Chile: 8-day Tour
2018 dates: TBD
Escape the August heat by jetting to the Southern Hemisphere for pow turns and park laps. The 8-day Beyond the Boundaries x Steep-N-Deep Chile tour focuses on in bounds and out of bounds (conditions permitting) snowboarding at three of Chile’s most renowned resorts: La Parva, El Colorado, and Valle Nevado. TPS Head Coaches Christine Savage and Mary Walsh (as well as special pro mentors like Kimmy Fasani and Iris Lazzareschi) are joined by Steep-N-Deep Founder and native Chilean-American, Ian Gil, who has been guiding in the Andes for over a decade. Experience the rich history of Chile’s capital city of Santiago before spending four days in the mountaintop village of Farellones, where fresh snow, high altitude sunsets, and traditional Chilean apres and dinners await! Learn about backcountry safety from your guides who will prepare you for resort-accessed out of bounds terrain. Whether you are familiar with your beacon, shovel and probe, or new to the off piste, TPS and SND will help you to grow your knowledge and spend time in the mountains as safely as possible. Once you’ve enjoyed plenty of turns and powder slashes, head to the Chilean coast, where surfing, street art, and seafood await! Experience the majesty of the coastal cites of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, partake in a VIP wine tasting tour of Chile’s finest varietals, catch some waves near the bottom of the world, and enjoy a final rite of passage in this magical South American country: a night of dancing!
PRICE: $3200 (all inclusive, except airfare, lunch, and alcohol)
8-Day Tour Schedule:
Day 1: Arrival in Chile! Walking tour of Santiago and welcome dinner of traditional Chilean specialities.
Day 2: Head to Farellones, a mountain town situated in the majestic cliffs of the Andes and snowboard at El Colorado Resort.
Day 3: Ride at Valle Nevado.
Day 4: Backcountry and avalanche safety and snowboarding at La Parva.
Day 5: Snowboarding! Resort TBD based on conditions. Post-riding, drive back to Santiago (with bonus empanada stop on the way) for sushi dinner and nightlife!
Day 6: Time to go to the coast! After a traditional breakfast, head west to the port cities of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. Vineyard stop on the way for VIP wine tasting and lunch! Upon arrival at the coast, walking tour of beautiful Valparaiso, known for its prolific street art and dinner at one of Chile’s most well-known restaurants.
Day 7: From the mountains to the ocean, it’s time to surf! All abilities are welcome at La Boca Surf School where instructors and equipment await in the beach town of Concon. Celebrate catching waves with a cliff-side seafood lunch before heading back to Santiago.
Day 8: Departure for home!
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