Cipreses Valley Heli-skiing

Snow San Vicente, Chile

Perched on a hill top in the midst of an 11,000 acre estate, VIK Lodge in Chile is the cutting-edge, James Bond-esque design masterpiece of Alexander Vik and his wife Carrie.

Based out of deluxe, locally owned, and tasteful VIK lodge. For 4 skiers/snowboarders with one guide.

Location by Powder South

Packages at this location

6 days Private Week Snow

6 full days of Heli-Skiing / Heli-Snowboarding. This is an amazingly vast mountain region offering a wide variety of perfect heli-skiing terrain. Every run is surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of 5,000-meter peaks.

  • 6 full days of Heli-Skiing / Heli-Snowb

  • Private helicopter: 10 hours of flight time

  • 7 nights lodging (single room),

  • Last night at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel

  • UIAGM / IFMGA certified Heli-Ski Guides

  • Safety equipment, transceiver, probe, shovel and ABS

  • Ground transportation, and airport drop-off after the last day of skiing

  • Breakfast, daily heli-picnic and dinners

7 nights lodging (single room), breakfast, daily heli-picnic, and dinners included. (6 at our SUPER deluxe Lodge VIK and the last night at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel)

Day 1 – Saturday
Transport you to your lodging in the mountains. Once at the lodge, you will meet with your heli-ski guide for gear check, briefing, and group selection. Later an avalanche beacon search and safety clinic will be conducted, along with the required helicopter briefing.

Day 2 – Sunday
Each group will have a minimum of 1 heli-ski guide, a 4:1 & 5:1 ratio depending on the number of guests and helicopters we use. Today we take it slowly. It will be your first day exposed to the thin air at nearly 15,000 feet elevation in the magnificent surroundings of the dramatic and rugged Central Andes Mountains. Back to Base for the night to a well deserved gourmet dinner at the Lodge.

Day 3 – Monday
After breakfast we gain altitude as we become more comfortable and familiar with the terrain, as well as better acclimatized to the altitude. There is always the possibility of discovering a new landing zone, or virgin terrain never skied or snowboarded before. It is highly likely that you will have the chance to pioneer a few runs with us, since the terrain is vast and much remains unexplored. Return to Base and dinner at the Lodge.

Day 4 – Tuesday
We continue discovering the Andes and tracking fresh snow. Picnic at mid-day, then continue heli-skiing and/or heli-boarding. We may go a bit higher or perhaps move to a different valley, depending on conditions, group strength, and abilities.

Day 5 – Wednesday
After breakfast we repeat our heli-ski routine. Those who are ready for a break can soak at the nearby hot springs, go horseback riding, choose a day of resort skiing, or simply relax at the Lodge.

Day 6 – Thursday
After breakfast we continue with our exciting program; more heli time, more turns and vertical feet in the majestic Andes Mountains. Return to Base for dinner.

Day 7 – Friday
After breakfast we start our 6th and final day of our heli-ski / heliboard journey into the Andes. After skiing, we pack and transfer you to your 5-star hotel in Santiago, for an enjoyable Friday evening in this cosmopolitan city.

Day 8 – Saturday
Breakfast and relaxing morning at your hotel. You may choose to continue traveling in Chile and South America, or return home.

About the location

Accommodation

Viña Vik is an avant-garde retreat and wine-spa that merges exceptional design, incomparable location and natural setting, warm authentic service, and environmentally- minded practices. A singularly remarkable celebration of its location, Viña Vik showcases cutting-edge architecture, art and design.

Location

VIK is located in Millahue, Chile, approximately two hours south of Santiago. The property is 4,325 hectares (10,688 acres) comprising the end of the entire Millahue valley. The vineyard retreat is perched on and covers a hilltop above a lake at the center of the vineyard with panoramic 360 degree views.

Food

Breakfast, daily heli-picnic, and dinners included.

Activities

6 full days of Heli-Skiing / Heli-Snowboarding

Amenities

  • TV

  • Internet

  • Hot tub

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Pool

  • Wireless Internet

  • Security box

  • Airport Transfers

  • Guides

  • Air Condition

  • 24/7 staff

Available activities

  • Daytrips

accommodation Overview

VIK Lodge

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Viña Vik welcomes guests through a central, open-format public living area and gardens. Every suite boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing guests to take in the majestic views across the property. Beyond the public living areas, guests will find a beautiful cantilevered slate pool extending out over the valleys and lake below, offering the sensation of swimming above it all.