12-day Chilean volcanoes skiing tour adventure

Join IFMGA-certified guide Juho on this adventurous 12-day skiing and volcano tour in the south of Chile. Experience the incredible volcanic sights and thrilling white slopes.




Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Discover the natural wonders of southern Chile as I guide you on a 12-day skiing tour on stunning volcanoes.

    Combined with the colourful culture of Chile, this adventure brings you the best of what South America can offer.

    Well-known for its incredible natural beauty, white volcanic cones dominate the southern region, while green lush forests sit at their foot resting next to blue lakes.

    Our journey begins with a road trip that combines the most alluring volcanoes starting in Temuco, a city in the Araucanía region. After driving to Curacautín we tour the volcanic neighbours of Lonquimay, Sierra Nevada and the incredible Llaima, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Chile.

    Afterwards, we descend southwards and climb Puyehue before skiing into its crater. Finally, we visit the beautiful village of Pucon, home to the menacingly active Villarrica, as well as the beautifully huge Lanin that straddles the border with Argentina.

    Due to the level of difficultly involved, participants are required to have good physical condition and some experience with back country skiing. Also, those seeking to come along should have good stamina, able to climb for 5 hours, with a total touring time of 7 hours on the day. And you should be able to master descents off piste of 35 degrees.

    Reserve your place in southern Chile to discover the magnificent volcanoes and experience 12 days of skiing adventure.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    2980 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     This is the price for a group tour of at least 4 people.


    • Day 1Airport transfer to Canon Blanco

      We meet at Temuco airport in the afternoon and begin our road trip. We drive about 1.5 hours to our first accommodation at Canon Blanco.

    • Day 2Ascend the Lonquimay volcano

      Today we feel the crunch of snow! We drive up to the skiing area of Corralco and ascend the Lonquimay volcano. The rest of the day we can ski in the Corralco skiing area.

    • Day 3Sierra Nevada

      We head to the Sierra Nevada, the beautiful peak at the end of the Blanco valley. We will have a full-day tour on this majestic mountain (14,00m). After the tour we drive to La Baita lodge at the foot of the Llaima volcano.

    • Day 4Llaima volcano

      We ascent the stunning Llaima from the east side (17,00m), then return to the Baita lodge.

    • Day 5Estancia Caulle

      We leave the Araucarias region and drive south to stay the night close to the Estancia Caulle at the Puyehue volcano, our next goal.

    • Day 6Refuge of the Volcan Puyehue

      From Estancia Caulle we start trekking to the refuge of the Volcan Puyehue (10,00m). Our ski touring gear and camp equipment go up on horseback. And we stay the night in this refuge.

    • Day 7Ski into the active volcano crater

      Today we tour to the crater. After ascending the mellow slopes of Puyehue we ski into the crater of the active
      volcano. The slopes to the crater are marvellous and we might chose another line into it after our
      ascent back. Then we will ski back to the refuge
      and stay the night there. (15,00m)

    • Day 8Drive to Pucon

      We descend from the hut to the car and drive to Pucon, the village at the Villarica volcano.

    • Day 9Villarrica volcano

      We head to the Villarrica volcano – a classic active volcano. We drive up to the skiing area and ascend from there to the crater. We can possibly see lava inside the crater. We stay the night in Pucon.

    • Day 10Lanin volcano

      Today we go to the king of the region, the 3,700-meter high Lanin volcano. We ascend the volcano from its Chilean side. The goal of the day is to climb about 1,300 meters to reach the high camp at 2,500 meters.

    • Day 11Ascend Lanin

      Today we ascend Lanin by skis all the way up to the reel roof of the lake district followed by a 2,600-meter descent back to the car. We return to Pucon and have our farewell dinner there.

    • Day 12Back to Temuco and say goodbye

      We drive back to Temuco and it’s time to say goodbye.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Temuco airport.

    More info

    Required equipment: Back pack of 30-40L with ski carry system; glacier equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons, 4 biners, 120cm sling); avalanche safety equipment; skis; climbing skins; ski touring boots; ski crampons; telescopic poles with large plates; touring pants; wind and waterproof jacket; insulating layers; gloves; hat; sleeping bag; sleeping pad; sunscreen, lip protection and sunglasses; thermos and water bottle.


    About the Guide


    Hi, my name is Juho, a mountain guide originally from Finland. I started to guide when I came to Chile end of 2006. I was a living and working in Chile while I took UIAGM guiding cources in Argentina until 2011. Nowadays I am living on the shore of Lake of Constanz on Swiss-German border. ...and guiding from here in the Alps, Northern Scandinavia and in the Andes. I have also a small guiding company in Konstanz.



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