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Summer Ski Escape Off-Piste Tour

Portillo, Valle Nevado & Cat Skiing...

One of Chile's most popular ski tours the Summer Ski Escape is the perfect way to get away from the summer heat.
This trip is specifically for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders who want to freeride the Southern Hemispheres best skiing and powder. We start in Valle Nevado and La Parva with virtually endless off-piste terrain and powder!
After a great day at Portillo ski resort, rated one of the World's top ski areas, we give you the option to continue skiing Portillo with your guides for two more days or experience El Arpa's cat skiing in some of South America's most epic terrain. El Arpa is South America's only cat skiing operation!

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Duration: 7/8 Days

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

Start: Santiago Airport, Chile

Finish: Santiago Airport, Chile

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Price: £2300$3495€2869

Dates: Various Dates

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 $1050.

Trip Dates 2012:
Jul 28 to Aug 3
Aug 4 to 10
Aug 12 to 18

Tour Highlights:
  • 7/8 days guided tour on and off mountain in Chile
  • 8 guests maximum. 2 guides
  • Extensive off-piste and backcountry in the 3 Valleys of Valle Nevado, La Parva & Portillo
  • Ride one of the world's best rated ski areas, Portillo
  • El Arpa cat skiing included
  • Cultures and landscapes of central Chile
  • Amazing meals and red wine

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Tour Itinerary
  • Day 1: Fly into Santiago, Chile, meet your guides, travel to Farellones, hotel check-in, afternoon skiing in La Parva or El Colorado, avalanche safety session, dinner
  • Day 2-4: Breakfast, 3 full days off piste freeriding around the vast terrain of La Parva, El Colorado & Valle Nevado, apres ski, dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast, more off piste exploring, afternoon road trip to town of Los Andes. Check in to our lodging, dinner
  • Day 6: Breakfast, ski Portillo with your guides, dinner
  • Day 7: Breakfast, cat skiing at El Arpa, return to Santiago for our last night on the town
  • Overnight in Santiago
  • Day 8: Breakfast, tour ends

Accommodation on the Tour:
  • 4 nights in Farellones in a private 3 star mountain lodge
  • 2 nights in San Esteban in a 4 star family run restored hacienda
  • Last night in Santiago in a 4 star Hotel

Included in the Trip:
  • Guides have 9 years experience ski 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 (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

It is essential on any ski holiday to have full medical and rescue cover in case of an accident. Further information on ski insurance can be found on the following page.. Ski Insurance

Ski Trip Special Requirements (information to know what you will need on your ski tour or ski package)

Cat Skiing in the Andes

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Powder Instruction Ski Tours Powder Instruction - Intermed. - Advanced - Expert

Off Piste Ski Tours Off Piste - Advanced - Expert

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Hut to Hut Ski Tours Ski Mountaineering - Strong Advanced - Expert

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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