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Backcountry skiing days in Central Chile, near Santiago

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Join Nicolas, a local IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for a fun and exciting 1+ day of backcountry ski touring through the stunning scenery around Central Chile.



1+ Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


All Levels


  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Central Chiles' Andes mountains.
  • Take advantage of excellent powder throughout the ski season.
  • Escape from the crowded resorts and get some scenic slopes all to yourself.


The mountains and valleys surrounding the Santiago Basin of Central Chile are the ideal spot for a backcountry skiing adventure!

Over the course of our one or more days together, we can explore any of La Parva, Termas de Chillán, Portillo, Valle Nevado and Farellones, among other spots. We will even have the opportunity to stay overnight at a mountain hut in Valle Las Arenas.

There is nothing quite like heading out into the backcountry to enjoy the sublime views of Central Chile. Each of these areas will give us the option to see some different scenery and make some great runs too.

All of these areas have high-quality powder, and there are plenty of itineraries for backcountry skiers of every level. Choose the spot that you like, and I will be happy to show you this beautiful country and the excellent skiing it offers.

My team of guides and I will provide you with snowmobiles to move among the valleys and glaciers. This gives us the opportunity to cover more ground than on skis alone and will let us make many amazing runs over the course of our time together.

We will also have the option to ice climb, if that interests you as well.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun and incredibly scenic 1+ day backcountry skiing experience in Central Chile!

If you like the look of this trip, then I think you will also enjoy my one-day backcountry splitboarding trip also in Central Chile!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Roundtrip transportation from Santiago to Cajón del Maipo is included in the price.



There is an option to stay overnight in a mountain hut in Valle Las Arenas.

Meeting point

Santiago, Chile

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.




Cajón del Maipo, Chile

What people are saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente

Paul Wolf


August, 2022

nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



December, 2019

The trip didn't happen due to weather conditions.

Pierre Loap


October, 2019

Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.

Michael Hwang


August, 2019

Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.

Julie Molinaro


March, 2019

My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!

Charles Bellafiore


February, 2019

The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.

Carl A Latkin


November, 2018

The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.



May, 2018

I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.



March, 2018

The trip was really nice and I enjoyed the climbing a lot!




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