Chile Ski Tour

Duration

8 days

Difficulty

Intermediate

Location

Southern Chile

Date

July to September

USD $5.315

Per person in DBL

8-Day Summer Skiing Tour - Lake and Volcano District

Experience the adventure of skiing the active volcanoes of Chile. Reach the live craters and then ski down their fantastic backcountry slopes.  You can go skiing and snowboarding on-piste and off-piste. Summer skiing in Chile is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Chile Ski Tour Highlights

  • Corralco Ski Resort and backcountry skiing on Lonquimay Volcano
  • Pucón Ski Resort 
  • Climbing and skiing Villarrica Volcano
  • Incredible natural experience at Geometricas hot springs
  • Magical Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, best spot in South America for summer skiing
  • Alpine Skiing and climbing Mocho Volcano
  • Unique ski experience assisted by snowmobiles 
  • Savor Chilean cuisine and taste the best wines and local microbrew beers
  • 4-Star Hotels with SPA
  • Full board program

Itinerary

For flight quotes (international and domestic), please contact our partner Exito Travel. 

Before we kick off our adventure skiing tour in Chile’s Lake and Volcano District, you should take a day or two to adjust to local time and recover from your travels, and allow for any flight or luggage delays. You should fly into Temuco airport (ZCO).

In Chile, domestic flights are operated by 3 airline companies: LatamSky Airline and JetSmart.

For the pre-night stay, we recommend staying at Best Western Ferrat Hotel in Temuco city, which is well-located with lots of restaurants and other facilities just a short walk away.
 
Our meeting hotel address is: Juan Reusch #445, Temuco

Official Airport Transfer

The official shuttle company at Temuco’s Airport is called TransAraucania.

They are the only authorized shuttle company at the airport, and their staff wears a blue and green uniform.
By contract with the airport, they must have available transport based in the domestic flights arriving every day.

They have a counter at the airport, right next to the automatic doors (from the baggage carrousel). They offer regular and private shuttles to Temuco at $30.000 pesos (USD $40 per vehicle).

You don’t need reservations and you can pay in Credit Card or Cash. The ATM’s is on second floor.

All their shuttle services will drop you off at the hotel or address you are staying in Temuco. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes.

Our meeting hotel address is AVENIDA ALEMANIA 945, TEMUCO.

Our local team will meet you at Dreams Araucanía Hotel in Temuco at 9am. We’ll then drive to the first resort of your ski trip: Corralco Ski Resort. 

This fantastic ski resort is known for its excellent snow conditions, and is located at the foothill of an active Lonquimay volcano. This wild protected area features amazing Araucaria tree forests.

Upon arrival, we’ll proceed to the ski fit and safety training before skiing the slopes of the Lonquimay Volcano.

Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA
Meals:  Lunch and welcome dinner

 

Get ready to enjoy the excellent slopes and unmatched snow conditions of this ski center. Corralco offers 500 acres (200 hectares) of uncrowded ski runs for all levels of ski and snowboard lovers.

Additionally, if the weather is favorable, we’ll ascend the Lonquimay volcano and reach its massive crater (2.865 meters / 9.400 feet). From the end of the top lift, it takes about 2 hours to reach the top.

After then, we start skiing off-piste to the bottom of the slopes. This activity is strictly reserved for those people in strong physical condition and an advanced level of skiing.

Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Today, in the morning, we’ll enjoy summer skiing in Corralco Ski Resort before heading to Pucón, Chile’s capital of adventure tourism located at the foot of the Villarrica Volcano.

Accommodation: Antumalal Hotel & SPA
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Early morning, we will go to Pucón Ski Resort located at the base of the Villarrica Volcano (2.847 meters / 9.340 feet).

If the weather permits, we’ll hike up to the top until reaching the active crater.

Finally, we’ll ski off-piste all the way down to the base of the volcano.

Accommodation: Antumalal Hotel & SPA
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

For our rest day, we will visit a wonderful thermal complex located in the environs of the Villarrica National Park. We’ll see several majestic snow-capped volcanoes such as Quetrupillan and Rucapillan.

The Geométricas Hot Springs are located in the environs of the park, Due to the volcanic activity in this part of Chile, they offer the perfect combination of thermal facilities and natural surroundings.

Afterwards, we’ll head south having a wonderful view of Calafquén Lake and drive back to Pucon. 

Accommodation: Antumalal Hotel & SPA
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

In the morning, we’ll explore the off-piste areas of Pucón Ski Resort. Then, we’ll drive to Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, our last destination for summer skiing.

Upon our arrival, we will enjoy a well-deserved relaxation at the SPA.

Optional: Try to climb Villarrica volcano if weather conditions were not good the day before.

Accommodation: Nothofagus Hotel & SPA
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

One more time, we’ll experience the fantastic adventure of climbing and skiing active volcanoes.

After an early morning breakfast, we’ll go off-road through the native forest until we reach the snow. There, a Cat-ski and snowmobiles will take us to a plateau at the skirts of Mocho-Choshuenco volcanoes.

As there aren’t any ski lifts, skinning and hiking are the only ways to reach the top of both volcanoes: Mocho (2.422 meters / 7.946 feet) and Choshuenco (2.415 meters / 7.923 feet). 

Accommodation: Nothofagus Hotel & SPA 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and farewell dinner

 

Sadly it is time to say good bye to the Southern Volcanoes of Chile.

Transfer in the morning from Huilo-Huilo to Temuco Airport (ZCO) according to flight schedule.

End of our services.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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Difficulty

Intermediate: You are an adventurous intermediate skier. You can ski “reds” at a good pace whatever the conditions and “easy blacks”. Difficult “blacks”, bumps or going off-piste, hmm, definitely need some work!

You will enjoy the backcountry but with the peace of mind that you are within a patrolled ski resort. Don’t worry if you are unsure of your exact level. A rough guess is good enough. We sort it all out in the resort on the first evening when you arrive.

Equipment required

No extra equipment is required for this trip other than your normal skiing equipment.

If you intend to take the options of getting to the top of the volcanoes then we recommend you bring ski touring equipment (skis with touring bindings, skins, and ski crampons). These can be hired before travel if required.

Off-piste safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe) will be provided if necessary. A backpack with carrying straps for skis is essential. 

No previous ski touring experience is required.

Itinerary Modifications

Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeure.

Weather Notes

We suggest visiting the web for current conditions in Chile and doing your own research on this topic. www.meteochile.cl/ or www.accuweather.com

Generally the weather in this area is very similar to Northern California.

 

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