COVID-19 UPDATE

WE ARE OPERATING THIS WINTER ACCORDING TO THE PROTOCOLOS SET BY AUTHORITIES

We are focusing on small groups and highly personalized programs for people already residing in Chile. You can make your reservation in advance at info@backchillan.com

BACKCHILLAN BACKCOUNTRY GUIDES

BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOURING | AVALANCHE EDUCATION | FREERIDE SKIING

We are your local Ski Guides for snow adventures in the Andes mountains of Chile

We are locally owned and operated


Local Guides

We live, work and play in the Mighty Andes Mountains. We love what we do and are passionate about sharing outdoor experiences with you. Get the most of your time in Chile exploring the mountains with our local bilingual Guides. Buy local , Hire local!

World Class Terrain

The Nevados de Chillán Volcanic Complex has it all. Its a playground to everyone up for adventures: skiing, biking or hiking. Volcanoes, big open faces, hotsprings, valleys, bowls, gullies, steep couloirs, tree skiing, high alpine, pillows, and many more.

Safety First

Experience, local knowledge and training are the key for our Guides, they are highly trained in First Aid and Rescue Procedures for wild and mountain places. All of our Guides has Wilderness First Responder and Avalanche Certifications. Plus a deep terrain knowledge.



WHAT OUR HAPPY GUESTS SAYS


  • These guys are great. I have no reservations in recommending them. It is 20 years since I did any real touring. I had three days with Felipe and Manuel, introduction to modern (post-telemark) touring gear and off-piste safety, and some fabulous skiing. They impressed me with their concern for safety of guests and themselves, and ensuring that we ski in a party with similar abilities. Pre-tour email exchanges ensured they understood my hopes, to be adventurous but within my fitness levels, it's a long time since I was 24 and "robust". Meeting the day before ensured I understood their offering and they my abilities. I was impressed with their professionalism, their experience, and on top of that they are just really nice people enjoying the snow. I hope to be back next year.    
    Richard Silverstein
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    Australia
  • 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!

       
    Erik Junberger
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    Stockholm - Sweden
  • 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.

     
    Erik worden
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    Vermont - USA
  • What an amazing day!  Heli skiing on endless first tracks all the while watching a smoking volcano, Manu and his team bring years of experience to the backcountry to our day.  The helicopter was well maintained and the pilot was able to set us down on high ridgelines.  They kept the operation going quickly with very little wait.  If you want an unforgettable experience, come ski Nevados de Chillan.  If you want a once in a lifetime, add in Heliskiing with BackChillan.  
    Tommy Sowers
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    North Carolina - USA
  • Thank you so much for inviting me along on the heli adventure.  It was one of the highlights of my trip.  I'm looking forward to our next meeting.  If you land something in the mountains then please let me know so I can bring some friends.
    Regards Ski Family!
     
    Bily Biscoe
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    Virgin Islands - USA
  • You took us on awesome adventures, made us feel very calm and relaxed and no pressure. You both have a very accommodating vibe which makes the day very enjoyable. I loved that you where able to split the group up on our first day so that some people could go home and some could do another run. It worked really well. Also the photos were an added bonus, everyone loves them. I will be returning next winter hopefully with more groups and I hope we can work together again.
    Rachel Findler
    CEO
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  • It has been now a year that we travelled to beautiful Chile. One of the things that made our time so special in Chile was our Splitboard Tour with lovely, funny and kind Francisco of BackChillan. The tour was very professional and well chosen for beginners. But at the same time not at all boring, just amazing and beautiful. Francisco had answers to all of our many questions and taught us so well how to behave in case of an avalanche. We still love to remember this amazing tour always facing the ash spitting volcano. It didn't felt like being on tour with just some random Guide, it nearly felt like spending time with a good friend. Thank you Back Chillan, Thank you Francisco for this special part of our trip.  
    Jenny & Manuel
    Germany
  • 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
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