Puma Lodge Skiing, Chile, South America
Introduction to Puma Lodge Skiing
Puma Lodge skiing is not a ski resort, moreover, it is a high-level, 24-guest room mountain lodge (plus two apartments), set on its own in the heart of the Andes at an altitude of 1,500m above sea level. It has to be said that from Puma lodge, power hounds can get to remote, off-piste ski areas in the Andes by way of helicopter transport. Moreover, this service is not provided by the hotel, but from an outside contractor. However, ExperienceChile.Org will make all the arrangements if you are a ski group and wish to stay at Puma lodge and “get to the powder”.
At Puma Lodge there are no groomed pistes, but after a good snow fall this is Nirvana for those who enjoy off-piste, helicopter skiing. Puma Lodge has the reputation for offering access to the largest, virgin ski areas in Chile. Considering where the lodge is located, high up in the Andes, there are a number of nearby glaciers too, whereupon the snow is constant.
Puma Lodge skiing aims to be a luxury mountain lodge offering a place of quiet in the Andes with services and facilities including horse riding, trekking, hot tubs, swimming pool, spa, gym, games room, restaurant with wine cellar and comfortable rooms.
The Lodge is located in an isolated sector in the Andes at a place 42km east from Rancagua, which is 84km south of Santiago along the main Ruta 5 Panamerican Highway. From Rancagua after 12km the mountain road leads to a village called Coya, and then past the hot spring’s hotel, Termas de Cauquenes. From here the route involves navigating
Uneven, narrow mountain roads that will require a high base 4 x 4 vehicle (with snow chains in the winter). Puma Lodge is located almost next to the Reserva Rio de Los Cipres, 30km from Coya, and close to the mountain border line with Argentina and 30km. The drive from Las Condes in Santiago will take approximately 2.5hrs.
Considering that there is glacier skiing from Puma Lodge, in theory there should always be snow. However, if in a season there has not been many new snow falls then Puma Lodge is able to offer the full “mountain experience” whereby there are lodge facilities and other outdoor activities to participate in.
For much more Puma Lodge skiing information please click the link below to the Puma Lodge page.