From boiling hot to freezing cold and back again on the actual barometer, this trip is the epitome of cool. Find adventure in ski resorts built around volcanoes, glamour in a mid-century modern lodge and contemporary design in an avant-garde series of hot springs surrounded by nature. Chile’s Lake District is home to all this and more. Come on in. The water, snow and lava flows are fine.
Check into the the chic Lodge Cantarias, an outdoor fly-fishing lodge at heart, but boasts an imcomparable setting that you can admire from your room’s private deck, the chic common patio, and even from inside the lodge with its full-length windows.
Snow days at leisure at Antillanca, a resort located within the Puyehue National Park and on the slope of the active Calablanca Volcano. The small ski resort (14 trails) is not highly trafficked, which results in minimal congestion and waiting time for anyone looking for a tranquil day on the slopes.
In the afternoon, transfer to all-inclusive Vira Vira for the night.
Shoulder your skis or snowboard and head up to Corralco, another prime resort nearby located deep within a carefully protected nature reserve. Intermediate trails abound at Corralco, but beginner and advanced runs can be found as well.
Throw yourself into three days of skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing through the monkey-puzzle trees nearby. Put your feet up at the end of the day in front of a crackling fireplace.
Enjoy a leisurely farewell breakfast before setting off toward Temuco on your return voyage.