Valle Nevado Ski Resort
Valle Nevado ski resort is one of the most modern and newest ski centers in Chile. Furthermore, it is the largest in South America, and it is interconnected to¬†the nearby centers of La Parva and El Colorado
For snowboarding fanatics, Valle Nevado is the most modern mountain center in Latin America. Concerned about¬†maintaning its high¬†standards, it boasts a Snow Park and¬†a Half Pipe, both of which are¬†excellent choices¬†for practicing freestyle. Actually, Valle Nevado's Half Pipe is the only one in Chile which is recognised by¬†the International Skiing¬†Federation.¬†
The mountains that surround Valle Nevado are home to a great variety of animals, some of which are permanent residents, and others that are¬†occasional visitors. Among the native birds, you can find the c√≥ndor,¬†which appears in¬†our national shield.¬†
46 km. east of Santiago, Metropolitan Region.
When to go
From mid-June to¬†mid-October.
How to get there
Leaving Santiago towards the East (Kennedy Ave.¬†and Las Condes Ave.), take the road to Farellones. It is paved road; after 32km there is an exit¬†towards¬†Valle Nevado, 2 km. before Farellones. From there, it is another 14 km. to the ski center.
Traffic is controlled by the police and snow chains are compulsory.
Between 8:00 and¬†14:00 traffic only goes up, and between 14:00 and 20:00 it only goes down.
Skiing, walking, snowboarding, paragliding, heliski, snowmobiles, sledges.
Accommodation, meals, entertainment, transportation.
Farellones Village,¬†La Parva Ski Center, El Colorado Ski Center.
|Valle Nevado Hotel
Recently remodelled by the architect Germ√°n del Sol, it has become¬†a small,¬†exclusive, and¬†luxurious lodge. It has 50 spacious rooms, with terrace and direct access to the tracks. We recommend its incredible french restaurants, and its entertainment options, such as piano bar, discotheque, heated pool, spa, cinema, minimarket, and ski shop.
|Puerta del Sol Hotel
Characterized by its family style,¬†it is located¬†only 25 meters away¬†from the ski trails. It is the largest¬†hotel in Valle Nevado, with¬†115 rooms. Being part of the Valle Nevado Complex, you'll¬†have access to restaurants, piano bar, discotheque, heated¬†pool, spa, cinema, minimarket, and ski shop.
| Tres Puntas Hotel
This hotel has¬†a relaxed and youthful environment. It is just¬†60 meters away from the¬†trails and it¬†has 94 rooms. Being part of the¬†Valle Nevado Complex, you'll¬†have access to restaurants, piano bar, discotheque, heated¬†pool, spa, cinema, minimarket, and ski shop.
- Mes√≥n Chileno Restaurant: Chilean cuisine. Located in Tres Puntas Hotel
- La Trattoria Restaurant: Italian cuisine. Located in Puerta del Sol Hotel
- Restaurant La Fourchette D'Or: French cuisine. Located in Valle Nevado Hotel
- Restaurant Le Montagnard: located by the¬†Valle Lounge Bar
- Slalom Self Service: Fast Food. Acroos tracks access
- Bajo Zero Self Service: Fast Food. Located on the tracks
- Sushiyama Restaurant: Japanese cuisine. Across the Lounge bar
- Valle Lounge Bar: Located in Valle Nevado Hotel
- Puerta del Sol Bar: Located in Puerta del Sol Hotel
- Tres Puntas Pub: Located in Tres Puntas Hotel
Valle Nevado has a skiable area of 9 thousand hectares, 158 of which¬†correspond to¬†groomed runs. There is a total¬†39¬†tracks, with a length of over 37 km. The highest skiable point is the summit of Tres Puntas, at a height of 3.670 mts. and the lowest is at¬†2.860 mts.
The center is equipped with 19 snow making machines, covering over¬†6 kms¬†of slopes, guaranteeing the practice of¬†skiing throughout the season.
According to their difficulty level, the tracks are classified by colours:¬†green for beginners (14%),¬† blue for intermediates (30%), red for advanced (42%) and black for experts (14%).
For snowboarders, Valle Nevado has two special runs: Half Pipe and Border Cross with¬†La Escondidalift.
Valle Nevado's lifts and their features:
||El Mirador||Quadruple chair||1.416||324|
||El Prado||Triple chair||579||145|
||El Vaiv√©n||Double chair||290||73|
||Andes Express||Quadruple chair||1.676||420|
|5||La Escondida||Surface (Platter)||600||160|
|6||Las Ballicas||Surface (Platter)||900||248|
|7||Tres Puntas||Surface (Platter)||1.664||435|
|8||Valle del Inca||Surface (Platter)||766||256|
|9||El Carrusel||Surface (Platter)||100||17|
In Valle Nevado Ski Shop, you can choose amongst¬†1,400 pieces of cutting-edge¬†skiing and snowboard equipment. The shop is located on the side of the main building, in the¬†track access. It also has a workshop¬†for repairing and maintaining all the equipment, which is renewed every year.
|Transfer one way in private service: rates per vehicule
|Auto||Van||Sprinter||Sprinter II||Mini Bus|
||1 - 3||1 - 9||1 - 15||1 - 19||1 - 22|
|Capacity without luggage
||1 - 2||1 - 6||1 - 10||1 - 15||1 - 22|
|Capacity with luggage||1 - 2||1 - 4||7 - 9||10 - 12||1 - 14|
|Santiago airport||Valle Nevado||US$174||US$214||US$246||US$386||US$418|
|Rates in USD until September 30, 2011|
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|Valle Nevado Ski Center|
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