Full day
Pucon, Chile, Volcan Villarrica


To have the oportunity to climb up this beautiful volcano and one of the most active in Chile, observe the masive crater and experience an outstanding view of the area, its definitly  a life time experience that you don´t want to miss if you are an advanced or expert skier/snowboarder.

You will climb to the top with an experience mountain ski guide, using your touring skies if you have experience or just carry them on a proper backpack (we provide backpack if you don´t have one to carry your skies or snowboard)

After we reach the summit and have a moment to recharge some energy while enjoying the amazing view, is time for the most fun part! Free Skiing/Snowboard all the way down!!

SUMMIT 2847 mts
VERTICAL SKIING 1300-1600 mts
SKIING SKILLS Advanced/Expert
CLIMBING SKILLS NO experience required (only good phisical condition)
Mountain ski guide service

Essential safety equipment: Ski back pack, probe, transceiver, shovel, helmet, crampons, ice axe


Snack and drinks at the end

Climbing food
Guide gratuity



Additional information

Group size4 max
DatesMid Sept to Dec


All our guests on any ski touring/mountaineering program are provided with the following safety gear:

  • Ski backpack
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Transceiver
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Helmet (in case you don´t have your own)

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
November 21, 2017

If you come to Pucon you have to do this. In fact come to Pucon to do this!!!! and do it with PointSouth. If you enjoy a challenge, are reasonably fit and ski red runs you’ll have a great day.

The ski lifts weren’t working, there was lots of snow, the sun was shinning with cloud cover at about 900m (ie below us). We climbed 1,700m in 6 hours, the 2,800m summit. First with ski boots and poles, then with crampons and later with ice pick.

We spent 20 minutes at the summit, gas masks supplied, before skiing down the virgin slopes.

The guiding was superb. Gonzalo could not have done more. He met us the evening before and help with provisions and ski hire. He picked us up from the hotel in the morning and dropped us back exhausted in the evening. He seemed to enjoy the whole day as much as we did.

If you do one thing in Chile do this! 6 stars is I could.


August 4, 2019

I could not recommend Point South more. A stunning backcountry experience coupled with two incredible individuals left me with an experience I will not forget.

Villarrica, or Rukapillan as the aboriginals refer to it, is a beautiful volcano, piercing the landscape near the town Pucon and Villarrica lake. The climb up is challenging and rewarding, with a beautiful panoramic view of the Andes. As an active volcano, climbers often get to experience the power of Mother Nature first hand; we were treated to deep rumbles and smoke on the climb up, and then a spectacular lava show at the top (at one point, the guides were running away from the volcano!). The descent itself was heavenly. Snow quality was great, and the terrain was way more fun than what you would expect from a stratovolcano.

Perhaps the best part, however, was our guides, Gonzalo and Uber. They truly went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. From helping us plan our trip’s logistics (Gonzalo, thank you so much for the travel information!) to pushing us when we needed to be pushed, Gonzalo and Uber made us feel welcome and challenged. By the time we were back to the van, everyone was smiling ear-to-ear.

Gonzalo and Uber, thank you so much for your guidance and hospitality! I highly recommend anyone reading this to experience Pucon with Point South. It’ll be an unforgettable time.

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