Valle Nevado Ski Resort

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valle nevado chile, valle nevado ski resortValle 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

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Valle Nevado Hotel
Exclusive and personalised accommodation hotel overlooking the trails in Valle Nevado and the Andes range.

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Ski Lessons in Valle Nevado
One day receiving lessons from the best guides in Valle Nevado, learning about skiing or snowboarding.

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Tres Puntas Hotel Especially designed for young adults, mountain lovers, and ski fanatics, with a capacity of 82 comfortable, well equipped rooms.

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Basic Information

It is located on the mountain slopes of the Metropolitan Region, at 3025 meters (9,922 ft.) above sea level, and 60 km. (37 miles) from Santiago International Airport. Valle Nevado boasts a skiable area of 9000 hectares (21,600 acres) with 37 km. of tracks for skiers of all levels, from beginner to expert. 

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 cóndor, which appears in our national shield. 

Useful Info
46 km. east of Santiago, Metropolitan Region.

When to go
From mid-June to mid-October.

Mountain scenery

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 Germán 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.


Valle Nevado is characterised for having several types of restaurants to satisfy every taste:
  • 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

Tracks and Lifts

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:
N¬ļ Name Type Length (mts)
Height (mts)
El Mirador Quadruple chair 1.416 324
El Prado Triple chair 579 145
El Vaivén 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
10 Telecuerda Rope 150 26
11 Bambi Kinder 60 4

Trail map

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
Maximum capacity
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
From To
Santiago airport Portillo US$266 US$320 US$342 US$554 US$611
Santiago airport Valle Nevado US$174 US$214 US$246 US$386 US$418
Santiago airport Farellones US$174 US$214 US$246 US$386 US$418
Santiago Portillo US$255 US$307 US$329 US$531 US$585
Santiago Valle Nevado US$154 US$199 US$225 US$345 US$375
Santiago Farellones US$154 US$199 US$225 US$345 US$375
Rates in USD until September 30, 2011

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