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Ski Arpa Cat Skiing

The Ride of a Lifetime with Catski in Chile

Do you want the freeride of your life? Keen for backcountry in South America’s famous Chilean mountains? Need a lift? Cat skiing in Chile is the adventurer’s route up the mountain. And without the regulations of heliskiing and the physical hurdles of ski touring, catskiing finds the most adventurous route down it. If you’re headed to Chile, Ski Arpa Cat Skiing will give you the lift you need to incredible Chilean backcountry. The only catski operator in Chile, these guys and gals have the reputation as one of the world’s premier catski operations. Operated only 100 kilometers from Santiago, you even have the choice of a day trip on a cat. The crew has exclusive terrain access so you can count on some of the freshest and untouched snow on the globe.

Why Book With Us

LUEX offers the most extensive and best selection of snow trips worldwide.

Provider independence and quality are our mission.

Our goal is that our customers can find the perfect snow trip, tailored to their needs, in one place.

All our experts are surfers and part of the lifestyle.

Our experts know the destinations/spots personally or are in close contact with local skier or suppliers.

We are supplier-independent. We only offer trips that fit the needs of our customers.

We guarantee to beat any price on the market.

It is not cheaper to book directly with the supplier.

We do not charge a fee for our expert advice.

We offer professional booking tools for our customers.

Secure payment functions for all currencies.

Payment options for groups and instalments.

You're talking to real people, not automated chats or bots.

We'll stand up for you when the going gets rough.

We are insiders and want you to enjoy the snow lifestyle as much as we do.

Unbiased, independent, technology driven! We don't own, run or control any of the trips but rather connect travelers with operators/suppliers of once-in-a-lifetime sports travel experiences and products. Your trip - orchestrated according to your taste, budget, style and skill level and backed by our technology-driven booking services and support

Meet your expert

Our Head of Sales travel is a true board rider. From starting out skating as a kid back home in the UK, to snowboarding in the European Alps and Canada, to chasing waves all across the globe, Mister Jenner has done it all. Now spending his time flipping between the mountains and the ocean, Martin is your go-to guy for Snow Travel and Maldives Surf Trips.

Be Aware

If you’re just starting out in the skiing and snowboarding game, then assess your skills before booking your backcountry trip to Chile. You don’t need to be an expert or even advanced rider to head out of bounds, but your ability level should be competent. If you’re unsure, then give us a call.

We have plenty of options for skiers and boarders new to their winter sports, and these trips don’t bring the overwhelming challenge of backcountry riding. Ski resorts are a great choice for those starting out, so are certain ski and snowboard camps. Get in touch with LUEX to find out more.

What our customers say

"I chose a Catski Trip this time, because I wanted to experience something different and heliskiing is a little bit to expensive to me.. and I'm overpowered!"

(Portillo Ski Week)

"Catski is something different, it's a good alternative to heliskiing... You experience snow and slopes in different ways that you would never experience by yourself!"

(Ultimate Chile Heli, Snowcat and Freeride Tour)

"Chile is great, the snow, the people and the food to! We had great guides that showed us tracks, so amazing that I lost all track of time! It was incredible!"

(Tres Valles, Portillo & Ski Arpa)

"My next ski adventure will definitely go back to Chile! Chile just got my heart! And especially Catskiing. The feeling of untouched snow is just amazing."

(Ski Arpa Cat Skiing)

Four Reasons Catski in Chile is the Ultimate Backcountry Adventure


“One of the best ski trips on the planet”

Ski Magazine rated Chile’s sole catski operator, Ski Arpa, as providing one of the best ski trips out there. A day with this incredible crew will show you why. Ski Arpa Cat Skiing has a global reputation as one of the premier cat ski providers on the globe. The team is located in Valle El Arpa where the world’s second highest peak calls home, Mt. Aconcagua. A day with Ski Arpa won’t only give you a comfortable 4x4 transfer vehicle, avalanche safety kit, and a boxed lunch. You’ll get four runs on incredible Chilean terrain, with backcountry specialists guiding you into the most suitable regions for your day’s conditions. After a day with Ski Arpa, we’re sure you’ll agree with Ski Magazine’s review.


The powder is all yours

With only one catski operator in Chile, your skis or board ripping through untracked powder is a safe bet. Ski Arpa’s ability to take the catski game in Chile for their own means they have exclusive access to multiple backcountry regions. You’ll be delivered door-to-door into incredible Mt. Aconcagua and all the virgin tracks that go with it. With the region producing some of the most consistent downpours of snow in South America, the choice of lines over pristine powder are endless - and all yours.


Perfect day trip

Because Ski Arpa is situated in Valle El Arpa, only about 100 kilometers from Santiago, it’s a great choice for a day trip. The return journey is short and easily allows for a night out in Santiago to celebrate backcountry domination or even for an international flight home. Along with safety gear, vehicle transfer and lunch, you’ll get four runs on your one day with Ski Arpa. These runs are nothing like what you’re used to on the slopes but are jammed with steep verticals, huge drops, wide open spaces, and champagne powder. A trip to Chilean backcountry with Ski Arpa is a perfect way to spend your day.


Choose your accommodation

You have three unreal accommodation options with two full days of cat skiing with Ski Arpa. The recently renovated and 4-star landmark resort at Termas de Jahuel is a great first choice. Nestled at the base of the Andes and about an hour drive from Ski Arpa, the resort has all the goodies for its guests, including indoor and outdoor thermal pools, massage, baths, and even trails and a scented forest wrapped around the resort perimeter. Casa San Regis is the authentic’s choice, with a more traditional Chilean feel in a stunning 18th-century hacienda. And finally, the Inca Hotel on the international highway in Los Andes gives you the easiest access to Ski Arpa. Its two restaurants whip up fresh, internationally-inspired cuisine and 47 cosy rooms are furnished in a simple yet elegant style.

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