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Nevados de Chillan 2* Event Rescheduled For Antillanca

With a storm threatening to produce low visibility, avalanche danger and less than optimal competition conditions, the 2* Freeride World Qualifying event scheduled for August 10th to 13th at Nevados de Chillan has been cancelled and rescheduled for Antillanca.

“Given the forecast and expected visibility and avalanche risk, we decided to be proactive and to move the opening event of the 2018 Andes freeriding season to Antillanca,” says Freeride Chile’s Fernando Ochagavia. “We would like to thank Nevados de Chillan for their hard work and efforts, and while we are disappointed that an event is not going to happen there this season, we’re really excited to have a full schedule with two events at Antillanca from August 15th to 20th to kick things off this year."

While this news will come as a disappointment to many who were looking forward to experiencing the unique terrain of Nevados de Chillan, an uncompromising weather forecast have combined to make an attempt at holding an event at Nevados de Chillan unlikely to succeed. Because of this, organizers have decided to be proactive and reschedule the event to Antillanca to ensure the highest possible opportunity to run a successful event and give athletes the best opportunity to score FWQ points.

For athletes and spectators, here is what you need to know:

Antillanca and the rescheduled Nevados de Chillan event

Antillanca will now host two 2* FWQ competitions. These events will take place on different days during the weather window for the events, August 16 to 20. The two events will be called Comp 1 (the rescheduled Nevados de Chillan event) and Comp 2 (the event that has always been scheduled for Antillanca).

Any athlete who as already inscribed for the Nevados de Chillan event will be automatically inscribed for Comp 1 at Antillanca, at no extra cost.

Any athlete who was inscribed for Nevados de Chillan who cannot compete in Comp 1 at Antillanca can request a full refund of their inscription fee.

There is still space for athletes in Comp 2 at Antillanca, so if you were going to compete in Nevados de Chillan and were waiting to enter the previously scheduled Antillanca event (Comp 2), you will have the opportunity to compete in two events during the competition window for Antillanca.

Likewise, if you were going to only compete at Antillanca and had not inscribed to compete at Nevados de Chillan, you now have the opportunity to add another FWQ event to your schedule by inscribing for Comp 1 (the rescheduled Nevados de Chillan event).

Registration for both events will remain open on MemberPro until August 11. Once registration is closed, it will be a “hard” close and no-on location registration will be offered.

Antillanca Schedule

  • August 16 – Mandatory Athlete meeting, Location to be announced, all athletes Comp 1 and Comp 2
  • August 17 – Comp 1 event day, weather and snow dependent
  • August 18 – Comp 1 weather day if needed
  • August 19 – Comp 2 event day, weather and snow dependent
  • August 20 – Weather day, Comp 2

Accommodations

Antillanca is offering discounted rates at the Hotel Antillanca. This is the only accommodation at the ski area, and the facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, ping-pong, rock climbing wall and more. Mention that you are booking for the Freeride event when making your reservations. Some meals are included: info@skiantillanca.cl or call +56642612070

Prices:

  • Double Room  $240 usd
  • Triple Room  $300 usd
  • Quad Room  $360 usd
  • Quituple Room $425 usd
  • Sextuple Room $480 usd

Other Accomodations

Additional options are available in Entre Lagos, 30 km from Antillanca, This town is a the main tourist center for the communities located along Lake Puyehue, and features a variety of hotels, hostels, restaurantes and bars.

  • Cabañas Aguas Calientes
  • Lodge El Taique
  • Las Juntas Ecolodge
  • Hotel Termas de Puyehue
  • Hosteria Entre Lagos
  • Cabañas y camping El Manzano
  • Hostal Miraflores
  • Cabañas kalfupulli
  • Cabañas la valenciana
  • Cabañas muelle de piedra

FOR BREAKING NEWS, MORE INFORMATION AND OTHER THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW (LIKE WEATHER AND SNOW CONDITIONS), PLEASE LIKE AND FOLLOW FREERIDE CHILE ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Freeride-Chile-515728798605611/

TO CONNECT WITH OTHER ATHLETES, SHARE TRAVEL PLANS AND FIND A ROOMMATE TO HELP SAVE ON ACCOMMODATIONS, JOIN THE Circuito Nacional Freeride Chile 2017 GROUP ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1575444309166292/

The Andes Expresson Session – August 12-13

Open to all FWQ athletes who were scheduled to compete at Nevados de Chillan or who are competing at Antillanca this informal week features parties, BBQ’s, backcountry car shuttle laps on the famed backcountry terrain of Farellones. Bring your sleeping bag, do some couch surfing and check out what the central Andes are all about while taking in the unique vibe and culture of Chile’s spiritual home of freeriding, Farellones.

Freeride Sudamerica in collaboration with Freeride Chile is organizing this fun week hosted by Base Camp Farellones. This informal gathering will run from August 12 to 13 out of Base Camp Farellones. More information, directions and other details will be posted on the Freeride Chile Facebook page, this one: https://www.facebook.com/Freeride-Chile-515728798605611/

Planning on coming, let us know so we have enough beer!

RSVP to tom@tomwintermedia.com or info@freeridechile.com

Hanging tight in Chillan due to hotel or other accommodation bookings?

We’ve organized 50% off the normal daily lift ticket price for any athlete who has already arrived in Chillan and who was planning to compete at the Nevados event so you can make some turns and dial your riding in for the Antillanca event. To get your discounted ticket, go to the Novicios ticket counter and show a passport or photo id.

Note: This deal is only for FWQ athletes who were inscribed to the Nevados de Chillan event as of August 3. No exceptions and only one ticket per person per day and valid for the previously scheduled inspection and competition days only.