Pucón, CHILE–In less than two weeks, skiers and snowboarders from all over the world will be arriving to Pucón to test the wax on their boards and the strength in their legs: the 3,000-plus foot descent from the crater of Villarrica volcano is an individually timed race to the base.
Avalancha en el Volcán, sponsored by Patagonia, is scheduled to take place September 13-16 on the Villarrica Volcano. A freeride contest without technical features of cliffs and chutes, the main obstacle is beating Chopo Diaz’s record descent: 3’12” (set in 2011). A huge draw to the event is the opportunity to enjoy one of the most cherished parts of skiing: the community.
Participants hike in a guided group up Villarrica volcano at a leisurely pace. On the ascent, riders have a chance to familiarize themselves with the descent route and view where the mandatory checkpoints are located. At the top it’s time for a few pictures of the epic smoking, belching crater and then 3..2..1…drop!
For more information and to register in English, please contact Claire Smallwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This event is sponsored by Patagonia, Hot Chillys, Zolkan, CONAF, Enjoy Pucón, Aguaventura