Crazy cheap QF flights to Chile in Aug18

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  1. Kash

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    Flights to Santiago next month for around $1,100: Latam there and QF direct coming home. Amazing deal considering that from there Portillo is a couple of hours drive away. Daily lift passes for $50, 700m+ vert with 8m of snowfall per year and minimal crowds.

    Seems like a quality deal. So basically for the 1.5 weeks of skiing we were planning to do as a family, we'd spend less in Portillo or Las Lenas then Perisher or Queenstown....
     
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    Great deal.
    Go!
    Love Chile
     
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    Fantastic prices! The time zone difference and travel duration are big factors though when going for a short amount of time (1.5 weeks).
     
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    Cancel skiing here....go there :)
     
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    I thought they were not having a great season this year?
     
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    So now you understand why I take my family overseas every year. ;)
     
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    hhmmmmmmmmmm
     
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    Amazing opening - it snow in santiago, which is not common I am told!
     
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  10. Kash

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    Yeah agree with that, but 2-3 weeks then makes it even cheaper compared to oz! Chile would have a serious jet lag factor, and with a 3 year old it makes it unfeasible. Nice to dream though, and to share with some of you guys that aren't as tied down!

    I do remember looking at Chile flights in previous years and they were always $1600 to 2000+ so this could be a rare amazing deal. There are so many resorts near Santiago and Valle Nevado is meant to be just as good. Im sure on snow accom will also be slightly less than the $900 per night for peak season in Perisher ;)
     
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    haha - im planning it for only a week next year. You only live once!

    May or may not have a 11mth old with me!
     
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    I had a trip booked to Chile when my 1st born was aged 2. :) Don't let kids hold you back. We canceled last minute as +1 got retrenched and had to work out a lengthy notice period. Did many weeks in Canada at the end instead.
     
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    We went for a week.
    The adrenaline of the ski day kept us awake during the day, and if you ski hard enough thru the day you’ll sleep at night.

    Only problem we had was not being able to do much evening Apres because we couldnt keep our eyes open. Probably a good thing! LOL

    But yes, with little kids I reckon go for 2 weeks at least.
     
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    You have offering to fund the honeymoon??

    LOL
     
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    LOL


    If I win tonight’s 20mill powerball you’re on! And I’ll come with, and bring a Nanny :p
     
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    We've been heading overseas every year to ski since our kids were 6 months old - Europe, North America, Japan. In my experience the kids get more sleep on the flights and recover better than us older adults.
     
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    Sydney - Santiago is an easy flight, plenty of seats last year in Aug & Sept.
    My tip for Sth America skiing is to go in mid to late August but wait until the last minute to book.

    Chile and Argentina have massive variations in snowfall. Legendary conditions v dirt. Some bad years 2010-2016.
    The snow comes in huge dumps as storms slow as they hit the Andes. Then it's very, very sunny. Timing is key.

    Last year I arrived in mid Aug when conditions weren't good but the snow forecast was great. Day 1 was crap.

    Day 2.... then kept on snowing
     
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