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Southern Andes Off-Piste Tour

Bariloche, Chapelco, Pucon & the Hot Springs

This off-piste skiing adventure in the Lake District of Argentinean Patagonia will give you the opportunity not only to ski some great off piste terrain with active volcanoes, there are some off mountain diversions such as hot springs and a drive through an Araucaria forest when crossing the border between Chile and Argentina.

This Southern Andes Tour takes you through the beautiful lakes region of Patagonia of Argentina and Lake District of Chile. Perfect for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders hungry for an off-piste adventure. The tour combines a great mix of powder, southern Andean culture and food, hot springs and active volcanoes.

We start with the best skiing in Patagonia based in San Martin de los Andes and Bariloche, followed by an unforgettable road trip across the Chile Argentina border set in a pre-historic Araucarian landscape. Afterwards, you'll have a chance to climb Chile's most active volcano and ski it's 5,000 vertical foot descent back to the Villarrica-Pucon base.

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Duration: 9 Days

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

Start: Bariloche, Argentina

Finish: Temuco, Chile

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Price: £2300$3495€2869

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 for $850.

Trip Dates 2012:
August 11 to 19

Tour Highlights:
  • 9 day-guided tour in Chile & Argentina
  • 8 guests maximum
  • Experience Chile and Argentina's distinct cultures and landscapes
  • Freeride, climb, and descend Chile's most active volcano
  • Soak in volcanic hot springs
  • Experience Northern Patagonia Argentina
  • Fantastic dinners and red wine
  • Mapuche Indian farm farewell cookout
  • Great nightlife from quiet cafes to energetic bars, nightclubs, and discotheques

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Tour Itinerary
  • Day 1: Fly into Bariloche, Argentina meet your guides, hotel check-in, group and trip intro, avalanche safety session, welcome dinner on the town
  • Day 2-3: Breakfast, ski Catedral Alta Patagonia and it's epic off-piste and backcountry with your guides, dinner on the town
  • Day 4: Breakfast, travel to San Martin de Los Andes through the beautiful 7 Lakes or Estepa. Afternoon skiing at Chapelco. Overnight in San Martin hotel, dinner on the town
  • Day 5: Breakfast, full day skiing Chapleco and it's off-piste and backcountry, dinner on the town
  • Day 6: Breakfast, ski Chapelco then cross the border through 2 national parks spending the next 3 nights in the town of Pucon
  • Day 7-8: Breakfast, attempt to climb and ski Villarrica Volcano, Dinner on the town, Hot springs and other activities such as rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding and more! Cook out at Mapuche Indian Farm
  • Day 9: Breakfast, more skiing or free day to explore Pucon, transfer to Temuco Airport to meet your pm flight out or other onward travel

Accommodation on the Tour:
  • 3 nights in Bariloche in a 4 star hosteria
  • 2 night in San Martin 4 star hosteria
  • 3 nights in Pucon, Chile in a 4 star hotel

Included in the Trip:
  • 10 years plus 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 off-piste 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 (The following will be available for rent if you do not have your own)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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2012 Ski Tours South America

Off Piste Ski Tour Jul 14 - Aug 21 » Argentina Snow Adventure

Off Piste Ski Tour Jul 28 - Aug 3 » Summer Ski Escape Chile

Patagonia Instructional Ski Tour Jul 28 - Aug 3» Ski Chile Adventure

Off Piste Ski Tour Jul 28 - Aug 4 » Argentina Snow Adventure

Patagonia Instructional Ski Tour Jul 28 - Aug 4 » Snowboard Argentina Adventure

Off Piste Ski Tour Aug 4 - 10 » Summer Ski Escape Chile

Patagonia Instructional Ski Tour Aug 4 - 10 » Ski Chile Adventure

Patagonia Instructional Ski Tour Aug 5 - 12 » Snowboard Argentina Adventure

Off Piste Ski Tour Aug 11 - 19 » Southern Andes

Patagonia Instructional Ski Tour Aug 12 - 19 » Ski Patagonia Adventure

Off Piste Ski Tour Aug 14 - 20 » Summer Ski Escape Chile

Off Piste Ski Tour Aug 18 - 25 » Argentina Snow Adventure

Patagonia Instructional Ski Tour Aug 18 - 25 » Snowboard Argentina Adventure

Off Piste Ski Tour Aug 19 - 27 » Chile Snow Adventure

Off Piste Ski Tour Aug 21 - Sep 1 » Freerider Chile

Off Piste Ski Tour Aug 26 - Sep 4 » Patagonia Powder

Off Piste Ski Tour Aug 28 - Sep 8 » Frontier Chile & Las Leñas

Off Piste Ski Tour Sep 1 - 9 » Chile Snow Adventure

Backcountry Ski Tours Sep 2 - 8 » Termas de Chillan

Backcountry Ski Tours Sep 9 - 15 » Termas de Chillan

Hut to Hut Ski Tours Sep 16 - 23 » Patagonia Hut to Hut

Hut to Hut Ski Tours Sep 2 - 9 » Patagonia Hut to Hut

Chilean Volcanoes Ski Tour Sep 22 - 30 » Chilean Volcanoes Tour

More Instructional tour dates will be added soon for Chile & Argentina