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Skiing trip to Chile

Ski-touring trip to Chile - October 2017

Spring firn snow in October

For 4350 km, Chile stretches from the border of Peru to Tierra del Fuego. The central part of the country between Temuco and Puerto Montt is full of national parks. Along with mountains, lakes, and forests, these also offer a pleasant climate. In addition, there is a chain of volcanoes here, for example the Lomquimay, Antuco, Osorno, Llaima, Villarica, ...we don't have to decide, we can ski down them all. We will have great accommodations in the valley, enjoy spring in October, swim in hot springs, and savor Chilean food and good wine.

Requirements

The volcanoes in Chile are technically simple but should not be underestimated, because they have very long and, in the morning hours, hard firn-snow flanks, requiring crampons for a safe scent.

Also, every participant must be able to safely ski slopes with a gradient of 35° - 40° and accomplish climbs of 1100 to 1500 meters per day without a problem.


Program summary

Day 1: Flight to Santiago, Chile Day 11: Ski tour on the Villarica volcano; return to Pucon; overnight stay at the hotel
Day 2: Arrival in Santiago, overnight stay at the hotel Day 12: Extra day/rest day-individual activities; overnight stay at the hotel
Day 3 Departure for Antuco, overnight stay in a cabana Day 13: Travel to Osorno; overnight stay at Refugio Teski
Day 4: Ski tour on the Antuco volcano, overnight stay in Antuco/cabana Day 14: Ski tour on the Osorno volcano; overnight stay at Refugio Teski
Day 5: Ski tour on the Sierra Velluda 3585 m, travel to Curacautin/Malalcahuello; overnight stay at Hosteria Suizandina Day 15: extra day for the Osorno volcano; overnight stay at Refugio Teski
 
Day 6: Ski tour on the Lonquimay volcano; overnight stay at Hosteria Suizandina Day 16: Travel to Puerto Montt, trip back by overnight bus
Day 7: Rest day /relaxation in the spa; overnight stay at Hosteria Suizandina Day 17: Arrival in Santiago, rest of the day free; overnight stay at the hotel
Day 8: Ski tour on the Llaima volcano; overnight stay at Hosteria Suizandina Day 18: Day in Santiago ( extra day )
Day 9: Serra Nevada ski tour or rest day/relaxation in the spa; overnight stay at Hosteria Suizandina Day 19: Transfer to the airport and start the flight back
 
Day 10: Ski tour on the Tohluaca, transfer to Pucon; overnight stay at the hotel Day 20: Arrival in Austria

Itinerary

Day 1: We begin our flight to Santiago, Chile
Day 2: Arrival in Santiago, overnight stay at the hotel
Day 3: We will get in our rental car and travel south to Antuco, where we will stay overnight in a cabana.
Day 4: Our first ski tour leads us to the Antuco volcano 2985m. Once we arrive at the summit, we can enjoy the wonderful view of the many lakes of Chile, and we can look forward to the 1000 m firn snow descent that lies before us. We will again stay in Antuco in our cabana.
Day 5: Our second ski tour leads us to the neighboring mountain of Antuco, the Sierra Velluda 3585 m, where we will have the very best firn snow. After a long and beautiful tour, we continue to Curacautin/Malalcahuello, where we will stay in Hosteria Suizandina for 5 days.
Day 6: After a good breakfast, we will have plenty of energy for our next volcano, the Lonquimay 2865m. Then we can enjoy apple strudel with custard at Hosteria Suizandina.
Day 7: Because our legs will be so tired, today is a day of rest/relaxation in the spa. Overnight stay at Hosteria Suizandina
Day 8: We will start early, since 2000 m lie before us. Our goal is the wonderful Llaima volcano 3125m; firn snow at its finest is definitely worth the effort of the climb. Overnight stay at Hosteria Suizandina
Day 9: The Serra Nevada is a ski tour that initially leads us through forests of monkey puzzle trees and offers a beautiful view of our last volcano from the summit ridge. In bad weather, there will be a day of rest/relaxation in the spa; overnight stay at Hosteria Suizandina
Day 10: Ski tour on the Tohluaca, transfer to Pucon, here we are now in the tourist mecca of central Chile; overnight stay at the hotel
Day 11: The most famous volcano in this region is the Villarica 2853m, and our starting point is the small ski area at the foot of the still-active volcano. After a dose of sulfur at the summit and a beautiful descent, we will go back to Pucon; overnight at the hotel
Day 12: Extra day/rest day -individual activities. In Pucon, you can enjoy great Chilean cuisine and stroll through the shops. Or you can enjoy a boat ride over Lago Villarica ; overnight at the hotel
Day 13: We travel by car to the Osorno volcano. Here, we will make our way up to the Teski hut, where we will stay overnight. The hut is located right on the mountain by a small ski area. Overnight stay at Refugio Teski
Day 14: Ski tour on the Osorno volcano 2662m. We will get up early and climb to the summit. From here, we will have a panoramic view of Lago Llanquihue. A great descent lies before us, 1000 m of firn snow. Overnight stay at Refugio Teski
Day 15: Extra day for the Osorno volcano; overnight at Refugio Teski
Day 16: Now, our volcano trip is almost over, and we will travel by car to Puerto Montt. We will spend our last few days enjoying great food and start our journey back by overnight bus.
Day 17: Arrival in Santiago. If you want to buy some nice souvenirs, you'll have a great opportunity in Santiago; overnight stay at the hotel
Day 18: Day in Santiago. There is much to see and discover. We can travel to Valparaiso ( "paradise valley" ) or Cajon del Maipo and much more. ( extra day )
Day 19: We travel to the airport and begin the flight back to Europe.
20: Arrival in Austria


Info

Language in country: Spanish (Castellano)
Time difference: Santiago - minus 5 hrs. CET
Personal equipment: before the trip, all participants will receive a detailed list of materials

Included in the price

  • Transfers on-site
  • Half-board throughout the entire trip
  • National park fees
  • Accommodations in hotels or lodges, mostly in DBL rooms, sometimes in multi-bed rooms
  • Pharmacy
  • Austrian IVBV mountain & ski guide

Not included

  • Flight with Lufthansa/TAM upon request
  • Insurance package
  • Additional charges, which may result from changes in the scheduled program 
  • Single occupancy surcharge
  • Drinks
  • Ski touring equipment

Preparatory meeting
The date for the meeting will be set as early as possible, but not until we have been able to determine whether or not we will have enough participants. The company Mountain Sports makes every effort to organize an expedition professionally. This also includes the preparatory meeting. We are committed to providing our guests with complete important information and optimal materials. Both are important for the success of an expedition, if not essential.

Travel documents
For Chile, no visas are required. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the travel dates.

Climate
The climate of the lake area in the month of October can be compared to the months of April/May in Central Europe. During the day, it may be comfortably warm, but at night, the temperature may fall below freezing.

Vaccinations
The following vaccinations are highly recommended: polio, tetanus.

Management
Bernhard Neumann mountain guide - Mountain Sports Zillertal

Organization
Mountain Sports Zillertal

Registration
Early registration will ensure your place and will make the work of Mountain Sports much easier. For offers with train or flight arrival included in the package price, early registration is essential. Last-minute registrations may result in higher prices.

Terms and conditions
the terms and conditions of Mountain Sports Zillertal apply.

Price
€ 2760,- per person - with a minimum no. of 6 participants

Date
September 2017

Our travel agency is Freund Reisen in Mayrhofen.


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Booking information

You should register as early as possible to reserve your desired date. After we have received your registration, you will get a written confirmation. We then ask you to make a deposit. The remaining balance will be due on-site at the beginning of the tour.

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