Valle Nevado
Valle Nevado
Range Andes
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| 33.3547°N 70.2498°W
 - Lowest Elevation
 - Highest Elevation
 - Skiiable
2.860 metres
3.670 metres
37 kilometres
Ski trails:
  -  Total

102 trails
 - Website
 - E-mail
 - Phone
 - Fax
(56-2) 477 7700
(56-2) 477 7736

Valle Nevado is a popular ski resort
Ski resort
A ski resort is a resort developed for skiing and other winter sports. In Europe a ski resort is a town or village in a ski area - a mountainous area, where there are ski trails and supporting services such as hotels and other accommodation, restaurants, equipment rental and a ski lift system...

 located 46 kilometers east of Santiago, Chile
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Valle Nevado is one of South America's most modern ski resorts. It was founded in 1988 by French businessmen, who used European ski resorts in the Alps
The Alps is one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west....

 as models to follow.

With more than 800 hectares of skiable area and South America's only high-speed detachable quad, Valle Nevado is considered one of the most modern ski resorts in South America
South America
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. Consistent upgrades and investments have extended runs and resulted in a large and varied terrain park with a number of features. Heliskiing
Heliskiing is off-trail, downhill skiing that is accessed by a helicopter, not a ski lift. Heliskiing is essentially about skiing in a natural—albeit highly selected—environment without the effort or gear compromise required for hiking into these areas as in ski touring or ski mountaineering.Most...

 is also offered. In 2005, the resort hosted the World Snowboarding Championships. The resort was also featured in the Xbox 360
Xbox 360
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 videogame Amped 3
Amped 3
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The ski season in Valle Nevado starts in June and ends in October, conditions permitting. Within much of this period you can enjoy fresh powder. High season rates starts approximately after the fourth week in July.


  • Skiable area: approx. 800 hectares
  • Trails: 102
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • 14% Green (Beginner)
  • 30% Blue (Intermediate)
  • 42% Red (Advanced)
  • 14% Black (Expert)


  • 8 total
    • 1 Hi-Speed Detachable Quad
    • 1 Fixed Grip Quad
    • 1 Fixed Grip Triple
    • 1 Double Chair
    • 4 Surface Lifts


By car, take the route to Farellones and detour when you see the sign to Valle Nevado, a 14 kilometres road.
In the winter, from 08:00 to 14:00 hours the route is only upward and from 14:00 until 20:00 hrs, it is exclusive to descend. Also, it is mandatory to carry chains

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