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Ski touring in Chile – Volcanoes and Araucaria trees

Ski touring in Chile – Volcanoes and Araucaria trees
Ski touring in Chile – Volcanoes and Araucaria trees
Ski touring in Chile – Volcanoes and Araucaria trees
Ski touring in Chile – Volcanoes and Araucaria trees

Join Juho, IFMGA certified guide, in this incredible 11-day ski touring trip to the remote Chilean Andes, exploring the volcanoes and araucaria trees.


11 Days

Sep, Oct


The South of Chile is world famous for its volcanoes and beautiful, nature. Besides, the colourful and warm South American culture make any trip here more enjoyable. Together, these factors combine rendering this area a perfect place for an adventurous and fun ski touring trip.

The focus of this trip revolves around the Volcanoes of the region Las Araucarias. Here, the millennial Araucarias, beautiful trees, are a major part of the scenery.

The journey, which can be considered a road trip, starts at Temuco airport. From there we drive to the Nevados de Chillan resort. During the first days, we take advantage of the ski lifts to do some off-piste skiing and start nice and easy.

Then we head South, and take full advantage of the great variety of descents. We stay in a lodge and we can enjoy the hot springs in the area.

Finally, we explore the great Llaima, our last goal. It's an active volcano, impressive with its smoking crater and its glaciers. Definitely an experience you won't forget!

A big advantage of the private transportation is that we can modify the itinerary if we need to, due to weather conditions.

Next fixed departure: September 24th to October 4th.

You can also combine this trip with the Ski touring in Chile – Volcano experience, to ski the southern part of the volcanoes area.

Did you find this ski touring trip in Chile tempting? Then please get in touch with me so we can start planning! I already have fixed dates for next season.


Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip


Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Las Trancas

We meet at the Temuco airport in the early afternoon. A long drive, but it’s worth it since we can have the first dinner at las Trancas next to Nevados de Chillan, enjoying the views over the mountains and knowing that tomorrow we can make the first turns with our skis.

Day 2: Off-piste skiing

On the skis today! We use the facilities of the skiing area to ski off-piste making perhaps a short touring in the area to warm up. We stay the night in our lodging in Las Trancas.

Day 3: Nevados de Chillan

Tour to the Nevados de Chillan. From the skiing area we skin up the volcano and enjoy skiing down, completing our first tour of the trip. We stay the night in Las Trancas.

Day 4: Transfer to Antuco

Time to change place as we drive to Antuco, our next destination.

Day 5: Altiplano-like day

We drive up to Laguna Laja where the scenery is very similar to Altiplano. From there we make the ski tour to Antuco volcano enjoying the fantastic views to the blue lake and surrounding open landscapes. After 1400m of descent fun we return to our lodging.

Day 6: Transfer to Suizandina lodge

Our road trip goes further south as we drive to the Suizandina lodge, our base for the next days.

Day 7: Corralco - Lonquimay

Another great ski day. We drive to the Corralco skiing area and ski tour on the Lonquimay volcano. The rest of the day we ski in Corralco (freeride). Then we go back to Suizandina.

Day 8: Curacautin - Transfer to La Baita lodge

Sierra Nevada – another beautiful tour in the Curacautin region. We ski south next to Lonquimay. The view from the top gives us an idea of the next goal: Llaima. After the tour we drive through beautiful Patagonic landscapes to our next lodging, La Baita, at the foot of the majestetic Llaima.

Day 9: Conquillo National Park

Day in the green. We enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Conquillo National Park and make a walking tour in the incredible forest of the area. Then we go back to La Baita lodge.

Day 10: Llaima

Tour to the Llaima volcano. It is our biggest ascent with 1700m, but the reward is also great: magnificent views from the top of the highest peak. There is an active crater and huge volcano side to descend. After ski touring we go back to La Baita Lodge.

Day 11: Transfer to Temuco airport



More info

The tour is addressed to backcountry skiers who already have some experience and good physical condition. Participants should be conditionally able to perform 5 hours climbs and about 7 hours total touring time on the day. Technically you should master descents off piste up to a slope of about 30 degrees. Mountaineering experience is not mandatory.

Equipment: backpack 20-30L with ski carrying system, avalanche safety equipment (beacon, probe, shovel), crampons, harness, ice axe, 2 safety lock biners, trekking shoes, skis, climbing skins, ski touring boots, ski crampons, telescopic poles with large plates, technical underwear, touring pants, wind and waterproof jacket (hardshell, breathable) or soft shell jacket (depending on weather), intermediate layer / insulating layer (fleece or insulating jacket depending on weather), well-fitting socks, warm gloves, warm hat, bathing suit for hot springs, sunscreen and lip protection factor 30, sunglasses, thermos (unbreakable) and water bottle (or both, depending on the tour, weather and preference), passport, identity card, camera, cell phone, charger, credit card, cash in CLP.

Meeting point

At Temuco airport.

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

Hi, my name is Juho, a mountain guide originally from Finland. I started to guide when I came to Chile end of 2006. I was a living and working in Chile while I took UIAGM guiding cources in Argentina until 2011. Nowadays I am living on the shore of Lake of Constanz on Swiss-German border. ...and guiding from here in the Alps, Northern Scandinavia and in the Andes. I have also a small guiding company in Konstanz.


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