The Lodge


Located in a remote corner of Patagonia surrounded by the awe-inspiring Andes mountains, Rio Palena Lodge is the ultimate ski retreat. This newly-remodeled property features an array of heli-skiing, angling, and adventure offerings to ensure you experience the best of Patagonia.

The alpine ski terrain surrounding Rio Palena Lodge offers an exciting assortment of open bowls, steep couloirs, and mellow glacier runs. With this wide array of terrain options, your Eleven Skiing guides and Experience Manager can dial in the perfect itinerary to suit your group. Your typical ski day in this remote setting consists of 6-10 runs.

Rio Palena Lodge’s location allows for easy access to waterfall hikes, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, stand up paddleboarding, and world-class fly fishing during appropriate seasons. If you are looking for a bit of downtime, our fully renovated lodge offers the ultimate in comfortable accommodations and is fully equipped with two wood-fired hot tubs and a wood-fired sauna.

Located in a largely uninhabited region of Chilean Patagonia, Rio Palena Lodge is an intimate property with only seven guest rooms. Guests traveling to Rio Palena Lodge have the option to fly private to Palena Airfield or to Chaiten where commercial flights are also available. For information on steps we are taking to protect the health and safety of our guests and employees, please visit our COVID-19 Update Page.


  • Seven guest suites with en suite bathrooms
  • Wood-fired sauna and two wood-fired hot tubs
  • Trips include lodging at Rio Palena Lodge and guided heli-skiing, weather permitting
HELI SKIING Guided heli skiing.
GUIDED ACTIVITIES Additional customized guided activities, some exclusions apply.
CHEF-PREPARED MEALS Breakfast, lunch, après, and dinner served daily.
EXPERIENCE MANAGER Pre-arrival planning with an Eleven Experience Manager.
BEVERAGES House alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
ORGANIC MINIBAR In-room minibar snacks and beverages.
Airport Transfers Transfers from the Palena or Chaiten Airfield (1 pick up/drop off per stay)

You’re on vacation, you want to enjoy your time with friends and family and not worry about pulling out your credit card throughout your stay. To enable you to better enjoy your stay, our pricing includes the cost of these activities and other inclusions.

When comparing our pricing, please note that the nightly rate for this stay factors in these inclusions in additional value over the cost of the room.

Additional Services
  • All round trip airfare from your hometown to Puerto Montt
  • Additional heli hours
  • Charter flights from Puerto Montt to Palena or Chaiten
Seasonal Dates

Open for heli-skiing season from October 1st through November 30th, 2021.


Private lodge buyout starting at $30,112 per night based on 8 guests.

USD figures are subject to change. All rates are based in the property’s local currency and currency conversion will take place at the time of sale. For a quote at today’s exchange rate, please contact our Sales Team.