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Along the Southern Latitude 36° of the Andean Cordillera of Patagonia lies an extraordinary abundance of active volcanoes that create some of the best spots for backcountry skiing and riding with miles of majestic landscapes.

This tour is for skiers and snowboarders with experience. Activities in this tour are physically demanding with full days of downhill skiing. It is best to bring all your own ski/telemark/snowboard gear.

Adventure Tours, Volcano Ski Tour

Days on the Mountain: <9

Number of Nights: 9
Maximum Group Size: 8
Number of Guests per Guide: 4
Lodging in Hosterias and mountain side cabañas as well as the ATAC apartment in Bariloche.
Lodging is no more than 20 minutes from ski areas.
Skills: Intermediate to Advanced.

Included: All breakfasts during the trip, transportation from Osorno to Temuco, lift tickets at every resort as well as one dinner in Bariloche.

Arrive to Temuco, Chile via Santiago, Chile. Meet the ATAC trip leader and other trip members. Drive to Pucón, Chile and spend the afternoon skiing at the Villarrica ski resort. In the evening enjoy the night life of Pucón and / or head to the Posones hotsprings set on Lliucura River just outside of town. Spend the evening in town at Ecole, a hostel known for its exceptional vegetarian cuisine.

Pucón - Villarrica: Continue exploring the Villarrica ski resort and possibly some backcountry options on the backside of the volcano. Spend the evening on a private ranch house outside of Pucón on the Palguin river.

Pucón to Lanin: Departing Pucón early in the morning, cross the Andean border, Paso Tromen leaving Chile and entering Argentina. The scenery changes from the lush steep mountainous forests to high mountain plains set with Araucarias (monkey-puzzle tree) in front of Volcano Lanin. If conditions permit, ascend Volcano Lanin (2900 meters above sea level) with an incredible ski descent. In the afternoon, travel to the small mountain town of Junin de los Andes where we stay the night.

Volcan Copahue: From Junin, leave early in the morning to Neuquen, a unique region set with mountains, rivers and old growth Araucarias. Arrive at Caviahue, a ski resort set right next to a world famous hot spring, our home for the next two nights. During the day, ski amid the Araucarias and hang out in thermal baths in the evening.

San Martin: Heading south early in the morning, we drive across the high plains of the Patagonian steppes to San Martin de Los Andes. Upon arrival, jump on your skis for a skin up the black mountain. With 2 hours of skiing behind us, head back to town for the best Patagonian lamb dinner on the southern cone!. Stay in town in lakeside cabins.

San Martin to Bariloche: continue over paso Cordoba to Bariloche. Staying in the middle of town at the ATAC private apartment, have access to the amenities of the biggest city of Argentina's Patagonia. Expect to explore both the wild slopes surrounding the town of Bariloche as well as the wild nightlife (the true adventure!)

Bariloche --> Buenos Aires --> Home: Leaving from Bariloche Intl., fly through Buenos Aires on the way home. You can also fly through Santiago on the way back. We can help you with these arrangements.

We do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, however this itinerary is subject to change.

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February 2005
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The ascent on the volcano ski tour, Chile.

Traversing on the volcano ski tour.

Corn skiing on the volcano ski tour.

Araucaria trees backlit by the sky, Chile.

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Looking across at Villarrica, volcano ski tour, Chile

Getting ready for camp. Volcano ski tour, Chile.

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Tour Dates
Day 1 - 10
Jul 7 - 16, 2006
Jul 21 - 30, 2006
Aug 4 - 13, 2006
Aug 18 - 27, 2006
Sept 1 - 10, 2006
Sept 15 - 24, 2006
Sept 29 - Oct 8, 2006

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