This weekend marked the start of 15th season of guided on snow adventure trips with PowderQuest in Chile and Argentina. A lot of things have changed in the past 15 years, ski equipment, exchange rates, we have seen more people enjoying our favorite sport in this part of world, but the one thing we take pride in not changing is still only accepting the highest level of educated and certified guides to lead our trips.
Every year our guides are furthering their education, expertise, and experience to ensure that our guests have the most enjoyable experience possible. Every year before our trips start our guides get together to discuss new techniques and practices they have learned over their year of training in the northern winter. Here is a quick photo recap from the guides day last week held at Ski La Parva in Chile.
The 2013 lineup of all-star PowderQuest guides
PQ Guide Phil hiking on top of La Parva’s signature line “La Chimenea”
The crew on top of “La Chimenea”
Our resident Chilean guide Vicho making some turns in “La Chimenea”
PowderQuest owner and guide David Owen is more hands on than your average business owner.
Practicing some rescue techniques
La Parva’s endless powder turns of “Manantiales”