SKI TOURING ACROSS THE VOLCANOES OF THE ANDES
This backcountry ski adventure in Chile is the ultimate skiing – mountaineering adventure across the Andes, choosing the highest and nicest volcanoes of the area around the Lake District and Northern Patagonia area. Ascending volcanoes with skis and then skiing down perfect 1400 to 2000 meters run. Some afternoons we visit the spectacular and relaxing hot springs. Sleeping in hotels or mountain huts. There are many different volcanos along the Andes, we can customize your trip as well just visiting the ones that you will love to climb up. Ski touring with Proffessional Mountain Guide at Volcan Lonquimay, Llaima, Copahue and Caviahue area, Villarica, Choshuenco, Casa Blanca and and Osorno are some of the Volcanoes that we offer to you.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Bariloche or Osorno airport, according to clients flight destination, we will pick you up in either of the 2 airports. We recommend to fly into Bariloche to enjoy a bit of Argentina, the drive across the Andes is totally worth it. Drive to closest accomodation of Volcan Casablanca , Antillanca and enjoy some hot springs near Puyehue (if flight arrival time allows us).
Night in Cabins
Day 2: Volcan Casablanca, Antillanca
Warm up day in a short volcano with the most amazing views of Volcan Puntiagudo and Volcan Osorno. Is only a 800 meters elevation gain, but we cross a nice crater and allows to do laps if we want to do more backcountry ski touring. Drive to Volcan Osorno hut in the afternoon and spend the night at this cozy mountain hut at 1400 meters, with beautiful view of Lago LLanquihue.
Day 3: Volcano Osorno, Chile
We climb Volcano Osorno as a first volcano in Chile. Takes aprox 5 hs to skin up this volcano, approx. 1400 meters of elevation gain. In general is possible to skin up most of it. Just the last part we will wear crampons to get to the summit. Ski down back to the hut and spend the night there enjoying a nice meal with an awesome view and its magic sunsets.Chile can be described as: Green, Volcanoes, Seafood and beautiful sunsets! They offer Hot tab service too Guided volcanoes ski trip South America
Day 4: Driving along Chile
Drive to Pucon, Chile. Long travel day. This drive goes across the Andes enjoying monkey puzzle forest and the landscape of the Valdivian Patagonian forest and the mountains.
Night in hotel in Pucon.
Day 5: Volcan Villarica
Climb up Villarica volcano (2840 mts). 1500 meters elevation gainAfternoon in the local hot springs. Relax, visiting the nice town of Pucon.
Night in hotel
Day 6: Keep moving north along Chile and some skiing
Drive to Malacahuelo, basecamp village of Volcan Lonquimay (2890 mts) and Volcan Llaima (3125 mts) Volcanoes. Some short backcountry ski touring to stretch the legs. There are some nice mini valleys to explore in the afternoon with nice sunset if the crew is up to it. We can also relax in the Termas de mallacahuelo or manzanar (hot springs)
Night in Hosteria.
Day 7: Climb Volcan Llaima or Lonquimay
Climb up Volcano Llaima (3125 mts), is a long day via Coniguillo , the best 2000 meters climb you could do in any volcano in Chile or if conditions and weather is not so good , we do Volcan Lonquimay . Ski downhill, Optional visit to hot springs.
Night in Hosteria.
Day 8: Climb Volcan Llaima or Lonquimay
Climb up to Volcano Lonquimay (2890 mts), a beautiful volcano with the possibility of skiing into a tiny crater, the climb is around 1400 meters elevation gain, if weather is excellent we do Volcan Llaima and ski down. Hot springs optional
Night in hosteria.
Also this day could be used as spare day for bad weather. Or best option according to the day
Optional Hot springs
Day 9: Airport drive
Drive back to Temuco airport, a good option to combine flights in Chile where we could finish our services.
Temuco is a good place for air travel connection to Santiago de Chile.
End of services
This gear list is designed for Haute Route in the Alps, Hut to Hut trips in Patagonia, Frey Hut Skiing or any Multiday Mountain Ski Trip
- Backpack 35-40 lts
- Sleeping bag ideal 600/700 grams of down fill
- 2 pairs of sintethic socks (like Columbia or similar)
- Quick dry pants with Schoeller material (North face, Mammut or similar)
- Merino wool long underwear
- Water proof Goretex pants
- T shirt- Capilene or Merino wool ideal
- Thin fleece, like Patagonia R1 or similar with a hood ideal
- Mid fleece layer or synthetic Jacket with some insulation
- Down jacket or warm puffy
- Water proof Goretex jacket
- Thin Fleece gloves for skinning or waiting in belays
- Thick ski gloves
- Warm hat
- Sun hat
- Sunglasses with UV filter + Goggles
- Sun screen and lipstick
- Iphone/ Ipod music player- optional
- Earplugs… very recommended (for Mt huts, windy days in tents)
- Tooth brush and paste
- Headlamp (Petzl Tikka plus, Black diamond or similar)
- Pocket knife
- Waterbottle Nalgene or similar
- Thermos 0.5 liters ideal for warm drinks
For Ski Trips:
- Telemark, Split board or ski touring skis and bindings
- Ski, Snowboard or Telemark boots
- Telemark, Snowboard or ski touring boots
- Shovel, Beacon and probe
- Boot Crampons and ice axe
- Ski crampons mandatory specially in the spring
- Ski poles
- 2 Locking binners
Minimum 4 people
Professional UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide
Private transportation during whole trip.
Sightseeing in towns, cities.
Lodging in hotels during all trip
Emergency kit, In reach , VHF, gps
Price does not include:
International and domestic airfares
Ski touring gear
Extra drinks, meals in cities or hotel , towns, etc. Hot springs
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