About Us

Backchillan Guides | Chile

Freeride & Backcountry Experiences

Manuel Olivares
Manager & Head Ski Guide

Manu is a graduated in Industrial Civil Engineering from one of the most prestigious Universities in Chile. But his well organized and multi-tasking mind is always thinking about skiing and fresh snow.  Manu is constantly looking to expand his skills and experience in the mountains. A certified CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor, holds an AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Certification, Wilderness First Responder, member of the Chilean Mountain Rescue Organization - Cuerpo de Socorro Andino - since 2013, Trained in Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue, has more than 15 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.

Felipe Sepúlveda
Co Founder & Lead Ski Guide

Pipe has a degree in Advertising from DUOC in Chile. He is a Ski Instructor at the Mountain Park of Termas de Chillán. Holds an AIARE Level 2 Avalanche certification, Wilderness First Responder, trained in Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue, a NOLS LNT Educator course. Member of  the Chilean Mountain Rescue Organization - Cuerpo de Socorro Andino - since 2013. When is not ski season he enjoys Mountain Biking, Hiking and playing music with his tribe. 

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, there is where he spend most of his time gaining experience and crafting his love for the Andes mountains. 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 and Crevasse Rescue. Member of  the Chilean Mountain Rescue Organization - Cuerpo de 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, running, or building the next level bike trail on the woods. Fluent in English and in the aprés. 

Our Customers

  • I couldn’t have asked for a better group or a better place for my first snow-stop in Chile, and I left them sad to say goodbye but having re-found my happy, and excited about the adventures ahead.

    For future travelers looking for a great time at Nevados de Chillán, regardless of season, give BackChillan a call! I promise they will show you a good time!

    Carie Frantz, Seattle, USA
  • Excelentes días en el valle Las Trancas, a los pies del Nevado de Chillán, junto a nuestros amigos de BackChillan conocimos Valle Hermoso, Valle Aguas Calientes y las montañas nevadas de la región del Bio Bio. Lindo Lugar.

    Fernando Armani, Bariloche, Argentina
  • Thank you for the tour. We had a wonderful time and it was a very special experience to go to Aguas Calientes. We will certainly recommend your touring service to other backcountry skiers.

    Robin, California, USA