Here's another plug for powderquest.com.
They offer guided backcountry expeditions in the Andes plus trips to the major resorts.
David Owen, the owner of Powderquest, is a native of this region, so he understands how much we crave powder during the warmer months. He's very approachable and will make sure you get a trip that matches your ability and interests. If you tell him that you are only comfortable with blue trails at Snowshoe, he'll know exactly what you are saying and get you on the right expedition.
On the other hand, he also knows that this region has some top talent. In other words, he has freerider trips that might even challenge JohnL.
Here's Dave Owen's his bio:
"From the day I first stepped into a pair of skis at Wintergreen back in 1976, I was hooked. I wanted to be in the mountains more than gringos in Chile crave peanut butter.
After discovering snowboarding with Adam, Erin, and Blaise 16 years ago, the addiction carried beyond Dar's ski weekends and the powder at "Powerlines"; it was the soul of it all.
Soul is about exploring, experiencing the goods with friends, and living for the moment. Soul is PowderQuest's philosophy.
I carry these memories today as my passion to ride and dreams to travel have taken me on my own PowderQuest. The mountains and volcanoes of Colorado, Wyoming, Canada, Alaska, Chile and Argentina have been my main focus.
In 1994, my wanderlust began, and before I knew it, I had explored, surfed, and snowboarded 15 Latin American Countries. After landing in South America's outdoor adventure mecca, Pucon, Chile, I built an adventure tourism company, mastered the Spanish language, and established residence in this mystical country.
I have spent the past six years running PowderQuest Tours, living an unforgettable cultural experience, and driven by the Andean powder and Patagonia's unrivaled backcountry spring conditions. I invite you to experience the soul of your very own PowderQuest, this year in the Southern Andes, with PowderQuest Tours."
Here's his e-mail: