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Santiago Ski Resort Backcountry Tour

santiago ski resort
farellones skiing
farellones ski resort

Experience the thrill of untouched powder and breathtaking scenery in Santiago's iconic ski resorts! Our certified local guides will lead you in this backcountry skiing adventure in Farellones, near Santiago. Dive into iconic ski areas like La Parva and El Colorado, conquer challenging slopes in Valle Nevado and legendary Portillo, and carve your own path through endless possibilities.


7 Days

Aug, Sep




Carve your path through legendary ski areas like La Parva and El Colorado.

Explore diverse landscapes, valleys, and glaciers.

Savor delicious Chilean cuisine after a day of adventure.


Unleash your inner explorer on a thrilling backcountry skiing adventure with Esnativa Backcountry!

Embark on a powder-filled odyssey led by our certified local guides! From the slopes of Farellones, just a stone's throw from Santiago, they'll unlock a world of exhilarating descents. Prepare to be amazed by the endless possibilities of the Chilean backcountry.

Carve your path through iconic ski areas like La Parva and El Colorado, soaking the magic of Chile's snowy mountains in every turn. Conquer the challenging slopes of Valle Nevado and legendary terrain in Portillo, where the thrill of the descent is matched only by the spectacular scenery.

Beyond the slopes, indulge in the culinary delights of Chile, savoring delicious meals that fuel your adventures.

Wait no more!  Begin planning your next incredible skiing adventure today by contacting us!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Not included in the price:


Travel insurance.

Beverages and additional meals.


Day 1: Arrival in Santiago, Chile

Your ski adventure starts as you arrive at Santiago's Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport. A brief 1 hour and 20-minute trip will then transport you to Farellones, where you'll find Chile's iconic ski terrain.

This first day lays the foundation for an exciting backcountry skiing jouney on to this vast, mountainous landscape.

Day 2: La Parva and El Colorado ski resorts

Your journey continues to the renowned ski resorts of La Parva and El Colorado. Here, the real adventure begins as you venture into the backcountry, discovering new, thrilling slopes.

Day 3: Valle Nevado skiing day

On the following day, we'll head to Valle Nevado, a ski resort known for its stunning vistas and plentiful slopes. You'll navigate through it's demanding yet remarkable terrain, which encompasses a blend of backcountry skiing with vertical drops ranging from 2800 to 3200 feet and slopes ranging from 25 to 40 degrees.

Day 4: Discover Portillo's ski resort

Today's excursion leads you to Portillo. Here, you'll tackle the technically challenging runs at the Portillo ski resort, while taking in the gorgeous scenery. This is where the authentic spirit of a Chilean ski touring expedition unfolds, amidst the heart of the Andes.

Day 5: Backcountry skiing in Portillo

Explore the Portillo backcountry, uncovering the lesser-known paths. You can expect descents ranging from 30 to 35 degrees, encompassing a vertical drop of 3,500 feet, culminating with an après-ski experience at the foot of the descent as the day draws to a close.

Day 6: Relax and explore Portillo

Enjoy an entire day at Portillo's outstanding ski resort, delighting in the superb amenities it offers. Immerse yourself in exquisite cuisine, savor delightful beverages, and interact with the locals who contribute to making Portillo a distinctive treasure in the realm of South American skiing.

Day 7: Return to the airport

As the ski journey through South America nears its end, you'll say goodbye to the breathtaking slopes of Portillo. Take in the morning vistas before heading to the airport for your journey back.




We'll arrange accommodation for 6 nights in a hotel

Meeting point

We will greet you at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport.

Equipment you will need to bring

20/25-liter backpack, Thermal underwear, Ski socks, Gore-Tex pants and jacket, Long-sleeve base layer, T-shirt (Capilene or Merino), Down jacket, Lightweight touring gloves, Insulated waterproof gloves, Sun hat, Warm hat, UV-proof sunglasses, Goggles (with lenses for both good and bad weather), Sunscreen (SPF 50) and lip balm, Camelback or water bottle, Small thermos for hot drinks, Ski Gear, All-mountain skis, Ski boots, Shovel, beacon, and probe (for avalanche safety), Helmet, Ski poles,

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

EsNativa Backcountry is a guiding service based in Santiago and Patagonia, Chile-Argentina. Founded in 2020, we have a team of certified guides from UAIGM, ACGM, and AGCM. We are passionate, certified, and professional, with many of our guides having over 10 years of experience with us.

We specialize in backcountry touring and ski trips, offering an exclusive service for small groups. We are 100% locally owned and operated.

As local operators, we focus on the Andes mountains, where we have extensive experience in the best backcountry skiing locations. Our aim is to provide a personalized experience for our clients, from our base of operations to the guides, ensuring they have the best cultural and sporting experience in the Andes.


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