Aug, Sep, Oct
Arrival in Buenos Aires in the morning. Connection flight to San Rafael at 1PM. Welcome meeting at San Rafael airport and minibus ride to Las Leñas. Verification of the individual equipment and distribution of the group equipment when needed. I will also organise a beacon (ARVA) training. Dinner and night at the hotel.
General safety briefing and acclimatisation while exploring Las Leñas – the freeride paradise. Night in hotel Aries.
From the top of Marte chair lift at Las Leñas, we’ll make the short climb to reach the top of Cerro Martin and enjoy this magnificent couloir. Night in hotel Aries.
When we reach the top of this stunning ridge, your 3 hours of skinning are rewarded with an incredible descent. 800 meters of climbing yields 1600 meters of descending; the ratios don’t get better than that! Night in hotel Aries.
A road trip day across magnificent volcanic landscapes, following the Andes southward on Ruta 40. Spend the night in San Martin, Argentina at the Anay Hotel.
A very memorable ski day at Chapelco, riding the strange lichen forest of this classic Patagonian ski resort. Spend the night in San Martin.
Another road trip, this time a 3-hour ride across the Argentinian border to Pucon, Chile, surrounded by Patagonian volcanoes like the 3800-meter Lanin. A refreshing stop en route at the natural hot spring of Los Pozones, and then we spend the night in Pucon at the Geronimo hotel.
A ski touring day as we skin up from the top of the ski resort and to the crater of this active volcano. A 1400 meter ascent through the volcanic backcountry nets 1600 meters of skiing. Go figure! Spend the night in Pucon.
Reserve day to actually climb the Volcano Villarica. Afterwards, we’ll recuperate at the Termas Geothermicas, a beautiful natural hot spring in a magnificent canyon. Spend the night in Pucon.
Back on the road for a 5-hour ride to reach Termas de Chillan. Spend the night at the MI Lodge.
Discover the off-piste potential of Termas, and then relax at the hotel Spa. Spend the night at the MI Lodge.
Options abound today: A short skinning approach to discover an unbelievable valley and enjoy the hot water of the river. Spend the night at the MI Lodge.
Approach to the volcano using snowmobile and skin and/or hike to the crater. You’ll remember this descend of 1500 vertical meters forever! Last night at MI Lodge.
Back on the road again, this time for the 7-hour trip through some of the agricultural centers of Chile, back to Santiago. Spend the night at Santiago at Los Españoles hotel.
You’ll sleep soundly on the flight home, as memories of deep snow and big mountains fill your head.
We meet in San Rafael.
We are an eclectic team of "mountain spirit" guides, who all wish to share their love of the mountain and the skiing with you!
Strong attachment: we have all built our houses and founded our families in the mountains. We are strongly attached to traditional values and authentic way of life.
Professional engagement: We are all guides year round, either high mountain guides or hiking guides, who use skis to explore the mountains when snow covered.
Professional competence: We are all specialists of our region. We have been leading people off piste safely for many years. Most of us are also qualified national ski instructors, members of our local ski school. We are all anxious to have each participant experience a full mountain adventure at his own level.
Communication: We are all very intent on communicating with people from all over the world and developing exchanges amongst participants of different cultures.
Sharing an adventure creates a bond ; « skis all speak the same language ».
We are from France and Italy, we offer tours all inclusive to experience the mountains, including those at high altitude, in the winter & summer, in every form (off piste skiing, heli-skiing, backcountry tours, ice climbing, mountaineering, trekking, canyoning....).
We speaks fluent English, some also speaks German, Italian and Spanish.
Fred, Norbert, Misha, Seb & Albi
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