Teton Gravity Research and On The Snow rank our trips as some of the best on the planet! Our small, guided tour groups run laps around our competitors. You get more time skiing and snowboarding with PowderQuest®!
- 8 guests per tour, maximum!
- 2 bilingual, experienced, certified guides on every tour
- Only tour company with all itineraries separate for distinct ability levels. Plus, separate trip focuses to match your riding style and how you like to spend your day on the mountain.
Plus You Get:
- More days on the snow and less time getting there
- Comfortable lodging with private bath
- Outstanding breakfasts and dinners with complementary local red wine
- Private transportation with our professional local drivers
- Fun, original, culturally intensive trip itineraries tested for 2 decades.
- One of the only tour operators offering guided packages skiing both Chile and Argentina in one trip.
- Priority lift line, cat ski and off-piste access in Las Lenas on our guided trips.
Off Piste, Lift Assisted Touring and Backcountry Tours:
For advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders.
Introduction to avalanche & mountain safety taught by certified professionals.
A team of bilingual, certified ski guides, with current first aid and recognized by:
- International Federation of Mountain Guides Association
- Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
- Canadian Ski Guides Association
- Canadian Avalanche Association
For advanced-intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders.
Bilingual, certified ski and snowboard instructors-guides recognized by:
- CSIA and more
What Our Guests Are SayingEach year over 40% of our guests are return customers. See testimonials from some of the hundreds of guests we have hosted since 1999.
Media Recommending PowderQuestSee recent reviews we have received from The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, Snowboarder, Skiing Magazine, Frommer’s Guidebooks and many others.
PowderQuest Tours is the ultimate ski tour company. See multiple resorts while only worrying about your turns and good times. — Calgary Herrald
After a great day exploring the mountains with our guides, relax in our select mix of comfortable hotels. All rooms have private bath and your choice of double or single occupancy. See individual trip itineraries for more details.
If the closest you’ve come to Latin American culture is drive thru tacos after a day on the mountain, you should be traveling.
Some of the best experiences in foreign adventure travel come from local culture. We get you deep into the Andes where we not only meet, but also spend quality time with the locals.
From the Mapuche Indians, curious school children in Bariloche, and farmers of the Chilean Lake District, to the stoked local powderhounds, smiling faces of Las Lenas, and friends of PowderQuest, we give you the opportunity to practice Spanish and see what life is like through local eyes.
You will return home with a new outlook on the world and are sure to leave with an indelible impression of these unique mountain cultures.
You have to let prospective tour guests know how incredible the food, nightlife and cultural experience is down here! – Stan Roden
Sure, we know you are here for the snow and summer skiing but hey, you can ski dozens of countries. What makes our trips so memorable, aside from the powder skiing in August, are the locals, their culture, and perhaps some of the best food and red wine out there.
PowderQuest guests say they have eaten some of the best meals of their lives with us! Throw in our guide’s wine selection included with your dinners, and you will not be disappointed.
Local cuisine includes homemade organic salads, empanadas, fresh seafood from the cold Pacific, including Chilean sea bass, hand made chocolates, and of course Argentina’s world renowned meats.
Vegetarian? No worries, Argentina and Chile have some of the freshest fruit and vegetables on the planet.
After a great day of skiing, and the sun sets over the Pacific, Chile and Argentina offer endless entertainment.
Whether you prefer learning to dance Tango in Mendoza or take a historic city tour of Buenos Aires and Santiago with local wine tasting or you prefer starting out with a cold local beer at Apres-ski, hitting a night club, trying your luck at the local casino and dancing until dawn in South America’s massive discotheques, The Andes offers evening entertainment for everyone.
The ultimate skiing and snowboarding experience, our top priority since 1999. It starts with Soul, the core of PowderQuest’s philosophy.
Soul is freedom. It is the endless search for powder that drives riders and skiers from around the globe to explore. Soul is about friends and meeting new ones throughout your journeys.
PowderQuest believes in adventure tourism that not only takes you to adventure, but creates it along the way with your help. We refuse to lock you in a tour bus and hold your hand like many tour operators.
Yes, our expert, bilingual ski and snowboard guides get you there safely, show you the goods, and help introduce you to the local culture, but we also know when to step aside, and let you make the call. Soul is experiencing South America through your own eyes. Check out our Patagonia ski tours to get some ideas on where to go this summer.
I had a fantastic time! The group and the guides were great and my stomach muscles hurt from all the laughing I’ve done over the past 9 days. The trip was a great adventure for me, having never been to South America before, and my expectations were exceeded in many ways. — Melissa Brown