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GUIDED OFF-PISTE & BC ADVENTURE
10 Nights | 7 Days Skiing | Nevados de Chillan

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Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
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Nevados de Chillan is a relatively unknown resort noted for its abundant snowfalls and amazing backcountry terrain. This guided 11 day tour will enable you to become intimate with this incredible volcano whilst incorporating some fabulous Chilean culture, food & wine.
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Fixed Date(s): Aug 10 - Aug 20, 2019
Days: 11
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Chile Powder Sessions

The Adventure Project is excited to announce the start of a new ski and snowboard program in Chile. They will be taking several groups of advanced/expert skiers and boarders to the southern Chilean resort of Nevados de Chillan for 10 days of riding some of South Americas best terrain and deepest snow this August.

You will have 9 nights staying in the small town of Las Trancas, about 8 km or a 10 minute drive each day to the ski area, in your own private transportation. Nevados is known as getting the most snow in South America (10m +) and has really fun natural terrain with many gullies and natural half-pipes. It has some of the best sidecountry around. The tour incorporates a scheduled day off in the town of Chillan, to explore the local wineries and enjoy a massive Chilean BBQ. The tour concludes with with one night in Concepcion, a vibrant town on the Pacific coast.

The tour will operate in small groups, with no more than 6 guests per group/guide. Your guide will be with you the whole time. If you want to experience one of the hidden gems of South American skiing and experience the distinctive Chilean culture, then this is a trip that shouldn’t be missed.

Program Focus This program is ideal for adventurous and experienced skiers/boarders to explore a southern ski area of Chile. This resort tends to be a little more off the beaten path for Western visitors and Chilean skiers alike, so the slopes (holiday periods excluded), tend to be quieter. You can get a more authentic Chilean experience at Nevados de Chillan! This area also gets a lot of snow and has great sidecountry access, with good inbounds terrain.

You’ll be guided for 10 days in total (7 ski days). The guides will put you through a comprehensive avalanche safety training and there is an opportunity to work on technique, if there are people in the group looking to improve on their freeride ability. This is a great program, not only do you get to ski/ride one of the best resorts in southern Chile, but you’ll meet a lot of the locals and experience their way of life, not to mention sample the local food. You’ll be in good hands!

Terrain & AccessNevados de Chillan has a lot of terrain that can be accessed directly off the lifts however with some traversing, the terrain becomes huge. There is also a massive amount of backcountry terrain that can be accessed via some relatively easy skinning/split boarding. How and what terrain you access will ultimately be determined by the group dynamics, however it is recommended that if you have touring gear you should definitely bring it along. If you plan to ski the backcountry you should also bring along avalanche safety gear (beacon, shovel, probe & backpack as a minimum).

Group/Session SizeThere is a maximum of 6 guests per group, led by 1 guide. There is a maximum of 3 groups per session, so 18 guests per session in total.

Minimum Ability LevelThese trips are for advanced to expert skiers and boarders. You should be comfortable in black diamond terrain and above, in variable snow conditions. You should be able to link fluid turns, with confidence.

How To Get ThereThe tour commences and ends in Concepcion, Chile. You will need to arrange domestic flights to Concepcion airport (Code CCP) via Santiago International Airport (SCL). You will need to arrive on the first day of the tour no later than 1:00 pm for your transfer from Concepcion to Las Trancas and your return flight from Concepcion can be any time on the last day. This flights search engine may be useful in finding the right flights. Please enquire to discuss flight times before making any flight bookings.

If you find you need to spend an extra night in Santiago, you can view & book hotels online here.


Huge terrain to explore

On an active volcano

plus cultural & winery tour

Sample Itinerary

The following itinerary is a sample of how this tour might play-out. The weather and snow conditions may vary the format slightly.

Depart home country for Santiago Airport and then fly on to Concepcion. Arrive in Concepcion by 1 pm.

Day 1 – Arrive Santiago
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The Adventure Project team will meet you at Concepcion airport where you will then depart for Las Trancas (173 km – 2 hours 30 minutes by private van). That evening there is a welcome dinner and avalanche safety talk. 

Day 2 – Safety Briefing & Orientation

AM avalanche safety training and then PM Nevados de Chillan mountain orientation, time permitting.

Day 3 & 4 – Ski / Boarding Days

Ski Nevados de Chillan.

Day 5 – Potential non-ski/cultural day – guided trip to Chillan.
Explore Chillan with an English speaking guide, visit wineries and enjoy a Chilean BBQ. Private transport included. The exact date of the trip is flexible as it is dependent on when everyone is feeling tired or there is inclement weather on the mountain.

Day 6, 7, 8 & 9  – Ski / Borading Days
Ski Nevados de Chillan.

Day 10 – Depart Las Trancas for Concepcion.
Overnight in Concepcion and farewell dinner (not included in price).

Day 11 – Departure Day
Depart Concepcion for homeward journey.

Lodging: Cabanas Los Hualles

For 9 nights your home will at the very comfortable Cabana Los Hualles located in Las Trancas, a 10-minute drive from Nevados de Chillan ski centre.

You will be staying in either the twin-share lodge rooms or in the 6 person cabins with 2 people per room. The twin-share lodge rooms will be given on a first come, first served basis. Once the twin-share lodge rooms are full, guests will be housed in the 6 person cabins, unless a cabin has been specifically requested for a group.

All rooms have cable TV and private bathrooms.

The property has its own restaurant (where you will have your daily breakfast and several night time meals) & bar, and it also features a hot tub and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the complex, and there are also laundry services available.


Cabanas Los Hualles

Twin rooms with private en suite

The all important hot tub

2019 Rates & Inclusions

Rates (USD per person)

USD $3,245

Notes

  • Price is per person (twin-share room)
  • Base price / invoice is in USD
  • Based on 4 guests (if less than 4 guests price will be higher)
  • Prices will be confirmed for your group by May 31st.
  • The guides can cater to 3 groups per session. The maximum group size is 6 people, with 1 guide per group, so we can cater for 18 guests per session. If you have 4 people then you can have your own private group (Max 4 program). If you have a full group, then the guides will not add any extra people to it. Minimum group size is normally 4 people.
Inclusions
  • 9 nights twin-share accommodations in Las Trancas & free use of hot tub
  • All breakfasts + 5 dinners at Cabanas Los Hualles (including 2 drinks - wine, beer or soft drink)
  • Daily guiding (1 guide to max 6 guests)
  • Ground transport ex Concepcion including daily transport to/from ski area
  • Day tour to Chillan/wineries includes a 3 course meal (asado as the main) at an exclusive restaurant in San Carlos
  • Comprehensive avalanche safety training at the start of the trip
Add-ons
  • Single-room supplement USD$350 per person (subject to availability)
Not Included
  • Flights - search for cheapest flights here
  • Travel insurance - buy travel insurance online here
  • Lunches, dinners (apart from those mentioned in the inclusions) and snacks
  • 7 x lift tickets (budget $50 USD per day)
  • Hotel in Concepcion for 1 night (budget approx $45 USD for the Ibis Hotel, twin-share, including breakfast)
  • Taxi service from hotel in Concepcion to airport on departure
  • Equipment rental (it is advised to bring all of your own equipment)
  • Additional tours such as heli-skiing or snow-mobile tours etc
  • Gratuities for The Adventure Project staff

Booking Conditions

DEPOSIT & FULL PAYMENT 

  • Deposit is USD $500 per person.
  • All deposits are non-refundable (unless trip cancelled by The Adventure Project)
  • Final balance due: 30 days prior to departure.
  • All payments are in USD
  • Customer is responsible for paying any fees such as wire transfer, PayPal etc.

CANCELLATION BY YOU

  • more than 30 days prior to departure, full deposit forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days 100% total payment forfeited.
  • Tour operator highly recommends you take out travel insurance at time of sending your deposit. 

CANCELLATION BY THE ADVENTURE PROJECT

The Adventure Project reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure. In this case you will receive a full refund. You will not be entitled to make any further claim for compensation, damages, expenses, loss of time or inconvenience.