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USD 1,950

SNOWMOBILE ACCESS SKI/BOARDING TOUR
2N | 2D Riding OR 4N | 4D Riding

Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 2-night package staying in a cabin in a group of 4.
base/invoice currency is USD
displayed price may vary slightly due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,950
This tour offers up some of the world's best backcountry snowmobiling, skiing & snowboarding high-up in the Andes about 80km from Santiago. Packages are available for 2 nights / 2 days riding OR 4 nights / 4 days riding.
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Freeride The Andes

With world class terrain, the latest in snowmobile technology and expert guides, this trip can make your powder dreams a reality!

With over 20,000 acres of untouched mountains in their backyard, Dos Tiempos have been riding & guiding in this area since 2008.

By using powerful snowmobiles, they are able to access everything from scenic glacier runs and powder bowls to steep mountain faces and couloirs. 

Packages

You can either choose a:

  • 2-night, 2-day riding package (which commence on Friday evenings and conclude on Sunday after a day of riding); or a
  • 4-night, 4-day riding package (which commence on Sunday evenings and conclude on Thursday after a day of riding).

In each case you have the choice of a premium or a standard lodging option.

Packages included guiding from qualified & experienced mountain guides, the use of snowmobiles, lodging, all meals and snacks.

You will need to provide your own ski/snowboard gear as well as your own avalanche safety gear as these are not readily available for rent in this region.

Packages are based on private groups of 4 so the cost would increase for smaller groups.

Ability/Fitness

As the terrain and snow conditions can be tough and diverse, this tour is for advanced to expert skiers and riders with a good level of fitness who ideally have backcountry experience and backcountry snowmobile riding experience.

Basecamp

You have the option of staying in cabins or the lodge located in the small Andean village of Lo Valdés. 

Each day your will access the backcountry via a short 15 minute drive then via your own snowmobile. It is possible to ride 2-up if you are an expert snowmobile rider.

A Typical Day

Arrive at the Dos Tiempos house in Lo Valdes around 7:30am (which is about 10 mins from the lodging or 1 hour from Santiago).

If you are staying at the cabins or lodge in , you will be driven 10 mins to the Dos Tiempos house.

There you will be greeted with their famous hot coffee with whipped cream and a cozy fire.

If it is day 1, your guide will give you a safety talk, have you sign waivers and get an understanding of your backcountry ability and your dream ski/snowboard terrain.

The trail-head snowmobile put-in is a beautiful fifteen minute ride (depending on where the snowline starts) up the road with breathtaking views of Volcano San Jose. Your guides will unload your sled and have you skiing/snowboarding in no time.

There are dozens of options for terrain in each valley. Your guide will lead you to the best and safest zone that fits your specific abilities. You will park your sleds at the bottom, check snow conditions and then your guide will bump you (via snowmobile) to the top and point out the different options for runs.

During the day you will have snacks and drinks available.

A day at Dos Tiempos is a full, all out day…until sundown or until you are tired and ready to head down..

After an adventure packed day and the best runs of your life, your guides will take you back to the Dos Tiempos house, where Rion will be waiting with Chilean wine and snacks.

You will get warm by the fire, share pictures and relax.

From there, you can either head to the Lodge for a soak in the hot tub before dinner or head back down to the city if your trip is over.

About Dos Tiempos

Founder and lead guide Cristián Wehrhahn is a professional snowboarder, snowmobile enthusiast and mountain lover. He spent countless seasons with his best friend, Paulo Audisio snowmobiling in the Pacific northwest, Europe, and Alaska. Eventually, he decided to bring sleds back to his native mountains, in the search for better snowboarding. Cristian, Audisio and their band of friends started Dos Tiempos by loading their sleds onto a trailer and scouring the country for the best snow. In 2008, they found what they were looking for in Cajon del Maipo. They unpacked their sleds in Lo Valdes and never left. Back then, snowmobiles were unheard of in Chile. Cristian recalls a local goat herder saying; “they are like mountain rockets!” Cristian and Audisio totally agreed. These machines allowed them to explore untouched terrain with ease and speed.

Cristian and Audisio have been guiding for over fifteen years and have a deep understanding of their terrain and snow conditions. They are passionate about offering a service that is respectful to the mountains, safe and fun for all involved.

The first years in the valley, Dos Tiempos operated out of a base camp made up of two shipping containers. In 2013, Cristian met his wife, Rion, a Columbus Georgia native. Together, they decided to convert their shipping containers into a home. They traded snowboard boots for windows, salvaged old wood and built a humble but warm house that doubles as a basecamp for operating their business. When you arrive, Cristian, Audisio, Rion and their beloved dog Johan will welcome you in with Chilean/Southern hospitality and happily share with you their stories and love for the mountains.

Lodging Options

El Morado Lodge (Premium)

The El Morado Lodge option is the premium package. You will stay in a premium room with private en-suite bathroom and spectacular mountain views.

There are 16 rooms, decorated with simplicity and elegance, combining earthy colors and textures, creating an ideal environment to rest, contemplate the beauty of the landscape and the silence of the mountain. The aim is to provide guests with a space for total disconnection and deep rest, without distraction. This is why the lodge does not have televisions in its rooms, and only offers Wi-Fi in the rest area.

The lodge has a spa complex comprising of a large pool & jacuzzi,  bar, cafeteria, massage rooms, steam room & hot tub.

Breakfast and dinner is included in the package at the lodges restaurant.


Premium room

Pool & jacuzzi

Hot tub with a view

Punta Zanzi VIP Cabob (Standard)

This is the standard package option staying in a beautiful cabin designed for groups of up to 6 people who want to enjoy nature in a comfortable and high-standard place.

The cabin has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 4 bunk beds.

It has a fully equipped kitchen, full-size bathroom & covered terrace with built-in grill. 

Bed linen and towels are provided.

Breakfast & dinner is provided as part of the package. You will have your own cook preparing meals at the cabins.


Cabana VIP

Living area with fireplace

Full-size bathroom


Rates & Inclusions

2021 Rates

Package   2-nights/2 days riding  4-nights/4 days riding
 Lodge  USD 2,300  USD 3,985
 Cabins  USD 1,950  USD 3,650

  • these rates are based on a private group of 4. For example, a solo traveller would cost USD4,995 for the 4/4 package unless they could be mixed with an existing group
  • base/invoice currency is in USD

Inclusions
  • Daily guiding with experienced / qualified guides
  • Use of snowmobiles to access the backcountry
  • Lodging (2 options to choose from)
  • All meals & snacks
Add-ons
  • Return transfers from Santiago to Lo Valdes - $Enquire
  • Extra night of lodging on last night - $enquire
Not Included
  • Transport to Dos Tiempos house in Lo Valdes
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Avalanche safety gear (BYO)
  • Ski/snowboard equipment (BYO)

Dos Tiempos Terms & Conditions

Weather and road access:

Unfortunately, we do not control the weather. A snowmobile day could be cancelled due to inclement weather, foreseeable hazards, or circumstances beyond our control, like problems with our road access. In this case, a refund for 70 % of the snowmobile daily rental fee will be made. If our schedule and your itinerary permits, we will reschedule your tour. We promise to do everything in our power to get you in the powder.

Reservation Conditions:

1. In order to guarantee a reservation, a payment of 50% of the total value of the reservation is required

2. All reservations will be tentative until the deposit is received.

3. Your 50% down payment can be made via wire transfer or Paypal, and should be made 1 month prior to your trip date.

4. The total balance of the trip must be received before the guest departs .

5. Any reservation that does not meet these requirements may be cancelled without notice by Dos Tiempos.

Cancelations:

For cancelations made 30 days or more prior to the arrival date: NO charge

For cancelations made 15 days prior to arrival date 50% of your down payment will be charged

Cancelations made less than 15 days prior to your arrival date 100% of your down payment will be charged.