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Snoworks adventure course takes skiers to the volcanoes of Southern Chile. NEW

Snoworks have re-launched their South American adventure trip for 2017, where keen skiers can experience some of the most remote wilderness terrain in the world in the region known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Skiers will need to be confident on red runs and competent on easy blacks.

Some off-piste experience would be helpful.

Every day on the course presents a new experience with a mixture of ski resorts, backcountry ski touring and, of course, the five famous volcanoes.

The trip is spread over four different locations where skiers are based in a high standard of accommodation with most meals included during the trip.

A Snoworks instructor will accompany the group along with local mountain guides who have worked closely with Snoworks for many years.

The aim is to ski and explore the areas as much as possible with the majority of skiing taking place off-piste.


VillarricaChilean volcano Villarrica
















Snoworks' Chile adventureSnoworks' Chile adventure
















"Chile is one of my favourite all time skiing destinations," comments Phil Smith director of Snoworks.

"After travelling across the whole world in search of amazing skiing experiences the volcanoes of Huilo-Huilo are right at the top of the list."

"The forest, the skiing from the top of two volcanoes and the hotel too."

"It is truly a unique experience."

Snoworks director, Phil SmithSnoworks director, Phil Smith
















Course dates: 6th - 19th August, 2017

Price: £6,050pp 

It includes:

Return flights from Santiago to Temuco, private transportation between all destinations and venues, full board accommodation, all ski lift tickets, snowmobile transport, entrance fees for spas included as per the itinerary, other activities included in the itinerary when skiing is not possible, all tips, mountain guide for the whole duration of the itinerary, Snoworks instructor and host, off-piste safety equipment if required including transceiver, shovel and probe.

Not included: international flights, drinks and extra beverages, excess baggage on internal flights, insurance.

Basic Itinerary:

Day 1 - (August 7th) depart from Europe
Day 2 - Arrive Santiago - domestic flight to Temuco - drive to Malalcahuello
Day 3 - Skiing in Lonquimay volcano, on piste and off-piste skiing
Day 4 - Ski Corralco, Lonquimay volcano - optional volcano climb
Day 5 - Ski in the morning in Corralco - drive to Caviahue Argentina
Day 6 - Ski Caviahue ski resort
Day 7 - Ski all day Caviahue ski resort, assisted by snowmobiles
Day 8 - Morning skiing then transfer to San Martin de Los Andes
Day 9 - Ski Cerro Chapelco
Day 10 - Free morning - transfer to Huilo-Huilo
Day 11 - Ski Mocho and Choshuenco volcanoes climb
Day 12 - Ski Mocho and Choshuenco volcanoes
Day 13 - Huilo-Huilo - Temuco - flight Santiago - flight to Europe
Day 14 - (August 20th) - arrive UK/Europe

Full details of the itinerary can be found online here on the Snoworks website.

Philip Jay, Snoworks 2015A Snoworks course attendee on the edge of a volcano in Chile


















About Snoworks

Snoworks is a ski course company based in the French Alps offering a number of different courses in destinations across the world.

Coaches and instructors:  Phil Smith (founder and director), Lee Townend (BASI Trainer), Mike Barker (former Head Coach for the England Ski Squad), Nick Quinn (Former Development Manager for BASI), Dave Norman, Bryan Hogg and Tristan Benwell, along with numerous UIAGM Mountain Guides.

Course destinations:  Tignes, La Tania, St Foy, St Anton, La Plagne, and Hintertux - Adventure destinations include Chile, Japan, Norway and Kyrgyzstan.

Snoworks courses cover all-terrain skiing, off-piste, backcountry, backcountry access, off-piste safety, race carve and bumps, along with summer and autumn courses and a GAP program to qualify as a ski instructor before the winter starts.

See the Snoworks website here.

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