Our Favorite Ski Slopes, Sleeps & Spots

We sat down with Brian Pearson, owner at Upscape, to find out about his top ski-related picks in Chile, where he has more than 15 seasons’ experience. Below are his top spots for everything from where to ski or snowboard on untracked snow, to where to get the American-style burger, or how to get the most authentically Chilean lodge experience. For a quick look, we’ve split them into slopes, sleeps, and social spots.

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Slopes

Best chance for untracked snow: Ski Arpa

Best slack country/side country: La Parva

Favorite volcano: Antillanca (scenic, good terrain, good access to back country)

Most scenic drive in/up: Corralco, on a road lined with monkey puzzle trees

Corralco ski volcano

Take in the beautiful drive up to Corralco.

 

Sleeps

Best lodge host: Christian Schindler at the Powder Lodge in Tres Valles

Most authentic food and lodging close to skiing: Casa San Regis

Newest room renovations: Portillo

Best ski and wine combo from a single lodge: Mingre Guest House

Mingre Guest House Casona Maule

Relax in the 19th century Spanish-style Mingre Guest House.

Social Spots

Best Chilean-style sandwiches and quick bites: 3100 Resto Bar at La Parva

Best après-ski spot: Disco at Portillo

Best people-watching: 2 PM on a Saturday at 3100 Resto Bar at La Parva

Best slopeside American-style Burger: Tío Bob at Portillo

Tio Bob's Portillo Ski

Once you enjoy a burger up here you will not want to come back down the mountain.

 

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