There isn't enough room in this box to tell you how great our experience was at Powder lodge. First, Christian and Pat are AMAZING hosts. I never understood what great service was until I stayed here. They help you with everything from dropping you off to get lift tickets, to helping get your laundry done (when you just hiked Machu Picchu) arranging a lift to Valle Nevado, making great après snacks and even having a sauna, hot tub with arrangement for a massage if you want. I can't even begin to explain how good their cooking is. I read that Christian was a chef but Pat also cooked for us and each dinner was AMAZING. You won't even want to go out to eat your entire trip because their food is so good.
Their business is like a boutique hotel where each room has its own bathroom, they make you breakfast and dinner, but the house is like being in your own ski house with better dinners than I would make. The living rooms are incredibly comfortable to hang out in and to top it all off, Christian and Pat are AWESOME to hang out with. They speak great English, Pat plays great music and Christian is so welcoming that when I said I hadn't tried a pisco sour yet, he immediately served us up some to try. They really make the place a ton of fun, which is what skiing and snowboarding is all about! We would definitely go back here for a weeks vacation and you should go there too!
My only complaints: NONE. This place was better than any hostal, B&B, hotel, or cruise ship I've stayed in on my extensive travels. If you go to Chile to ski/ride. Stay here.