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BACKCOUNTRY SKIING ADVENTURE

USD$ 670 / 1 day

What can I expect?

  • Experience skiing in the central Andes
  • Visit the only resort that is operated at 100% with a snow-cat service
  • Ski one of the best off-piste routes in the country (backcountry skiing)
  • 1,050 meters (3,445 feet) of vertical descent on excellent virgin snow terrain
  • Avalanche safety equipment (special Arva backpack, avalanche rescue apparatus)
  • All-day accompaniment from specialist ski guides

 

Itinerary Summary

For lovers of mountains and winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, this full day at the Arpa Ski Centre will be full of adventure! It’s one of the only places in the country where you can ski off-piste on virgin snow in the middle of the central Andes, and the only resort that is operated at 100% with a snow-cat machine to replace the traditional andarivel bridge.

It is located 108 kilometers outside of Santiago, near to the Portillo Centre – one of the country’s best ski resorts – making it an ideal destination for skiing in winter!

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Itinerary Details

FULL DAY:
BACKCOUNTRY SKIING ADVENTURE AT SKI ARPA

You’ll start your journey from Santiago to the Arpa Ski Centre – a journey of around two hours. Once you arrive, a full team of guides will be waiting for you at the center’s facilities with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Then, you’ll have some time to set up your personal equipment, receive your special avalanche safety apparatus, and listen to a talk about safety measures. At around 10 am, your adventure will begin!

The center has a special transport system – two snow-cat machines – which is how you’ll get around during the day. Each group will be accompanied by one or two professional guides, who are charged with selecting the routes and the number of descents you’ll do over the course of the day. This will depend on weather conditions, the group’s level of efficiency, and the potential for avalanches. Normally, the day consists of between 4 and 7 off-piste or virgin snow descents of around 20-30 minutes. Here, you will be able to ski in the middle of the Central Andes – one of the best places in the country to practice this sport. You will also enjoy some amazing views of various Chilean and Argentinean mountains, especially Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas.

After spending the day skiing, you will meet up with your group at around 4 pm to round off the day and head back to Santiago, San Felipe or Santiago airport, depending on where you’re staying.

Ski Arpa Facts & Statistics:

  • Terrain: 4,000 acres / 2,ooo hectares
  • Base facilites: Mountain Shelter, with a café, te and restrooms
  • Elevations: 2,690 meters (8,825 feet) at base; 3,740 meters (12,500 feet) at summit
  • Vertical descent: 1,050 meters (3,445 feet)

 

REGULAR TOUR

  • 1 Passengers – From 920 USD$  (Per person)
  • 2 Passengers – From 670 USD$  (Per person)
  • 3 Passengers – From 580 USD$ (Per person)
  • 4 Passengers – From 539 USD$ (Per person)
  • 5 Passengers – From 610 USD$  (Per person)
  • 6 Passengers – From 580 USD$  (Per person)
  • 7 Passengers – From 560 USD$ (Per person)

Price Includes

  • Small-group tours (maximum 15 people)
  • Transportation (Hotel pick-up and drop-off)
  • Driver (Professional License)
  • Professional Tour Guide (English)
  • Boxed lunch (Please advise if any restrictions)
  • Full Day of cat skiing at Ski Arpa (between 4 or 7 runs per day)
  • All ground transfer (transfer could be shared with other Arpa guest)
  • Avalanche safety equipment (special Arva backpack, rescue apparatus)

Important:

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. Bad weather and/or avalanche danger if the road to Ski Arpa is closed or the area is closed due to avalanche danger, skiers will be booked on the next available date or receive a refund less a $50 admin fee.
  • Persons under 18 years old must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. If skiing with a guardian the release form must be signed in advance of arrival by the parent
  • Have intermediate or advanced ski or snowboard level.
  • Ski rentals are available. Consult in [email protected] and make a reservation to ensure availability

Availability: Mid-June through mid-October, dates depend on snow conditions

Booking details:

  • Pricing Type: Per person
  • Minimum travelers: 2 (1 traveler need check the availability)
  • Operates: Daily, subject to availability
  • Languages offered on activity/tour: English / Spanish
  • Cut-off Time: 24 hours
  • Duration: 1 day

 

 

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING ADVENTURE

Duration: 1 day

Price: USD$ 670 / person

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