Go deeper into the andes
"Invernada" is Spanish for "wintered," although it is a bit of a play on words. Chileans call the areas where the cows spend the summer "vernada." One of my most successful expeditions in the Andes left from a lake called Laguna Invernada, so the title has stuck with me. Invernada is where passionate skiers can spend the winter in Chile.
I have spent many years poking around and exploring the untracked areas of the Andes. I am now very confident that I have found the area I have dreamt about for twelve-years. I now want to share this with other passionate skiers! I couldn't be more thrilled about this.
This trip is by its very nature, exploratory. The goal of each day will be to go to some place new––maybe never touched before during the winter. The terrain surrounding camp is steep and the weather can be severe. The efforts can be huge; but the rewards are as awesome as the landscape.
If you've skied in classic destinations all over the world and are looking for a place still undiscovered and unspoiled, this could be for you.
Here are some of the basics of the trip:
We will meet in Santiago and drive to great little, unspoiled village in a pristine valley to spend the afternoon getting ready for the adventure.
There will be one day of touring from the road just to get warmed up.
There will be seven-days dedicated to being high in the Andes, with five of those for skiing our brains out. Base camp will have been established before the trip begins. The camp will be stocked with most everything ahead of time and have a dining / group tent, as well as spacious tents for sleeping. The experience will be slightly more basic than a yurt; but considerably better than 'fast and light' alpine camping.
There's a day at the end to celebrate at a vineyard or on the coast before getting on the plane back home.
These will be trip-of-a-lifetime type experiences for experienced, passionate backcountry skiers who are looking for something never done before. Each trip will be unique. There's nothing like this anywhere else in South America.
Maximum EIGHT guests with two guides and one assistant
$3800 per person
Trip One: July 30th to August 8th, 2017
Trip Two: August 13th to 23rd, 2017
Are you ready for a big adventure? This is an amazing trip, deep into the Andes. I do everything I can to set up the group for success; but I cannot make this trip "easy." Before inquiring about this trip, please consider the "prerequisites" listed below.
If you are interested in what I believe will be a trip of a lifetime, send me an email and I will be happy to talk about it further.