The best thing about booking with us is that we are unbiased. We don’t have exclusive contracts with selected resorts, operators or providers in South America, but rather have them all to make sure you get exactly the holiday you are dreaming of. No compromises, no sad faces - as we offer the widest collection of alternatives for skiing in South America.
Take a trip to the kingdom of Andes – the second highest mountain range after the Himalayas. This enormous mountain range guarantees incredible snow conditions from mid-June to October. South America is the perfect blend of natural extravagance and man-made adventure. The region is not only renowned for heliskiing, snowcat, freeriding and freestyle trips but also for epic skiing and snowboarding conditions. The powder is deep and the verticals steep, so if you’re a powder hound in need of a fix, South America is your place.
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.
The snow has captured our hearts for years. Most of our staff have spent extensive time living, traveling and hunting snow across the globe and we know the best operators and destinations to suit your budget and skill level. With us, it’s always personal. We cater to your needs and come up with the best alternatives that suit you.
We offer best price guarantee - always and forever! We figured out all the cost traps, so you don’t have to. There are many. But through our extensive network and long-lasting relationships, we know how to avoid them and save you hard-earned cash on unnecessary costs.
We offer safe, fast and reliable payment and booking options. But what makes LUEX stand out is that you are talking to real people! Our dedicated sales agent not only walks you through the process step-by-step but will assist you with everything you need along the way. Jetting off to your dream destination has never been easier!
At LUEX, you get to talk to real people with real input! All of our sales agents are experienced skiers and riders, and understand what it’s like to book your first (or second or third) snow trip. No scripted messages, no robot typing – just real-time assistance and a human touch.
"Chile has much to offer. Snow was great, so we really enjoyed our days!"
"Heli skiing is the beeest thing in the world, I'm sure about that!"
"Combining Argentina trip with some awesome powder was the best thing ever!"
"We spent there a great week with good food and great skiing!"
Steep and tall peaks in South America
The Andes towers over all but Asia’s mountain ranges, with its tallest point at 6,892 meters high. If booking your vacation to a ski resort, you might be staring skyward at Valle Nevado in Chile, the highest ski resort in South America at 3,670 meters. Vallecitos in Argentina and La Parva in Chile follow close behind in stature, at 3,630 meters and 3,574 meters elevation. Cliffs, chutes and massive verticals are the norm in these parts, so if you’re a powder hound and want the highest peaks to descend, it’s a good bet South America will be a dream destination for you.
A culture adventure on your winter holiday
If you’re hunting not just a ski trip but a cultural adventure too, South America is the place for you. From wine tasting and dining on authentic Argentine or Chilean cuisine to touring timeless mountain villages or bustling cities, your memory bank will be filled with experiences from the vibrant South American culture. South America’s local lingo is Spanish but language barriers barely exist for visitors. If local guides and operators aren’t there to assist you with your ‘Spanglish’, the warm and welcoming local populace will. South Americans are renowned for their beautiful and calm nature, accepting visitors with open arms for a cultural adventure.
South America equals value on a budget
Not only is good food and world-class wine abundant in South America but it’s also cheap. So eat until you pop and enjoy guilt-free splurging on some of the world’s most high-quality meats, fine wines, and decadent chocolates. Some resorts in South America offer ski passes for around 50 euros per day and ski and board hire is parallel in cost. You won’t break the bank in South America. But the place will take away your breath.
Snow quality in South America's Mountains
The enormous mountain range of the Andes delivers incredible snow conditions from mid-June to October, when resorts receive most of their annual six-plus meters of powder. If you’re a powder hound, this is the time to visit. You can expect reliably good quality snow in South America. A blend of maritime snowpack and dry powder creates a champagne powder quality, which you’d usually find in Europe’s best resorts.
Diverse terrain and experiences for all snow lovers
The Andes is the home of natural diversity. What else could you expect from the longest series of mountain ranges the world-spanning about 7,242 kilometers (4,500 miles) through seven countries? Ski areas have diverse terrain with excellent tree skiing and wide open spaces high above the treeline. Spectacular views are par for the course. Skiing and snowboarding in South America is a chance to escape the summer heat, experience a new culture and ski or ride some of the tallest peaks in the world, but there’s even more to love about this continent. South America is one of the few places in the world where you can ski from the rim of an active volcano, down to natural hot springs to rest and rejuvenate... before hitting the slopes again.