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Villarrica Volcano Ascent
The Villarrica volcano ascent is a must for all adventure lovers during a visit to Pucón. With its perfect cone and a lava pool seated in the open crater, the 1.400m ascent is most definitely a unique and unforgettable experience.
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Paddling through the white water rapids with amazing scenery on all sides makes the Trancura River Rafting an unforgettable option for families and the more adventurous alike.
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This unique activity allows you to immerse yourself in nature by abseiling down our local waterfalls. Not for the faint hearted, and yes, you will get wet!
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Chilean Barbecue Experience
This barbecue will become one of your favourite memories of you trip! Our ranch, Sierra Madre, just outside Pucón offers outstanding views of the Villarrica volcano and surrounding mountains and lakes.
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For an unforgettable adventure experience we know you want safety, quality equipment and certified guides. Sol y Nieve offers all of this and more. With a 30 year history in specialist adventure activities look no further for the best option to fully enjoy all the alternatives available in Pucón & the surrounding area.
Ski season is just around the corner again! Check out our Sol y Nieve guide to skiing on live volcanoes
Over the next couple of months Pucón will host thousands of visitors who will be donning their ski suits and rushing up to the pistes to enjoy some quality powder time!
We have never denied that there are plenty of other locations in the world where you can take to the slopes and enjoy some great scenery as well as some entertaining après-ski. However, where else in the world can you find fresh powder pistes on live volcanoes? Our lake region of southern Chile has become a firm favorite for ski lovers from the northern hemisphere. Even during their sun filled summers, thousands of "northerners" migrate south of the Equator in search of that fresh powder fix! Add live volcanoes into the equation and you have a perfect mix.
Here in our region we don't just have one, but two, top class resorts to choose from. Read on to find out more!
Ski Pucón resort is just 25 minutes from the center of Pucón itself. With 6 ski lifts connecting 17 pistes, plus a 200m long x 50m wide mini snow park for ski and snowboard games, events, action & acrobatics, there is plenty to fill your winter days. The 17 pistes are distributed as follows: 4 easy (green); 6 intermediate (red); 5 difficult (blue) and 2 very hard (black). Of course there are also classes on offer, personal or group, plus daily activities for your skiing bambinos!
From the pistes the views are simply amazing. On a clear day you can see 5 volcanoes including the Osorno volcano near Puerto Montt. Not to mention Andean lakes tucked in-between ancient forests. Also, as a perfect end to your skiing day, you can choose from one of the main thermal hot spring resortslocated around Pucón and the surrounding valleys. Check out our latest blogfor more information on local hot spring options.
If you are still not convinced, throughout the winter season there are also two internationally renowned events that take place on the Villarrica volcano ski slopes: the free style Big Bang Pucón uniting some of the best skiers and snowboarders from across the country; and the Avalancha en el Volcán (Volcano Avalanche) competition which, due to the immense off piste space, lends itself perfectly for this free ride competition that starts at the crater of the volcano and finishes at the ski center at the base. For more information on the 2016 Avalancha en el Volcán event click here.
For more information on seasons, prices, equipment hire, as well as for daily weather and piste reports contact Sol y Nieve Travel Adventure here.
The other main ski attraction in our region is the Las Araucarias resort located 82 km north east of Temuco on the flanks of the Llaima volcano. This magical ski resort is located within the stunning Conguillio National Park where you find yourself surrounded by ancient araucaria trees and turquoise glacial lakes.
With 1 chairlift and 3 ski lifts, Las Araucarias is smaller than the Ski Centre Pucón, though it does offer 350 hectares of skiable surface area. The main pistes are punctuated by perfect examples of araucaria trees that seem to revel in the spectacle of dozens of winter skiers enjoying their domain.
The journey up to Las Araucarias is an experience in its own right passing through forests of endemic trees and narrow snow ploughed tracks. Do check that you have the right chains for your hire car or truck though as it is usually obligatory to carry them. Sol y Nievecan organize transfers if you prefer to sit back and enjoy the scenery!
So, what are you going to go for in 2017? Skiing on a boring old slope or on fresh powder on the flanks of live volcanoes? No competition! For details on how to arrive, transfers in and out, ski rental and other local information, drop Sol y Nieve a mail hereand let us do the organizing for you.
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Welcome to Sol y Nieve Pucón Adventures
For an unforgettable adventure experience we know you want safety, quality equipment and certified guides. Sol y Nieve offers all of this and more. With a 30 year history in specialist adventure activities look no further for the best option to fully enjoy all the alternatives available in Pucón & the surrounding area. Our satisfied clients often speak of the personalized service they received - a crucial element of our company philosophy.
Why Choose Us?
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“The Only Outfitter You Need in Pucon” There are so many different outfitters to choose from. Rather than surfing the internet ad nauseam to figure out which one to go with, make it easy on yourself and just go with Sol y Nieve. Enjoy!
DestinationUnknown70 // TripAdvisor
“Amazing experience, very professional & safe guides, great kit” We were recommended this company by our first choice - aguadventura - who were oversubscribed. I cannot rate them highly enough. Our group size was really small, 5 with 2 guides. When you compare this to the enormous groups of 20+ - all trekking up in a slow procession, which looked really dull, I think we had a great deal!
alice_beverly // UK - Tripadvisor
“Very Profesional, Great experience, best Value!” We climbed the Villarrica Volcano with this agency, and I must say that the experience was superlative. From the beginning John Barriga, the manager, gave us a very precise and professional briefing on how our journey was going to be. We were taken on a bus to the foot mountain and set off for our adventure. The guides are excellent and the clothing and other equipment we had, were very good. This agency is not the cheapest of the city, but it is certainly one of the best, if not the best of Pucon.
Robert S // TripAdvisor