You may be asking yourself why hire a tour guide and pay that extra cash to have someone show you around? Our answer is we feel our service is invaluable to people traveling to our part of the world. We take away any second guessing, questioning what chair to take, where the best snow is, where the best food is and most importantly what is this Chilean person saying to me? Our main goal is to show you the time of your life. If you don't believe us just take the words of some of our clients...

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My recent snowboard trip to Chile is my second in 6 years. The first was without a guide and we managed to get by. My second South American boarding adventure was with a totally different set of riders who insisted on hiring Steep and Deep. They have received rave reviews from a number of fellow riders that the tour provided by Ian was, in a word, phenomenal.  I was totally against it as I was there only a couple of years ago. As I said, I was able to get by…With much trepidation, I decided to go along with their plan.

Boy was I was wrong! The experience was totally different in a good kind of way. Ian is a consummate professional that provided us with unparalleled insight, service, knowledge, and comfort. From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed, Ian was there to aid us in anything and everything from translating menus to showing us the gnarliest chutes and runs that Chile has to offer. I think what I appreciate most is Ian’s ability to gauge ability levels and to provide instructions on how to be a better rider. That in itself is worth the price of admission.

Riding aside, Ian gave a tour of Santiago, Valapariso, and Vina Del Mar.  His knowledge of Chile’s past and present is quite impressive! This is what separated him for other tours that I have taken in the past. It had a personal touch!

Thank you Ian and Steep and Deep for a wonderful experience we will never forget! We will definitely be back for the beautiful sunsets, churros, empanadas,  and of course Steep and Deep.
Stephen Chan
Pro Churro Eater
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If you are thinking about going to Chile for a ski and snowboard trip, you need to go with Ian. It was so fun that writing it down is hard, words don’t do it justice! Ian is more than a (great!) ski and tour guide, he is a local-boy who loves what he does and loves showing Chile to people, and his energy and knowledge makes it all the more fun!
Ian knows all the places to go both on the mountain and in town. We boarded and skied exciting terrain we wouldn’t have ventured on by ourselves because he knew the mountains like the back of his hands.  We explored the cool cities of Santiago and Valparaiso, going to unique little corner shops, bars and restaurants that tourists don’t normally find. We went to a gorgeous winery and found a love of wine, and a few special places that made his tour even better! We were in Chile for a month, and Ian made all the difference. He added so much fun and flare that we never found on our own- when we go again, Ian is going to be on our agenda! Thank you Ian!

-Rae Clemens
Artist Extraordinaire
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Chile; the most rewarding experience I have ever had. Being the youngest on our tour I was able to meet a set of awesome women who brought their own background, knowledge, and experiences to the table every day. I was able to explore with, live with, and snowboard with my female snowboarding idol Kimmy Fasani, who opened up a world of insight on backcountry riding. I received probably the most amazing coaching from Christine Savage and Mary Walsh, and was pushed to explore my potential in this sport. All of this couldn't have been done without the help of Ian and Steep-N-Deep Powder Tours.
Ian is likely to be the most patient man I have ever met, and he would have to be to agree to tour around with 12 very opinionated women. We toured some of the most beautiful parts of the city, learning the country’s history, admiring the beautiful street art, petting the sweetest and happiest stray dogs I have ever seen, and drinking a variety of Pisco Sours [every bar has their own twist to the drink]. We were able to snowboard in August, on some of the most beautiful mountains I have seen, what more is there to ask for? The trip didn’t end there, after four days of intense riding we drove down to the coast to enjoy a phenomenal wine tasting, and crashed in a beautiful ocean view hotel. Last but not least we wrapped up the tour with an early morning surf lesson, then with sand filled hair embarked on our journey back home.
This trip was exhausting but it was also life changing. Ian and Steep –N- Deep Tours gave me the most epic experience I have ever had and I will never regret spending the money and taking the ride. 

- Allison Harrje
Art Connoisseur