The city of Puerto Montt was founded on 12th February 1853 by don Vicente Perez Rosales, with German immigrants who had come to colonize the area of Llanquihue.
It grew very rapidly while giving services as the center of the colonized territory, and at the arrival of the raiway in 1912, it gained a new impulse as a stopover on the way to Chiloé and Magallanes.
In 1979 it became capital of the X Region of the Lakes , with the provinces of Valdivia, Osorno, Llanquihue, Chiloé, and Palena. Today its populations reaches 110.000 inhabitants.
The cultivation of salmon in more than 30 establishments has produced an important growth since 1985, together with an important number of service industries.
Puerto Angelmo, a small port in the proximities of the city is today the starting point for the fishing production in the area.
Puerto Montt was destroyed and then rebuilt after the earthquake in 1960. Today it offers an appropiate infraestructure for tourists who choose it as their vacation place.
Canopy is a new adventure sport whose main objective is to offer a unique activity and a different ecological experience which consists in not altering the habitat.
The feeling of going through the Valdivian forest or the Andean Patagonian forest from the tops of the trees, swinging or hanging in the middle of nowhere, is both funny and exciting.
These sports are considered adventure travel par excellence. Extreme ski consists of going down quite a steep mountain with nothing but your skis. People practicing this activity have to use this technique in its maximum expression, giving priority to safety rather than to downhill speed.