Chile Ski Mountaineering - Blue Square Productions

Chile Ski Mountaineering

Skiing Chilean Volcanoes can be compared to the volcanoes in the Pacific NW, only better.

The name of the game on this expedition is "go where the snow is best." We are going to keep a loose itinerary in order to maximize fun and snow quality. We will fly in and out of Santiago, rent vehicles, and road trip to several amazing peaks. 

This trip will be lead by Mark Smiley, Janelle Smiley and Jed Porter. 

A blend of great food and drinks, a super fun group, and skiing our brains out will make this expedition a great way to maximize the pre-Northern Hemisphere ski season. 

Jed Porter on the summit of Huandoy East

Fun skiing and amazing food & wine

Hot springs to rest the legs

Sept 22 - Oct 3, 2018

Itinerary:  7 day and 14 day options.

1: September 22 - Travel to Santiago 
2: Meet up and head out of town
3: Ski tour near Santiago Cerro Pintor or Cajon Del Maipo
4: Drive to Chillan. 6 hours. Waterfalls and wine along the way
5: Light to mid-sized ski day near Chillan
6: Main event number one. Volcano Chillan 
7: Rest and drive and send home, from Concepcion airport, those that can only do the first half Drive Chillan to Pucon 
8: October 6 - Hike to hut on Lanin (first half only skiers: fly home from Santiago this day)
9: Bonus ski day 
10: Lanin summit day! Then drive Pucon to Osorno.
11: October 3 - Fly Osorno to Santiago. Travel home from Santiago.

Price: $5700 ($5200 for shorter version)


Ground transportation, lodging, guiding, and group gear in Chile
Pre-trip: training plans, gear lists, and personalized preparation advise 
Post-trip: professionally captured and printed 20"x30" image of your favorite photo from the trip

Not Included:

Travel to and from Santiago
Food and drink

How to Join?

1. Apply for this expedition by emailing me at with you backcountry skiing experience. Bullet points are fine, keep it simple.
2. If your experience level is inline with the requirements of this expedition, you will get an invite to the expedition.
3. Pay a $750 deposit that is non-refundable to hold your spot. 
4. Let the planning and prep begin!

Having a blast with our crew on a similar style trip in Peru

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