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USD 4,550

7 Days | 6 Nights | 4 Resorts

Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p Price is per person quad-share inc taxes.
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USD 4,550
Pack in 4 of Chile's best ski resorts in just 1 week! Whilst most of the terrain you will ski/ride is lift-accessed there will be some opportunities for ski touring & boot packing to get to the steep, deep and untracked powder. Join a tour as a solo or small group or create your own custom tour.
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Fixed Date(s): Aug 10 - Aug 16, 2024
Days: 7
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Santiago Ski Weeks

If you are limited with time and want to pack in as much skiing as possible at all of Santiago's major ski resorts, this tour might be what you are looking for.

This 7-day / 6-night tour starts in the Tres Valles where you will ski at the resorts of El Colorado, La Parva & Valle Nevado and then heads to the iconic ski resort of Portillo.

You will ski/ride with a local multi-lingual certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide in groups of up to 6 guests per guide.

Ski some of Chile's famous lines like Chimenea en la parva, falsa parva, Santa teresa, el tambo and the backcountry of la parva towards cerro el plomo and the chutes of cerro Pintor.

Your guide will be available to you 24/7 for the duration of the tour and in addition to the awesome skiing & riding, they will introduce you to the local culture, incredible local restaurants & bars.

The package includes moderate budget accommodations, all meals & transport to/from Santiago airport and to the resorts and/or other activities.

If you are interested, there are also opportunities for a day of heli skiing from either Valle Nevado or Portillo (subject to availability at the time of booking).

Group Type

You can join a fixed-date tour as a solo traveller or small group looking to join a group, or you can book as a private custom group trip any time during the custom date period. Fixed-date tours require a minimum of 3 participants to run.

It should be noted that whilst Esnativa Backcountry will do all they can to match abilities in the mixed group tours, there may be some variability between abilities which may influence some of the terrain choices. If this is of concern you are better off getting your own private group together of similar abilities.


This tour visits the best 4 ski resorts in the Santiago, Chile area being La Parva, El Colorado & Valle Nevado (whilst staying in Farellones) and Portillo (staying on-mountain).

The resorts all have good lift infrastructure and good on-mountain services. 


Whilst the majority of this tour is lift-access piste, off-piste and sidecountry, there will be plenty of opportunities for ski touring / splitboarding to access some of Chile's best backcountry areas.

Each of the ski areas offers open bowls, chutes and couloirs with slopes between 25 and 45 degrees. There is no tree skiing at these resorts.


This tour requires a medium to high level of physical fitness and strong intermediate to advanced level of skiing/riding ability to access the sidecountry/backcountry and some of the challenging steep and variable snow conditions.

If you have a friend or partner who is an intermediate skier/rider, they could potentially join this tour and ski/ride around the resorts each day.


You will require basic backcountry equipment including ski touring/splitboarding gear, backpack, shovel, probe & beacon. This equipment can be rented if required with advanced notice. 

Guiding & Hosting

You will have an experienced local guide/host for the duration of the tour who will be available 24/7. The guide ratio is 1:4 guests. The minimum number of skiers/boarders for a tour to go is 3 and the maximum is 6.

For your safety, all guides are certified and qualified and you will be guided by someone who lives and spends most of his time in this area.


Whilst this itinerary generally outlines the aims of this tour, adverse weather may require slight variations. In any case the focus will be on maximizing skiing and the adventure.

Day 1: Arrival Day

Upon arrival at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, your ski adventure in South America begins.

Your guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you (approx 1:30) to Farellones, which will be basecamp for the next 3 nights.

Farellones is located in the heart of the renowned Tres Valles ski terrain.

Day 2 - Ski La Parva & El Colorado

After a hearty breakfast at your lodge, you will set off to ski the resorts of La Parva and El Colorado, known for offering some of the best on and off-piste resort terrain in South America.

Here you will delve into the backcountry (mostly accessible by lifts), exploring untracked slopes and capturing unforgettable moments on camera.  

Day 3 - Ski Valle Nevado

Today you will head to the ski resort of Valle Nevado (another of the Tres Valles resorts), where you will experience breathtaking views and a diverse and impressive variety of terrain.

Making the most of the excellent ski resort lift infrastructure you will be offered a mix of in-bounds off-piste & backcountry skiing with 2800-3200 ft of vertical and slope angles of between 25 and 40 degrees. 

Day 4 - Travel To & Ski Portillo

Today after an early breakfast you will travel to the legendary ski resort of Portillo located in the heart of the Andes with a base elevation of 10,000 feet.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to cruise around the piste at the resort and/or conquer one or more of the technically demanding lines on offer. 

No matter where you are in Portillo, the views of the spectacular mountains and lagoon are astonishing and mesmerizing. 

Day 5 - Portillo Backcountry

Today is the day to venture into the Portillo backcountry, discovering the less traveled trails and immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the area. Downhills between 30 and 35 degrees, 3.500 ft of vertical drop and an apres ski at the base of the descent await you at the end of the day.

Day 6 - Ski Portillo

You'll revel in a full day at Portillo's exceptional ski resort, relishing in the top-notch facilities it provides. Indulge in the finest cuisine, savor delightful drinks, and engage with the incredible people who make Portillo a unique gem in the world of skiing South America.

This is the epitome of Chile ski packages - an experience that combines the thrill of ski touring with the luxury of world-class amenities.

Day 7 - Travel from Portillo to Airport

As the ski trip in South America draws to a close, you'll bid farewell to the stunning slopes of Portillo. Take in the morning views, reliving the unforgettable moments, before making your way to the airport for your return flight. This Chile ski tour has been an adventure of a lifetime, an experience that will forever be etched in your memory.


Farellones (3 nights)

The first 3 nights of this itinerary stays in the lovely little village of Farellones at 2,340 metres (7,874 feet) above sea level.

You will either stay at Chalet Valluga or Hotel la Posada depending on availability at the time of booking. Both hotels are lovely Patagonian-style buildings and offer cozy living areas, twin or quad-share rooms all with private bathrooms.

A buffet breakfast & dinner is served in the hotel restaurants each day.

Hotel la Posada

Cozy living areas

Private bathroom

Portillo (3 nights)

The second part of the tour you will stay on-mountain at Portillo at 2,880 metres (9,450 feet) above sea level in the Octagon Lodge. These rooms are based on quad-share however if you really want your own space there may be an option (subject to availability at time of booking) to upgrade to a room in the hotel. This will however increase the price of the tour quite a bit but ask for rates if this is of interest.

You will spend little time in your room as you will access to all of the Portillo facilities including:
  • 4 meals a day in the dining room
  • access & use of the pool & hot tub facilities
  • fitness room and classes
  • game room, bar and disco.

Octagon Lodge

Quad-Share Rooms

The hotel dining room

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2024 Rates

USD $4,550 per person
  • price is based on 4 sharing a room
  • rates include taxes
  • base rate is USD but can be invoiced in your currency
  • 6 nights hotel lodging
  • All meals and snacks
  • Guided ski days by local, bilingual UIAGM-IFMGA certified Mountain Guide
  • Transportation to/from Santiago Airport & to/from resorts
  • Private room upgrade subject to availability - $Enquire
  • Ski / snowboard rentals $ 120 usd per day includes boots, skis, poles, skins
  • A day or more of heli skiing
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Esnativa Backcountry Terms & Conditions


  • Single programs require full payment upon booking
  • For longer programs, a 50% deposit is required at the time of reservation. The balance must be paid 5 weeks before the program starts.
  • Bookings made less than 4 weeks before the trip starts must be accompanied by full payment.

After Booking

  • Along with receipts, we will send a sample of our liability waiver for your signature upon meeting, and if necessary, an experience questionnaire. 

Booking Conditions

  • Registration is subject to waiver completion and having travel insurance.

Changes and Cancellations

  • Esnativa reserves the right to modify or cancel itineraries or services due to weather or other reasons, without penalty.
  • We are not responsible for actions of third parties.
  • In case of emergency, rescue costs may be the participant's responsibility.

Cancellation and Refunds

  • Refund if Esnativa cancels.
  • Penalties for client cancellation vary depending on notice period. 

Limitations of Liability

  • We are not responsible for actions of independent suppliers.
  • Changes to the itinerary may be made for passenger comfort. Timely notification of any necessary changes will be provided.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

  • These terms must be accepted prior to being confirmed for the tour.