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01/07/2019 1:04 pm  

Bought a ticket to go to Santiago Chile for ~10 days. It's a family trip primarily and I'm thinking I can sneak in some riding, haha.

Any suggestions and tips for this? I've heard diverging opinions: small resorts / runs, hit-or-miss snow, etc.


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02/07/2019 10:11 am  

take the bus to Valle Nevado for the day, great backcountry

or take the Heli from the top of W hotel and go heli skiing

Portillo is another option but a little further away. it's one of the most beautiful resorts that i have ever been to. The Super-C couloir is EPIC! 

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02/07/2019 11:35 am  

Thank you, Mr. Lomax! 

Not sure I want to spend on heli but sounds like I should bring a splitboard then? Or lift-accessed backcountry short hikes?

I had heard bad things about Portillo but have been intrigued by it for years so sounds like I should try to check it out.


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02/07/2019 12:26 pm  

I'd bring a split. I never made it to Valle Nevado but had some friends there and they loved it. La Parva is right there too, and I think they have cat skiing. Farellones is the little town there (check out BASE CAMP Farellones) on facebook. 

Portillo is amazing, its just kinda hard to stay there and figure out the packages- and its expensive. the last day there- we never paid for tickets and rode all day without being hassled, haha, but things may be different now.

 

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02/07/2019 2:15 pm  

Great - thanks for the intel!

I found some Super-C vids: looks awesome, that traverse, though haha

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03/07/2019 9:28 am  

the super C is big climb

here is a vid I shot from one day at Portillo


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03/07/2019 12:05 pm  

Wow this is great! Your spins off these features look next level!


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