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Backcountry Skiing in Chile

Discover the stunning scenery and perfect powder of the Chilean backcountry on your skis!

From Santiago to Punta Arenas explore the majestic Andes mountains on your skis. Speed down volcano flanks, enjoy great views of the only fjords in South America and be at one with the mountains! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Backcountry Skiing trips in Chile. The mountains are calling!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Don Boyajian

5.00

September, 2022

Full day ski tour in Portillo, Central Andes

Great guide. Picked a well-rounded spot for a new group, with numerous options. Understanding of our lack of time at altitude. Great guy.

JAKUB SIMON

5.00

August, 2022

Backcountry skiing day tours around Santiago, Chile

Eduardo did an excellent job guiding us on backcountry tours in the Farellones area in Chile! Communication before the trip was excellent. He was on time both days. He listened to what we asked and delivered exactly what we were looking for. He was knowledgeable, fun to hang out with, and his English was excellent. We could not have asked for a better guide!

Ian Rubiano

5.00

August, 2022

Full day ski tour in Portillo, Central Andes

Excellent day at Portillo with Cristobal. He gave us several options in a planning session the night before. He also communicated well on the day of about current conditions and what we were seeing. We ended up doing a secondary objective due to what we saw in the field.

Paul Wolf

5.00

August, 2022

Cajon del Maipo guided ski touring adventure, near Santiago

nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly

Xinyong Zhou

5.00

September, 2019

Cat skiing near Pucón, Chile (Half-day)

perfect service!will choice again!

Michael Hwang

5.00

August, 2019

Cajon del Maipo guided ski touring adventure, near Santiago

Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.

Jake

5.00

August, 2019

Full day ski tour in Portillo, Central Andes

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Ruedi Lorenz

5.00

August, 2019

Ski mountaineering on the Lanín Volcano, from Pucón (2 days)

Great trip

Alexander Guz

5.00

November, 2018

Ski & Climb in Argentina and Chile: Patagonia, Chilean Volcanoes and Antarctica

The trip was really successful. I got an excellent guide Pablo, I am sorry that didn't know his surname. Pablo is very professional and responsible guide. He knows an area perfectly, very attentive and caring in relation to client. Thanks to him I did evan more than really could. I learnt with him a new ski techniques and my ski level really rose. Patagonian mountains is a place of strongest beauty and I think that to spend there even a few days is a rare success. I surely recommend Andescross company and guide Pablo for turing skiing in Patagonia.

Tom

5.00

June, 2018

Full day ski tour in Portillo, Central Andes

Thanks for making the last minute arrangements with Cristobal for me. I had three great days in his company. Now looking forward to meeting Sebastian. Thank You very much for your help!

Christina H

5.00

October, 2016

8-day ski tour on Chile’s volcanoes

Just coming back from one of the most spectacular things I have ever experienced, a seven day ski touring trip to Chilean volcanoes Llaima, Villarrica and Osorno under the guidance of Merlin Lipshitz. Excellent weather conditions, the unique beauty of Nature, a perfect organization considering every detail and the excellent guidance of Merlin made these days unforgettable ! Thanks, Merlin, for your enthusiasm and your open heart!

Christina H

5.00

October, 2016

8-day ski tour on Chile’s volcanoes

Just coming back from one of the most spectacular things I have ever experienced, a seven day skitouring trip to Chilean vulcanoes , Llaima, Villarrica and Osorno under the guidance of Merlin Lipshitz . Excellent weather conditions, the unique beauty of Nature , a perfect organization considering every detail and the excellent guidance of Merlin made these days unforgettable ! Thanks, Merlin, for your enthusiasm and your open heart!

Becky

5.00

July, 2015

Ski tour of the Araucania Volcanoes

I spent three days on the glaciers above Chamonix with Jeremias at the beginning of July 2015, preparing for a three week tour with him to Patagonia. I cannot recommend Jeremias' guiding highly enough. He is highly expert in everything concerning the mountains and was truly excellent company throughout. I cannot wait to go again!


 

There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Chile

Chile is a stunningly beautiful country and getting out into the backcountry on a pair of skis is a great way to get out and see it. The Andes run down the spine of the country and provide an unbeatable backdrop to the top backcountry skiing spots. Enjoy views out over glaciated peaks, active volcanoes, fjords, lakes and forests when you head out into the Chilean backcountry.

 

Good to know:

Country Code:

+56

Language:

Spanish

Best time to visit:

May to September

Currency:

Chilean peso (CLP)

How to get there:

Any backcountry skiing trip to Chile will begin with a flight into the international airport in Santiago (SCL). From here, you will likely meet your guide or fly to another regional airport before meeting your guide there and beginning your trip

What’s the weather like?

Due to Chile’s length, the climate differs considerably from place to place. However, winters generally bring average daily temperatures tend to hover around freezing. Winter is also the time of year when Chile receives the most precipitation, which is still not much and varies from place to place

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Chile:

Stretching more than 4,300 kilometers down the west coast of South America, Chile offers plenty of backcountry skiing opportunities. In the winter, more than half of the country’s mountain range (which runs through the whole country) is completely covered in snow and in the perfect skiing conditions. Outside of the aforementioned hotspots, Punta Arenas, in Tierra del Fuego, is another spot that offers incredible scenery and backcountry skiing conditions for an even longer season. Enjoy a couple extra months in the autumn and spring to ski and explore the various fjords and mountains at the bottom of the world. A bit farther north, around Torres del Paine National Park, there are also plenty of excellent and remote backcountry skiing spots. Access to ski areas in Argentina is also quite easy, making the spot a great starting point for a cross-border adventure

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