TERRAIN AND SNOW QUALITY: The Andes are known for big mountains and deep powder. There is an endless variety of terrain and we tailor our choice of terrain based on individual group ability levels and snowpack conditions. There are terrain options for virtually all ability levels – from wide open lower angle slopes to steep faces and couloirs. The amount of terrain to choose from seems limitless – there are beautiful lines very close to the ski areas, and dizzying layers of opportunity as we move deeper into the ranges. Individual runs tend to be in the 2,000 – 3,500 vertical feet range. The number of runs and total vertical groups ski in a given day and/or trip varies depending on a number of factors. We focus on delivering the best experience we can given current conditions. July and August tend to provide great powder skiing; as the weather warms in September, conditions can transition to corn snow.
HELI / GUIDE STAFF: I work with a truly awesome team of guides and pilots in Chile. The pilots are very experienced in the mountains who take the prime directive of “safety first” very seriously. We only fly in A-Star B3s or Bell 407s, which are the very best helicopters for small group heli skiing. When in Chile, I work with a small team of other guides and snow safety professionals; together we focus on safety and delivering the best possible experiences for our guests!