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.




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified


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!

Price per person

1 Person
2499 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  This is the price to join one of our group tours.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.



  • Day 1: Meeting at Temuco Airport

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

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

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

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

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

  • Day 4: Transfer to Pucón

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

  • Day 5: Villarica ascent

    Stunning views from the top! Night in hotel.

  • Day 6: Transfer to Refugio Osorno.

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

  • Day 7: Ascent 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 8: Transfer to Osorno or Bariloche airports


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
Temuco Airport

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.

The itinerary is subject to changes depending on weather and snow conditions. Modifications will not entitle passengers to any compensation whatsoever.

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!

FROM 2499 USD per person


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