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.
Touring in the Nevados de Chillán was beyond amazing. The terrain is simply breathtaking and very accessible from the top chair lift.Having such a vast area of amazing, virtually untouched skiing within easy touring distance, was something truly special compared to most places in North America and Europe I've been to. I was very impressed by the professionalism and friendliness exhibited by our Backchillan guide, Filipe. I especially appreciate the high attention to avalanche safety, as well as making sure to tailor the experience to the skill level of each participants. To top it off, having lunch while sitting in the hot waters of Aguas Calientes and then skiing down the beautiful Valle Hermoso made this a truly special experience!
Felipe, On our touring day you made the extra effort to make sure I could rent a touring setup in a size that would work for me, going back and forth between a few shops. Not knowing the area as well, this was a huge help and I probably wouldn't have made it that far without it. When we got on the hill, you were prepared and knowledgeable right out of the gate. Your concern for our safety was evident and I never felt that we were in danger while hiking and touring on terrain. Your knowledge of the area and flexibility in your plans made a day of tough weather conditions into a fun adventure to a beautiful hot spring a couple valleys over. We never felt rushed and we never felt like we were running out of time to get everything in. You really nailed our touring day to attainably fit our goals. I would definitely go with you into the back country again as my guide.