POWDER SOUTH HELI-SKI GUIDES is South America’s premier helicopter ski operation, located in the heart of the Chilean Central Andes. After eight seasons of successful operation, we proudly continue to offer excellence in heli-skiing, deep in the enchanting and rugged Andes Mountain Range of southern South America.
POWDER SOUTH HELI-SKI GUIDES has made a quantum leap in South American helicopter skiing. Previously, informal operations have offered vertical runs near ski areas. At POWDER SOUTH, we present an entirely new dimension of remote heli-skiing with world-class standards, and vast terrain for skiers and snowboarders from around the world.
We offer week-long and three day packages of absolutely the best heli-skiing in South America. Our location in the Southern Hemisphere enables us to offer alternate season heli-skiing during the Northern Hemisphere summer. Our heli-ski packages are culturally unique and reflect the generous hospitality of the traditional Chilean mountain lodge, as well as offer world class skiing or snowboarding unsurpassed in South America.
We have explored and skied in the Andes Mountains for over three decades, demonstrating our strong presence and long-time reputation in the ski and high-altitude mountaineering industry. We bring a unique combination of years of experience and innovation in mountaineering and ski mountaineering in the Andes Mountains to our heli-ski operation. We have pioneered a new level of heli-skiing in this beautiful mountainous region of South America. Our heli-ski packages offer thousands of vertical feet of untouched champagne powder in the most alluring and pristine terrain the Andes has to offer, from June to October, the Southern Hemisphere winter season.
We are a team of highly skilled professionals. Our heli-ski guides are UIAGM/IFMGA Internationally Certified Mountain Guides with years of experience in the heli-ski industry worldwide. POWDER SOUTH HELI-SKI GUIDES are without question some of the finest heli-ski guides in the world with vast experience heli-ski guiding around the planet, from Alaska to reenland, Turkey, India, Canada, India, Russia, Europe, Sweden, Japan and South America. They are leaders in their profession and possess the expertise and talent to guide your heli-ski/snowboard adventure and to find the best possible snow and terrain for your enjoyment, with the safety only a professional can provide.
Our pilots are highly trained and experienced professionals with thousands of hours of flight time in the Andes. They know the Andes Mountain Range exceedingly well. Our pilots manage landing zones at high altitude with superior expertise, and demonstrate the dedication expected of successful pilots in their profession. We are confident to say that our pilots are by far the finest helicopter pilots available in the Southern Hemisphere
Each helicopter is equipped with a GPS, satellite phone, VHF radio to maintain contact with the lodge and our guides, first aid, oxygen, avalanche, rescue, and survival equipment. We use state-of-the-art AS 350-B3 and Bell 407 Helicopters, by far the best machines for heli-skiing in the Andes.
We strive for excellence and safety in every aspect of our operation. POWDER SOUTH HELI-SKI GUIDES has top professional guides, the best team of pilots available, communications, detailed forecast, guides meetings, ABS (Avalanche Airbag System) provided to all our clients, safety equipment. Our meticulous approach to safety speaks for itself. We are a reliable and valuable source in the heli-ski industry.
POWDER SOUTH HELI-SKI GUIDES was founded by ski and mountaineering entrepreneurs and guides, Rodrigo Mujica (IFMGA/UIAGM Guide) and Joaquin Oyarzun (former Olympic Skier). Both Rodrigo and Joaquin were born and raised in Chile and have lived in the USA (Rodrigo lived for 20 years in Valdez, AK and Jackson Hole, WY). They have dedicated their lives to the mountains, and to excellence in mountain guiding and adventure travel. This synergy of talents brings Powder South to the highest level of heli-ski guiding in South America.
Rodrigo Mujica owns and operates both Powder South Heli-Ski Guides and Aventuras Patagonicas, an extremely successful high altitude mountain guiding company, formerly of Jackson, Wyoming, (and originated in Valdez, AK), now based in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
Joaquin Oyarzun owns and operates Powder South Heli-Ski Guides, KL Adventure in Chile, and Aconcagua Express of Argentina.
We proudly invite you to join us in exploring fresh powder, true adventure, and vertical challenge within the unsurpassed beauty of the Chilean Andes.
1303 Sumac Avenue / Boulder, Colorado 80304 USA
Toll Free: 1- 888- 203 9354 / Local Number: 303- 447-2858
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