Chile and Argentina: films, wine & skiing
We're offering a brand new, very special itinerary for 2009.
You'll ski (or snowboard) on both sides of the Andes, with a few days in between to relax in a wine lodge and spa in Mendoza!
What's more we'll be hosting Telluride Mountain Film Festival on the Chilean leg of the trip - so in the evenings you'll be able to see premieres of some of the best documentary film making in the world.
Week 1: Las Lenas, Argentina
After transfering from Mendoza to Las Lenas, you'll have 6 days to ski in this vast and untracked resort, the only Southern hemisphere resort to host an Olympic event. The altitude ensures champagne powder most days.
Powder days and cloud inversions....
Week 2: Portillo, Chile.
Portillo is rightly regarded to have some of the best terrain in the world - on a par with Chamonix or the parts of Alaska only a helicopter can reach. Under the shadow of Aconcagua, these dramatic mountains have some long and infamous couloirs - 'Super C' and 'Primavera' - but also plenty of nicely groomed pistes, utterly devoid of crowds.
High above Inca Lake, Portillo
We also offer the option of heli-skiing as part of the package - which enables you to access the highest terrain outside the Himalayas.
But perhaps the best thing about Portillo is the old world luxury of its only hotel - the aptly named Grand Hotel. So after riding its stunning slopes, you can relax in the jacuzzi, dine on ostrich, scallops, king crab, washed down with the finest Chilean reds.
Prices starting at £2900 per person for 15 days
Winter is Patagonia is a crystal wonderland. The incessant winds of summer and autumn die down, the people disappear, and you're left with a vast untracked wilderness to revel in.
If you fancy a heli-drop to make a first descent down a virgin Patagonian Peak, or dog sledding in Tierra del Fuego, or simply want to relax snowshoeing around the volcanoes and lakes, just get in touch, and we'll discuss the options with you.
The chopper is dwarfed by the Patagonian glaciers