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Frontier Off-Piste Ski Tour

Las Lenas, Portillo, Valle Nevado & Cat Skiing

Off Piste ski adventure to Valle Nevado & the 3 Valleys, Portillo & El Arpa Cat skiing in Chile and Las Lenas in Argentina. This 14-day off-piste adventure including a full week of the most extreme South American ski terrain at Las Lenas.
The tour starts start north of Santiago, near the town of Los Andes, where your comfortable hotel has access to one of world's top ten ski resorts, Portillo and fantastic cat skiing with El Arpa SnowCats.
The tour then heads to the 3 Valleys of Chile and the steeps of Valle Nevado, Colorado & La Parva.

The tour then leaves Chile flying across the massive Andean frontier to the beautiful city, of Mendoza. Your night in Mendoza includes a festive night of Tango and a delicious meal in Mendoza.
The journey continues as the tour visits one of Mendoza's vineyards, tasting Argentina's famous red wines before arriving for a week of some of the best skiing on Earth in Las Lenas, Argentina.

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Duration: 12 Days

Ski / Snowboard Level: Advanced & Experts Only (Check your ski or snowboard level)

Start: Santiago, Chile

Finish: Santiago, Chile (or choose Mendoza, Argentina)

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Price: £3880$5895€4839

Price is based on double/twin occupancy. You can request to be placed with a suitable room mate or a single upgrade is also available.

Trip Dates 2012:
Aug 28 to Sep 8

Highlights
  • 14 day-guided tour in Chile and Argentina
  • 8 guests maximum
  • Extensive off-piste & backcountry - Valle Nevado, La Parva, Portillo, El Arpa Cat Skiing & Las Lenas
  • Ski the best powder in South America including a full week in Las Lenas
  • Cat skiing day at El Arpa Snowcats
  • Experience the cultures and landscapes of Chile and Argentina
  • Lunch and wine tasting at one of Mendoza's best vineyards
  • Fantastic food and wine

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Tour Itinerary
  • Day 1: Fly into Santiago, Chile, meet your guides, drive to hotel near town of Los Andes. Once checked-in, there will be a chance to meet and get to know the group followed by a trip introduction. Group dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast is followed by an avalanche safety session before skiing Portillo
  • Day 3: Breakfast, ski El Arpa (cat skiing) and great off-piste terrain with your guides. Apres-ski and then dinner follows the skiing or snowboarding
  • Day 4-5: Breakfast before a days skiing off-piste around La Parva, El Colorado & Valle Nevado in the 3 Valleys of Chile and their off-piste of course. Dinner together staying in your hotel in Farellones
  • Day 6: Breakfast before a mornings skiing or snowboarding after which we drive to the airport for the flights to Mendoza, Argentina. After check-in to the hotel there will be a group dinner and a night enjoying the delights of Mendoza, on the town!
  • Day 7: After breakfast, the tour moves to Las Lenas including a lunch stop at a local vineyard with wine tasting. Continue to Las Lenas for an afternoon check-in
  • Day 8-11: The ultimate South American ski experience in Las Lenas! Las Lenas is well known for it's extreme terrain and easy accessible off-piste and backcountry
  • Day 12: Following breakfast, check-out before the drive to Mendoza for your evening flight to Santiago to meet connecting international flights
(Those wishing to stay on in Argentina or Chile are free to do so)

Accommodation:-
  • 3 nights in San Esteban in a 3 star family run restored hacienda
  • 2 nights in Farellones in a private 3 star mountain lodge
  • 1 night in Mendoza 4 star hotel
  • 5 nights Las Lenas in a 4 star ski in ski out hotel, ski in-ski out

Included in the Trip:
  • 10 years experience guiding in the Andes
  • Professional, certified North American & European ski guides
  • Trip leader
  • Airport, train or bus station pick up in our Private Transportation
  • The best guest:guide ratio! 1 guide for every 4 guests on tour
  • Maximum 8 guests per tour. Advanced and Experts only
  • Delicious breakfasts and dinners
  • Use of Hot Tubs, climbing wall, Wi-Fi, and more (where applicable)
  • Lift tickets
  • Unlimited backcountry excursions
  • Avalanche safety course, and more

Not Included:
  • Your round trip international flight to Chile or Argentina, airline/airport fees and taxes, train or national flight to Santiago, Chile, required travel insurance, end of trip gratuities to your guides, drinks, and required equipment (see below)
  • Required Backcountry Equipment ... We require all guests to ride with a minimum of a 29 Litre backpack (up to 35 Lt is ideal) with suitable external harness straps for carrying your skis or snowboard. You will also need a 457 Khz avalanche transceiver, avalanche snow shovel, and probe

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