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GUIDED OFF-PISTE ROAD TRIP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
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USD 3,895
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
This tour has it all…from snowcat skiing at Arpa to the classic steeps of Portillo ski resort to the volcanoes of Chillan, this is truly the best snow tour Chile has to offer! The trip travels from the shadow of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas, to central Chile’s volcanoes.
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts & dinners
  • All lift tickets on tour & a day of cat skiing
  • Private ground transport
  • 6 days guiding by 2 qualified guides (1:4 guide ratio)
Add-ons
  • Single room upgrade $US795
Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Sidecountry
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Aug 13 - Aug 20, 2019
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Condor Classic Tour

This Chile ski and snowboard tour has it all…from snowcat skiing at Arpa to the classic steeps of Portillo Ski Resort to the volcanoes of Chillan, this is truly the best snow tour Chile has to offer. The trip travels from the shadow of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas, to central Chile’s volcanoes, skiing and snowboarding in some of the most beautiful landscapes in South America. Along the way you'll get to taste fine wines at Miguel Torres Winery, dine in some of Santiago’s coolest “clandestino” restaurants, and wrap it all up with an amazing, home cooked, traditional BBQ.

The Condor Classic tour combines lift serviced resort skiing and snowboarding with cat-skiing, as well as hike to gate-accessed backcountry for prepared enthusiasts in search of legendary Andean powder and wild terrain. All participants should be comfortable in varied snow and weather conditions while searching for the best snow and terrain as conditions permit.

This tour is an excellent sample of Chile’s best terrain and is the featured itinerary for the CASA Alumni Snow Union Week.

Ability & Trip FocusThis trip is suited to skiers and snowboarders from intermediate to advanced. The focus of the trip is lift accessed on-piste, lift accessed off-piste, and lift accessed backcountry touring.

Resorts Visited (3)PortilloNevados de Chillan & Cat Skiing at Ski Arpa


Arpa Cat Skiing

Spectacular Portillo

Tio Bob's at Portillo

Itinerary

This tour starts in Santiago Chile and ends in Santiago Chile. The main airport for access is Santiago International airport (SCL). You can search for cheap flights here.
Day 1 - ARRIVAL DAY - TRAVEL to ACONCAGUA VALLEY 
CASA guides will arrange morning pick-ups for guests at Santiago International Airport or your Santiago hotel. After a brief city walking tour, we head off to Los Andes for lunch and our home in the Aconcagua Valley for the next 2 nights. Dinner is prepared specially for the group in a hacienda vineyard property.

Day 2 SKI/RIDE PORTILLO
Surrounded by massive Andean peaks, the legendary Portillo ski resort offers steep slopes, long groomers and some of Chile’s premier lift-accessed backcountry. Situated around the spectacular Lago de Inca, Portillo is one of the most scenic ski resorts on the planet. Get a taste of this classic Andes ski destination without spending your entire week here. Experience the wild Roca Jack lift, and then mix it up with world-class skiers at the famous Tio Bob’s.

Day 3 - CAT SKIING at SKI APRA
Considered one of the wildest ski resorts on the planet, Valle El Arpa is an experience not to be missed by snow adventurers. Climbing out of the Aconcagua Valley past stands of Saguaro cacti; the road to Arpa is a 4×4 adventure in itself. In 2011 Arpa earned a spot on the Freeskiing World Tour!

With over 5,000 acres of terrain, 3,000 vertical feet to descend, the most spectacular views of Aconcagua from any resort in the Andes, and skiing with an intimate group make Arpa one of the most memorable destinations to visit on your South American tour.

Day 4 - TRAVEL to NEVADOS DE CHILLAN
We journey south to the powder capital of Chile, Nevados de Chillan. En route we stop at the Miguel Torres winery for a 4-course lunch and wine pairing. The party continues to the ski pueblo of Las Trancas where we spend 4 nights in this forested magical valley, where huge storms are known to settle in!

Day 5-7 - SKI/RIDE NEVADOS DE CHILLAN
For 3 full days we explore our favorite ski resort in Chile, Nevados de Chillan. The resort offers thousands of vertical feet to descend; a lunar-like landscape including 3 volcanic peaks; and continues to be a relatively ‘undiscovered’ snow paradise. Nevados features everything from long groomed slopes and the gentle Tres Marias lava tubes to adventurous steeps in Pirigallo Valley and steaming summits of the Chillan volcanoes. Our evenings are spent celebrating our day in true Chilean style.

Day 8 - DEPARTURE DAY, RETURN to SANTIAGO
Today we return to Santiago. After making a stop in the city of Chillan and visiting its famous meat, produce and artisan market, we head north and arrive at Santiago International Airport by 6 pm. Please schedule your flight for after 7pm.



Nevados de Chillan

Historic Santiago

And miles of empty slopes

2018 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates USD 3,895
  • Price is per person, based on double/twin occupancy.
  • Single travelers, can be placed with a room mate or request a single room upgrade (subject to availability)
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts & dinners
  • All lift tickets on tour & a day of cat skiing
  • Private ground transport
  • 6 days guiding by 2 qualified guides (1:4 guide ratio)
  • Use of avalanche transceiver, shovel & probe
  • Use of 2 way radio
Optional Extras
  • Single room upgrade $US795
Not Included

CASA Tours Terms & Conditions

Deposit & Balance:

  • $500 non-refundable deposit at time of reservation
  • Balance due 60 days prior to departure
  • Bank Transfer, Check or Venmo accepted. We do not accept credit cards
  • All payments are in US dollars

Cancellation by YOU

  • $500 non-refundable deposit - greater than 60 days
  • 60 -14 days from trip = forfeit 70% of trip cost
  • less than 14 days from trip = forfeit 100% trip cost

Travel Insurance is MANDATORY

CANCELLATION BY CASA TOURS
CASA Tours do everything in their power to run all advertised trips, however they require a minimum of 4 guests to make a trip viable. If a trip is cancelled due to lack of numbers you will receive a 100% refund.