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3-day All-inclusive heli-skiing in the Chilean Central Andes, near Santiago

Rodrigo Mujica - 10
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Come with IFMGA-certified guide Rodrigo to the mouth-watering terrain of the Chilean Central Andes and join a three-day all-inclusive guided heliskiing program based out of the luxurious Puma Lodge, skiing the premium powder of the Andes mountains by day and relaxing in five-star accommodations by night.

Group

Andes

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Take in the world-class terrain and vistas of the Chilean Central Andes.
  • Follow a professional certified guide to make the most of your trip.
  • Rejuvenate on the pinnacle of luxury at the five-star Puma Lodge.

Description

Head into the Chilean Central Andes near Santiago and enjoy a three-day heliskiing adventure with all the bells and whistles! This guided program provides the best skiing conditions in the Andes and combines it with immaculate lodging at the five-star Puma Lodge for the ultimate heliskiing experience and three days of skiing bliss!

Located just southeast of Santiago, Chile’s bustling capital, the Puma Lodge is set in the profound landscape of the Central Andes, in the midst of its peaks and valleys. From the Cipreses River and the greater Rio Los Cipreses National Reserve, you have access to hundreds of hectares of some of South America’s most captivating ski terrain.

With peaks soaring above 4,500 meters, you will take on Alpine bowls, open runs, narrow chutes, glades, steep couloirs, and everything in between. With nine hours of air time dedicated to two groups, you are guaranteed four and a half hours of chopper access to the remote beauty of the whole region.

To make matters even more outstanding, you will return from long days of heliskiing to the comfort of the Puma Lodge and all of its amenities. Relax in outdoor hot tubs and a pool, bump up the fun in the game room, enjoy a wine tasting and gourmet dinner at Alto Las Lenas, or just sit back and take in the scenery. There is no better way to match world-class mountains than with the pinnacle of five-star accommodations.

You have three full days to enjoy the terrain, where I will help guide you to the best runs in the region. We can head into undiscovered pockets of powder, pioneering our own lines through the gorgeous landscape of rugged Chile.

You should be in great shape to participate in the program, with enough experience, proficiency, and comfort to handle multiple days in a challenging backcountry. We can alter the program to fit the needs and abilities of the group, but you should have the capabilities to handle yourself on difficult slopes and runs.

Book this unforgettable guided heliskiing program in the Chilean Central Andes NOW and experience three days of pristine powder and the exceptional all-inclusive services of the Puma Lodge for one of Chile’s best skiing adventures but a stone’s throw from Santiago!

If three days just isn’t enough, we can also get you into a six-day all-inclusive heliskiing program in the Chilean Central Andes near Santiago!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

This is the price to join one of my group programs. The price includes the guiding fee, 5-star Puma Lodge accommodation as well as the final night in the Ritz Carlton of Santiago, breakfast, heli-picnics, and dinner at the Puma Lodge, transportation during the program, pick up and drop off at the airport, skiing equipment, safety equipment, the perfect Chilean Andes terrain, and a well-planned three-day itinerary. The price does NOT include additional flight time (€2,800 per hour), personal food and drink(s), alcoholic beverages, gratuities and tips, laundry, emergency services and evacuations, single supplement fee (€1,000), non-skier guest lodging and board (€2,800), and anything not explicitly mentioned as “included.”


Itinerary

Day 0: Day Before

You will arrive in Santiago where a representative will guide you to your transport via van or helicopter to the Puma Lodge. I will meet with you at the lodge for a gear check and briefing, as well as a safety clinic with avalanche beacon instruction.

Day 1: Introduction to the Andes

After a hearty breakfast, we will head into the Andes and get accustomed to the incredible terrain. With runs starting at over 4,500 meters, it is a great day for learning the ropes of the Chilean landscape and getting ready for your week ahead.

After a full day of heliskiing, we will return to the Puma Lodge and bask in the luxurious amenities that await us.

Day 2: Heliskiing

Today we will return to the heights of the Andes. As we become more familiar with the terrain and the elevation, we can start to push higher into the mountains and look for fresh powder to pioneer.

If anyone needs a break to rest their bones from the incredible skiing, there are options on to explore nearby hot springs, go horseback riding, or simply hang back at the lodge and enjoy a day off the slopes.

Day 3: Last Day

After our final unforgettable runs in the Andes, we will pack up from the Puma Lodge and head to a five-star hotel in Santiago for our last night. Take in the sights and sounds of Chile’s capital while looking back on the best heliskiing trip of your life!

 

Details

Accommodation

We will be staying at the five-star Puma Lodge. This contemporary lodging is surrounded by the best features of the Andes Mountains, including remarkable views of tall peaks and unencumbered access to the rugged skiing terrain from our helicopters. The 5,500-square meter facilities have a myriad amenities, including spa, sauna, steam room, full service fitness center, yoga room, outdoor hot tubs and swimming pool, climbing wall, game room, wine cellar, and gourmet restaurant (Alto Las Lenas). Rooms are spacious, and single room supplements are available at extra cost (see “price includes” section).

Meeting point

We will meet at the Santiago Airport in Chile. Contact me upon booking for more information regarding our meeting location at the airport.

About the guide

An Internationally Certified UIAGM / IFMGA Mountain Guide, Rodrigo has been a guide for 30 years. He has led 24 expeditions to Denali and 28 expeditions to Aconcagua — the highest peaks in North and South America, respectively. He has been a member of expeditions to Shisha Pangma and Cho Oyu in the Himalaya, and his climbs in Patagonia include the North and Central Towers of Paine, Agujas Guillaumet and Poincenot, as well as Cerro Torre attempts. He’s made Patagonian Ice Cap explorations including the first east-west traverse of the northern Ice Cap. He holds first ascents in Antarctica, the Andes and Alaska; speed ascents of Denali, Aconcagua, and Juncal. He’s guided the Ellsworth Mountains and Mt. Vinson in Antarctica and has extensive climbing and guiding experience in Yosemite and the Alps, including Frendo Spur and the Grand Jorasses. He’s a former Technical Committee member for the American Mountain Guides Association and a Senior Guide at Exum Mountain Guides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Rodrigo speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

ANGM | UIAGM

Residence

Santiago


What people are saying about -Rodrigo Mujica

Edward B

5.00

January, 2023

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Balázs Szili

5.00

January, 2020

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Kisumu

5.00

March, 2017

From the start Aventuras Patagonicas was welcoming, which set the trip up on the right foot. The guides, Wes, Lucia and Sebastian were all excellent and worked very hard to get the group of climbers safely up and down the mountain. The food was excellent and well organized. The gear provided on the mountain (tents) were also of good quality. I would climb again with Patagonicas.

Pawel

5.00

February, 2017

Great guides, great equipment, amazed about how good food was. All round a very experienced and top end operator who know what they are doing and will maximise your chances of getting to the summit. Reaching top Aconcagua was one of greatest highlights of my life thank you Aventuras Patagonicas.

Anonymous

5.00

January, 2017

I did a 20 day climb of Aconcagua with this company. The guides were excellent and made the trip as enjoyable as possible. We had hot meals every evening and morning. Aconcagua is a hard mountain and it takes a great deal of effort to reach the top. The guides at Patagonicas are committed to each client's safety on the mountain. I would recommend them over any other company on the mountain.


 

 

 

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