Andes Ski Tours has launched this season's packages, with guided tours, speciality trips, heliskiing adventures, and ski resort holidays, all running from June to Oct.
The most popular guided tour is the 14-day Powder Dreams package which is aimed at advanced and high-level skiers and snowboarders. It offers the chance to ski and ride the powder in leading South American resorts, including Valle Nevado and Portillo in Chile and Las Lenas in Argentina.
The Powder Dreams package costs from $7800 (USD) and features 13 days of skiing with lift tickets (including two days' catskiing at Ski Arpa or heliskiing); equipment rental; deluxe ski-in/out lodging; and most meals.
Other guided tours offered by Andes Ski Tours include Andes Highlights, Adrenalina Chilena, Explore Argentina, and Taste of Paradise.
The themed speciality trips are another option and designed for those who want to ski and ride the Andes at their own pace, but still have everything organised. 2010 packages include Ski & Wine Chile, Ski & Wine Argentina, Catskiing & Spa, Pure Las Lenas, Women Only Chile, Women Only Argentina, and Ski, Yoga & Spa. Speciality trips last eight to 13 days and cost from $3550.
Andes Ski Tours is the first company to run heliskiing and heliboarding trips in both Argentina and Chile. Heliskiing packages usually run for eight days and cost around $8990 (USD).
The ski resort packages are available for those looking for a single-destination trip or a slow-paced ski resort programme.