Powderbird has long been known as a top heliskiing operation in the lower 48, headquartered in Utah. But they have also slowly been refining their South American ski experience to be a world-class operation, with the touch of luxury you would expect if you’ve ever skied with them in the US.

Powderbird has teamed up with local experts in Argentina to offer a unique luxury ski adventure package. They have created the ultimate ski base camp, an oasis, where the terrain is virtually unlimited and you’ll have the opportunity to ski first descents.

The Ultimate Basecamp

Located deep in the Central Andes Mountain Range, with access to some of the best ski terrain in the southern hemisphere, you’ll be blown away by the expansive nature of the landscape. The El Azufre valley has volcanoes and 13,000 ft + peaks surrounding it. With over 450″ of snowfall annually, there is plenty of opportunity to find fresh tracks and seemingly endless deep turns.

Some of the descents are over 5,000 vertical feet directly to the base area. The El Azufre lodge was designed to be the first sustainable ski resort. You’ll call this place home for the next 7 days as you enjoy locally grown food and some of the country’s best Malbecs. Nothing beats Argentinian wine after a day out on the mountains.

Guaranteed Skiing Every Day

Powderbird has taken great care to ensure you have the perfect South American ski vacation. Not only have they partnered with local guides and experts, but they also created the program to maximize the skiing experience.

With cat skiing backup, no-fly days won’t affect your skiing experience. The snowcat is dedicated, so you are guaranteed to ski every day. The package also includes 6 full days of helicopter skiing and riding, so if you are blessed with great weather for the duration of your stay, you will fly every day.

The package includes 6 days of guided skiing and 7 nights of accommodation at El Azufre. The lodge has a large open-floor common space for lounging, socializing, and dining, with 6 bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. It’s only a 30-minute helicopter flight from Las Termas de Los Molles and located only 25 miles southwest of Las Lenas.

Powderbrid has been running a ski program in South America since 2008. Combine that with their 50 years of experience here in the United States, and you get a ski program that has thought of every detail. They have a second helicopter on standby if needed, the cat skiing backup, top-notch guides, and a location that could only be discovered and utilized by a team with the local connections to do so.