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Ski Arpa Portillo Express

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Price p/p From price is per person based on twin/double-share room (group of 2) staying at Inca Hotel. Min 2 guests required to tour to operate.
Base/invoice currency is in USD inc taxes.
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USD 720

1 Night Lodging | 1 Day Cat Skiing

Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price is per person based on twin/double-share room (group of 2) staying at Inca Hotel. Min 2 guests required to tour to operate.
Base/invoice currency is in USD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 720
The ultimate way to finish a week at Portillo and maximise your ski time in Chile. Stay an extra night en-route to Santiago Airport and ski 10,000 - 15,000 vertical feet of freshies with Arpa Cat Skiing.
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Ski Arpa Express Tour

Ski Arpa makes the perfect extension for those persons who have spent a week at Portillo. Just one hour from the town of Los Andes, Ski Arpa is on your return route to the airport. With most international flights departing after 8pm there is plenty of time to return you to the airport on Sunday for your flight.

This adventure will have you skiing/boarding in the shadow of Mt Aconcagua (the highest peak outside the Himalayas). You will have a full day of guided cat skiing of 10,000 - 15,000 vert feet whilst you take in the incredible scenery of the Andes.

Your expert local guides will ensure your day is safe & you will be provided with an avalanch beacon for the day.

Skis & snowboards are not provided and are not available for rent so you will need to either have your own or have rented these from Santiago before you go.

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Itinerary Saturday – Portillo / Los Andes

  • After you finish skiing on Saturday at Portillo, your driver will meet you at the Hotel Portillo and transfer you to your hotel in Los Andes where you will spend the evenning.

Sunday – Ski Arpa / Airport

  • Your driver will pick up from your hotel & drive you to the cat skiing staging area.
  • You will have a full day of cat skiing (usually 4 - 5 runs)
  • During the day you will stop for a boxed lunch which is included in the package
  • At the conclusion of the day you'll be taken to the airport in time for your international flight or to your Santiago hotel.

Accommodation Options

Lodging for this package is staying at the 3-star Inca Hotel in Los Andes. If you would like an upgrade to a 4-star hotel, Termas de Jahuel may be an option subject to availability. Request a quote for this option of you would prefer the upgrade.
Inca Hotel
The Inca Hotel (not to be confused with the Inca Lodge at Ski Portillo) opened in late 2009. The 47-room hotel is conveniently located on the international highway in Los Andes making for easy access to Ski Arpa and Portillo as well as downtown Los Andes. The rooms are tastefully decorated in a rustic mimimalist style.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Termas de Jahuel
This recently renovated, historic, 4-star resort is nestled in the foothills of the Andes, near San Felipe, about a 60-minute drive from Ski Arpa. Termas de Jahuel features indoor and outdoor thermal pools, massage and steam baths for relaxing after a hard day on the slopes. Visitors to Termas de Jahuel will find cozy, ultra-comfortable guestrooms that are fully stocked with amenities such as mineralized spring-water showers and satellite TV. Trails through scented forest wind around the resort and the hotel has an elegant dining area.

Meals Included: Breakfast & dinner

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2023 Prices

 Prices in USD (Per Person)
 Group size: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Single
  720 700  660 660 640 680  660 n/a

Price notes:

  • Pricing based on double occupancy accommodation (except for people paying single supplement).
  • Cat skiing at El Arpa includes as many runs as possible by 3 pm (10,000 - 15,000 vertical feet)
  • Prices above are per person
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  • 1 night twin-share accommodation at Inca Hotel
  • Breakfast at Inca Hotel
  • 1 full day of snowcat skiing & boxed lunch
  • Transport from Portillo to Ski Arpa & to SA Airport
  • Use of avalanche beacon
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Booking Conditions


  • Deposit is 30% booking value (or full amount if less than 60 days to departure date)
  • Final balance due: 60 days prior to departure.
  • All payments are in USD


Number of days prior to departure date, when your authority in writing is received by us.
Cancellation Fee (expressed as a % of total program price per person)

  • more than 61 days prior to departure -10 % of the trip cost or USD 150 per person (whichever is higher) + expenses
  • between 60 to 45 days - 25% of the trip cost.
  • between 44 to 31 days - 50% of the trip cost
  • Less than 30 days or less - 100% total payment forfeited.
  • No refunds are given for no-show's or for not completing the tour for any reason.
  • Tour operator highly recommends you take out travel insurance at time of sending your deposit. 




 If we are closed due to weather you have the following options:

  • 85% refund
  • Change your reservation to the next available day

If we are closed for mechanical reasons we provide 100% refund based on the number of runs missed.

CANCELLATIONS by the Company

The Company reserves the right to modify or cancel a tour/trip with justified cause, under the following circumstances:

1.Client's failure to pay the balance in the due date. In this case, cancellation fees apply (please check "Cancellation by the Traveler" section of this document further below).
2. Glove Travel concludes that the safety and/or comfort of clients is put at stake/jeopardized or identifies a problem with a supplier implying the impossibility of operating the program and/or providing a service as initially proposed.

In these cases, Glove Travel will make every effort to reschedule or modify travel arrangements to not alter the nature of the trip. However, any changes may require a supplemental payment from you or result in a refund less any cancellation fees and non-refundable deposits.

3. Force majeure: Impossibility to operate the program due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside Glove Travel's control, the consequences of which neither Glove Travel nor its suppliers could avoid, including, but not limited to: war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), earthquake, industrial dispute, technical problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, epidemics and pandemics, adverse weather conditions and level of water in rivers.

If as a result of force majeure, Glove Travel is rendered unable to provide a portion of your holiday after it has commenced and alternative arrangements must be made, the passengers will have to bear any additional cost derived from those arrangements.

In case of expenses being recovered, these will be reimbursable in either cash or credit notes specifying a validity date - this will depend on third party terms & conditions applicable. Glove Travel will not be liable to refund in cash any service operated by a third-party who is extending a credit note or voucher for future services.

In case of refunds, any airline ticket cancellation fees, non-refundable deposits paid to local suppliers and other penalties may apply and be discounted. This refund will constitute full settlement of claims you may have arising out of our cancellation.

Glove Travel will not be liable by any means or reimburse any personal expenses such as airfare, hotel, or other travel arrangements done independently by the client.
By the Traveler: All requests for cancellations must be made in writing via email to Glove Travel. If for any reason you need to cancel your trip, the reservation deposit is returned minus a trip cancellation fee. For this reason, we strongly recommend you purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

During the Trip:

If during the course of the trip you decide for any reason to cancel the whole trip or to realize an altogether change of route, no refunds will be given for the unused services and/or accommodation.
Glove Travel will not grant partial refunds for any unused trip arrangements after the trip has commenced or any refunds to trip members who do not complete any portion of the itinerary. Additionally, cancellation charges for air and train tickets, cruises and others may vary. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

Prior to the Departure Date:

Glove Travel will assess a cancellation charge to cover loss of nonrefundable advance payments we have made on your behalf; communication expenses; and a management fee for the time invested in designing and preparing your trip.
Applicable cancellation charges (please see the table below: 'Cancellation Charges') are calculated with reference to the date on which we receive your cancellation request in writing, and we acknowledge receipt of the same. We incur costs from the time you make your booking, and you agree that if you cancel your booking, you will compensate us for our losses and expenses, as per the table below. Our cancellation charges increase the nearer the cancellation is made to your departure date.

We strongly recommend that you take out insurance cover for cancellation adequate to cover the value of your holiday. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges (please see the 'Travel Insurance' section of this document).

(*) Expenses refer to specific items that require deposits to secure bookings and that are not included in the non- refundable deposit. This may include airlines, hotels, charters and other special services. Please note that these items may have different cancellation terms than those established by Glove Travel, as well as black-out dates with specific policies, all of which shall be duly explained at the moment of the proposal and booking confirmation.

The same cancellation fees apply for partial cancellations of a booking.

Charges related to airline ticket changes and cancellations are subject to the Airline Company's term and conditions. Notwithstanding the type of advance cancellation notice the traveler may give, reservation made for long weekends or Festive Season (High Season, Christmas, New Year?s, Easter) might have non-refundable amounts.