Heading to Chile? Get Your Float Airbag Refills Here.

By BCA distributor “Chile Chad” Maurer, Chile Unlimited, E.I.R.L.

Hola backcountry riders! BCA Chile is providing avalanche airbag cylinder refill services at three convenient locations in 2017.  Email us at info@bcachile.com with your info and arrival date and our team will be happy to give one of our BCA refill centers a heads-up on when they can expect your arrival for the service.

In Santiago, Chile you can visit:

Sherpalife – Tienda de Montaña, located in Providencia, Santiago at Santa Beatriz #100 of. 801, Santiago, Chile, telephone 56 2 2244 3767.

In addition to Float airbag cylinder refills, Sherpalife carries a complete selection of BCA products in Chile, including Tracker2 and Tracker DTS avalanche transceivers, Float 32 and Float 22 avalanche airbags, Stealth avalanche probes, Bomber shovels, and BCA snow study tools.

If you are headed up to the resorts of La Parva, El Colorado or Valle Nevado, you can visit:

KL Adventures, located at the end of Avenida Las Condes, KM Zero Camino Farellones, Augusto Mira Fernandez #14248, Las Condes CP 7591409 Santiago, Chile, telephone +56-2-2217-91-01.

You’ll go right by this shop when you leave Santiago and head up to the resorts. (You’ll see the store’s sign the right hand side, across from the gas station at the fork in the road.)  KL Adventure also offers Chile ski tour options for skiing powder in the Andes.

If you’re headed to Portillo and not passing through Santiago:

BCA Chile will have refill services there on each Saturday for the month of August: the 6th, 12th, 19th and the 26th at Ski Portillo, Ruta 60 420, Los Andes, Región de Valparaíso, Chile, telephone +56 2 2263 0606.

Also if you arrive on another date, such as midweek, we can arrange a full avalanche airbag cylinder for you to use during your stay. Email us at info@bcachile.com.

You can learn more about Portillo at www.skiportillo.com.  Looking forward to a big August!

For refill and exchange centers in other Southern Hemi destinations, including Argentina and New Zealand, go to our store locator, enter the city, and make sure you choose Cylinder Refill Center and/or Cylinder Exchange Center before you hit Find Location.

BCA pro athlete Amie Engerbretson is this year’s cover girl for Ski Portillo.