Duration: 11 days
Price: $6495/GUEST
Casa tours, ski chile

Our 11-day Andes Explorer is the ultimate Chile ski and snowboard adventure. Whether you are coming to South America for the first time or are a seasoned CASA alumni, the Andes Explorer takes you to the best Chile has to offer including Portillo, Ski Arpa Cat Skiing, La Parva, El Colorado, Valle Nevado and our personal favorite Nevados de Chillan.

In addition to world class skiing and snowboarding we stay at hand picked lodges enjoying warm Chilean hospitality in style while dining at a wide variety of restaurants sampling local cuisine and wines. Our professional driver navigates our group safely through the mountains and valleys allowing you to take in the spectacular landscape while enjoying those après ski beers without worry.

The Andes Explorer combines lift serviced resort skiing and snowboarding, backcountry cat-skiing and 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 safely lead you to their favorite powder stashes and terrain features for a memorable Andes adventure!

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4- Santiago Arrival Day – Travel To Farellones – TresValles

Ski/Ride Tres Valles: La Parva/ El Colorado/Valle Nevado

CASA guides will arrange morning pick-ups at Santiago Int’l airport or your Santiago hotel.  After loading up we head out of the city limits 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.  Surrounded by massive Andean peaks, Tres Valles offers 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.

Our first afternoon together is spent on the slopes of La Parva getting our ski / snowboard legs under us and our gear in order for our upcoming snow adventure. We spend 3 nights at the cozy Powder Lodge in Farellones.  Home cooked meals, a woodfired hot tub, spectacular sunsets and enthusiastic Chilean hospitality are guests highlights here.  The following 3 days are spent skiing and snowboarding the terrain in the Tres Valles region.  On day 4 after spending the day on the mountain we return for an evening in Santiago.

Day 5 Travel to Nevados de Chillan – Las Trancas

After a relaxed morning at our Santiago hotel we begin our  journey traveling 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 before continuing to the ski pueblo of Las Trancas.  We spend 4 nights in this magical forested valley, where huge storms are known to settle in!

Days 6-8 Ski/Ride Nevados de Chillan

For 3 full days we explore one of our favorite ski resorts in Chile, Nevados de Chillan, which offers thousands of vertical feet to descend; a lunar-like landscape including 3 volcanic peaks (one which regularly makes its presence known); 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 in Las Trancas celebrating our day in true Chilean style.

Day 9 – Travel To Los Andes

After stopping at the bustling meat, produce and artisan market in Chillan and a typical Chilean lunch we travel to Los Andes, our basecamp for the next 2 nights.

Day 10 – Cat Skiing at Ski Arpa

Considered one of the wildest ski destinations on the planet, Valle El Arpa, is an experience not to be missed by snow adventurers. With over 5000 acres of terrain, 3000 vertical feet to descend, spectacular views of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas while skiing with an intimate group make Arpa one of the most memorable visits on your South American tour. A true outback Andes adventure.  Our final evening together we celebrate with an authentic Chilean asado feast.

Day 11 – Ski/Ride Portillo

The legendary Portillo offers steep slopes, long groomers and some of Chile’s premier lift-accessed backcountry. Situated around the spectacular Lago de Inca, Portillo is one of the most scenic ski resorts on the planet. Get a taste of this classic Andes ski destination without spending your entire vacation here.  We spend our day at this iconic destination soaking in the Chilean Andes before returning to evening flights home or your Santiago hotel of choice.



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  • Upcoming Departures

    • AUGUST 4, 2024 (SUN)  – AUGUST 14, 2024 (WED)
  • What’s Included

    • 3 Nights Farellones
    • 2 Nights Santiago
    • 4 Nights Las Trancas
    • 2 Nights Los Andes
    • All Breakfasts & Dinners
    • 2-3 Guides Per Trip
    • All Lift Passes On Tour
    • 1 Day of Cat Skiing
    • All Ground Transportation on Tour
    • Use of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
    • Use of 2-way radio
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