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Great terrain, great people -- pray for snow!

I skied Arpa for two days near the end of its brief 2015 season (under a month in total, I... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
mormw
Bad snow, great people, interesting

I went to Chile and skied here in 2012 and had a great time. I just came across these reviews as I... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2014
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Ski Arpa was an amazing experience. We were unlucky with the snow as the whole of Chile was experiencing a drought but Anton, Patrick and Brendan were charming and experienced guides who knew their mountain inside-out always knowing where to get the best runs. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank g00sling
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Just came back Ski Arpa and had a great first snowcat ski experience with exceptional guides. The mountain is beautiful, the terrain is great, and the runs are long (ours were 2000 to 3000+ feet). Our guides Jimmy and JB are very knowledge and passionate,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My boyfriend and I had a terrific day skiing/snowboarding with Ski Arpa. The guides are great, down to Earth guys who's passion for the outdoors is evident. Lots of laughs too. They're easy going and tailor the experience based on the group's ability. We got...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jessie W
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I skied Arpa for two days near the end of its brief 2015 season (under a month in total, I believe). The past few years have been very unreliable for skiing in Chile (in 2014, Arpa opened for under 2 weeks) and at the end...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank mormw
Reviewed 19 July 2014

I went to Chile and skied here in 2012 and had a great time. I just came across these reviews as I am considering another Chile trip. After reading all the reviews I thought I should comment as well as this was one of the...More

Date of experience: January 2014
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Ok I get it. If there's no snow then the best of ski areas fails to excite you particularly if you've travelled thousands of kilometres for the back country thrill. We booked two days and didn't bother returning for the second day because the snow...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Grivola
Reviewed 11 August 2013

I just returned from Ski Arpa and it was an amazing experience! It had snowed a couple of days before (85cm) and the conditions were superb. The snow was silky and soft and just awesome. We went in the smaller of the 2 CATs and...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Leecuador
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Having skied four continents and over a dozen states and provinces via lift, AT skis, snowmobile, snowcat, and helicopter, and as a skier that averages over 50 days a year, I'm asking you to believe that Ski Arpa is among the world's finest ski experiences....More

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

I hate to give my first cat-skiing experience a poor review but I feel it's important to be honest. I booked a trip with Santiago Aventures to have a variety of snowboarding in Chile since I probably won't be able to go back. I was...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank JenABrazil
Reviewed 5 September 2012

I have done a lot of backcountry skiing in the Alps and Rockies and decided on a trip down to Chile. Cat skiing at El Arpa was at the top of our list, and we hit it perfectly after a good storm. Beautiful, untouched terrain...More

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