How to Get to Ski Arpa From Santiago
Depending on traffic getting out of Santiago and road conditions the last 13 kilometers (think dirt snow, and mud), it generally takes 2 hours to get to the Arpa base area.
Private 4×4 vehicle service
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Rent a car
Renting a car or better off, 4×4 truck or SUV is an option. However, keep in mind the dirt road, especially the final 13 kilometers is a serious off road adventure, especially when snow and mud is involved. 4×4 is generally needed and you should carry snow chains and a shovel. If you are visiting several areas during your stay your own vehicle can be worthwhile. Just keep in mind gas is expensive, the roads are not easy, and you will need to carry snow chains, even during a dry period. An international drivers license is required.
Head north about 80 km to the town of Los Andes. From there, follow signs to San Esteban then to Lo Calvo. Before arriving to Lo Calvo, you will take a right turn to El Cobre and then to Campos de Ahumada. From there follow the dirt road until you get to the ski area base which is a small parking lot and avalanche shelter.