The single most common question I am asked about skiing in Chile: "When is the best time to go for skiing?" It depends on what you'd like to do and where you'd like to go...
Volcán Villarrica, (pronounced vee-yar-REE-ka) is one of the most climbed mountains in America – for good reason. It is an active volcano in a beautiful setting, just outside a fun, little town.
I have been guiding and skiing in the south of Chile for over five-years now. It is still my favorite time of year, and, in my opinion, the best experience I lead each year. While these trips are certainly worthy of their title as ski trips, there is so much more that goes into them. I am near the end of my first trip of the season, and it's been absolutely unbelievable. We have had great skiing, and have managed to summit two volcanoes so far.
But it's the other stuff that makes the experience uniquely "Chilean." We have had unreal sunrises and sunsets, amazing food, lodging that feels like home and visits to the rivers and valleys that make this place so special.
I am posting a photo a day on my personal Instagram account – @independentdescents. But honestly, pictures don't do it justice. You should probably come down here and see for yourself.