are perfectly combined with powder slopes.
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 planet.
On the way to Los Andes, stop at Errazuriz, one of the Aconcagua Valley’s finest wineries, to taste wine and take a Don Maximiano Icon tour of the property. Stay at a local hacienda and enjoy an evening tasting of MOVI wines.
Visit Portillo, South America’s oldest and most famous ski resort accommodating any level of expertise. Taste a selection of sophisticated, complex wines reflecting the passion poured into them by small-batch winemakers.
Experience Snowcat Skiing at the incredible Ski Arpa. Ski over 13,000 vertical feet of some of the best untracked powder in the world. Then head to the bohemian Bellavista neighborhood and sip northern Chilean wines.
Visit the Valle Nevado complex that has the largest skiable domain in Chile. The complex provides a complete experience, including shops, restaurants, a spa and fitness center, bars and lounges, a pub with live music and many more.
Enjoy the day at Mingre, the family estate of winemaker Julio Bouchon and experience traditional dishes paired with Maule wines. Soak in the uniquely-crafted Bouchon barrel hot tub at the end of this fun-filled day.
Depart on a scenic train ride through the Central Valley to the town of Chillán. Take a break from Wines in Chile and venture into a comparatively young field for this country: that of Chilean craft beer.
Experience skiing at Nevados de Chillán. Relax tired muscles after a day on the slopes, sip wine offerings from the Malleco Valley and learn about the exciting projects from wine gurus.
On the final night, close your eyes, open your taste buds and enjoy the best Wines in Chile of all times.
Spent the morning on the slopes and then board the train that will get you back to Santiago.
Termas de Jahuel
This recently renovated, historic, 4-star landmark resort is nestled in the foothills of the Andes, near San Felipe and is about a 60-minute drive from Ski Arpa. Termas de Jahuel features indoor and outdoor thermal pools, massage and steam baths and is a relaxing oasis after a hard day on the slopes. Visitors to Termas de Jahuel will find cozy, ultra-comfortable guestrooms that are fully stocked with amenities such as mineralized spring-water showers and satellite TV.
Lastarria Boutique Hotel
This charming boutique hotel, in the heart of downtown Santiago, is a recognized for being one of the world’s best new hotels in 2012 by the Condé Nast Hot List. It is just blocks away from the cobblestoned, eclectic Barrio Lastarria, which is home to artisan vendors and many delicious restaurants. The hotel’s 14 rooms have been recently updated and restored, adding modern amenities while preserving the beauty of this stunning residence which dates back to 1927.
J. Bouchon Mingre Guest House
The Mingre Guest House is located on the private family estate of Julio Bouchon and family, and anchored by a beautiful colonial hacienda dating back to the mid-19th century. Visiting Mingre is like taking a step back in time to colonial Chile, where traditions thrive and huasos are still commonly seen on horseback. Mingre is the perfect rural retreat where guests are welcomed with the best of Chilean hospitality.
Nevados de Chillán
A comfortable place to relax and refresh after a long day on the slopes, the Ski Hotel and Thermal Spa offers a delightful mixture of all travelers’ desires and an unforgettable experience. With a spa, thermal pools, and cozy rooms, hotel Nevados de Chillan is a more affordable alternative to the luxurious pampering of the Gran Hotel.