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Ski touring in volcanoes of Araucania
Ski touring in volcanoes of Araucania
Ski touring in volcanoes of Araucania
Ski touring in volcanoes of Araucania

Ski touring in volcanoes of Araucania

Come ski touring to the "Ring of Fire", composed by the volcanoes of Araucania and the Great Lakes. 2 weeks skiing down the best slopes!




11 Days


Sep, Oct






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Chile's renowned "Ring of Fire" consists of the active volcanoes in the south of the country. They are located between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. In fact, 10 of them are great volcanoes for skiing. The area covers 500km of the Patagonian regions Great Lakes and Araucania.

There are many small ski resorts at the foot of the volcanoes. Therefore access to the slopes is fast and easy. In addition, we enjoy staying in the heart of the forests. From here, we have to climb around 1300 m each day to reach the summit of the volcanoes. We can go to 5 or 6 of them. Of course this will depend on the weather conditions and the level of the participants.

We may find some powder if the conditions allow, but in spring snow of great quality covers the area. When skiing on volcano slopes, there are first steep sections, that flatten gradually as we go down to the base.

Here is the program and the itinerary of this unique ski touring trip. It may be subject to change, in order to make the best of prevailing weather and snow conditions.

Does this unique ski touring plan in Araucania sound interesting? Then please contact me! I know the area very well and I can guarantee it's a fantastic place for skiing while enjoying the sceneries.

And if you want to cross the border, we can also go to Argentina for some ski touring in Bariloche and El Chaltén!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Arrival at Santiago International airport

Welcome meeting at the airport. Minivan transfer to Malalcahuello. Arrival at Suizandina hotel. Check of the ski touring gears and layout of the safety equipment supplied.
Night at Suizandina hotel.

Day 2: Lonquimay volcano

It’s the ideal warming up volcano to hike. It’s an easy and gentle way up. It’s even possible to ski inside its crater.
Night at Suizandina hotel.
D +1300 /-1300 m, 4 to 5 hrs.

Day 3: Rest day

Enjoy breakfast and relax in Malalcahuello hot springs.
Night at Suizandina hotel.

Day 4: Llaima volcano

We start hiking this volcano from Conguillo National Park. We enjoy the wild and powerful surroundings.
Night at Suizandina hotel.
D +2000 / -2000 m
Also accessible from Araucarias ski resort, which makes the hike shorter (D +1200 / -1700 m).

Day 5: Transfer to Pucon

Drive south to the Great Lake region and the most famous active volcano of our trip.
Night at Geronimo hotel.

Day 6: Villarica volcano

Pucon and Villarica are really famous in Chile due to the magnificent lake reflecting this active cone, one of the four volcanoes on earth where you can actually see the magma inside the crater.
Night at Geronimo hotel.
D +1400 / -1400 m, 5 to 6 hs.

Day 7: Reserve day

Last chance to hike Villarica if it’s not already done, or explore Pucon and its beautiful nature.
Night at Geronimo hotel.

Day 8: Transfer to Huilo-Huilo

On the road, stop over at the extraordinary Geometricas hot springs.
Night in a tree hut at Huilo-huilo.

Day 9: Mocho-Choshuenco volcano

It’s a weird shaped volcano, looks like an UFO…. but what a skiing!
Night in a tree hut at Huilo-Huilo.
D +800 / -1200 m, 3 to 4 hs.

Day 10: Transfer to Termas de Chillan

Drive back north to Termas de Chillan.
Night at MI lodge hotel.

Day 11: Agua Caliente

From the top of the lift system, a short hike will take us to the amazing hot spring river Agua Caliente. A very fun experience.
Night at MI lodge hotel.
D +400 / -1000 m.

Day 12: Nuevo volcano

From the top of the lift system, we hike to the top of the Nuevo volcano to admire fumeroles and the beautiful Bio-Bio region.
Night at MI lodge hotel.
D +800 / -1900 m, 3 to 4 hs.

Day 13: Transfer to Santiago de Chile

Night at Los Espanoles hotel.

Day 14: Fly back home


More info

Minimum group size: 4.

Ski passes for 3 days are included (Mocho Chochuenco, Nuevo volcano and Aguas Calientes river). I provide a safety kit for each participant, containing, shovel, avalanche probe and avalanche beacon.

Meeting point

About the guide: Ski safari

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Ski safari

Guiding agency

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


Italian | German | French | English

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