Ski Touring 4 Patagonian Volcanoes

Ski four of Chile's iconic volcanos, staying in beautiful lodges along the way. Ski amongst Araucaria forest during the day and unwind in the thermal hot springs in the evening. A classic Chilean ski experience.

8 Days

$2,500

Ski Touring 4 Patagonian Volcanoes - 8 - $2,500

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Ski up Lonquimay volcano and witness a great panoramic view of the Araucania area, Copahue, Callaqui and more
  • Drive to Conquillo National park and start from Lake Captren towards the summit of the Llaima Volcano
  • From the Araucaria forest, ski down into the crater of the Sollipuli Volcano
  • Ski the Villarrica Volcano with a great view of Villarrica lake and possible views of lava flows

Start from Temuco Airport and end at Temuco Airport

Landmarks visited on Ski Touring 4 Patagonian Volcanoes

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Temuco

Pick up at Temuco airport or Bus Station. Drive to Malalcahuello.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Posada del Rio


Day 2: Lonquimay Volcano (2,800m)

Total altitude gain from ski area 1.200m.

Short drive to Corralco ski area. Ski up Lonquimay volcano, contemplate our first great panoramic view of the Araucania area, Tolhuaca volcano, Copahue, Callaqui, Llaima and more.

Amazing downhill in a wide area of this volcano. Back to our mountain refuge. Visit spa Malalcahuello hot spring to enjoy the relaxing hot thermal water.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Posada del Rio


Day 3: Ski Arenales

Drive to Arenales ski area located 30 minutes from our Lodge. Ski up, altitude gain 500m. Back to our mountain lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Accommodation: Posada del Rio


Day 4: Llaima Volcano (3.100m)

Total ascent gain 1.700m.

Drive to Conguillio National park. Start our trip from Lake Captren towards the summit. It is a long traverse but even if you do not have enough time to reach the summit, Llaima offers you a great ski.

Downhill through west side of the volcano towards Araucarias Ski area. Transfer to Sollipulli.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Accommodation: Sollipulli Lodge


Day 5: Ski Sollipuli Volcano.

Start from Araucaria forest. Altitude gain 600m. From the top, we go into the crater, ski down until base of the crater. This impressive crater is covered by a glacier 5km wide, giving us an alternative ski slope. Back to our Lodge. 

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Accommodation: Sollipulli Lodge


Day 6: Drive to Pucon.

3 hour drive to Pucon, a touristic village located besides Villarrica Vocano. Dinner not included. Here there are a wide range of restaurants to choose from.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Naukana Lodge


Day 7: Villarrica Volcano (2840m)

Total ascent gain from ski area 1.600m. Ascent by north side.

Arrival at ski area of this volcano with a great view of Villarrica lake. We will go up hill in our skis until the crater of this active volcano at 2,840m. From here is possible to see lava flows into the crater. After that, a perfect ski down the same side to Pucon. Drive to cabin. Dinner not included.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Naukana Lodge


Day 8: Drive back to Temuco.

Transfer to Temuco airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,500 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

The price for a group of 4 people is $2,150 USD per person, for 3 people is $2,200 USD per person and for a group of 2 people the price is $2500 USD.

Departures can be set up on a date of your choice and we will help to form groups of likeminded travellers.

Includes

  • Bilingual mountain/ski touring Guide
  • Three nights in Malalcahuello (www.posadadelrio.cl) with breakfast and dinner
  • Two nights at Nevados de Sollpulli, with breakfast and dinner
  • Two nights in Pucon with breakfast (Dinner not included)
  • All private ground transportation
  • Box lunch in ski days Radio communication UHF and VHF First aid kit

Excludes

  • Flight to Santiago.
  • All personal ski touring equipment (available for rent skis, boots and poles)
  • Accident and rescue insurance
  • Cash for extra expenses
  • Extra meals during the ski touring
  • Dinners in Pucon
  • Backcountry safety gear, transceiver, shovel, prove.
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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