Antuco

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Antuco
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Resort Altitude Ticket Office is 1400m
Winter Season July-September
Terrain Overall: moderate
Beginner: 1 groomed run
Intermediate: 1 groomed run
Advanced: extensive off-piste
Lift System Two poma tows
Highest Lift 1800m / 5905ft
Lowest Lift 1400m / 4590ft
Vertical 400m / 1300ft
Longest Run
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks None
Snow Sports Ski, board, toboggan
Facilities Cafeteria, ski hire, ski school
Nearest Town Antuco or Los Angeles
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $CLP$10,000 or AUD$25.00 (Season 2006)
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 

A no-frills operation on the side of a large volcano and run by enthusiastic locals, Antuco's two old poma tows are unlikely to attract the extreme-ski crowd or the jet set. However an abundance of snow, some interesting off-piste terrain and the friendly smiles of the locals will ensure that a fun day or two can be spent. If the lifts are running!

Location

Mid-southern Chile, 90km east of Los Angeles (8th Region) by road

Pros

Cheap, and no crowds.

Beginners will have fun and intermediates will enjoy the long cruise off the top lift.

If snow conditions are favourable, experts will enjoy the extensive off-piste options including a backcountry hike to the top of the volcano (sunny days only!). However, the resort's north-facing aspect means that snow is often heavier than ideal.

Cons

Antuco is a VERY basic ski area. Resort information is difficult to find and is often not up to date. There is only a sketchy access road (4WD only in bad weather), basic facilities at the base, and just two lifts (which may or may not work). Fairly exposed, Antuco struggles to open in poor weather, and it is above treeline, making visibility very poor on storm days.

The resort's north-facing aspect means that snow can be heavier than ideal.

Contacts

Club de Esqui de Los Angeles

Phone: Lift and Snow Report: (+56) 43 322651

Fax:

Postal: Valdivia 534,P.2,Of.5 Los Angeles, Chile

Planning

Getting There

Best access is by 4WD vehicle. A 2WD vehicle may pass depending upon conditions - the road is almost impassable following heavy rain.

Alternatively, companies in Los Angeles (Chile) run packages including transfer to the ski hill, lift tickets and gear hire (if required). One example is "Rental Snowboard and Ski Los Angeles" phone +56 43 316200 or email snowboard@123mail.cl

Note that the Antuco ski operation is at least 30-50 minutes drive further east from the closest town (also named Antuco).

Public transport, while cheap, is very inconvenient. Buses can be taken from the Los Angeles Rural Bus Terminal to the town of Antuco or slightly beyond (to Anabanico) and the rest of the journey must be completed by hitch hiking.

Accommodation

On Mountain

Basic accommodation in the Club de Esqui de Los Angeles Refuge - telephone (+56) 43 741403

Private cabins also for hire.

Off Mountain

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Lift Tickets

Daily price around $10,000 Chilean pesos (AUD$25.00) in 2006.

Ski School

Yes - enquiries on site.

Equipment Hire

Yes - ski and snowboard hire available - enquiries on site.

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

All resort areas can be reached by walking or wading through the carpark

Parking

Yes

Activities

Skiing / boarding / tobogganning / Sheltering from the weather / Drinking

Dining

Village view:

A basic cafeteria serves hot meals and drinks (including alcohol). Prices are very reasonable.

Bars & Entertainment

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Shopping

Food supplies should be obtained in Los Angeles or Antuco town.

Children

Children are welcome

Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

Beginner area:

One beginner run served by a poma tow.

Groomed Runs

The two lifts: beginners on the left, intermediates on the right

Two groomed runs (one beginner, one intermediate).

Off Piste

Extensive (not controlled)

Out of Bounds

Extensive (not controlled)

Cross Country

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Parks & Pipes

None

Bumps

Only if you make your own

Powder Zones

Off piste (not controlled)

Sheltered Runs

None

Snowplay

Permitted everywhere

Other

Weather

Weather is changeable and subject to extremes of wind, rain, snow and dense cloud in poor conditions. Bright sunny days are also common.

Weather for the town of Antuco (significantly lower than the ski hill) can be found at Town of Antuco Weather

Geography

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History

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Resources

Maps

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