With 17 years of experience operating ski and snowboard adventures, CASA Tours discovered many wonderful places to ski and snowboard all over South America. Our itineraries are designed and perfected to ride the best mountain resorts in the regions we visit. Over the years the CASA team searched for the best terrain, snow conditions, accommodations, restaurants, hot springs, nightspots, and communities that we could find. Our local network brings our guests inside the cultures of Chile and Argentina giving each trip a unique feel.

In 2014 we began offering snow adventures to Japan. Our 12- day itinerary targets 10 ski days at 10 resorts in Northern Japan, on the island of Hokkaido.

We hope you enjoy learning about our favorite destinations to ski and snowboard in Chile and Argentina and now Japan!

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Ski in Chile

  • Arpa

    Arpa’s alpine wonderland will set your spirit free. Unparalleled terrain and excellent high altitude snow conditions create an Andean snow adventure you will never forget. Arpa is a skiers and snowboarders paradise featuring 1000-meter descents, no crowds, and limitless touring potential.
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  • Chillan

    Nevados de Chillan holds a special place in the heart of CASA Tours owners, guides, and guests. This mountain is responsible for more epic powder days, adrenaline-inducing lines, and “Best run ever!” exclamations than any other resort in South America. Chillan’s lunaresque terrain, wide-open backcountry, un-crowded slopes, laid back mountain scene, and consistent snow conditions make it one of the best big-mountain ski & snowboard destinations in the world.

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  • El Colorado

    Although El Colorado receives far less attention than its neighbors, its conical volcanic peak reaches 3333 meters (10,935 feet) and its south facing slopes have an impressive 906 meter (2971 feet) vertical drop with over 2500 acres of terrain evenly suited for advanced, intermediate and beginning skiers and snowboarders. The Cono Este lift accesses El Colorado’s steepest and deepest terrain and provides awesome views of the surrounding Andes.

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  • La Parva

    Favored by the Santiago elite, La Parva is the place to be seen in Tres Valles. It is also the place to test your meddle in steep couloirs, like La Chimenea, rip long high speed cruisers, and reap the spoils of untracked powder bowls. La Parva’s northerly facing terrain basks in the sun making for great spring corn skiing conditions and a vibrant deck scene.

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  • Lonquimay

    The basic Corralco ski center sits at the base of Volcan Lonquimay in the heart of Chile’s aruacaria forests. The dinosaur era Aruacaria trees, also known as ‘monkey puzzle’ trees, arouse the imagination and evoke images of skiing through the pages of a Dr. Seuss book. 2 simple lifts service the wide-open southeastern flanks of Volcan Lonquimay. Corralco is blessed with plentiful snowfall, over 3000 acres of terrain and minimal crowds.

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  • Portillo

    Portillo is nestled high up in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile and 25 miles from the base of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. Portillo began developing its ski center in the 1930’s and has since become the most famous ski resort in South America. In 1966 Portillo held the first and only Alpine World Ski Championships in the Southern hemisphere.

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  • Pucon

    Located in the heart of Chile’s “Lakes District” and considered Chile’s adventure capital, Pucon serves as our base to ski and snowboard the majestic Villarrica Volcano. Surrounded by stunning volcanic peaks, enormous lakes and Jurassic Park like Araucaria forests, Pucon is a natural paradise. The 2,847 meter (9,350 feet) Volcan Villarrica is the most active volcano in Chile, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world and one of only four volcanoes worldwide known to have an active lava lake within its crater.

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  • Valle Nevado

    Valle Nevado is the newest and grandest of the Tres Valles resorts. Sporting Chile’s only detachable quad and a five star hotel at its base area, Valle Nevado attracts a very international crowd that enjoy its expansive intermediate focused terrain. Valle Nevado features huge wide-open slopes amidst spectacular mountain scenery.

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Ski in Argentina

  • Bariloche

    Bariloche is the center of Argentine mountain culture with a rich history of skiing. It even has a volunteer mountain patrol and a few huts set up for backcountry travel. Cerro Catedral, the resort that serves Bariloche is a well developed resort that attacts a good number of toursits all winter long. During the summer months Bariloche is even more crowded.
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  • Cerro Bayo

    Cerro Bayo promotes itself as a ‘boutique’ ski center. The resort offers sensational views of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the surrounding Andes. Although the terrain in bounds at Bayo is limited, there are many off piste skiing and snowboarding opportunities. This terrain is a perfect introduction to backcountry lift accessed skiing and snowboarding.

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  • Esquel

    A true Patagonian outpost, La Hoya Ski and Snowboard Resort receives some of the driest powder in the Andes. La Hoya is an off the beaten track ski and snowboard destination with plenty of tantalizing terrain to choose from and a gem for off-piste enthusiasts. La Hoya’s name comes from its mountain shape, which is a large, circular glacial basin. Its summit reaches 1850m (6000ft) and frequently receives cold smoke powder that stays around late into the South American ski season.

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  • Las Leñas

    Las Leñas is the most internationally well-known ski resort in Argentina. For years it has attracted the best of the best big mountain riders, who flock to Las Leñas to train and vacation during the Northern Hemisphere summer months. Las Leñas boasts the Marte lift, which accesses the steepest lift served terrain in South America.

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  • San Martin

    You may know this sleepy Argentine town from the movie The Motorcycle Diaries. The pass that leads from San Martin de los Andes into Chile is where Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara crossed the Andes on his famous motorcycle journey in the 1950’s. Today the town continues to exude its relaxed lakeside charm and its tourist infrastructure provides plenty for all tastes. San Martin is a 20-minute drive to Chapelco Ski/Snowboard Resort.

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  • Ushuaia

    Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is located on the Beagle Channel and has 1500-meter glacial peaks rising from the sea. It became famous through the voyages of Magellan, Darwin and Fitzroy and today is an epicenter for adventurous travelers. Certainly one of the most unique ski and snowboard destinations in the world, Ushuaia offers plenty of opportunity for resort riding as well as backcountry touring.

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Ski in Japan

  • Ski Japan

    Join us on the island of Hokkaido, Japan for our 2nd year. This epic and delicious trip targets 10 resorts in just over 12 days!
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