Termas de Chillán, Chile
Pam, Gene, Catherine, and Heinz meet up with the pre-trippers in Conceptión for the transfer to Termas de Chillán. We stayed at the 5-star Gran Hotel, a ski-in/ski-out exclusive hotel. The on-site Thermal Spa Center was an excellent compliment to a day on the slopes. We were pampered with a variety of treatment options. The food at the hotel was fabulous.
We especially enjoyed the inside and outside hot pools. While the girls did water aerobic classes, Gene worked behind the instructor in a successful attempt to throw the class off. It was hilarious.
Although known for its powder, the conditions werent that great. It was raining when we arrived but it turned to snow during dinner. Heinz, Jim and Elisabeth were up at the crack of dawn to take advantage of it. The rest of us took a hike to a grotto and waterfall to get our legs moving. Afterwards, Pam and Gene headed out to the slopes. It snowed again, so everyone got an early start the next day for great powder skiing.