Snowmobile Backcountry Expeditions

Right now, our main focus on freeride trips is in Cajón del Maipo. Once you see it you’ll know why. We are based in Lodge Lo Valdes, a small mining hostal, the furthest one up the road, that turns real quiet in the winter and the smell of fresh baked bread fills the rooms. From here we access the slopes of San José volcano.

We are offering the following tours for the snowmobiler or snowboader (skier).

Day Tour

US$ 360 will get the guide on his sled to show you the safe way around.

US$ 350 snowmobile rental, we’ll set you up on a 800cc Pro RMK, light weight and powerful!

EXTRA:

  • Van Transportation USD$ 190 from Santiago, fits 6.
  • 1 Night Lodge Lo Valdes USD$ 60 (breakfast and dinner included)
  • Avy equipment USD$ 20
  • Snowboard/gear USD 100
  • Dive into Hotsprings USD$ 15

Ride UP

US$ 60 will get you to the base of the closest steeps.

+US$ 35 you get a run to the top!

7 day all-inclusive Tour "Limited Time Offer! ends Apr15th"

  • 2014 dates: July, August, september, October
  • Duration/Price: 7 days/$4.780
  • Level: all
  • Ages: adults, teens
  • Goup size: 4
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: all meals

Snowmobile Week Package – 4 people – US$ 4.780
7 days, 5 Snowmobile days

Package Includes

  • Experienced Snowmobile Backcountry Guide.
  • 5 full days Snowmobiling.
  • Glacier, eternal ice, 5800 mt. Volcanoe, 6100 peak and maybe even Guanaco sights.
  • 4 Polaris RMK Pro 800  with full tanks (Snowboard/Ski Racks).
  • 6 nights, breakfast, lunch pack and dinners at Santuario del Rio Hotel
  • Ground transportation.

Price – US$ 4.780 each (4 people) / US$ 3.850 each (6 people, 2 double up)

Not Included

  • Single Supplement free US$ 700.
  • Personal items and services (laundry, alcoholic beverages).
  • Expenses incurred in case of rescue or evacuation.

 

Snowmobile Express Package – 4 people – US$ 2.380
3 days, 2 Snowmobile days

Package Includes

  • Experienced Snowmobile Backcountry Guide.
  • 2 full days Snowmobiling.
  • 4 Polaris RMK Pro 800  with full tanks (Snowboard/Ski Racks).
  • 2 nights, breakfast, lunch pack and dinners at Santuario del Rio Hotel
  • Ground transportation.

 

Price – US$ 2.380 each (4 people) / US$ 1.830 each (6 people, 2 double up)

Not Included

  • Single Supplement free US$ 300.
  • Personal items and services (laundry, alcoholic beverages).
  • Expenses incurred in case of rescue or evacuation.

About the location:

The Hotel, nestled between high mountains and forests alongside the roaring rapids of the Maipo River, located in the Andes Mountains in Cajón del Maipo (Maipo Canyon) only 60 kilometers southeast of Santiago Chile. Our proximity to Santiago offers a welcome change for business travelers and tourists who are looking for a quick escape while visiting the metropolitan area, and the perfect stopover for those who wish to extend their stay before or after visiting other areas of Chile.

The riding takes place on the slopes and surrounding mountains of the San José Volcano. First visible from the village of San Gabriel, it surprises the spectator from the end of the valley with its grandious white and rocky mass, prefigurating as back scenery and natural barrier in the final kilometers of the road, dominating with it´s name and figure the valley of the Volcán River. This in spite of having an even higher neighbor - Cerro Marmolejo - fact that gives evidence of its impressive aspect.

Snowmobiling in these areas is amazing. Starting at an elevation of 6500 ft. you can climb all the way up to 15000 ft. These should give you an idea of how big the terrain surrounding you is. Now consider you can do this in a couple different valleys, from the same starting point. Oh, you won’t be even close to the top of the mountains you see. What we are trying to tell you is, there is no limits here.

The snow here is better than anywhere in Chile or Argentina. We’ve looked around too much to get here, at first it was a theory we had, while riding the ski resorts. Then it proved us right, so we don’t need to say anything more about this.

Options (email us if you’d like to add any of this options):

  • $60 for on the Mountain accommodation
  • Level: all
  • $120 for High Mountain accommodation
  • $80 for city tour
  • $150 climbing, ice climbing or rafting
  • $400 Heli ski day (info)
  • $300 day Wine Tour (Info)
    Each customized tour is priced according to the wineries and restaurant we visit (ranging from approximately US$200-$350 per person per day). Our tours include:
    • Round trip transportation from your hotel in Santiago
    • English-speaking guides with expert knowledge in Chilean wines
    • Gourmet lunch
    • Winery entrance and tasting fees
    • All sales tax
    • A terrific day in the Chilean countryside
  • $--- We’ll load up the trucks and go somewhere else!!