The Classic Shortie – Ski Tour in Chile
Our 9-day Classic Shortie is our most popular and longest running itinerary. We explore four resorts that feature some of the best in bounds and backcountry terrain in Chile, including stops at Valle Nevado, La Parva , El Colorado and our personal favorite Nevados de Chillan. We recommend this trip as a perfect introduction to skiing and snowboarding the Andes and an excellent sample of Chile’s culture, cuisine, wine and landscape.
The Classic Shortie combines lift serviced resort skiing and snowboarding for all abilities along with gate-accessed backcountry for prepared enthusiasts in search of legendary Andean powder and wild terrain. Let CASA’s expert guides show you their local knowledge and lead you to vast untracked alpine valleys, their favorite powder stashes and a classic Andes adventure!
For the first time CASA guest or the seasoned alumni, this tour visits some of Chile’s finest mountains and snow communities.
Day 1 – Santiago Arrival Day
CASA guides will arrange morning pick-ups at Santiago Int’l airport or your Santiago hotel. We will spend the day enjoying the sights and tastes of Santiago then get some rest before starting our Andes adventures. Our hotel is in the Las Condes neighborhood, referred to as “Sanhattan”, with numerous great eateries where we have our welcome dinner.
Days 2-4 – Ski/Ride Valle Nevado/La Parva/ El Colorado
Surrounded by massive Andean peaks, Valle Nevado, La Parva and El Colorado offer expansive terrain options from in bounds cruisers and open bowls to some of Chile’s premier lift-accessed backcountry, including private shuttles on Santa Teresa. We spend 2 nights in our cozy Andean lodge in the village of Farellones. After skiing on day 4 we head back to Santiago and an evening enjoying the vibrant Chilean capital city and our favorite local restaurants and nightlife.
Day 5 – Travel To Nevados de Chillan
We journey south to the powder capital of Chile, Nevados de Chillan. En route we stop at the Miguel Torres winery for a 4-course lunch and wine pairing. The party continues to the ski pueblo of Las Trancas where we spend 4 nights in this forested magical valley, where huge storms are known to settle in!
Days 6-8 Ski/Ride Nevados de Chillan
For 3 full days we explore our favorite ski resort in Chile, Nevados de Chillan. The resort offers thousands of vertical feet to descend; a lunar-like landscape including 3 volcanic peaks; and continues to be a relatively ‘undiscovered’ snow paradise. Nevados features everything from long groomed slopes and the gentle Tres Marias lava tubes to adventurous steeps in Pirigallo Valley and steaming summits of the Chillan volcanoes. Our evenings are spent celebrating our day in true Chilean style.
Day 9 – Departure Day – Return To Santiago
Today we return to Santiago. After making a stop in the city of Chillan and visiting its famous meat, produce and artisan market we head north and arrive at Santiago International Airport by 6 pm.
PLEASE SCHEDULE DEPARTING FLIGHTS AFTER 7PM
- Ability Levels:
- Cost: $3695 (double occupancy**)
- Number of Days: 9
- Resorts Visited: Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado, Nevados de Chillan
- Types of skiing / Riding: Lift access on-piste, lift access off-piste, lift access backcountry touring.
- Number of Guests: 10 maximum
- Number of Guides: 2-3 (1:4 guide/guest ratio)
- Cheep Flights at Kayak.com
- ** Private single $795
- 2 Nights Farellones
- 2 Nights Santiago
- 4 Nights Las Trancas
- All Breakfasts & Dinners
- 1:4 Guide to Guest Ratio
- All Lift Passes On Tour
- All Ground Transportation on Tour
- Use of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
- Use of 2-way radio
- Wed. July 25, 2018 – Thur. Aug. 2, 2018
- Thur. Aug. 23, 2018 – Fri. Aug. 31, 2018