The High Andes Adventure allows skiers and riders the opportunity to conveniently explore 5 resorts including Portillo, Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado and Arpa in 7 days. This trip is geared for more advanced and expert skiers and riders and provides the opportunity to hit some of South America’s most classic descents. Not feeling like going large, that is fine, the resorts we visit offer thousands of acres of inbounds terrain to play in. We spend 3 nights in the Aconcagua Valley, home to some of Chile’s finest wineries and vineyards, 1 night in Santiago, and 2 nights in Tres Valles.
Join us this summer for a high adventure in the Andes!
CASA guides will arrange morning pick ups for guests at Santiago International Airport or your Santiago hotel. After a brief city walking tour and lunch at the bustling fish market, we head to the Aconcagua Valley and Los Andes our home for the next 3 nights
Today we wind our way up the Rio Blanco Canyon to the border of Chile and Argentina and Portillo. One of the oldest and most recognized ski resorts in South America, Portillo’s legendary Lago de Inca is situated in a big mountain cirque surrounded by massive cliff walls leaving one in awe! Skiers and Riders can experience the Roca Jack, one of the most unique lifts in the world, and access to some of the steepest lift served terrain in the Andes. Portillo is the training grounds and melting pot for many of the world’s greatest ski racers and the birthplace of the Skier’s World Cup.
Considered one of the wildest ski resorts on the planet, Valle El Arpa, is an experience not to be missed by snow adventurers. Climbing out of the Aconcagua Valley past stands of Saguro cacti, the road to Arpa is a 4×4 adventure in itself. In 2011 Arpa earned a spot on the Freeskiing World Tour!
Ski legend “Toni” Sponar spotted this remote valley in search of new ski areas in the Andes. With over 5000 acres of terrain, 3000 vertical feet to descend, the most spectacular views of Aconcagua from any resort in the Andes, and skiing with an intimate group make Arpa one of the most memorable destinations to visit on your South American tour. On day 4 the group descends on Santiago and its wonderful restaurants and nightlife.
We leave Santiago and switchback our way up to the mountain village of Farellones and the Tres Valles ski complexes of La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado Depending on conditions guides will choose which area to ski that day. Surrounded by massive Andean peaks, Tres Valles offers vast terrain options from in bounds cruisers and open bowls to some of Chile’s premier lift-accessed backcountry, including private shuttles on Santa Teresa. After skiing on day 7 we return to Santiago at 6 PM in time for guests to catch evening flights home. PLEASE SCHEDULE EVENING DEPARTURES AFTER 8 PM. GRACIAS! NOS VEMOS!!
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