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Set in a privileged location at the central Andes, Puma Lodge features an amazing scenery, long slopes and the best snow for Heli Skiing. Enjoy the best Heli Skiing in the Southern Hemisphere!
estled in the middle of the Andes, only 2,5 hours from Santiago, surrounded by a magnificent nature, Puma Lodge is the ideal place to practice heliskiing in Chile and the Southern Hemisphere.
The vast domain allows Puma Lodge to offer all types of skiing and snowboarding for the intermediate to the extreme expert, along with wide open spaces, beautiful views, amazing weather, fabulous snow conditions and the best slopes.
Puma Lodge, a highly sustainable hotel, features all the comfort after a day of activities, with spacious rooms, a complete SPA, hot tubs, swimming pool, a game room, gym, Alto Las Leñas Restaurant and bar.
|Keep in mind||Highlights|
|Season lasts from mid June until the end of September||Privileged location, only 2,5 hrs from Santiago with the best snow conditions|
|It is recommended to book at least a 3 Day program||The best Heli Skiing team of accredited Mountain Professionals|
|The AS350B3 helicopter accommodates up to 4 guests per group||After a day of adrenaline, enjoy the lodge and its exquisite cuisine
HELI SKI: A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AT THE ANDES
Puma Lodge features the best domain for heli skiing in the South Hemisphere!
An exceptional climate with over 70% of sunny days during the season, the vast domain with 3 different and distintive mountain ranges, the largest permanent glacier ice fields north of the Patagonia, endless delights of virgin mountain wilderness, perfectly angled powder slopes, along with a dedicated team of international professionals will complete the best heli skiing experience available in the South Hemisphere.
Puma Lodge is located 2,5 hours away from Santiago at 1,325 masl (4,350 fasl), between the Río Los Cipreses National Reserve and the Argentinean border.
Its 5,500 square meters of facilities include comfortable and spacious rooms and a private aparment with 3 bedrooms (ideal for families and small groups) a gym, climbing wall and adventure park, a small mountain shop, game room, library, wine cellar, hot tub, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant with exquisite gastronomy.
Besides all of the other activities around the year such as: mountain biking, climbing and trekking, Puma Lodge is the first and only lodge to offer exclusive Winter programs such as Heli skiing, Skitouring and Mountain Trekking with snowshoes throughout the Southern Cone.
Puma Lodge is located 2,5 hours away from Santiago, between the Río Los Cipreses National Reserve and the Argentinean border.
GREAT SKIING LOCATION
Situated within 100 miles of the Pacific ocean, at a Latitude of about 34* south, the heli skiing domain is made up of 3 different and distinctive mountain ranges. Each mountain range has distinctive characteristics, in terms of terrain and weather, that contributes to the vast selection and variety of our endless skiing delights.
At the domain features an exceptional climate with over 70% of sunny days during the winter. The relative humidity is 11% at 4,000 masl. The domain experiences continuous, short periods of snowfall throughout the entire season. The lodge is located south of the Southern Border of the Pacific Permanent High Pressure Zone, which in part explains the unique weather conditions.
Puma Lodge features the finest of Heli Ski operations available in the Southern Hemisphere, holding exclusive rights over the territory it operates in. This allows us to ensure quality and control the safety of Puma Lodge guests.
The vastness of terrain allows Puma Lodge to offer all types of skiing and snowboarding for the intermediate to the extreme expert. The terrain benefits from the consequential influences of El Nino & La Nina natural weather phenomenon, granting Puma Lodge more consistent and abundant snow conditions, as well as a considerably longer ski season than any other Heli ski operation in the Southern hemisphere.
At Puma Lodge, you will find endless delights of virgin mountain wilderness for your personal skiing pleasure. From long gentle, perfectly angled powder slopes, to glacier runs with absolutely stunning scenery, to leg melting seemingly endless steep descents in magnificent mountain terrain that will satisfy any and all skiers!
The average vertical descent per run is between 1200 -1300 vertical meters throughout the Puma Lodge Heli ski district. That is roughly 50% more vertical per run on average, than any other Heli ski operation in the World!
Puma Lodge is situated at an altitude of 1,325 masl.
3 vast mountain ranges
The largest permanent glacier ice fields north of the Patagonia!
Over 50 individual glaciers reside within our private operating domain
The longest run so far discovered being in excess of 16kms!
The longest vertical so far discovered , but not yet skied is over 3200vm!
Puma Lodge is fortunate to be located in an area that offers the most glaciers north of Patagonia. The area is blessed with dry, light powder which falls throughout the season. The domain has 20 to 25% more snow accumulation then any other area in the Central Andes.
In addition, the spring conditions and perfect blue bird days are unique to this part of the Andes.
It is the only heliski operation that uses internationally certified UIAGM/IFMGA and ACMG guides in the Southern Hemisphere. These international guides lead groups, provide safety and study snow stability. The guides also maintain records on where the best ski conditions are to be found in the area.
Unlike a ski instructor the guides are extensively trained in all types of terrain, are extremely knowledgeable about snow conditions and avalanches safety, group management and much more.
Great snow stability, experiencing very little if any weak layers.
Puma Lodge provides each guest with the most modern and advanced safety equipment. This includes ABS backpacks, transmitters, shovels and probes. As well, every guest receives sufficient time to understand and train in their use. Puma Lodge guests are also able to use the deep powder, fat skis rather then having to bring their own.
Puma Lodge partner with the best helicopter companies in Chile, only using AS350B3 type aircraft, which are best for working at altitude. The pilots have thousands of flying hours, plus extensive experience in the Heli Ski industry.
Puma Lodge features a range of packages suiting all heli skiing fans:
1 Day to 7 Day Packages
Private Heli Ski Packages for small groups of up to 4 guests.
Season from mid June until the end of September
Optional heli transfer to Puma Lodge and back to Santiago is available for an additional cost.
Please ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org asking for availability, detailed packages and rates.