Backcountry skiing days in Central Chile, near Santiago

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.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • 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!

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Price per person

Group of 1
400 USD

Group of 2
350 USD

Group of 3
300 USD

Group of 4
250 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
 Roundtrip transportation from Santiago to Cajón del Maipo is included in the price.

Other details

Skill level required

All Levels

Fitness level required


Meeting point

Santiago, Chile


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


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.

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What People are Saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente


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.
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Michael Hwang
The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.
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Charles Bellafiore
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.
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Carl A Latkin

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