Not only does Chapelco have excellent ski trails but it also offers interesting options to enjoy the mountain in winter.
Deep winter, the ski trails in Chapelco are teeming with snow and skiers are eager to make the most of their stay. But this time, we went to the winter resort to enjoy an activity other than skiing and snowboarding: snowshoeing. Nowadays, this activity is becoming more and more popular in various ski resorts, but Chapelco was the first resort to offer snowshoeing for visitors and, at present, this activity is chosen by many of them.
Although it was very cloudy in town, when we reached the base of the hill, the sun was shining as a hopeful sign for a wonderful day. We went to the huskies’ house at 1600 m.a.s.l. in order to meet our guide.
Marina was waiting for us, together with other tourists who would also join us. After trying the snowshoes on, and fastening them, we began the trip taking the same road used by sleds. But soon we took a small path leading into the lenga forest.
Level of Difficulty: intermediate.
Timetables: There are 3 daily departures: at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. In platforma 1600, there are 4 daily departures: at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.
Recommendations: Wear comfortable waterproof clothes, sun glasses and sun protection. It is not necessary to have any previous experience, but it is better to be in good physical conditions to enjoy this experience to the utmost.
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