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GUIDED OFF-PISTE ROAD TRIP
7 Days | 6 Nights | 6 Days Skiing inc 2 Days Cat
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USD 4,095
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Visit the highest ski resorts in the Andes and experience 2 days of cat skiing at Valle El Arpa. Situated in the shadow of Aconcagua, the tallest peak outside the Himalayas, these ski and snowboard centers will bring out the big mountain
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Inclusions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts & dinners
  • 2 days of cat skiing plus all lift tickets for resorts
  • Private ground transport
  • 6 days guiding by 2 qualified guides (1:4 guide ratio)
Add-ons
  • Single room upgrade $US695
Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Sidecountry
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Aug 05 - Aug 11, 2019
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High Andes Adventure Overview

The 7-day High Andes Adventure visits the highest ski resorts in the Andes and features 2 days of cat skiing at Valle El Arpa. Situated in the shadow of Aconcagua, the tallest peak outside the Himalayas, these ski and snowboard centers will bring out the big mountain rider in you!

The High Andes Adventure allows skiers and riders the opportunity to conveniently explore 5 resorts including Portillo, Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado and Arpa in 7 days. This trip is geared for more advanced and expert skiers and riders and provides the opportunity to hit some of South America’s most classic descents. Not feeling like going large, that is fine, the resorts we visit offer thousands of acres of inbounds terrain to play in. We spend 3 nights in the Aconcagua Valley, home to some of Chile’s finest wineries and vineyards, 1 night in Santiago, and 2 nights in Tres Valles.

Resorts Visited (5)Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado, Portillo & El Arpa Cat Skiing


Steep & deep at Portillo

El Arpa Cat Skiing

Cosmopolitan Santiago

Itinerary

This tour starts in Santiago, Chile and ends in Santiago, Chile.

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 and lunch at the bustling fish market, we head to the Aconcagua Valley and Los Andes our home for the next 3 nights

Day 2 - SKI/RIDE PORTILLO
Today we wind our way up the Rio Blanco Canyon to the border of Chile and Argentina and Portillo. One of the oldest and most recognized ski resorts in South America, Portillo’s legendary Lago de Inca is situated in a big mountain cirque surrounded by massive cliff walls leaving one in awe! Skiers and Riders can experience the Roca Jack, one of the most unique lifts in the world, and access to some of the steepest lift served terrain in the Andes. Portillo is the training grounds and melting pot for many of the world’s greatest ski racers and the birthplace of the Skier’s World Cup.

Day 3-4 - ARPA CAT SKIING
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 Saguro cacti, the road to Arpa is a 4x4 adventure in itself. In 2011 Arpa earned a spot on the Freeskiing World Tour!

Ski legend “Toni” Sponar spotted this remote valley in search of new ski areas in the Andes. With over 5000 acres of terrain, 3000 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. On day 4 the group descends on Santiago and its wonderful restaurants and nightlife.

Days 5-7 – SKI/RIDE TRES VALLES (VALLE NEVADO, LA PARVA, COLORADO)
We leave Santiago and switchback our way up to the mountain village of Farellones and the Tres Valles ski complexes of La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado Depending on conditions guides will choose which area to ski that day. Surrounded by massive Andean peaks, Tres Valles offers vast terrain options from in bounds cruisers and open bowls to some of Chile’s premier lift-accessed backcountry, including private shuttles on Santa Teresa. After skiing on day 7 we return to Santiago in time for guests to catch evening flights home.

PLEASE SCHEDULE EVENING DEPARTURES AFTER 7 PM.


Long runs in Valle Nevado

Miguel Torres winery

Steep off-piste at El Colorado

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates USD 4,095
  • 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)
  • Payments are in USD
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Inclusions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts & dinners
  • 2 days of cat skiing plus all lift tickets for resorts
  • 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 $US695
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.