Nevados de Chillan – August 2017
Join the TAP and explore one of South America’s hidden gems – Nevados de Chillan for 11 days this August. It’s a fun mountain, with great terrain for experienced riders, with the longest off-piste run in South America and the highest average snowfall in South America.
- Dates Session 1: 18th August to 28th August 2017.
- Session 2: 29th August to 8th September 2017.
- Cost – $2,985 USD per person, twin-share, based on 4 people in the group.
Experienced skiers and boarders, confident in double diamond terrain and variable snow conditions. Off-piste and touring experience recommended, but not essential (all participants must carry avalanche safety kit and have uphill capability). Comprehensive avalanche safety training will be provided at the start of the trip.
This will be an 11 day trip exploring the ski area and sidecountry of Nevados de Chillan. There will be 7 on-snow days including comprehensive avalanche safety training at the start of the trip (indoor evening theory session and then on snow practical training provided). There will also be a fun cultural day (normally taken during a weather day) which includes a private wine tasting session, an authentic Chilean asado BBQ experience and other local activities.
Nevados de Chillan is a large ski area more than 500 km’s south of Santiago. It has 12 lifts (6 chairlifts and the rest are T-bars and pomas) and 970m vertical (3,180ft). The longest run is around 10km’s long, the longest run in South America. Nevados receives a very healthy 10m of snow on average per year.
The terrain in Nevados for experienced skiers and riders is a lot of fun. The resort sits on the side of 3 active volcanoes and up high, the terrain has been formed into a multitude of gullies, ridges and bowls. There are a ton of natural half-pipe type features and plenty of steep runs too. There are even trees down low which provide excellent storm skiing opportunities.
If you like easily accessible sidecountry, with plenty of untouched powder, then this is the place to be! There are a relatively small number of backcountry skiers and boarders here, so you can find a lot of untouched lines. For those that like to hike, there are lots of touring options up to the top of the volcanoes. The views up high are stunning!
We’ll be flying to Santiago and then further south to Concepcion (about 1 hour 10 minutes). Our hosts will be there to meet us in Concepcion and then it is an easy 2 hour drive to Chillan and then onto our accommodation in Las Trancas. Each day we will take the short 20 minute drive to the resort in a van. We’ll ski and ride the whole day (with a stop for lunch) and then take the van back down at the end of the day. We have 5 nights of dinners (cooked by a private chef) at the accommodation and then the other nights we’ll be eating out at one of the many local (within walking distance) restaurants.
For more detailed information and all the inclusions and exclusions, please go to http://www.theadventureproject.net/chile/, or send us a message via our contact page. The Adventure Project, a trusted tour operator and guiding service who also run trips to Hokkaido in Japan, Gulmarg in India and Xinjiang, China.