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DOS TIEMPOS IS THE FIRST AND LEADING SNOWMOBILE TOUR OPERATOR IN CHILE, OFFERING EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST BACKCOUNTRY SNOWMOBILING, SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING.

 

Tailor made EPIC SNOW VACATIONs

With world class terrain and expert guides, we can make your powder dreams a reality. We offer private, tailor made trips for you and your friends that include include transportation, lodging and snowmobile tours. If you only have one day, don’t worry, we also offer day trips.

Dos Tiempos has over 20,000 acres of untouched mountains in our backyard. Using snowmobiles, we are able to access everything from scenic glacier runs and powder bowls to steep mountain faces and couloirs. Our base camp is located two hours (80km) outside of the metropolitan city of Santiago, in the small Andean village of Lo Valdés. Here, we have exclusive snowmobile access to four valleys surrounding mega volcano, San Jose.

For over a decade, our terrain has been a playground for the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Snowmobile with us and you too can access some of the best powder in the world.

 

 Location

Camino al Volcán km74, San José de Maipo, CHILE

 

Hours

M-Su 8a–5p

July throu October

Conditions allowing.

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Proud to be a small business run by family and friends.

….and a fluffy dog

 OUR STORY

Founder and lead guide Cristián Wehrhahn is a professional snowboarder, snowmobile enthusiast and mountain lover. He spent countless seasons with his best friend, Paulo Audisio snowmobiling in the Pacific northwest, Europe, and Alaska. Eventually, he decided to bring sleds back to his native mountains, in the search for better snowboarding. Cristian, Audisio and their band of friends started Dos Tiempos by loading their sleds onto a trailer and scouring the country for the best snow. In 2008, they found what they were looking for in Cajon del Maipo. They unpacked their sleds in Lo Valdes and never left. Back then, snowmobiles were unheard of in Chile. Cristian recalls a local goat herder saying; “they are like mountain rockets!” Cristian and Audisio totally agreed. These machines allowed them to explore untouched terrain with ease and speed.

Cristian and Audisio have been guiding for over fifteen years and have a deep understanding of their terrain and snow conditions. They are passionate about offering a service that is respectful to the mountains, safe and fun for all involved.

The first years in the valley, Dos Tiempos operated out of a base camp made up of two shipping containers. In 2013, Cristian met his wife, Rion, a Columbus Georgia native. Together, they decided to convert their shipping containers into a home.They traded snowboard boots for windows, salvaged old wood and built a humble but warm house that doubles as a basecamp for operating their business. When you arrive, Cristian, Audisio, Rion and their beloved dog Johan will welcome you in with Chilean/Southern hospitality and happily share with you their stories and love for the mountains.

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WHEN?

Our season is best from early July to mid September. The Andes are the second highest mountain range on earth and home to some of the world’s best snow. We get pacific storms that hit the dry mountains and create LIGHT POWDER AND A SNOWPACK THAT LASTS.

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A DAY WITH DOS TIEMPOS

Arrive at the Dos Tiempos house in Lo Valdes around 7:30am. We will be waiting for you with our famous hot coffee with whipped cream and a fire. Your guide will give you a safety talk, have you sign waivers and get an understanding of your backcountry ability and your dream ski/snowboard terrain. Our snowmobile put in is a beautiful fifteen minute ride up the road with breathtaking views of Volcano San Jose. We will unload your sled and have you skiing/snowboarding in no time.

There are dozens of options for terrain in each valley. Your guide will lead you to the best and safest zone that fits your specific abilities. You will park your sleds at the bottom, check snow conditions and then your guide will bump you (via snowmobile) to the top and point out the different options for runs. A day at Dos Tiempos is a full, all out day…until sundown or until you are tired and ready to head down..

After an adventure packed day and the best runs of your life, we will take you back to the Dos Tiempos house, where Rion will be waiting with Chilean wine and snacks. We will get warm by the fire, share pictures and relax.. From there, you can either head to the Lodge for a soak in the hot tub or back down to the city.

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Ready to drop in?

See our sleds?

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING BEFORE BOOKING A SLED DAY OR PACKAGE WITH US:

  • Our tours are designed specifically for experienced snowmobilers and backcountry skiers/snowboarders. The terrain we access can be challenging on snowmobiles and is at high altitudes. Therefore, it is necessary that you are in good physical condition to spend a day with us.

  • Please bring your own avalanche equipment (backpack, beacon, shovel, probe). Rentals are available with advanced notice.

  • We recommend one person per sled but allow doubling to advanced snowmobile drivers.

  • Ski conditions are impossible to predict so be prepared to ski/ride/sled on anything.

  • It is cold in the Andes backcountry! Pack warm layers, extra gloves and bring sunscreen.

  • If you are a first time snowmobiler or backcountry skier/rider, please make that clear during your booking process.

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POLICIES

Weather and road access: 

Unfortunately, we do not control the weather. A snowmobile day could be cancelled due to inclement weather, foreseeable hazards, or circumstances beyond our control, like problems with our road access. In this case, a refund for 70 % of the snowmobile daily rental fee will be made. If our schedule and your itinerary permits, we will reschedule your tour. We promise to do everything in our power to get you in the powder.

Reservation Conditions:

1. In order to guarantee a reservation, a  payment of 50% of the total value of the reservation is required

2. All reservations will be tentative until the deposit is received. 

3. Your 50% down payment can be made via wire transfer or Paypal, and should be made 1 month prior to your trip date. 

4. The total balance of the trip must be received before the guest departs .

5. Any reservation that does not meet these requirements may be cancelled without notice by Dos Tiempos. 

Cancelations:

  • For cancelations made 30 days or more prior to the arrival date: NO charge

  • For cancelations made 15 days prior to arrival date 50% of your down payment will be charged

  • Cancelations made less than 15 days prior to your arrival date 100% of your downpayment will be charged.  

 
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Don´t forget to take a look at our brochure!

 

Press & friends

 
Nick Russel y’all

Nick Russel y’all

ALL IN A DREAM - DANNY DAVIS

Danny Davis, a gifted snowboarder with a knack for riding halfpipe, thinks he has seen it all; from contest podiums on the world stage to backcountry trips in both hemispheres, he has quite literally been living a dream.

 
Jake Blauvelt

Jake Blauvelt

Ride - In Due Time

This past summer, Jake Blauvelt and Hana Beaman headed to the Southern Hemisphere to explore the Andes with Chilean legends Christian Wehrhahn and Paulo Audisio. Christian and Paulo own and operate a sled outfit called Dos Tiempos, which translates to "Two Times." 

 
Tail grab on another natural feature into powder Jake Blauvelt

Tail grab on another natural feature into powder Jake Blauvelt

Snowboarder Magazine - RIDE SNOWBOARDS IN CHILE

The terrain that the Dos Tiempos boys have at their fingertips is hard to explain. From wide open glacial fields in the high alpine to pinner-tight chutes and couloirs zigging and zagging down the faces of these peaks, it's remarkable what they have access to on a daily basis. Blauvelt and Beaman were equally impressed with the terrain, and it showed in their productivity.

The opportunity on this trip is like a dream come true, I´ve got the locals taking me to all the best spots so, yeah it couldn´t be much better so...
— Nicolas Müller
Nicolas Müller photo: Tim Zimmerman

Nicolas Müller photo: Tim Zimmerman

 
John J. and Jake B. scoping things

John J. and Jake B. scoping things

 

The Book of John J. s2e6 Super Bueno - Red Bull

John Jackson visits Chile and Argentina with Jake Blauvelt, heading up from the 100°f desert to freezing cold of the Andes. Hike and drive along with them as they find everything from the fresh powder of Chile to Argentina’s rockier terrain.

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Arbor´s Bryan Iguchi and Mark Carter

“Chile is an incredible place for a multitude of reasons. Between the amazing terrain, the friendly people, and unique culture, it’s a place without equal anywhere in the world. This atmosphere draws in plenty of riders, with the Arbor crew gladly answering that call. Bryan Iguchi and Mark Carter make the trek to experience some awesome zones and explore the local culture, resulting in the latest Video Log from Arbor.”

 
Cold smoke, Jake. photo: Claudio Vicuña

Cold smoke, Jake. photo: Claudio Vicuña

Jake Blauvelt and Nate Avila

“Ride along with Jake Blauvelt and get to know the people who made this snowboard adventure possible. ‘Experiencing Chile is a true treat and getting to roam the Andes on snowmobiles with Dos Tiempos and stay with a local family in Lo Valdes made it that much better. Can’t wait to get down there again!’ Said Jake. Featuring Cristian Wehrhahn & Paulo Audisio of Dos Tiempos guide service. 
Directed by Nathan Avila of Collab Films.” – COLLAB FILMS

Andy Mahre by Colton Jacobs K2

Andy Mahre by Colton Jacobs K2

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Camino al Volcán km. 74, San José de Maipo, Chile