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Get ready for the ultimate winter adventure! Explore the surrounding area of Santiago by snowshoe before heading to one of Chile's most famous ski resorts for 5 days on the slopes. Get ready, get set, ski!

 

Price: Starting from $2,287

Duration: 8 days (August - September)

Activity Level: 1 2 3 4 5

Price: $2690

Student (15% discount): $2287
Private Departure (1-4 pax): $3497
Private Departure (5-10 pax): $2690

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Santiago
Day 2: Snow Hike in El Cajon del Maipo
Day 3: Head to Portillo
Day 4: Ski/Ride Portillo
Day 5: Ski/Ride Portillo
Day 6: Ski/Ride Portillo
Day 7: Ski/Ride Portillo and return to Santiago
Day 8: International departures.

Arrival DateEnd DateStatus
August 24, 2017August 31, 2017Open

INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 3 nights accommodation in Santiago
  • 4 nights accommodation in Portillo Octagon Lodge
  • breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner at Portillo
  • breakfast in Santiago
  • 5 days of skiing
  • guide services on snow hike
  • all ground transportation in Chile
  • complimentary use of heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center, full court gymnasium, aerobic and yoga classes, cinema, game room with climbing wall, disco, piano bar, ski and boot check, and timed race courses

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • beverages outside of designated meals
  • Ski/snowboard rentals or lessons

ITINERARY

Day 1: Santiago (1,706ft/520m). Upon your arrival to Santiago’s international airport, a OneSeed staff member will be there to greet you and take you to our partner bed and breakfast, located within walking distance from La Moneda, Chile’s Presidential Palace.

Inclusions: airport shuttle, accommodations (based on double occupancy)

Day 2: Santiago (1,706ft/520m). Head to El Cajon del Maipo for a day of snowshoeing in the Andes. Hike through the canyon and pass waterfalls as you take in the spectacular views of the San Jose volcano.

Total distance: 4 miles. Approximately 3 hours of snow hiking

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, guided snow hike, accommodations (based on double occupancy)

Day 3: Santiago to Portillo (9,450ft/2,880m). After breakfast, travel from Santiago into the heart of the Andes to begin your Chilean Andes skiing adventure. Settle into the lodge and spend the day on the mountain.

Inclusions: Transportation, all meals, lift ticket, bunk-style accommodations (Octagon Lodge)

Day 4: Portillo (9,450ft/2,880m). Spend the day in the Chilean Andes skiing/riding Portillo’s uncrowded slopes. At the end of the day, relax your legs in the hot tub, or enjoy the many other amenities that Portillo has to offer.

Inclusions: All meals, lift ticket, bunk-style accommodations (Octagon Lodge)

Day 5: Portillo (9,450ft/2,880m). Spend the day in the Chilean Andes skiing/riding Portillo.

Inclusions: All meals, lift ticket, bunk-style accommodations (Octagon Lodge)

Day 6: Portillo (9,450ft/2,880m). Spend the day in the Chilean Andes skiing/riding Portillo.

Inclusions: All meals, lift ticket, bunk-style accommodations (Octagon Lodge)

Day 7: Portillo to Santiago (1,706ft/520m). After breakfast, head out on the mountain for one final day at Portillo. In the afternoon, head back to Santiago for one final night.

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, transportation, accommodations

Day 8: Santiago (1,706ft/520m). International Departures

Inclusions: Breakfast, airport shuttle

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.


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PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time in the city.  Any luggage not needed in Portillo can be left in storage during your expedition.

Packing System: This expedition does not include porters. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal gear.

Carried bag weight limit: n/a

Ski/Snowboard Lessons Available:

  • Group Lesson:
    • One Day (1.5 hours): $42.00
    • Four Day (1.5 hours): $151.00
  • Private Lesson:
    • 1 Hour 1 person: $90.00
    • 1 Hour 2 people: $107.00
    • 1 Hour 3 people: $149.00
    • 1 Hour additional person: $49.00
    • Full Day (7 hours) 1 person: $593.00
    • Full Day (7 hours) 2 people: $742.00
    • Full Day (7 hours) 3 people: $929.00
    • Full Day (7 hours) additional person: $321.00

Rentals Available: 

  • Ski/Snowboard Rental:
  • Full “Sport” Package (ski/board, boots, poles): $38.00 per day
  • Full “Performance” Package (ski/board, boots, poles): $50.00 per day
  • Skis Only “Sport”: $22.00 per day
  • Skis Only “Performance”: $31.00 per day
  • Snowboard Only: $27.00 per day
  • Helmet: $10.00 per day

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Santiago
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Expedition Gear

  • Ski jacket
  • Ski pants
  • Ski gloves
  • Ski goggles
  • Fleece jacket or vest
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Ski socks
  • Clothing for evening in lodge
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries and medicine (showers are available)
  • Bathing suit

Other (optional)

  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Chile (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Outlet adapter

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

The winter in Portillo occurs in June, July, and August and temperatures typically stay in the 20s and 30s. However, the temperatures drop even lowers in the evenings so come prepared for any type of weather.

Portillo receives around 27 feet on snow each ski season. The typical day when a storm is not present is cold and sunny. The resort is located at 9,450ft above sea level. Be sure to drink plenty of water to minimize any altitude sickness symptoms that may arise.

Portillo Weather


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Went on the Epic Patagonia trip this Dec and the whole experience was amazing!! Absolutely stunning scenery, both our Jorge’s ;) (our 2 guides) were so knowledgable, thoughtful, and generous, and every detail of the trip went off seamlessly- highly organized.
I traveled to Patagonia, Chile this past November and the accommodations, food, guides, and trek truly exceeded my expectations. The company took care of all the planning for transportation and stays so it was great to not have to worry over all the details.

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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

Insure Your Trip

OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.   Travelex Cancellation and Interruption Insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.