Ultimate Andes Ski + Snowboard Adventure: Catski + Resort Lift Access Backcountry: Chile to Las Lenas

Country: Argentina, Chile, South America
Style: Guided Backcountry Combos
Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Limited to: 6 guests
Dates: Inquire for 2022

Our award-winning Andes skiing and snowboarding lift-assisted backcountry touring adventure packs a punch with an in-depth South America ski experience visiting the best ski resort accessed backcountry in the Andes – Chile to Las Lenas, Argentina. Over the course of 12 days, you’ll tour crowd-free backcountry terrain with expert guides, explore the hidden off-piste stashes at internationally famous South American ski resorts, ride snowcats and descend heart-pounding steeps. In the evenings dine on local cuisine and sample the delicious red wines that have put both Chile and Argentina on the map. This is the kind of adventure that would take months to plan, but with PowderQuest all you need to do is show up ready to adventure.

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Trip Highlights

  • 2 countries in 1 trip- Chile’s Valle Nevado, La Parva, and El Colorado + historic Portillo + Ski Arpa Cat Skiing. Then it’s a hop over the border into Mendoza, Argentina and the legendary Las Leñas ski resort
  • Experience VIP ski style with guided tours to stashes known only by locals + priority lift line access at Las Leñas
  • Discover the vibrant culture of Santiago and classic wine country of Mendoza, Argentina
  • Vineyard tour, wine tasing and lunch on our road journey traveling from Mendoza to Las Leñas
  • OntheSnow.com rated this Andes backcountry tour the Best Summer Ski Safari

Trip Highlights​

Itinerary

  • Fly into Santiago (Airport: SLC) by 9:00am
  • Meet your PowderQuest ski guides
  • Drive to Farellones, Chile’s iconic mountain village
  • Check into our lodge
  • Ski El Colorado Resort warm up day
  • Snow safety class
  • Group dinner with epic sunset and Chilean red wine
  • Group breakfast
  • Backcountry out of La Parva, Valle Nevado and El Colorado – “The Three Valleys”
  • Chilean Apres ski
  • Watch the sunset from the outdoor hot tub or grab a sauna or massage
  • Authentic Chilean home cooked group dinner
  • Group breakfast
  • Pack up/check out
  • More backcountry skiing in “The Three Valleys”
  • Afternoon road trip wine producing region, Aconcagua Valley
  • Check-in to our Los Andes based hotel
  • Group dinner
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Drive to Portillo
  • Ski Portillo, Chile’s most iconic ski destination
  • Return to Los Andes
  • Dinner in town
  • Buffet breakfast
  • 4×4 drive to El Arpa, Chile’s adventure cat skiing destination
  • Full day of snowcat accessed backcountry
  • Apres ski at Arpa and dinner in Los Andes
  • Group breakfast
  • Hotel check out
  • Morning drive to Santiago airport
  • Short flight to Mendoza across the stunning Andes Mountains
  • Check-in to our hotel in Mendoza
  • Dinner in the city
  • Breakfast
  • Beautiful road safari through wine country to Las Lenas
  • Deluxe lunch and wine tasting at an Uco Valley vineyard
  • Check-in to Las Lenas hotel
  • Dinner
  • Daily breakfast at our hotel
  • Full days exploring the best terrain of Las Lenas resort and backcountry
  • Optional cat skiing
  • Dinners with red wine
  • Explore the booming nightlife of Las Lenas
  • Breakfast
  • Return to Mendoza
  • Mendoza-Santiago 50 minute flight
  • Farewell to the group and guides
  • Fly home from Santiago airport or...
  • Want to extend your trip? No problemo. Check-out suggestions in the “FAQs” below

Is This Trip For Me?

Complete for advanced skiers and snowboarders, the 12-day trip opens the best of each resort’s inbound off-piste terrain and backcountry touring thanks to our expert guides. We’ll get you to the best of the Andes via chairlifts, backcountry ski touring and cat skiing.
Make sure Backcountry tours are for you via the Trip Finder Quiz

Trip Essentials

Support
  • full-time, certified, bilingual guides with expert local knowledge
  • private ground transportation
  • round trip flight Santiago-Mendoza
  • all lift tickets
  • lift line priority in Las Lenas
  • adventure cat skiing in Arpa
Accommodations
  • comfortable hotels with private bath
Meals
  • daily breakfast
  • home cooked dinners in Farellones
  • dining out in Los Andes, Mendoza, and Las Lenas
  • vineyard lunch and wine tasting on day 7
  • red wine with dinners
  • mineral water
  • travel insurance
  • additional baggage fees on included flight. Allowance of 1 bag, 23 kg (50 lbs)
  • lunches (except at Arpa Catskiing)

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Accommodations

powder lodge in farellones

Farellones

This cozy lodge is located in the heart of the village, with close access to the mountain and within walking distance to vibrant nightlife. Rooms have private bathroom, and the lodge offers a sauna, massage room and outdoor hot tub.

inca hotel los andes

Los Andes

Conveniently located in downtown Los Andes, the modern Inca Hotels offers comfortable accommodations. An hours drive from Ski Arpa and Portillo resorts, the location offers a chance to experience a traditional Chilean town.

hotel huentala in mendoza

Mendoza

An intimate, small-scale hotel that is very well located in the center of Mendoza and within walking distance to the main plaza and popular commercial streets. There is a rooftop pool, a gym and a small spa.

escorpio hotel las lenas

Las Lenas

This ski-in/ski-out hotel located at the Las Leñas base offers comfortable rooms featuring a wood-and-stone décor, with a private bathroom. Being able to ski right out the door makes this our hotel of choice.

Book Trip Now

Professionally guided. Nearly all inclusive. Stellar lift assisted adventures await. Reserve your spot today.

Pricing Details at a Glance: (in USD)

  • $x 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 $x upgrade
  • Payment: A 20% deposit is required at time of reservation. Final payments 90 days before trip departure
Questions? Call us at 1-888-565-7158 or contact us via email.

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