Within as little as ninety minutes you can have left Santiago and be on the slopes of some of South America’s finest ski resorts.
The skiing season lasts from late June to late September and good quality snow is virtually guaranteed throughout July and August and this is regularly accompanied by hours of sunshine and uncrowded slopes (except for peak holiday weeks).
Valle Nevado is one of the more popular resorts with three principal hotels, many restaurants and bars and many good runs, ski lifts and good equipment hire outlets. Portillo and Chillan are the other two popular and upmarket resorts close to the Argentinian border and attract a rich and glamorous clientele from both sides of the border as well as from overseas.
Over the last few years, Chile has earned a reputation for offering some of the finest fly-fishing in the world with superb fishing water on the rivers, lakes and streams that are so prevalent in the south of the country. The Lake District has traditionally been an angling hub, but recently a number of specialist fishing lodges have opened up in the Carretera Austral region to the south of Puerto Montt.
The season generally lasts from around October to May and the rivers and lakes are home to large numbers of rainbow, brown and brook trout as well as Atlantic and King salmon consequently offering some world-class fishing. Please contact us for further details on suggested lodges and prices.