8-day ski tour on Chile’s volcanoes

Enjoy steep ascents, stunning scenery and incredible descents with this 8-day ski tour in southern Chile with IFMGA-certified guide Merlin.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Combine steep ascents, backcountry skiing and hot springs in the evening for an unbelievable 8-day ski tour in the volcanoes of southern Chile!

    The Chilean Patagonia’s strikingly beautiful scenery makes this trip very hard to beat. During this ski tour, you’ll be climbing Chile’s most famous volcanoes (Lonquimay, Llaima, Villarica, Osorno and Casablanca). After a challenging ascent, you’ll get to ski down some of the most amazing slopes and chutes you’ve ever experienced!

    This demanding mountaineering experience requires a very good fitness level. Additionally, a solid ski touring experience and expert skiing skills are also necessary!

    I’ll adapt the itinerary to the group’s level and to weather and snow conditions. However, don’t hesitate to contact me with any requests you may have. I’ll do my best to accommodate your wishes!

    This is your chance to get to know the Chilean Patagonia with a professional mountain guide. I have lots of experience in the area! With its high mountains and snowy peaks, I can guarantee that the mighty Andes range will make a lasting impression.

    Also, check out other of my ski touring expeditions on the other side of the Andes: a 6-day ski touring trip in Bariloche or a ski touring week in El Chaltén. 

    I am a professional IFMGA-certified mountain guide based in El Chaltén, Argentina. I can be your guide on both sides of the Andes so contact me and we’ll make your wildest dreams a reality. You won’t regret it!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2499 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
      This is the price to join one of our group tours.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Meeting at Temuco Airport

      Transfer to Malalcahuello. Equipment check and briefing. Night in hotel.

    • Day 2Ski touring at Lonquimay volcano (2865 meters)

      Hot Spring in the evening (optional). Night in hotel.

    • Day 3Ski touring at Llaima volcano (3125 meters)

      Hot Spring in the evening (optional). Night in hotel.

    • Day 4Transfer to Pucón

      Great scenery on the way to Pucón, a charming little mountain village. Night in hotel.

    • Day 5Villarica ascent

      Stunning views from the top! Night in hotel.

    • Day 6Transfer to Refugio Osorno.

      A day to rest. Visit Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. Enjoy fresh seafood!

    • Day 7Ascent of Osorno volcano

      We usually skin up but the last stretch requires the use of crampons and rope. Descent on skis. Night in mountain hut.

    • Day 8Transfer to Osorno or Bariloche airports
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Temuco Airport

    Accommodation

    Hotels and mountain huts.

    More info

    Personal equipment, personal accidents and rescue insurance (mandatory), restaurant meals, lift tickets, alcoholic drinks and gratuities are NOT included in the price.

    I can accommodate airport pick-up at your convenience: Bariloche, Osorno or Temuco.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

    I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

    I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!

     
     

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    What People are Saying

    • 2 reviews

     

    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!
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    Christina H
    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!
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    Christina H
     

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