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ARPA CAT SKIING - PORTILLO EXTENSION
1 Night Lodging | 1 Day Cat Skiing
From price based on twin/double-share room (group of 2) staying at Inca Hotel. Min 2 guests required to tour to operate.
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From price based on twin/double-share room (group of 2) staying at Inca Hotel. Min 2 guests required to tour to operate.
Base/invoice currency is in USD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 769
Book & pay deposit by April 30, 2016 and get 5% discount off advertised prices
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The ultimate way to finish a week at Portillo and maximise your ski time in Chile. Stay an extra night en-route to Santiago Airport and ski 10,000 - 15,000 vertical feet of freshies with Arpa Cat Skiing.
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Inclusions
  • 1 night twin-share accommodation (3 levels to chose from)
  • Breakfast (dinner with some packages)
  • 1 full day of snowcat skiing & boxed lunch
  • Transport from Portillo to Ski Arpa & to SA Airport
  • Use of avalanche beacon
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Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Ski Arpa Express Tour

Ski Arpa makes the perfect extension for those persons who have spent a week at Portillo. Just one hour from the town of Los Andes, Ski Arpa is on your return route to the airport. With most international flights departing after 8pm there is plenty of time to return you to the airport on Sunday for your flight.

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Itinerary Saturday – Portillo / Los Andes
After you finish skiing on Saturday your driver will meet you at the Hotel Portillo and transfer you to your hotel in Los Andes.

Sunday – Ski Arpa / Airport
Adventure skiing in the shadow of mount Aconcagua: A full day of cat skiing at Ski Arpa. Fantastic views of the Aconcagua (the highest peak outside the Himalayas) await you at the top. Guided by local experts, you’ll have approximately 10,000 - 15,000 feet of vertical. At the conclusion of the day you'll be taken to the airport in time for your international flight or to your Santiago hotel.


Your chariot awaits...

..untracked Andes powder..

..steep chutes & rock features

Accommodation Options

Inca Hotel
The Inca Hotel (not to be confused with the Inca Lodge at Ski Portillo) opened in late 2009. The 47-room hotel is conveniently located on the international highway in Los Andes making for easy access to Ski Arpa and Portillo as well as downtown Los Andes. The rooms are tastefully decorated in a rustic mimimalist style.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Casa San Regis
A beautifully maintained 18th-century hacienda, Casa San Regis provides an authentic Chilean experience which is hard to find at the main ski resorts. This bed & breakfast style hotel is the closest to Ski Arpa Cat Skiing (about 1 hour away).

The staff is warm and welcoming, embodying the best of Chilean hospitality. Large, comfortable dining and lounging areas showcase the original architecture. Both breakfast and dinner are included.

Meals Included: Breakfast & dinner

Termas de Jahuel
This recently renovated, historic, 4-star resort is nestled in the foothills of the Andes, near San Felipe, about a 60-minute drive from Ski Arpa. Termas de Jahuel features indoor and outdoor thermal pools, massage and steam baths for relaxing after a hard day on the slopes. Visitors to Termas de Jahuel will find cozy, ultra-comfortable guestrooms that are fully stocked with amenities such as mineralized spring-water showers and satellite TV. Trails through scented forest wind around the resort and the hotel has an elegant dining area.

Meals Included: Breakfast & dinner

2017 Rates & Inclusions

Ski Arpa Express Tour Prices

 Prices in USD (Per Person)
         
 Hotel Group size
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Single
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Inca Hotel - breakfast only
47 room hotel built in 2009 located on the hwy in Los Andes. Rooms are rustic minamalistic decor
769 674 635  679 647 631 612 65
Casa San Regis- breakfast & dinner
Superb 18th century hacienda. This is an authentic Chilean experience with great hospitality & meals.
871 776 737 782 749 733  715 39
Termas de Jahuel - breakfast, lunch & dinner
recently renovated historic 4-star resort. Indoor & outdoor thermal pools, massage, steam room & more
868 769 728 776 742 725  705 110

Packages Include
  • Prices include all ground transportation. Transfer may include additional passengers.
  • Pricing based on double occupancy accommodation (except for people paying single supplement).
  • Cat skiing at El Arpa includes as many runs as possible by 3 pm (10,000 - 15,000 vertical feet)
  • Boxed lunch at El Arpa
  • Guiding by certified guides
  • Avalanche safety gear
Not Included Inclusions
  • 1 night twin-share accommodation (3 levels to chose from)
  • Breakfast (dinner with some packages)
  • 1 full day of snowcat skiing & boxed lunch
  • Transport from Portillo to Ski Arpa & to SA Airport
  • Use of avalanche beacon
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Booking Conditions

DEPOSIT & FULL PAYMENT 

  • Deposit is 30% booking value (or full amount if less than 60 days to departure date)
  • Final balance due: 60 days prior to departure.
  • All payments are in USD

CANCELLATION BY YOU

  • more than 60 days prior to departure, full deposit forfeited less $50 admin fee.
  • between 30 to 59 days no refund of deposit.
  • Less than 30 days 100% total payment forfeited.
  • No refunds are given for no-show's or for not completing the tour for any reason.
  • Tour operator highly recommends you take out travel insurance at time of sending your deposit. 

CANCELLATION BY ARPA CAT SKIING

If a trip has t be cancelled due to reasons such as bad weather, high avalanche risk or lack of snow you will have the choice of being booked on the next available day or taking a full refund less a $50 admin fee. You will not be entitled to make any further claim for compensation, damages, expenses, loss of time or inconvenience.