Chile Skiing and Snowboarding
Snow skiing in Chile has it all and is the destination for escaping the heat of the 2018 Northern Hemisphere summer. For prime powder skiing conditions at the resorts to small group guided ski tours getting you to areas you would not find on your own, the best time to ski Chile is July to mid September.
From legendary and top rated ski resorts like Portillo, Valle Nevado, and La Parva, to the volcanic snow-blanketed terrain of Nevados de Chillan, the Chilean Andes Mountains leave little flatland. Chili is a paradise for skiing and snowboarding during the South American winter, June to October. No wonder Outside Magazine recently named Chile the world’s best international adventure hub.
Chile Backcountry Touring: When to Go
August to September is your best bet for deeper snow bases, hitting the snowstorms rolling off the Pacific and longer weather windows (Think bluebird powder days). Starting in mid-September, longer days, corn snow and south facing powder cannot be missed. The countryside is scattered with smoking snow covered volcanos, and thermal hot springs, all the way into Patagonia. Untapped backcountry skiing and alpine ski touring on the beautiful volcanoes of the Lake District allows you to chase winter well into late October and often into November, but by that time you are probably already thinking about skiing back home.
What is the most popular guided ski tour in Chile? For the ultimate mechanized backcountry ski and snowboard experience, consider a mix of guided off-piste and snowcat skiing near the base of the mighty Aconcagua Mountain, the tallest peak in the Andean chain. Throw in day trips to Portillo, Valle Nevado plus dinner and nightlife in Santiago and you will understand why this tour sells out every ski season. Learn more
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PowderQuest’s guided small group trips have a maximum of only 8 guests. Solo travelers are always welcome. We offer 4 trip styles catered to how you like to spend your day in the mountains. Discover our most popular snowboard and ski tours in Chile below.
Focused on taking your skiing or snowboarding to the next level with friendly certified coaches at Chile’s best ski destinations. Visit multiple ski areas while becoming a better skier or snowboarder in the summer. Cool right?
Off Piste Tours
Explore the best in bounds and out of bounds terrain accessed via short hikes from the local ski resorts with our certified backcountry ski guides. Some trips include cat skiing. You’ll get to ride our secret stashes and return home recharged from these outstanding cultural adventures.
Lift Assisted Touring
The perfect mix of guided off-piste and lift accessed ski touring and splitboarding out of our favorite Chilean resorts. Earn your turns this summer on these culturally intensive snow chasing adventures.