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Splitboarding in Chile: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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.  

Top splitboarding trips | Chile

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FAQs: Splitboarding in Chile

What should I know about Splitboarding 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!

Why should I choose Chile for my Splitboarding adventure?

Ski in a volcano

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

Proximity to Argentina

The Patagonia, divided by the Andes range, is shared by Argentina and Chile. Both countries are home to one of the most incredible mountainous areas in the world. Due to their international routes, it is very easy to pass from one country to another and visit multiple ski resorts and snow-capped peaks in the same itinerary.

Chilean wines

In 2013, Portillo launched the popular Week of the Wines. Every year, in the first days of August, several wine producers come to this area of central Chile to fill the glasses of skiers and snowboarders. The tasting starts at 6:30 in the afternoon, in different parts of the resort. You deserve it, after a long day of splitboarding!

What can I expect from the weather in Chile?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Chile?


What currency is accepted in Chile?

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 can I get to Chile?

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.

What’s the country code of Chile?


What’s the high season for Splitboarding in Chile?

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

What people are saying about Splitboarding | Chile


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.



a perfect trip with a perfect guide! Nico is a real professional who ensures that you can enjoy your trip and he customized the trip according to our plans and abilities. I also very much liked the platform as everything worked really well and totally according to expectations. in summary: TOP!



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 new 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!



Sebastian was a great guide; very friendly, organized, flexible, safety conscious. He is a great mentor and goes above by offering advice with planning other aspects to our trip. Ski season is a shorter duration in Chile, we lucked out with our spring skiing conditions. Chile unfortunately does have limited road access to the volcanoes meaning hikes are sometimes required to get to the snow to start skinning. Stunning views, lots of terrain options for moderate ski tours vs difficult.



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!

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