“Ever had a ski run named after you? Now’s your chance. This year, tell the story of when you heli-skied 2.5 million acres worth of untouched powder under condors in Patagonia, bagged a first descent, and got it named after you. Beats small talk and weather nonsense.”

Lots of items on my skiing bucket list but scoring a first descent with the accompanying rights to name your run is at the very top. Just caught wind of this unique outfit that operates a collection of hideouts in remote curated to provide adventures that will leave you with a “best-day-ever” experience, including skiing down never before ridden runs that you can name.

“You came to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and that’s what you’ll get.”

Eleven Experience runs a diverse portfolio of properties around the world for anglers, mountain bikers and, of course, skiers and snowboarders. For us powder fanatics, Eleven has lodges in Crested Butte, Iceland, France, Canada and Chile. They’re currently running heli trips from the Rio Palena Lodge, which has access to 2.5 million acres of pristine Chilean backcountry.

Catering to skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, guests at Rio Palena Lodge have a veritably unlimited array of terrain to chose from including steep couloirs, open bowls, low-angle glacier runs and yes…first descents!

If you’re interested in exploring untouched Patagonian dreamscapes with Eleven, they are accepting guests from September to November. Start thinking of what you’ll name your first descent and explore trip options HERE.


At the root of Eleven’s identity is the belief that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the comforts of home in order to experience some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and incredible adventures. Our team has scoured the globe for destinations relatively unknown, with a strong connection to both community and landscape. Even our most off-the-grid properties are custom designed with high-end touches, such as steam showers, saunas, pools, gyms, and fully-stocked bars.

Our collection of hideouts are intimate in size and located in remote and remarkable corners of the world. Available for private, full property buyouts to entirely control your experience, our lodges are ideal venues to focus on outdoor adventure pursuits and escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. MORE INFO HERE.


We believe that your trip should be about you. That means that no trip is ever the same. Even before you arrive, our Experience Managers will help plan every detail of your dream itinerary, from travel logistics to dinner menus. Most of our stays are largely all-inclusive — meaning that your professional guides, outdoor activities, most meals, house alcohol, and local transportation are included. Specific offerings vary at each property – please see destination pages for details.

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