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12-day Chilean volcanoes skiing tour adventure

12-day Chilean volcanoes skiing tour adventure | Chile

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.


12 Days

Sep, Oct




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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Price details

This is the price for a group tour of at least 4 people.


Day 1: Airport 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 2: Ascend 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 3: Sierra 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 4: Llaima volcano

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

Day 5: Estancia 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 6: Refuge 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 7: Ski 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 8: Drive to Pucon

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

Day 9: Villarrica 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 10: Lanin 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 11: Ascend 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 12: Back to Temuco and say goodbye

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



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.

Meeting point

Temuco airport.

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

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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What people are saying about Juho



Great week in Arnoya. The relationship with the group and with the guide, Juho, has been perfect. An incredible experience that I'll be willing to repeat






Guide was awesome.  Great terrain selection,  finding good snow and overall trip organization. Would definitely go with him in the future.

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