Puc贸n Ski Center

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ski puconLocated on the slopes of one of the most well-studied volcanoes in South America,聽Puc贸n Ski Center offers its visitors not only聽a place for skiing, but also聽the opportunity to discover and enjoy one of the most beautiful areas聽in our country.

Basic Information

Run by Puc贸n Puc贸n Grand Hotel,聽this聽center is situated聽within聽the borders of聽Villarrica National Park. The access聽is through聽an unpaved, but fairly clear road, though using snow chains is highly recommended.

Puc贸n Ski Center聽has nine聽chair and surface聽lifts, which transport skiers聽to all level聽tracks. The center also offers various services to make your stay more pleasant: a cafeteria, equipment rental, parking lot, a small medical clinic, and skiing clessons.

On the surroundings, there are several options to enjoy聽thermal baths and the nightlife in the nearby cities of Pucon and Villarrica.

125. km聽southeast of Temuco, La Araucania Region. 19 km.聽southwest聽of Pucon.

When to go
Mid-June to mid-october.


Villarrica Volcano,聽Villarrica lake, Colico Lake, and Llaima Volcano.

How to get there
Santiago-Temuco: by air or by land by聽public or private transportation. From Temuco, take the Ruta 5 Sur up to聽the city of Freire. Take the exit to聽Villarrica, cross the聽the city, and take the road to Puc贸n. 2 km. before the city is the entrance to the National Park and the Ski Center. During winter聽season, using snow-chains is compulsory.

Trekking, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiles.

Accommodation, transportation, entertainment, cafeteria, restaurant, ski boutique, bar.

Villarrica Lake, Cuevas Volcanicas, Puc贸n, Villarrica聽Nacional Park.



Nearby Hotels

Gran Hotel Pucon

Set on the shores of Lake Villarrica and close to the volcano bearing the same name, this hotel has 145 rooms and 3 condominiums with 121 apartments. It also has a Casino, Spa, and Business center, amongst other facilities.

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Villarrica Park Lake

A luxury hotel located in Regi贸n de la Araucan铆a, surrounded by wonderful gardens and boating spectacular views of Lake Villarrica.

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Magma Lodge

With an architectural concept inspired by the volcanoes of Southern Chile, Magma Lodge offer unique views of Lake Villarrica and its surroundings.

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(*) See more hotels in Puc贸n

Ski School
The Ski School offers individual and group lessons, with a duration that ranges from聽55 minutes,聽to 1 1/12聽hours, with national and聽international instructors. Group lessons have a minumum of 5 people.

Snowboarding lessons are also given in Puc贸n. Its聽instructors are experts in its聽different modalities:聽Big air, Slopestyle, and Half pipe, among others. Piedra Blanca School, established in聽1998,complies all聽international standards, with 8 professional and qualified instructors, both Chilean and international.

Trails and Lifts

This center has 20 tracks, 20% of which are graded聽easy (green), 30%聽intermediate (blue), 30% difficult (red), and 20% very difficult (black). The high quality snow聽has made聽experts聽christen Puc贸n as聽the "snowboarding paradise", because of its聽natural, high guality聽Half Pipes.

The incline of the slopes is 960 mts,聽the highest skiable point is聽2.440 meters above sea level, and the lowest聽is聽1.550 mts.

Puc贸n has聽9 ski lifts, 5 chairs聽and 4 surface lifts, that operate from 9:00 am to 5:00聽pm.

N潞 Name Type Length (mts)
Heigh (mts)
Llaima 聽聽聽 Surface 700 120
Ayllaquill茅n Double Chair 900 200
Calafqu茅n Double Chair 1.000 250
Huilipil煤n Surface 715 310
5 Colico Double Chair 1.450 440
6 Caburgua Surface 1.200 370
7 Escuela Surface 350 56
8 El Bosque Surface 512 90
9 Juncalillo Double Chair 1.410 200

Trail Map


You can get to the Ski Center with the following agencies:

Address: O'Higgins 635, Puc贸n
Phone number: (45) 44 1373
Departures: Daily
Defartures from: the agency offices
Departure time: 10:00 and 11:00 am / return 17:00 pm.

Address: O'Higgins 211-C, Puc贸n
Destinations: Villarrica-Puc贸n Ski Center
Phone number: (45) 44 1189
Departures: Daily
Depatures from: the agency offices
Departure time: between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm / return at 17:00 pm
* Phone reservation required

Chile: +562  27 20 83 00
USA/Canadá: 1-855-289-1300
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