Guide to

Ski The Andes

Fresh powder and stunning mountain peaks

ski country in the andes

The gorgeous peaks of the Andes – the second highest mountain range in the world – provide an incredible backdrop for your Chilean ski adventure. With several world-class ski resorts within a few hours of Santiago (some even sit on the slopes of active volcanoes!), Chile offers one-of-a-kind experiences for skiers and boarders of all skill levels. As Chile’s leading ski tour operator, Upscape delivers the most comprehensive portfolio of full-day and multiday excursions exploring the best that Chilean ski country has to offer. We are the exclusive operator of Ski Arpa snowcat skiing, the only cat skiing in all of South America, as well as a leader in heliskiing and backcountry tours. Combined with the best of South American hospitality, gastronomy, and culture, your ski tour is sure to be an adventure of a lifetime.

If you reside in the Northern Hemisphere, breaking away from the summer heat and hitting the slopes in Chile can be a major relief. To keep the “endless winter” momentum, join Upscape on the Andes Mountains, where you can ski down the second highest peaks in the world. With the laid back vibe at the Andes, there are rarely long lines at the lifts and you won’t have to worry about overcrowding.

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When to go

Winter season can start as early as late-June and generally continues through September. We recommend going in August when the local crowd thins out and powder is almost always guaranteed.

How to arrive

One great benefit of many ski centers in the Chilean Andes is their accessibility. From Santiago, most ski centers can be reached in under two hours (driving).


Language: Spanish Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP) Visas/fees: Travel to Chile does not require a visa for US/US/EU/CAN/AUS travelers. AUS citizens must pay a reciprocity fee.

What to do in the Andes

Where to Stay: Overnight Recommendations

Also be sure to see where to stay in Santiago.

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