Valle Nevado Ski Resort

Opening in 1988, Valle Nevado Ski Resort stands at the foot of El Plomo Peak. Valle Nevado Ski Resort is a must see for any traveler vacationing in Santiago. Its season runs from June through October, and the Valle Nevado Ski Resort is located 35 miles from Santiago International Airport.

Nestled in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Valle Nevado encompasses 23,000 acres of terrain. As host to the World Cup of Snowboarding last year, the ski resort maintains the slopes, services and comfort you expect when traveling to this wonderful vacation resort. They have incorporated a high-speed detachable chairlift; a ski shop; and have personnel who are top notch ski professionals who speak a dozen languages. They also have helicopter skiing/riding; have access to three mountains that adjoin one another; and have the only Super Half-Pipe of its kind.

The largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere, Valle Nevado assures you will find not only an incredibly place to ski, but to be explored as well. In addition, Valle Nevado has snowboarding facilities which include more than 9000 acres of riding; more than 35 groomed trails and meadows; which not only is great for skiing, but for summer time as well.

As mentioned earlier, the heli-ski is an experience you will long treasure. Begin this unique adventure at the heli-port where a Bell 407 awaits your arrival. You will then be taken to pure virgin snow and rarely visited Andean landscapes. For the extreme adventurer, heli-skiing is also available.

Valle Nevado has a professional staff of approximately 50 ski and snowboard experts from all over the world. They offer safe, challenging skiing and snowboarding experiences for individuals of all levels. They also enlist mountain guides to take you to the groomed slopes of the resort and to local heli-skiing pristine sites. You will be able to improve at your own pace in a safe and fun-filled atmosphere, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Andean mountain terrain.

Stocked with over 1,200 complete sets of ski and snowboard gear, which is renewed yearly, Valle Nevado has the latest in skis and snowboards as well as specialized attire to please even the most discerning client. The Ski Shop’s workshop is equipped with the latest technology for the maintenance and repair of equipment.

To check the rates at Valle Nevado, be sure to check their website.

Included in all packages are:

Lodging at Valle Nevado Hotel;
Half Board (breakfast at La Fourchette and dinner at any of the restaurants prior reservation);
Unlimited access to ski lifts, valid until the day before your check out;
Apress Ski at Bar Lounge or Bar Puerta del Sol. Includes chocolate, coffee, tea, cookies, sandwiches and cakes;
Sauna, exercise room, aerobics and stretching lessons;
Outdoor heated pool, children’s daycare (3 to 7 years old), games room, discothèque, pub, and activities;
Ski lockers;
Ski and snowboard maintenance (repairs not included);
Welcome drink;
Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas;
Free Internet in the Cyber café, subject to availability of PCs;
Group ski lessons.

For more details, check their site online.