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Sample Itineraries


Two Weeks: High Cordillera, Portillo and Chillan
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Day 1 (Travel Day):

  • Leave home

 Day 2 (Travel/Ski Day):

  • Arrive Santiago
  • Breakfast in Santiago
  • Head for Farellones, 1/2 day of skiing at El Colorado
    • http://www.andesweb.com/colorado.html
    • El Colorado's top lift reaches an elevation of 3,333 meters (10,935 feet) and the base elevation is 2,430 meters (7,972 feet).  Trails are for all ability levels and the resort offers much off piste skiing (40% beginner, 20% intermediate, 30% advanced, 10% expert).  Trails connect to Valle Nevado ski area.
  • Option:  Tour Santiago, no skiing, head to Farellones by evening
  • Stay in Farellones

 Day 3 (Ski Day):

  • Ski Valle Nevado
    • www.vallenevado.com
    • Valle Nevado's top lift reaches an elevation of 3,670 meters (12,04 feet) and the base elevation is 2,880 meters (9,450 feet).  Trails service all ability levels and there is much off piste skiing (15% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced, 15% expert).  Trails connect to both El Colorado and La Parva ski areas.  Snowboarding facilities include park and pipe.  Valle Nevado has Chile's first high speed detachable quad chairlift.
  • Option:  Helicopter skiing is available in Valle Nevado
  • Stay in Farellones

Day 4 (Ski Day):

  • Ski La Parva
    • http://www.andesweb.com/parva.html
    • La Parva's base elevation is 2,670 meters (8,759 feet) and the top lift reaches an elevation of 3,630 meters (11,909 feet).  Skiers and riders can explore trails, slopes, bowls and chutes for all ability levels (15% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced, 10% expert). La Parva has connecting trails to Valle Nevado and El Colorado ski areas.
    • Climb and ski La Chiminea -- one of the world's most perfectly shaped chutes (if interested)
    • Stay in Farellones

Day 5 (Ski/Travel Day):

  • Ski El Colorado, Valle Nevado or La Parva
  • Drive to Los Andes after skiing

Day 6 (Ski Day):

  • Ski Portillo
    • www.interknowledge.com/Chile/Portillo/portski.htm
    • Portillo has 12 lifts, including 4 chairlifts and the famous Roca Jack. The top lift reaches an elevation of 3,348 meters (10,984 feet) and the base elevation is 2,512 meters (8,241 feet).  Portillos high elevation makes for world-class powder.  Trails service all ability levels and there is much off piste skiing (20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 20% advanced, 30% expert).  Typical to the high cordillera, all skiing is above the treeline.
    • Portillo is about a 45-minute drive (60 kms each way from Los Andes).   Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas, is only 25 miles away from Portillo and can be seen on the way.
    • World-renowned off-piste terrain
  • Stay in Los Andes

Day 7 (Ski Day):

  • Ski Portillo
  • Option:  Snow cat skiing rather than Portillo
  • Stay in Los Andes

Day 8 (Ski/Travel Day):

  • Ski Portillo
  • Option:  Snow cat skiing rather than Portillo
  • Travel to Santiago after skiing

Day 9 (Travel Day):

  • Leave for train station at 6:30 a.m.
  • Train leaves for Chillan at 7:45 a.m. and arrives around 1:00 p.m.
  • Tour outdoor market
  • Option:  Drive to Chillan and tour vineyards on the way to Chillan

Day 10 (Ski Day):

  • Ski Termas de Chillan
    • www.andesweb.com/termas.html
    • Chillan's top lift reaches an elevation of 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) and the base elevation is 1,800 meters (5,900 feet).  There are trails for all ability levels and extensive off piste skiing (20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 30% advanced, 20% expert).  Snowboarders can enjoy the snowboard park and halfpipe.  More snow falls here than at the Santiago resorts, but the powder is heavier.
  • 51 mile drive to ski area
  • Hot Spring soak at ski area at the end of the day

Day 11 (Ski Day):

  • Ski Termas de Chillan
  • Option:  Helicopter skiing is available

Day 12 (Ski/Travel Day):

  • Ski Termas de Chillan
  • After skiing return to Santiago

Day 13 (Travel Day):

  • Tour Santiago
  • Evening flight home

Day 14 (Travel Day):

  • Arrive home
  • Siesta!

 

Will Wasson

Expedition Leader

will@snofari.com

(206) 399-9329



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