El Colorado Ski Center
El Colorado is located in the Metropolitan Region, only 39 km. away from Santiago. Its maximum altitude is 3.333 mts. with an incline of 903 mts, and a skiable area of a thousand hectares. The center receives¬†short but abundant snowfalls, with an average of 5 mts. of snow¬†in a normal year. El Colorado also has a snowmaking system to guarantee¬†skiing throughout the season.
Along with¬†La Parva and Valle Nevado, these centers form the largest and best ski area in South America.
40 km.¬†east of Santiago, Metropolitan Region.
When to go
Mid-June to mid-October.
How to get there
Leave Santiago towards the West (Kennedy Ave.¬†and Las Condes Ave.) and¬†take the road to Farellones. It is paved and is 35km to Farellones. From there, it is 5 more kilometeres¬†to El Colorado. The traffic is controlled by the¬†police and the use of snow chains is compulsory. From¬†8:00¬†to¬†14:00 the traffic goes uphill; from¬†14:00 to¬†20:00 it only goes downhill.
Skiing, snowboarding, trekking.
Accommodation, restaurants, transportation, entertainment,¬†clinic, mini-market, gas station, discotheque, first aid post, ski-tubing.
Villa Farellones, Villa La Parva, La Parva Ski Center, Valle Nevado Ski Center.
|Posada Farellones Hotel
Farellones town¬†gave birth to all the Ski centers in the area (El Colorado, La Parva, and Valle Nevado). Posada Farellones Hotel has a wooden and stoney architecture, in a¬†Swiss style, that will transport you to a¬†natural world, where you can enjoy the benefits of¬†indoor spa and hydromassage. In¬†Farellones, you will ski in Chile's¬†most important mountains.
|El Colorado Apart Hotel
Located in the heart of the Three Valleys of the Andes, in the largest skiable¬†area¬†in South America, this hotel offers apartments for 2 to 7 people. They include kitchen, TV, heating, terrace, immediate access to the tracks, and over a hundred km. of¬†trails. The Ski-in Ski-out system¬†will allow you to ski from the first to the last day of your stay. Besides, it has a ski shop and a gaming room.
El Alambique: Swiss-Alpine food.
El Mirador Restaurant: Situated at 3,000 m, this restaurant is specialized in fast food.
Mini Ski School is a program specially designed¬†for children¬†between¬†3 and 11 years. It operates¬†from¬†Wednesdays to Sundays.
The highest skiable point in El Colorado is 3.333 mts. above sea level, and the minimum is 2.,430 mts,¬†with an incline of 903 mts.
The skiable area covers¬†over 40 kms, with 70 tracks for¬†beginners, advanced, and expert. The longest track is 4.3 km. and all of them¬†are maintained with automatized equipment. The center has 18 lifts:¬†2 double chairs,¬†3 triple chairs, 12 surface lifts, and 2 for children, covering an distance of 15,6 kms.
|¬†N¬ļ||Name||Type|| Length (mts)
|| Height (mts)
||Nov. Farellones I||Surface¬† (T-Bar)||450||70|
||Nov. Farellones II||Surface¬† (T-Bar)||450||70|
||Zorros I||Surface¬† (T-Bar)||1.050||170|
|5||Zorros II||Surface¬† (T-Bar)||1.050||170|
|8||Colorado I||Surface¬† (T-Bar)||1.250||210|
|9||Colorado II||Surface¬† (T-Bar)||1.250||210|
|17||Cono Este||Surface¬† (T-Bar)||1.000||360|
RATES 2012 AVAILABLE SOON
|¬†||1 pax||2 pax||3 pax||4 pax||5-8 pax||9-14 pax|
|Santiago Airport / El Colorado||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Santiago Hotel¬†/ El Colorado||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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|Portillo Ski Center
|Valle Nevado Ski Center|
|El Colorado Ski Center|
|La Parva Ski Center|
|Lagunillas Ski Center|
|Chapa Verde Ski Center|
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