Chile Travel - Winter is coming up quickly and the Aysen Region is preparing itself to receive it the best way possible, with a wide selection of events to enjoy during this time of year. Pie Grande (Big Foot) 2014

It is a race under winter conditions, where individuals or couples (mixed or not) participate running with snow shoes along a marked trail and previously established by the organization within the El Fraile Ski Center. There is a 2K kids category for parents with their children under 10 years of age. This adventure is run in an area with an average altitude of 900 and 1,200 meters above sea level. The race in all its categories does the same marked route and there will be a race map for orientation. The 10K race consists on doing the 5K circuit twice.

Desafío Aysén Invernal (Winter Aysen Challenge) This well-known adventure instance contemplates trekking, mountain biking and kayaking. The weather conditions in Aysen during August are rain, snow, wind, short days, and temperatures that fluctuate between -15 and 5 degrees Celsius. The teams must be physically and mentally prepared, as well as dispose of the correct equipment, clothes and protection for the race. Orientation abilities and independent traveling skills through pristine natural forests, full of snow and on the outskirts of the vegetation boundaries are needed. This is a unique race in Chile and South America, that includes a one night rest. Date: August 14-16

Patagonia Fest 2014 “Patagonia Fest” reaches its third version in the El Fraile Ski Center, and it invites skiers and snowboarders to acquire Freestyle skills, belonging to an Olympic Winter category and discipline. The program begins with workshops and demonstrations for the participants following a competition among them showing the abilities learnt in these workshops. These will be divided in categories, for ski and snowboard too. Date: August 24th Tetra Coyhaique 2014 It is a race that takes place during the end of winter and to close off the ski season at the Aysen Patagonia and also to celebrate World Tourism Day. This race is done in an area with an average altitude of 1,200 and 550 meters above sea level. The race in all its categories does the same marked route and there will be a race map for orientation. It also passes by countryside landscape dedicated to cattle raising and farming, and dirt roads and trails by the road that are usual used by local farm men to transit on horse or foot. Date: September 27th

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