The Chilean ski season starts around June/July and generally lasts
untill September/October, the top months are July and August. Chile provides some world class skiing
opportunities as illustrated by the fact that the Austrian as well
as American national ski teams regularly use our slopes for their
The ski areas start near Santiago and work their way down the Andes
to the bottom tip of Chile.
A number of our affiliates offer skiing and ski related facilities
ranging from tours to accommodation and transport.
Information about some of Chile's ski destinations:
Valle Nevado Ski resort is located in the heart of the Andes, located at only 46 kilometers from Santiago.
Valle Nevado is the largest ski Center in South America and the most modern ski resort in Chile, placed at 3,025 meters above sea level and consider 9,000 hectares for skiing, distributed in 22.9 miles of skiable surface.
The Ski Season begin around second week of June and ends during the first or second week in October.
Valle Nevado Ski Resort is the ideal place if you want to ski, practice snowboard, or heli-ski, and also is the right place for those who are looking for extreme ski sports, since this ski resort has a Snow Park for jumps and free style.It also counts with instructors on its Ski school with more than 70 teachers available to train in ski and snowboard in its different modalities.
Valle Nevado Ski centre is not only a ski resort designed for winter sports is also a great spot for those who enjoy mountain view and nature. The Ski Resort was open in 1988 and its open the whole year, and it forms with El Colorado Ski Center and La Parva, the three Valleys of the Andes. Together they have over 10,000 hectares of skiiable surface with 66.4 miles of trails. In Valle Nevado Ski Chile, you can find snow powdered, 34 trails and slopes with a difference that reaches the 810 meters and finish in splendid Andean grasslands and areas outside of trails with excellent virgin snow.
For the snowboarders, Valle Nevado Ski resort has created the Snowboard Park, with 100 meters long and 50 of wide, offers two special trails: Half Pipe and Border Cross, next to the Lift called la Escondida (the hidden). As from 2003, Valle Nevado Chile is also the only ski centre in the South Hemisphere that is considered for the World Cup of Snowboard.
Valle Nevado hotels offers gastronomy, great service, fitness centre and shows that are prepared for the season. The resort has three hotels which considers services and facilities for both skiers and non-skiers.
If you want to visit Valle Nevado Ski Center by yourself, take the route to Farellones (19.8 miles) and then take the detour to the Ski Center. From this point, there are 8.6 miles to arrive to Valle Nevado.
NOTICE: In winter time, the traffic from 08:00 to 14:00 hours the route is only upward and from 14:00 until 20:00 hrs, it is exclusive to descend. Also, it is mandatory if you are driving, to carry chains for snow.
Hotel Valle Nevado in the Valle Nevado ski resort, Central Chile
The Hotel Valle Nevado is this resort's most exclusive lodging option, offering high-end amenities and a personalized service.
The hotel was totally renovated in 2010 and offers ski-in/ski-out access, outdoor terraces to soak up the stunning panoramic views of snowy peaks, and lots more.