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High Andes Adventure - Reviews

Beyond Expectations

Brian Unterman
16/11/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    August
My son and I traveled with Gomez and his guides this past summer to Chile. The entire trip was beyond our expectations. The organization of the trip and accommodations were great and we loved the Powder Lodge especially. The guides always found great lines and they were top notch in all respects! Not only was the skiing an adventure but we visited really cool places and the dinner spots were great as well. The entire group our week was super energetic and fun and the guides added to this as well. I would recommend Casa for any of their tours and hope to return on another adventure with them. My son had the trip of a lifetime as well and continues to talk about it. Thank you.

CASA Tours - August 2018 was incredible!

John Denison
15/11/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
CASA Tours was one of the best decisions I ever made. We skid Arpa, which only a few humans on earth can say they have done, on a two day CAT adventure. There were only 11 of us on the entire mountain and we did untouched bowls with condors flying above us. One day our CAT had to slow down because a family of llamas was in our path! And all without another person for miles. Then we hit El Colorado and La Parva over the next three days. It was great to see the resorts and even better to put the skis on our back and bootpack waaay out of bounds and drop in at 13,000 feet. My last day at Parva, after an hour and a half hike and dropping into an untouched bowl way above where the chairlifts stopped was one of the most intense runs of my life. The guides were extremely helpful. I would not have called myself an expert skier (and i probably still wouldn't) and our guides helped my find less challenging runs at the beginning of the trip while the more advanced folks went big. After I started to get my bearings, thanks to some coaching by the team and my fellow vacationers, I was doing the biggest runs the mountains had to offer. I went in to the trip solo and CASA did such a great job planning dinners and activities and we all left, after a week, like family. They also give you the freedom to explore the local areas and a few of us had some late nights in Santiago which was a blast. I strongly recommend their service as Gomez and the gang are working non-stop to make everyone's trip memorable. The little things go a long way too, like someone being there to pick you up from the airport and transportation back for your outbound. Super helpful. Best skiing of my life!

Incredible Trip

Scott Rice
14/09/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    August
I have been on many ski trips my life including some cat and heliskiing trips and Gomez's crew is the best I have ever had. We had a lot of different desires in the group and they managed to accommodate everyone. We had variable conditions from three days of great powder skiing to some NewEngland slop at the end but we had a great time anyway. For the first three days they managed to find fresh tracks most every run for those that wanted it. Food was great all week and accommodations were ok. I like the way he has the trip planned with more local lodging and restaurants so you can get involved with the culture as well, instead of being insulated in a sterile resort. Already thinking of my next trip with Casa. Japan?

Unique and wonderful experience

Sari
28/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Usa
  • Month:
    August
We had a really fantastic time on this trip. We got to experience places we never would have been able to go on our own. The guides were extremely experienced and familiar with the language, culture, and most importantly, the mountains. This is an extraordinary trip in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Highly recommended!

Trip of the year!

Claudio
24/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Svizzera
  • Month:
    August
amazing trip, everything was perfect from organization to climate condition.
nothing to say more: only thanks !

Unforgettable

Ryan B
22/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    USA
Getting horizontal while chasing vertical at La Parva
There is only one Casa Tours. There is only one Gomez. There is only one Nevados de Chillan. I was fortunate enough to get to know all three, all together, in one 8 day period. Even with a subpar snow year for Chile I had a great time. We caught some soft stuff on the last day that put a nice exclamation point on the trip.

Gomez and Alex are great humans and terrific guides. They'll find the best snow and show you some great lines. If you're an expert, they'll give you the super tech. If you like groomers, they can show you those too. You can't go wrong.

And off the mountain they're a lot of fun. They know the people and the people know them. Which makes for a very warm, friendly, and positive vibe.

CASA is the best bet for summer pow!

Matt S.
17/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
Casa Tours is your best bet for shredding pow in the summer! I went on the High Andes Adventure last year during a low snow year by Chilean standards and still got in some of the best skiing of my life. The guides are very knowledgeable and know exactly where to go to find the best snow, whether it is in bounds or in the backcountry. Our tour was even modified and we ditched a resort with very little snow and drove to another to catch the tail end of a 2 ft storm! We skied Valle Nevado, La Parva, and Nevados de Chilian...all resorts provided us with exciting terrain and great snow.

The guides go at the pace of the group...if you want to ski groomers, you can ski groomers, but if you want to hike or skin for the goods, the guides are there for you. All avalanche safety gear was provided including beacon, probe, and radio, along with teaching on how to use the equipment.

Aside from the amazing skiing, Casa tours provided us with top lodging and amazing meals. It is the perfect tour to experience some of the best skiing Chile has to offer along with being able to explore the countryside and immerse yourself in Chilean culture.

I highly recommend it and I am going back for more this summer with Casa!

Blew Away My Expectations!

Andrew Meyers
17/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    United States
I had never been on a guided tour of any ski area (and I've been to quite a few), and I had never been on a guided trip for any vacation (and I've been on quite a few), but I am sure happy I have now! Not sure I ever want to go back to non-guided for any new mountain I visit.

The food, lodging, and transportation was fantastic, but it was the on mountain guide that really sells it, so far exceeded my expectations that I'm not sure this review gives it justice.

Alex and Gomez were fantastic hosts, and I would definitely recommend any of their trips to all comers.

A Great Adventure

Randy Scott
09/07/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
I have traveled with CASA for the last three years. The trips are great fun: good skiing, nice accommodations, and excellent food. Dave ‘Gomez’ Johnson, owner and lead guide, is very customer oriented and does everything reasonably possible to make sure that his guests have a good time. While the skiing is the main purpose of the trip; I really like the exposure to the people and the culture of South America. I highly recommend CASA for a real South American ski adventure.