What a better way to spend the summer than heli skiing in the Andes…Powder South, offers an excellent heli skiing programme which is be based out of four different locations.
The Heli Skiing Programme:
Heli Skiing in Chile is based out of the Chilean Andes Mountains and it has access to over 1 million acres of terrain – where to heli ski here is endless. Most of the skiing is on open Alpine glaciers down to steep descents and gullies and the maritime climate ensures regular snowfall and stable conditions. Expect the powder to be dry and light which is the best kind for powder skiing. The programme offers small group heli skiing in either 2 groups of 4 or 1 private group of 4 which allows for a super speedy programme. What more could you ask for?
The next question is where will you base yourself?
All four options available offer a truly cultural experience of Chile, which is unique to this heli skiing programme.
Altiplanico Lodge is based on the banks of the Maipo River and in the foothills of the Chilean Andes, with fantastic views of the surrounding Andes. The rooms are rustic with the interior taking inspiration from the surrounding nature and the art has been influenced by the local region. Days will be spent heli skiing in the Central Andes and you will be welcomed back by amazing food, wine and stargazing by the outdoor firepits.
This 5-star remote lodge is located in the Rio Los Cipreses National Reserve, near the Argentina Border. This modern mountain lodge has spacious rooms, which are also extremely inviting after a day of heli skiing due to their wooden interiors. Expect some stunning views of the mountains whilst enjoying your breakfast in the mornings and after skiing at post ski apres. It has an extensive list of amenities including gourmet restaurant, spa, sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tubs, swimming pool, gym, climbing wall and games room.
Vik Lodge (only private groups)
Located in the 11,000 acre estate in the Millahue valley, Vik Lodge is uber contemporary. It is a cutting–edge masterpiece of architecture and design which is avant-garde in style with the whole lodge show–casing Chilean and international artwork. Each suite offers different décor from different artist’s so each guest has a unique experience. The lodge is surrounded by the Andes and an extensive vineyard (expect some fantastic wines) so it is the perfect backdrop to relax after a day heli skiing.
If you love the hustle and bustle of a cosmopolitan city, then look no further than staying in the centre of Santiago for your heli skiing trip. You will be staying in one of the city’s best hotels, from either the Ritz Carlton to the W Hotel and you will fly out the mountains from the heli pad located on the rooftop of the building ‘Titanium’ – only a short walk from the hotel. Days are spent up in the Andes, and nights exploring the amazing city of Santiago, dining at some of Santiago’s finest restaurants.
Powder South also offer trips in Argentina and Antarctica – if you want to find the best trip for you then do get in touch with one of our heli ski experts on 0207 736 8191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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