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Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile
Santiago Chile

Santiago

Santiago is the gateway to any Chile skiing holiday and it's also makes a great base to access the Santiago ski resorts in nearby Tres Valles. Whether you just do a brief stopover in the city at the start or end of your Chile ski vacation, or stay there to access the Tres Valles ski resorts, Santiago is a must do!

With a population of 5.5 million, more than 36 percent of Chile’s population lives in Santiago. Whilst it doesn’t have the same pizzazz as other South American cities, Santiago is certainly the heartbeat of Chile.

Ski Santiago Chile - Nearby Resorts The Santiago ski resorts are the interconnected ski resorts in the Three Valleys (Tres Valles), a little out of the city. The boutique La Parva is only 50km east of the city and a popular choice for the elite of Santiago. El Colorado and Farellones ski areas are part of the one resort and are great for beginners and for racing on long groomers. Valle Nevado is a behemoth ski area that is internationally renowned that has impressive facilities.

To the southeast of Santiago is little Lagunillas, a non-commercial ski resort. Nearby is Chapa Verde, 145km from Santiago.

The most well known ski resort amongst North Americans is Portillo, which is 164km (about 2 hours drive) northeast of Santiago near the Argentina border. Portillo has been cited as one of Warren Miller’s top 10 favourite ski destinations, partly because of the steep slopes and the powder, but also because of the charisma of the big yellow Hotel Portillo.

A Santiago skiing vacation can include Chile heli skiing opportunities, and there are also day trips from Santiago to the Aconcagua Valley to go cat skiing with Ski Arpa (108km - about 2:15 hour drive from Santiago).

Where is Santiago? Santiago (Santiago de Chile) is located in the central valley of Chile between the Chilean Coast Range and the spectacular Andes Mountains.

The Santiago Benitez International Airport is the main airport which is located 26km west of central Santiago. LAN is the major international carrier with flights from Canada, United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Other airlines fly into Santiago from other South American cities.

A huge advantage of the ski resorts near Santiago over those in southern Chile and in Argentina is that they are so easily accessible. It’s generally much quicker to fly into Santiago than Buenos Aires, and from the Santiago airport the ski resorts are only 1.5 to 2 hours away.

Accommodation Santiago Chile Santiago has lots of accommodation options spread across the various neighbourhoods of the city. In recent years many hostels and other budget accommodation options have popped up, and there are also upmarket Santiago hotels that are very reasonably priced.

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Santiago Activities Your first impression might be that all Santiago has going for it in winter is the smog, and whilst Santiago activities aren’t as obviously attractive to the tourist compared to other South American cities, Santiago certainly has an intriguing allure. There are various things to do in Santiago Chile, particularly if you’ve got plenty of time on your hands. There are several museums, quirky shops, a vibrant café scene and a few other attractions.

A day trip to Maipo Valley or Aconcagua Valley to visit the wineries is a must-do, especially to try some of the unique varietals such as Carménère, a delicious medium-bodied red.

Day Wine Tours from Santiago Maipo Valley Premium Wine Tour - Day Tour
Don't leave Chile without experiencing some of its amazing wineries. This one day tour provides a quick taste of local Maipo valley wines and includes lunch...a great way to end a ski trip in Chile.....

Why Stay in Santiago? If you’re looking for a distinctive Chilean culture up at the Santiago ski resorts, then you may be a little disappointed. In Chile only the elite going skiing, and when you stay on-mountain at the ski resorts the atmosphere is similar to that of a North American ski resort.

However if you stay in Santiago where there’s a melting pot of socio-economic groups, you know that you’ll experience the real heart and soul of Chile. The culture of Chile might not smack you in the face as it does in some other South American cities, but Santiago provides a great opportunity to slowly absorb the Chilean culture….. all in Chile time.

Hosted Tours That May Include Santiago

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
High Andes Adventure DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ROAD TRIP
7 Days | 6 Nights | 6 Days Skiing inc 2 Days Cat
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Price p/p
USD 3,995
EARLY BIRD - book & pay deposit by Dec 31, 2016 & secure 2016 prices (save 5 - 10%)
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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Summer Snow Escape Off-Piste DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ROAD TRIP
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5+ Days Skiing
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USD 3,995
Ability: Advanced to Expert
An action packed adventure for advanced to expert skiers & snowboarders. Ride Chile's top ski areas (Valle Nevado, El Colorado, La Parva, Portillo PLUS El Arpa Cat Skiing) plus a night in Santiago to end the trip of all trips!
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Chile Ski Progression Adventure DETAILS
GUIDED PROGRESSION FOR SKIERS ONLY
8 Days | 7 Nights | 5+ Days Riding
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Price p/p
USD 3,895
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Designed for advanced-intermediate & above skiers looking to advance their riding ability. This adventure takes in the Tres Valley riding La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado, ripping it in Nevados De Chillan and tackling the legendary Portillo.
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Heli Skiing Tours
Andes Heli Ski Packages DETAILS
HELISKI CHILE'S BEST TERRAIN
4 Nights | 3 Days Heliskiing
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USD 7,128
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This deluxe package is ideal for those that have limited time yet want to experience the best powder and terrain in Chile in just a few days. Available for private & mixed group tours. The package includes 3 days of heli-skiing, avo safety gear, use of skis/snowboard, 4 nights of luxury lodging, transfers, meals & more
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Central Cordillera Heliskiing DETAILS
CHILE HELI SKIING PACKAGES
7 Nights | 3 or 6 Days Heliskiing
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USD 8,186
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
These private heli ski weeks comprise of either 3 or 6 days of heli skiing combined with 7 nights of accommodation that come in a variety of options. Stay in Santiago in a 5-star hotel & fly from the 55th floor of a city building, or stay in-resort on-mountain, or at a remote nature reserve
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Puma Lodge Heli Skiing DETAILS
PREMIUM HELI SKIING PACKAGE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 3 Days of Heli Skiing/Boarding
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USD 7,690
Book & pay deposit by Dec 31, 2016 and lock in 2016 rates.
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This 7 night, 8 day (3 full days of heli skiing) package gives you access to some of the very best powder skiing available in the Andes. And you will be doing it in style staying at the luxurious Puma Lodge. Runs average 1,200 m of vertical and 3 to 16 km in length!
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Cat Skiing Tours
Ski Arpa Day Trip from Santiago DETAILS
ARPA CAT SKIING - DAY TRIP FROM SANTIAGO
1 Full Day of Cat Skiing inc Transfers
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Price p/p
USD 582
Book & pay deposit by April 30, 2016 and get 5% discount off advertised prices
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
If you are based in Santiago and are looking for a unique and exciting ski or snowboard adventure, then a day of snowcat skiing (10,000 - 15,000 vertical feet) at Ski Arpa could be just the ticket! The full day tour (12 hours) includes return transport ex Santiago.
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