We had the pleasure of meeting Natalia Corail two summers back, during our visit to Chile. Since 2012, Nati works at Isoterma Cero, a backcountry company founded along with his partner Nacho Donoso, located in Malalcahuello. On top of guiding, thanks to their experience they are carrying out an important task on the subject of education on the mountain by giving out avalanche safety courses.
I am passionate about splitboarding, powder, mountains and nature. I started as a snowboard instructor at El Colorado ski resort, in Santiago-Chile, and in Squaw Valley, California-USA. First I thought it was all about snowboarding at the ski resort, but somehow I ran into the most awesome invention in the 20th century: the splitboard. It changed my life and the way I see things; mountains seemed even closer and nature touched my heart. Splitboarding on the mountains is how I met my husband Nacho. It’s amazing how we share the same passion. During winter, I splitboard about 60 days in the South American backcountry, and eventually I travel to the northern hemisphere (Canada-USA), this is pure passion! After we met, we moved to a small mountain village called Malalcahuello, in southern Chile. It is surrounded by volcanoes: Lonquimay, Tolhuaca, Sierra Nevada and Llaima. Malalcahuello is where we can live the life we always dreamed of, dedicating our time to splitboarding and ski touring during the winter, and to exploring new places during the summer, so… dreams do come true!
“I ran into the most awesome invention in the 20th century: the splitboard. It changed my life and the way I see things; mountains seemed even closer and nature touched my heart.”
In this corner of the world, I can free my mind, create, discover and be amazed by nature. With time, I got more and more into mountains, so I started getting involved in avalanche education in order to understand and live the mountains with more awareness. I currently work as a splitboard/ski touring guide in our own company Isoterma Cero, based in northern Patagonia, Chile, the company I founded with my husband. This project gave us the chance to start teaching and sharing the mountains we love. Isoterma Cero will guide you into the heart of the volcanic Andes region. Active volcanoes, thousand years old araucaria trees, a welcoming culture and an amazing wild nature. For further information, please go to isotermacero.cl.