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Splitboarding in Chile

Spend unique days in Chile and explore its extensive geography parallel to the Andes with your splitboard.

Enjoy some great splitboarding in the active Chilean volcanoes of Lonquimay, Tolhuaca, Llaima, Villarrica or Lanin, very close to Pucón. If you prefer more touristic spots, you can not miss the ski resorts of Farollones or Portillo, a few kilometers from Santiago. Take a look at this selection of splitboarding trips offered by certified local guides in Chile.  
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Benedict Delahunty

5.00

January, 2022

Ski touring in the Southern Volcanoes of Chile

Five stars for sure! We had an amazing experience splitboarding on volcanoes with our guide, Nico, from Rutas Australes in late August. Our guide was extremely professional and ensured we had a fun and safe time. It was clear that he was an experienced mountain guide and knew the volcanoes and area extremely well. We summited 4 epic volcanoes and also visited some nice hot springs and waterfalls in the beautiful Araucania and surrounding regions. Everywhere we stayed was very comfortable and clean. Our guide made sure we had great meals each day, including snacks and lunches for each days adventure. I would definitely recommend our guide for backcountry skiing and splitboarding in Chile!

John Litherland

5.00

November, 2022

Ski touring in the Southern Volcanoes of Chile

I had an awesome trip ski-mountaineering in the Volcanos of Southern Chile. The Explore-share system worked great, connecting me with my local mountain guide. And my guide, Nico, was one of the best I've ever experienced. He took care of every detail, including finding me an emergency dental appointment when I got an abscess! He was extremely competent in all aspects of ski mountaineering and did an excellent job of selecting routes and, more importantly, assessing when conditions necessitated a change in plans. He was also very knowledgeable about the natural and cultural history of Chile and I enjoyed getting to know the many aspects of his beautiful country! And the food and wine were excellent!

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.

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

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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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 Splitboarding in Chile

It is a country with hundreds of volcanoes, some of them active, so it is quiet easy to find good tracks to ski. In addition, there are amazing ski resorts on their slopes, such as the majestic Osorno Volcano, in southern Chile. Enjoying some splitboarding on an active volcano is a once in a lifetime experience

 

Good to know:

Country code

+56

Language

Spanish

Best time to visit

To fully enjoy the snow you should visit Chile from early June to mid-September

Currency

The official currency is the Chilean peso, although you can use dollars. Debit or credit cards are also accepted everywhere. You can extract Chilean pesos from an ATM

How to get there

The best option is to get to the international airport of Santiago de Chile and from there move to the area you want - There are many means of transport available. This airport has daily connections to the main capitals of the world

Weather

The climatic conditions in Chile vary according to the zone. If you are a skier or a splitboarder you will be interested to know that in the mountains, the weather is usually cold and humid, which generates huge ice fields. Arriving at the southern end, it is cold and windy, with permanent snow

More info about Splitboarding in Chile:

There is a long list of splitboarding places in Chile. The most popular are Portillo, La Parva, El Colorado, Farellones, Valle Nevado, and Termas de Chillán. For those looking for a more ‘natural’ experience, the infinity of volcanoes in Chile opens a range of opportunities for all levels and preferences. Lonquimay, Llaima, Villarica, Osorno and Casablanca are just some. After a challenging ascent, you’ll get to ski down some of the most amazing slopes and chutes you’ve ever experienced!

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