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argentina
helicopter skiing

Join Powderbird as we claim first descents in Argentina's most coveted ski terrain.

where Skiing meets discovery

Located deep in the Central Andes Mountain Range is some of Argentina's best ski terrain, that very little know about. The El Azufre valley hosts volcanos and peaks of 10-13,000 feet that receive 450" + of snow annually.

Here you can ski runs of up to 5,200 feet directly to the new base area that is designed to be the worlds first fully sustainable ski resort. During your stay in the El Azufre lodge you will enjoy local grown food and the countries best Malbecs.

Onsite you will have Powderbird's dedicated aviation and guide team ready to take you into the mountains via helicopter, or snow-cat if weather isn't cooperating.

first descents
in the Southern hemisphere

Created by Powderbird and a team of local experts in farm to table gastronomy and exquisite hospitality, this Argentine ski adventure features world-class skiing in virtually unlimited terrain, and a warm off snow experience.

The trip begins at the beautiful mountain hotel of Las Termas de Los Molles where you will enjoy a welcome dinner.

After a nights rest you will load into the helicopter and fly to El Azufre the newly developed resort base area that will be your home for the next five day ski adventure.

Each day you will explore the surrounding terrain via helicopter and ski first descents of up to 5,200 vertical feet.
THE DETAILS
INCLUDED DURING YOUR STAY
  • 6-DAYS AND 7-NIGHTS
  • 5-days of helicopter SKIING & riding
  • 8-guests & 2-guides
  • $20,000 PER PERSON
  • ALL PERFECTLY CRAFTED MEALS
  • Accommodations at both las termas de los molles and el azufre
  • dedicated on site snow cat for weather days
  • 5-days of GUIDED helicopter SKIING AND AVALANCHE SNOW SAFETY GEAR
  • Transportation to and from the airport
TRIP DATES
  • JULY 27 - AUGUST 3
  • AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 10
  • AUGUST 10 - AUGUST 17
  • AUGUST 17 - AUGUST 24
  • AUGUST 24 - AUGUST 31

El Azufre

Located in the central Andes of the province of Mendoza, El Azufre is the world’s first 100% sustainable ski resort and mountain town.

Within the newly developed base area is the El Azufre lodge, your accommodations for the week, and two lodges for the guide team and staff. The El Azufre lodge features a large open floor common space for lounging, socializing, and dining, and 6 bedrooms that each have their own private bathroom and can be configured with two single beds or one queen bed.

El Azufre is a 30 minute heli-flight from Las Termas de Los Molles and located 25 miles south west from Las Lenas.

las termas de los molles

Las Termas de Los Molles is deeply connected with the landscape. The mountains, wind and water create a unique and natural experience which can only be experienced here.

The hotel is divided in two wings. In these you will find 3 standard rooms, 4 double standard rooms and 4 double superior rooms. All of these have breathtaking views of the “Cordillera de los Andes” and during the night, they are illuminated by the stars. 

Relax in the natural thermal springs after a long day of activities. These springs are believed to have the power to heal a wide range of ailments or discomforts as well as help maintain good health in general due to the high mineral content and water temperature.

Amongst the local experiences that are offered to the guests, there is one that stands out in Argentina: a famous and traditional wood fire barebacue “Asado” accompanied by amazing local wine under the night sky illuminated by the stars and the dancing fire.
traveling to el azufre

getting there

COMMERCIAL AVIATION:
The trip begins at the meeting point of the San Rafael Airport. Clients flying commercial can fly international to the Buenos Aires International Aiport and from there fly to San Rafael where the Powderbird team will pick you up for a 2.5 hr very scenic drive to Las Termas de Los Molles.


PRIVATE AVIATION
:
Clients flying private can fly directly to the Malargue airport, where the Powderbird team will greet you. From this point you can enjoy either a quick 30 minute drive or 15 minute heli-flight to Las Termas de Los Molles.

From Los Termas de Los Molles, you will enjoy a scenic 30 minute helicopter flight through the Andes to El Azufre.

explore Siglufjörður

Argentina heliskiing

Iceland’s northenmost town, Siglufjörður, is a historic fishing town who’s fame and fortune has always been linked to the ebb and flow of the fishing industry. A tiny shark fishing village in 1900, Siglufjörður soon became one of the largest towns in Iceland. Often called Siglo, the town sits at the heart of the narrow fjord, beneath towering mountains.

The town has a number of museums and galleries, the most famous of which is the award-winning Herring Era Museum—the perfect place to immerse in Sigló’s fascinating past.

A mere 24 nautical miles from the Arctic, the once isolated fjord is now easy to reach, with newly opened road tunnels connecting it to the rest of the ‘Troll Peninsula’s Arctic Bow’. Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest town, is only an hour’s drive away and local residents and entrepreneurs have worked to transform Sigló back into a romantic destination, rich with historical and cultural interest.

safety is number one priority

Safety

Powderbird's goal above all else is to provide unique, memorable ski experiences in the safest way possible. While not all risks in helicopter skiing can be eliminated, there is a lot that can be done to help mitigate the risks involved. For the past 50 years of helicopter skiing in Utah, Powderbird has helped shape the industry standards for safety.

  • Secondary helicopter on local standby for safety measures and support.
  • Powderbird has 50 year’s experience of operating helicopter skiing in Utah, and 25 years of international helicopter skiing experience.
  • Powderbird has been skiing in Argentina since 2008.
  • Operational protocols and safety measures modeled after Utah operation and Heliski US guidelines.
booking request
Let us know how many skiers/riders in your group, preferred trip week, and we will get in touch with a personalized quote and guide you through the booking process.