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Specially designed for those who have a limited time to discover the Andes this amazing 11-day tour focuses on the best South America has to offer. In Argentina we ski Las Lenas home of the most challenging terrain in the Andes. Here we combine on-piste, inbounds off-piste, backcountry and snowcat skiing and riding while in Chile we ski Valle Nevado, El Colorado and La Parva. Highlight: Heli-skiing some of the best powder on earth!
Up to 10 days on the slopes.
10 nights in the Andes.
8 guests with 2 guides. Max 5:1 guest to guide ratio.
Las Lenas, Valle Nevado, La Parva
All deluxe hotels. Guests will be accommodated on a twin share basis but single supplements are available (Contact us for pricing).
● Las Lenas, Virgo Hotel ● Santiago, Santiago Marriott Hotel ● Valle Nevado, Valle Nevado Hotel
Most rooms are standard ones. Please contact us for upgrades or special requests.
Our guests will be outfitted with avalanche equipment including transceivers.
We will be in touch at all times with our Motorola FRS radios.
● Jul 30th – Aug 9th ● Aug 20th – Aug 30th ● Sep 5th – Sep 15th
For the 2011 season we will use private deluxe vans from airports to ski areas, assistance vehicles when needed and will fly LAN Chile round trip over the Andes.
● Las Lenas: Half board. ● Mendoza: Lunch. ● Santiago: Breakfast. ● Valle Nevado: Breakfast, après ski snack & dinner.
Andes Ski Tours trip leaders will take care of all luggage handling and ski/snowboard equipment rental when needed. Luggage forwarding service is also available.
All unlimited lift tickets.
Advanced and higher recommended.
BB Buffet Breakfast | L Lunch | AS Après ski snack | GD Gourmet dinner
Day 1 | Arrival in Argentina.
The tour starts at the fantastic city of Buenos Aires. After we meet we at the Ezeiza airport we head to the domestic airport to catch our flight to San Rafael. After a bit more than 2 hours we arrive in Las Lenas and check in at our hotel. Today we ski a few warm-up runs and adjust to altitude. Tomorrow we rip Argentinean powder! Virgo Hotel, Standard Mountain Room. GD.
Days 2-5: Las Lenas Ski Resort.
We spend four days exploring this incredible area. We focus on a combination of on-piste skiing, inbounds off-piste exploration, moderate to intense hikes and snowcat skiing. The 4,000+ vertical drop offers some of the best skiing in the Andes. Enjoy the Virgo hotel gourmet cuisine. Las Lenas sets the standard for nightlife. Virgo Hotel, Standard Mountain Room. BB, GD.
Day 6: From Argentina to Chile. We leave Las Lenas in the morning and stop in Mendoza for a late lunch at one of the best wineries in the area. Our private visit includes a private tour over the vineyards, cellars and wine tasting. We fly over the Andes and spend the night in Santiago. Santiago Marriott Hotel, Deluxe Room. BB.
Days 7: Next Stop: The Three Valleys of the Andes.
Early in the morning we ride to Valle Nevado Ski Resort.
Dressed up for skiing we start a two hour ride over the most scenic mountain road in the area and after checking in at our hotel we go skiing for the full day.
As another high Central Andes ski area we need time to adjust to altitude. Enjoy and relax! Valle Nevado Hotel, Standard Room. BB, GD.
Day 8-10: Valle Nevado, La Parva and El Colorado Ski Resorts. During these three days we explore the steeps of Valle Nevado, La Parva and El Colorado ski areas. There is a wide variety of terrain including long groomers, fun gullies, steep faces and more. Discover the Chilean champagne powder. Heli-skiing in the Andes is for sure one of the trip highlights. Book your seat with us in advance! Valle Nevado Hotel, Standard Room. BB, AS, GD
Day 11: Last Day on the Slopes. Good Bye Chile.
Today we have another full day to ski and ride Valle Nevado. When the lifts close we will ride back to Santiago and on to the airport. There will be enough time to catch all international flights.
Our tour starts in the great city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Discovering its many attractions is definitely worth the time. We strongly recommend our guests to arrive a day or two before the tour starts in order to explore this fantastic destination and its many attractions.
We all first meet at either the Ezeiza International Airport or at your hotel in Buenos Aires - if you arrived early - before heading to the BA domestic airport.
Our commercial flight to San Rafael leaves around mid morning so we plan to arrive in Las Lenas in the afternoon. As soon as we reach the base at 2,240 meters (7,349 ft.) the unique experience of Las Lenas begins! We will have enough time to explore the resort, settle and relax before dinner time. Here we will spend the next five nights in our deluxe ski-in ski-out hotel where breakfast and gourmet dinner are included.
Welcome to Paradise! You are just about to explore some of the best powder on the planet! Apart from the 64 km of groomers Las Lenas has the largest lift-serviced off-piste skiable area in the Western Hemisphere - more than 200,000 acres of inbounds off-piste skiing and snowboarding - and with a vertical drop of 1,230 meters (4,034 ft) you will find enough challenging terrain to keep you busy for days
Even when this ski area has 13 lifts there is one that shadows the rest: Marte! This is the chairlift of every skier's dream. Reaching 3,400 meters (11,155 ft.) and featuring a vertical drop of 2,579 ft. hundreds of chutes and couloirs are accessed from here. Explore the steep chutes of Marte and its wide open bowl right underneath the chairlift, Las Vegas, Eduardo's couloir, Mercurio… the backcountry here is endless! With a compassful of exposures every condition is always available somewhere.
After a great day exploring we will enjoy après ski at our slope side hotel. You can taste some of the best Argentinean wines at the local Wine Point, relax at the heated pool or hang out at the hotel bar.
Nightlife is a really important chapter of the local culture! Begin with a 8 or 9 pm dinner - forget about making reservations for 6 pm. Right after it you can go to the casino or have a drink at one of the local pubs. Finally dancing will keep you awake until five in the morning... But there's no hurry. This is just the second night in Las Lenas!
We will spend the next three days skiing and riding powder, exploring the steeps, chutes and bowls, making new friends and having a blast in Las Lenas.
This place is fabulous and may even rival the famous resort of Jackson Hole, WY. There is no other place on the planet that offers such easily accessible off-piste skiing.
Once you've reached the summit at 11,253 ft. you will be amazed by the incredible views of the surrounding snow capped peaks and the huge treeless valley. From the challenging terrain of Marte to the long and wide cruising runs down the face of the mountain Las Lenas is the place to be in South America!
When it comes to more challenging options our guides will show you some incredible hikes that can take from 30 minutes to 3 hours accessing awesome lines. Also Las Lenas has been offering snowcat skiing and boarding tours for the last few years. The terrain explored is pretty amazing and the views are incredible. Book your seat now!
It is time to leave Las Lenas. After having breakfast and doing some last minute shopping we will start our drive to the Mendoza airport. About an hour and a half before our arrival we will make a stop at one of the best wineries in the area for a great lunch, a vineyard tour and wine tasting.
By 5.30 pm we will be arriving at the airport with enough time to check in. Our short flight over the Andes takes about 50 minutes and the views are just magnificent.
We will have about one hour to relax before heading to one of our favorite restaurants in Santiago. Enjoy our special welcome dinner and get ready for four days of great skiing and riding in Valle Nevado.
Around 8 in the morning we will start our adventure with an amazing 2-hour drive along the Mapocho river heading east deep into the Chilean Andes. After enjoying this breathtaking mountain road views we arrive at Valle Nevado at 3,025 mts. (9,860 ft). This world-class resort with the largest skiable area in South America will be home for the next four nights.
Get ready as today the fun begins! Do not worry about checking-in or having your luggage sent to your room. Your guides will assist you with all those matters. If you arrived in Santiago a day early we strongly recommend you to start this day dressed for skiing as we will arrive before check in time and changing clothes in Valle Nevado may be a slow process.
Today we will explore the fun slopes of Valle Nevado and its famous powder. Here with the summit elevation at 3,670 meters (12,040 ft.) the snow quality is simply excellent.
After this active day we will enjoy an après ski snack at our cozy slope side hotel. Remember breakfast and dinner are included with our stay.
You just woke up at 9860 ft. in the heart of the massive Cordillera de los Andes! Today we ski and ride the pristine powder of Valle Nevado.
After an early breakfast we hit the slopes of this major ski resort in Chile. With lifts quickly climbing from the Prado base at 2,860 meters (9,384 ft.) to Cerro Tres Puntas at 3,670 meters (12,040 ft.) this all above tree line resort offers a variety of runs and fun slopes, wide open bowls, steeps and chutes.
In almost all of our Powder Dreams tours our guests decided to go heli-skiing. Reaching the surrounding high peaks of the Andes at 4,600 meters (13,780 ft.) this is an unforgettable experience for those who want to ski and ride the deep and untouched powder of the Southern Hemisphere.
After a great day in the mountains it is time to indulge. The hotels here offer a heated pool, sauna, weight room and massages. Enjoy the après ski activities and choose one of the five different restaurants. From Chilean to Italian, American, French and international the cuisine is delicious. After dinner a pub and live music are waiting for you!
Today we explore La Parva. This resort is reminiscent of a small village in the European Alps. Even when you won't find as many tourist services as in Valle Nevado La Parva is called the Aspen of Chile.
With a vertical drop of 960 meters (3,150 ft.) this uncrowded resort offers free riding for all levels, long and steep GS-style groomed runs and tons of snow. And for those looking for more challenging terrain you can explore the lift-served off piste area featuring deep powder bowls and cornices or hike to access the thrilling steep chutes of the south faces such as "La Chimenea" and "La Cara".
La Parva features 75% of sunny days during the winter season. On any of these blue bird sky days you can't miss the views of the Andes and the city of Santiago. Now it is time to go back to our hotel and relax. Once again the tough call is yours. Chilean or International cuisine? Red or white wine? Enjoy!
Good morning! After a good sleep we hit the slopes of Valle Nevado and its great powder. Today we will focus on fun skiing and snowboarding at the largest South American ski resort. Thanks to the lift link between La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado the skiable area here is huge.
As we provide our guests with a 3-mountain lift ticket you will be free to decide where you want to ski without being limited to one ski area only. Your guides will go show you how to ski all three areas in a loop loosing no time and getting the best out of your day. If you want to push your limits heli-skiing is available. This unique adventure lets you experience the magic of the Andes. Discover glaciers, slopes covered with eternal snow and spectacular descends through untouched powder. After skiing fun continues. Let's enjoy dinner in Valle Nevado for the last time - this year - and get ready to party with locals and other skiers and snowboarders from all over the world.
Today we have several hours to ski Valle Nevado. For those leaving Chile today we will ride down to Santiago airport on time to catch all international departures.
If your choice is to extend your stay in Valle Nevado or explore any other destination in Chile or Argentina we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements. It is at the Santiago airport where our guides will say good bye until next year. Have a safe flight home!
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