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Ski touring day in Cajon del Maipo, close to Santiago, Chile

Cajon del Maipo, Chile
Ski touring day in Cajon del Maipo, close to Santiago, Chile
Cajon del Maipo, Chile
Cajon del Maipo, Chile

Sebastian, your IFMGA-certified guide, will lead you on this exciting and enjoyable ski touring day in Cajon del Maipo, close to Santiago, Chile, where you will hike, explore and ski around the stunning and majestic mountains of the area, testing your skiing abilities and admiring the awesome views and scenery.



+1 Day

Jun - Aug




* Freeride ski on 6000m+ mountains just 3 hours drive from Santiago, Chile!

* Ski around some of the freshest, deepest powder in Chile

* Take in and admire the epic and awesome views!

* Test yourself on the variety of hiking and skiing routes available


If you are a thrill-seeker who is passionate about freeride skiing, adventure and exploration of new and beautiful natural places, then join me on this ski touring day in Cajon del Maipo, close to Santiago, Chile, as I guide you around the massive mountains of the region to find the best skiing and hiking spots that also provide the most exposure to the endless raw natural beauty and magnificent views out over the countryside.

Cajon del Maipo is a canyon located approximately a 3-hour drive from the Chilean capital city of Santiago, and is known for containing some of the highest mountain and volcano peaks in the country, including Marmolejo (6108m), the most southerly 6000m+ mountain in the world.

Our trip begins when I pick you up at 8am at Los Valdes or Lodge el Morado, and from there we drive to my refuge, located at 2700m high, which will be our base for the day.

From the refuge we then have free reign of the mountains around us, and I will utilize my expert local knowledge to help choose the most fun and enjoyable places to go, as we hike and ski on excellent and fresh powder.

The conditions are almost perfect here, and along the way there will be ample time to stop and admire some of the truly epic views of the landscape, scenery and terrain in front of us, with the vast tracts of Chilean countryside stretching out to the horizon.

Our day finishes by heading back to the refuge and then dropping you back to your pick-up point at around 5pm, hopefully having whetted your appetite to indulge in more ski touring in this sensational place.

Ski touring in Cajon del Maipo is a truly amazing and memorable experience – book now to enjoy the thrill!

For those who want to explore a different area, try our Freeride skiing in El Colorado, near Santiago (Farellones, Chile), here!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Price does not include: your personal equipment and gear for ski touring, food and water for the day, insurance.


Day 1: Meet, ski all day, finish

Pick up at 8am from Los Valdes or Lodge el Morado, drive to refuge (2700m), ski tour for most of the day, return to refuge, drop off back at Los Valdes or Lodge el Morado at approx. 5pm.



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Please bring with you: Arva, pala, sonda, freeride skis, freeride boots, suitable freeride clothes.

Meeting point

Los Valdes or Lodge el Morado, Chile

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I am Sebastian Rojas Schmidt from Cajón del Maipo. I leave in the middle of the mountains in a small mountain hut during the winter season and, the rest of the year, I travel between Patagonia, the Andes, the Alps or Himalaya.

I have climbed many summits in South America´s Patagonia and 2 mountains over 8000 meters: the Anapurna (8091m) and the Broad Peak (8047m).

I guide all around the Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. I climb and do mountaineering during the summer, and freeride, ski touring and ice climbing during the winter.

Chile and South America in general are full of mind-blowing spots and there is a lot to explore! Come discover the magical mountains of the Andes, ski freeride in Cajón del Maipo and climb in Patagonia!

Don’t hesitate to contact me on Explore Share if you are looking for specific programs. I will be glad to share my passion and prepare your next expedition.



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What people are saying about Sebastián



Sebastian was a great guide; very friendly, organized, flexible, safety conscious. He is a great mentor and goes above by offering advice with planning other aspects to our trip. Ski season is a shorter duration in Chile, we lucked out with our spring skiing conditions. Chile unfortunately does have limited road access to the volcanoes meaning hikes are sometimes required to get to the snow to start skinning. Stunning views, lots of terrain options for moderate ski tours vs difficult.

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