Pucón Ski Center


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

Basic Information

Run by Pucón Pucón Grand Hotel, this center is situated within the borders of Villarrica National Park. The access is through an unpaved, but fairly clear road, though using snow chains is highly recommended.
Pucón Ski Center has nine chair and surface lifts, which transport skiers to all level 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 thermal baths and the nightlife in the nearby cities of Pucon and Villarrica.
125. km southeast of Temuco, La Araucania Region. 19 km. southwest of Pucon.
When to go
Mid-June to mid-october.


Villarrica Volcano, Villarrica lake, Colico Lake, and Llaima Volcano.
How to get there
Santiago-Temuco: by air or by land by public or private transportation. From Temuco, take the Ruta 5 Sur up to the city of Freire. Take the exit to Villarrica, cross the the city, and take the road to Pucón. 2 km. before the city is the entrance to the National Park and the Ski Center. During winter season, using snow-chains is compulsory.
Trekking, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiles.
Accommodation, transportation, entertainment, cafeteria, restaurant, ski boutique, bar.
Villarrica Lake, Cuevas Volcanicas, Pucón, Villarrica 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 Región de la Araucanía, 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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Ski School
The Ski School offers individual and group lessons, with a duration that ranges from 55 minutes, to 1 1/12 hours, with national and international instructors. Group lessons have a minumum of 5 people.

Snowboarding lessons are also given in Pucón. Its instructors are experts in its different modalities: Big air, Slopestyle, and Half pipe, among others. Piedra Blanca School, established in 1998,complies all 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 easy (green), 30% intermediate (blue), 30% difficult (red), and 20% very difficult (black). The high quality snow has made experts christen Pucón as the "snowboarding paradise", because of its natural, high guality Half Pipes.

The incline of the slopes is 960 mts, the highest skiable point is 2.440 meters above sea level, and the lowest is 1.550 mts.
Pucón has 9 ski lifts, 5 chairs and 4 surface lifts, that operate from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

NameTypeLength (mts)
Heigh (mts)
Llaima    Surface700120
AyllaquillénDouble Chair900200
CalafquénDouble Chair1.000250
5ColicoDouble Chair1.450440
8El BosqueSurface51290
9JuncalilloDouble Chair1.410200

Trail Map


You can get to the Ski Center with the following agencies:
Address: O'Higgins 635, Pucón
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, Pucón
Destinations: Villarrica-Pucón 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