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Ski mountaineering day on the Villarrica volcano (2,847m), near Pucón


Juan Señoret, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, takes you to the Villarrica volcano for an exciting ski mountaineering adventure. Join him for an awesome day outing and explore one of the most popular mountains of South America!



1 Day

Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Combine skiing and mountaineering in a same day-trip.
  • Reach the top of the amazing Villarica volcano, in Chile.
  • Ski on top-quality snow and enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes.


The Villarrica is one of the most active volcanoes of Chile and a perfect destination for ski mountaineering adventures. Would you like to explore it with an expert local guide? Then join me for an unforgettable day outing!

Also known as RukaPillan (a Mapuche word for “House of spirits”), Villarrica (2,847m) is the most iconic Chilean peak and probably the most climbed in South America. With an intermittent lava lake in its crater, stunning volcanic caves and 40 km2 of glaciers, this mountain attracts adventurers from all over the world.  

Our ascent starts from the base of Ski Pucon, a small ski resort. The first half or two thirds of the way we will hike up with skins. Once we get to a prominent rock known as the White Rock, we will probably need to use crampons due to the strong winds.

The summit of Villarrica has commonly smoke billowing from its crater. Furthermore, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding alpine landscape. After resting a little while and contemplating the natural beauty, it will be the time to ski. Steep slopes and top-quality powder snow are guaranteed!

Please note that this tour requires a considerable experience in ski mountaineering, and a good fitness level.

Besides, Pucón offers a lot of activities both for resting and for having fun. After a tiring day you can stay here to enjoy thermal waters, restaurants or discotheques.

So, if you are up for an amazing winter adventure in Chile, please contact me. Trust me: this ski mountaineering trip in the Villarrica volcano will be an unforgettable experience!

And if you are looking for a longer skiing tour, check out my 3-day program in Villarrica, Lonquimay and Llaima.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Acent: 5 hours / Ski descent: 25 minutes

Meeting point

Pucón, Chile.

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I was born in 1987, and since I was young I’ve been around the mountains, and for the past 12 years I’ve been practicing all mountain disciplines.

Some highlights of my climbing career: First Chilean to Cerro Torre via Ragni, first Torres del Paine alpine style traverse, and many other first ascents.

I did the IFMGA/UIAGM aspirant course in Bolivia in 2016, and recently got my full IFMGA certification in April 2018. I have also AIARE level 2 training.

Come and discover the mountains of Chile, a wonderful country, where we will have a unique experience together with a professional guide, in a truly unforgettable trip, it will be a pleasure to be able to guide you through some of the mountains of my country in your next vacations, i am sure will be the first of many adventures that we will enjoy together in the mountains of the Andes.







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