Skiing with Araucarias and Volcanoes
This trip has been designed as a luxury holiday. We will visit 4 small ski areas in southern Chile, staying at 3 top of the range hotels and a charming family-run cabaña. The programme will take you both on and off-piste, with incursions into the backcountry and an introduction to ski touring. In each resort you will be provided with a day pass so if you decide to have a break, you can still make the most of your skiing holiday.
HighlightsSki around 5 volcanoes in 4 small ski areas of southern Chile, soak in hot springs, enjoy Chilean wine and bbq.
AccommodationSuperior room with mountain view at Valle Corralco Hotel & Spa at the skirts of Lonquimay volcano. Comfortable double room at Cabañas El Medina. Superior suite room at Hotel Antumalal overviewing Villarrica Lake. Superior suite room at Nothofagus Hotel & Spa immersed in southern beech forest.
Summary of Ski CentresCorralco at Lonquimay volcano
Las Araucarias at Llaima volcano
Ski Pucón at Villarrica volcano
Bosque Nevado at Mocho-Choshuenco volcanoes
Summary of NightsCorralco Ski Centre - 4 nights
Cherquenco - 2 nights
Pucón - 4 nights
Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve - 2 nights
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Your guide will meet you at Temuco airport. 4 nights stay at Valle Corralco Hotel & Spa.
Guided ski around Corralco ski centre on the skirts of Lonquimay volcano, a place of outstanding natural beauty with its snow-capped crater offering amazing views of its neighbouring volcanoes. Avalanche-awareness talk.
Guided ski around Corralco ski centre with off-piste incursions into Crater Navidad and Cerro Cautin slopes.
A gentle introduction to ski touring around the beautiful area of Los Arenales, a small abandoned ski centre with outstanding views of the Andes and Argentinian Pampas.
Travel to Cherquenco town and stay in a cosy classic colonist cabaña for two nights.
Guided ski around Las Araucarias ski centre, a small ski resort at the base of Llaima volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the Andes.
Travel to Pucón, the outdoor capital of Chile. Visit the town of Villarrica and relax in Pucón’s wide selection of bars and restaurants. 4-night stay at Antumalal Hotel.
Guided ski around the Ski-Pucón ski centre on the skirts of the smokey House of the Spirits (Villarrica) volcano with outstanding views of Villarrica lake and the towns of Villarrica and Pucón.
An expedition day to the far side of Villarrica volcano. Travel by 4×4 and ski tour up to the Pichillancahue glacier. A truly off-the-beaten track experience with a variety of terrain and superb views.
Explore the surrounding slopes around the base of Lanin volcano near the border with Argentina. Lanin is the highest volcano in the southern territories elevating more than 2,500 metres above the road.
Drive to the Huilo Huilo natural reserve with a stop at Termas Geométricas. Stay at Nothofagus Hotel & Spa for 2 nights.
Guided ski on the plateau between Mocho and Choshuenco volcanoes. Enjoy the charms of this tiny and unique ski centre.
Drive back to Temuco with drop off at the airport.
Please note all times and figures are approximate. We reserve the right to modify this itinerary according to the booking conditions.