Chile Volcanoes Backcountry Touring

Style: Guided Backcountry
Country: Chile
Duration: 9 days
Limited to: 6 guests
From: $T.B.A. USD
Dates: T.B.A.

If you’re looking to ski the best of the Andes, there’s no better expedition than our Chile Volcanoes backcountry tour. Our expert guides will help you adventure deep into the legendary Araucaria region to ski some of Chile’s biggest volcanoes, like: Lonquimay, Villarrica, Lanin, and Quetrupillan.

With backcountry ski descents on Lonquimay and Villarrica of over 10,000 vertical feet, your quads might be burning just reading this. This 9 day guided randonee skiing and spilt board journey will take you to some of the most pristine, majestic, and advanced terrain in Chile.

After full days of volcano skiing, you’ll settle into locally run hotels and lodges with creature comforts such as thermal hot springs, local meat, fish and veggies—and of course Chilean red wines.

Trip Highlights​

  • Visit and ski Andes volcanoes: Lonquimay, Villarrica, Lanin, and Quetrupillan
  • Soak in volcanic mineral hot springs
  • Discover southern Chile's stunning landscapes and old growth forests
  • Immerse in the friendly local culture
  • Explore the Araucaria forest; living fossils known as "monkey puzzle trees"

Daily Itinerary

Arrival

Airport: Temuco, Chile (ZCO)
Pick-up Location: Temuco airport (1.2 hour connecting flight from Santiago)
Pick-up Time: 3:30pm

Departure

Airport: Temuco, Chile (ZCO)
Drop-off Location: Temuco airport
Drop-off Time: TBD

  • Fly into Temuco, Chile by 3:30pm
  • Meet PowderQuest ski guides and group
  • Drive to Volcano Lonquimay through the sacred lands of the Mapuche Indians
  • Take in the landscape of expansive farmland, natural reserves, and thermal hot springs
  • Check into hotel on the base of the volcano at Corralco Ski Resort
  • Mountain and avalanche safety introduction
  • Group dinner at resort with local Chilean food and wine
IMPORTANT TRIP NOTE: Example Itinerary as real schedule is dependent on weather conditions on these exposed Chilean volcanoes.
  • Group breakfast at hotel
  • Ski Corralco Ski Resort at the base of Volcano Lonquimay
  • Warm-up inbounds runs, off-piste as well as short touring options
  • Apres and group dinner at resort
  • Group breakfast at hotel
  • Ski tour to summit of Lonquimay Volcano, weather permitting
  • Backcountry descent off top offer constant 35-40 degree pitch
  • Group dinner at resort with local Chilean food and wine
  • Group breakfast
  • Pack-up, check-out of Corralco
  • Travel to Pucon, the “Entrance to the Mountain” at Lake Villarrica
  • Conditions permitting, ski 3-4 volcanos: Lanin (12,293 ft.), Villarrica (9,317 ft.), Llaima (10,252 ft.), and Quetrupillan (7,743 ft.)
  • Touring climbs to volcano craters, see epic panoramic views of the Lake District and smoking active cones in the distant.
  • Post ski, enjoy thermal hot springs along the Liucura River, mountain town pubs, and authentic local food.
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Pack up, check out, drive to Temuco
  • Catch afternoon/evening return flights
  • Want to extend your trip? No problemo. Check-out our "FAQ's" below for ideas!

Is This Trip For Me?

Advanced to expert skiers and split boarders welcome. This trip requires previous backcountry touring experience and individuals who are physically up for the challenge and a craving for adventure. The volcanic terrain will be varied, steep, and slightly technical.
Make sure our Backcountry tours are for you via the Trip Finder Quiz

Trip Essentials

Support
  • 2 full-time guides, certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA), the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), or the Argentine Mountain Guide Association (AAGM)
  • lift tickets when required
  • private ground transportation
  • all trip logistics
  • avalanche and mountain safety review
Accommodations
  • comfortable mountain lodging, private bath
Meals
  • daily breakfast
  • authentic dinners
  • Chilean red wine
  • mineral water
  • travel insurance
  • airfare
  • lunches and snacks
  • gratuities to PowderQuest guides
View or download the packing list

Accommodations

hotel corralco resort

Corralco

corralco

hotel corralco resort

Pucon

pucon

Book Trip Now

Ski the most dramatic terrain in the southern Andes. Volcanos. Craters. Chutes. Fresh lines. Reserve your spot on this epic tour today.

Pricing Details at a Glance:

  • $XXXX per person, based on twin or double share occupancy, private bath.
  • Solo Travelers: Will be paired with another same gender guest in a twin share room, private bath.
  • Privacy Please: Ask about our limited number of single rooms available for a $XXX upgrade.
  • Payment: A $600 deposit is required at time of reservation. Final payments are due 90 days before trip departure.
Questions? Call us at 1-888-565-7158 or contact us via email.

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