About Us

Backchillan Guides | Chile

Freeride & Backcountry Experiences

Manuel Olivares
Co Founder/Manager & Lead Ski Guide

Manu is a graduated of Industrial Civil Engineering from Universidad de Concepcion in Chile. He is constantly looking to expand his skills and experience in the mountains. Is a certified CSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor, holds an AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Certification, Wilderness First Responder and member of the Chilean Mountain Rescue Organization - Socorro Andino, Trained in Glacier Travel, Crevasse Rescue and Advanced Ski Mountaineering techniques in the Canadian Rockies. Manu has more than 20 years of experience skiing different mountain ranges and 7 years of ski mountaineering in the most beautiful volcanoes of the Andes. When its not winter or he can't ski, he enjoys Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, playing music, sharing with friends or planning his next adventure along with a good cup of coffee.

Felipe Sepúlveda
Co Founder & Lead Ski Guide

30 Years, Athlete, Mountain Man, Percussionist, Tiny house on wheels builder, Ski Instructor at Mountain Park Termas de Chillan. Ski touring, backcountry, mountain bike, rock climbing Guide. 10 years of experience.

Holds an AIARE Level 2 avalanche certification, Wilderness First Responder, Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course - ENAM, Rope Work Techniques Course - ENAM,  Leave no Trace - NOLS, Vital Support. Member of the Chilean Mountain Rescue - Cuerpo Socorro Andino - since 2013.

Francisco Bocaz
Co Founder & Lead Ski Guide

Panchi is a graduated Technician in Mountain Adventure Tourism from ITUR, located in the beautiful touristic city of Pucón in southern Chile. Valle Las Trancas, his home mountain, is where he spend most of his time gaining experience and crafting his love for the Andes. He holds an ANENA (France) Level 2 avalanche certification, AIARE Level 1 avalanche certification, Wilderness First Responder, CAA AST 1 avalanche course, training in Glacier Travel, Crevasse Rescue and Rope Work  Techniques. Member of the Chilean Mountain Rescue Organization - Socorro Andino - since 2013. Besides being a freerider and backcountry skier with more than 10 years of experience. He is an avid driver able to handle any kind of road conditions. When is not winter, Panchi spends his days mountain biking, exploring the valley doing long trekking into the wild, rock climbing, and building the next level bike trail on the woods. Fluent in English and in the aprés.

Our Customers

  • Just wanted to thank you for an excellent few days of touring with the team at BackChillan.  We really enjoyed ourselves, it was the highlight of our entire trip to Chile. You were well prepared, we learned a lot and saw some amazing terrain and Ben is ready for his next ascent.  We felt safe at all times and appreciated your patience as I was behind!

    Adam Gridley
    Boston, USA
  • Cheers man! So great to meet you, and I hope that we cross paths again someday. That day will go down as the best ski touring day I've ever had.

    Nathan Masopust
  • Gracias BackChillan!!! ( Manu, Pipe y Panchi). Gran equipo de profesionales. Saludos desde Calafate, Patagonia!
    Rodrigo Haardling
    El Calafate, Argentina