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.

Itinerary:

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” ski resort, with limited hotel capacity, no lift lines and open slopes. There are slopes to fit any level of skiing expertise, and for the more advanced skiers and boarders there is an abundance of backcountry bowl.

Hotel: Casa San Regis

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – Ski Arpa, snowcat skiing in the shadow of Aconcagua


Cat Skiing at Ski Arpa

Cat Skiing at Ski Arpa

Set out early this morning for a full day Snowcat Skiing experience at the incredible Ski Arpa. 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 both Mt. Aconcagua and the Pacific Ocean are sure to make for an unforgettable adventure.

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. In the evening, you will return to Santiago.

Hotel: Noi Vitacura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 3 – Valle Nevado


Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado

Your driver will meet you at your hotel lobby to head to Valle Nevado for another full day on the slopes at one of Chile’s top resorts.

At an altitude of 3,670m/12,040ft and with average snowfall of 7m/276 inches, Valle Nevado has some of the most consistently great snow conditions among the major resorts in the region.

In the late afternoon, private transport will take you back to your hotel in Santiago.

Hotel: Noi Vitacura

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Chile’s Wine Country – The Maipo Valley


Maipo Valley

Maipo Valley

Enjoy a relaxed morning before checking out of your hotel and meeting your driver to head out of the capital city by way of the Maipo Valley.

Maipo is one of Chile’s most traditional wine valleys, known for its excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère varieties, and is home to some of the country’s most internationally recognized wineries. You will stop for a tour and tasting at Haras de Pirque Winery. The winery is part of a larger property which combines the owners’ two passions: viticulture and thoroughbred horse breeding. You’ll enjoy a tour and tasting of two wines as well as a bottle of Elegance.

For lunch, you will enjoy typical Chilean dishes at the Fundación Origen restaurant, nestled within the traditional wine region of Pirque.

In the late afternoon, you will arrive to Puma Lodge.

Hotel: Puma Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Heli Skiing at Puma Lodge


Heliski

Heliski

Chile’s newest heliskiing destination, Puma Lodge opened for the first time for the 2011 season with a fully equipped 5-star facility. More importantly, the Puma Lodge is the Powder Capital of the Andes, with deep and abundant snowfalls averaging 100cm of champagne powder per storm. Enjoy an unforgettable day shredding virgin powder with incredible mountain views.

In the late afternoon, transport will return you to Santiago.

Hotel: Noi Vitacura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – Departure


Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

An amazing journey through the absolute best of Chilean ski country comes to an end as private transport takes you to Santiago’s airport in time for your departing international flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Package
Your package includes:

  • All ground transportation in comfortable vehicle with bilingual driver
  • Five (5) nights lodging as noted in itinerary
  • Some meals
    Lift tickets at Portillo & Valle Nevado
  • Full day of snowcat skiing at Ski Arpa
  • Full day of heli skiing in private helicopter with a total of 3 runs/800m each – Bell 407 or Eurocopter B3
  • Internationally certified, English-speaking mountain guide with extensive experience in snow safety and guiding in the Andes
  • Avalanche safety kits: backpack, beacon, shovel, probe
  • Winery visit & lunch in Maipo Valley
Price:

$4,300 per person (group size 2-4 people) Ultimate Ski Tour

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