Located very close to Santiago de Chile, in the heart of the Andes, the Valle Nevado ski resort is the largest Winter Center in the southern hemisphere and probably the most modern in Patagonia. His name means skiing. Valle Nevado is located at an altitude of 3,025 meters above sea level, ensuring the quantity and quality of snow for a long time every winter.


Visited by skiers from all over the world, Valle Nevado is an area of 9,000 hectares of passable areas spread over 37 kilometers of slopes of varying difficulty. The Franco-Chilean project was inspired by similar European resorts, particularly Les Arcs ski resort in France. the opened the mountain resort all year round in 1988 and, together with the alternatives of El Colorado and La Parva, forms an area known as the "three valleys of the Andes."


Powder snow is the cleanest, with 34 descents and slopes up to 810 meters and ending in beautiful Andean Meadows and off-piste areas.

Due to its altitude, Valle Nevada has an alpine climate with Mediterranean characteristics (dry summers) and an average annual rainfall of 488 mm. summers are cool and dry, and winters are cold and snowy.


Valle Nevado is an ideal place for skiing, snowboarding, heli-skiing, off-piste, and activities such as Hang Gliding and ski safaris that allow visitors to enjoy each other differently, but also from a different perspective, hiking or flying.


For snowboarders, the Valle Nevado snowboard park, 100 meters long and 50 meters wide, offer two particular slopes: the halfpipe and the border crossing next to the La Escondida lift. Since 2003, Valle Nevado has hosted the World Snowboarding Championships, the only Sports Center in Latin America selected for this competition.




Those who choose to spend only one day in Valle, Nevada, will have fun regardless of winter sports. The Tour starts at Turn 17, A Space prepared for the reception of non-guests. There is a good tourist infrastructure with a small shop, snack options, ticket office, equipment rental, and access to the gondola lift. The gondola is the only lift on which people can move without ski or snowboard equipment. The chairlift runs over the slopes and ends at the Bajo Zero bar, a great place to enjoy a hot chocolate or a beer amidst the snow and mountains.


The Valle Nevado is also called the" El Dorado " of winter sports and receives high praise for its hotel infrastructure and gastronomy. Between 2008 and 2010, the carried out essential construction projects to provide more accommodation for tourists and visitors. Quality, good service, and Chilean hospitality are the hallmarks of hotels and restaurants, a gym, and various displays that take place during the season and promise an unforgettable winter vacation, both for those who want to rest and recharge their batteries and for those looking for more radical experiences.


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Season: August is an ideal month for ski enthusiasts, and it is when you can watch the Olympic ski teams train.

The mix of winter and spring in September ensures excellent weather and the best snow quality.

How to get there: from Santiago, it is only 46 km of paved road to Farallones, which leads 32 km to a fork in Valle Nevada. It is still 14 kilometers from here to the winter Center. In winter, traffic can only increase from 8 am to 8 pm, and only decrease from 20 am to 8 pm. In addition, the use of snow chains is mandatory for all vehicles traveling on mountain roads without exception.

Weather: beautiful winter days with sun and temperatures that do not drop below 6º C.

Activities: skiing in various forms, snowboarding, heli-skiing, Hang Gliding, hiking.

Services: accommodation, food, entertainment, transportation.