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Why Heliski With Us

At Powder South we Pioneered Heli-Skiing in Chile, operating since 2002. Powder South was founded by a pair of noted ski and mountaineering entrepreneurs and guides: Rodrigo Mujica (IFMGA/UIAGM Guide) and Joaquin Oyarzún (former Olympic Skier), they have dedicated their lives to mountain life and to excellence in mountain guiding and adventure travel, which is why you will find no better or more professional heli-ski operation in South America than POWDER SOUTH.

Pioneering Legacy:

Powder South has been pioneering heli-skiing in Chile since 2002, marking our 22nd successful season of operation. Founded by renowned ski and mountaineering entrepreneurs and guides, Rodrigo Mujica (IFMGA/UIAGM Guide) and Joaquin Oyarzún (former Olympic Skier), who are dedicated to excellence in mountain guiding and adventure travel.

Certified Guides:

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Our guides are UIAGM/IFMGA Internationally Certified Mountain Guides with decades of global heli-skiing experience. Leaders in their profession, they prioritize safety while ensuring the best possible snow conditions and terrain for your enjoyment.

Expert Pilots:

Collaboration with reputable local helicopter companies in Chile, including SumaAir and Ecocopter. Highly trained and experienced pilots with intimate knowledge of the Andes Mountain Range, ensuring superior expertise in managing high-altitude landing zones.

Amazing Terrain:

Access to thousands of hectares of untouched powder snow, offering diverse heli-skiing terrain from glaciated Andean peaks to steep ridges and gullies. Elevations ranging from 2,500 meters (8,250 feet) to 4,500 meters (14,850 feet), surrounded by breathtaking 6,700-meter (22,000-foot) peaks.

Refined Luxury Services:

Modern and stylish mountain lodges equipped with spas and outdoor hot tubs, offering the finest Chilean cuisine and wines with traditional hospitality. For urban enthusiasts, luxurious 5-star hotels are available in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago.

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Small Groups:

Exclusive heli-ski operation with small groups, ensuring an ultra-private experience with a ratio of 1 guide for 4 clients.

Combination Packages:

Unique packages allowing you to experience the best of different accommodations and ski terrain within one week.

Great Weather:

High average skiing days per week, benefiting from a maritime snowpack with light and dry snow due to high altitude. Stable snow conditions and flying-friendly weather during winter.

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Premium Safety Equipment:

State-of-the-art AS 350-B3 and Bell 407 helicopters, equipped with GPS, satellite phones, VHF, first aid, oxygen, avalanche, rescue, and survival gear. Premium safety equipment, including DPS skis, provided free of charge to all guests.

Extra Activities:

Proximity to various activities and destinations, from ski resorts to beaches, wineries, and shopping. Enjoy additional activities during downtime, including massages, spa facilities, outdoor hot tubs, horseback riding, mountain biking, and relaxation by the fireplace.

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Extended Heli-Ski Season:

Operate from July to November, providing a unique heli-skiing option in the Southern Hemisphere during the Northern Hemisphere summer. Offer heli-skiing bases from the Central Andes to Patagonia and heli-skiing from Super Yachts from Patagonia to Antarctica.