Located in the heart of the Chilean Andes, Valle Nevado ski resort is the largest winter resort in the Southern Hemisphere and is one of the most modern in Chile. Nestled in a wonderful natural setting, Valle Nevado offers more than 34 square miles of skiable terrain. Valle Nevado ski resort is famous for powder skiing thanks to its high elevation, and phenomenal views of the Andes mountain range. With a new lift connecting Valle Nevado to La Parva and El Colorado, Valle is now part of Chile’s Tres Valles ski area. One lift ticket accesses all three resorts' combined 7,000 acres for a reasonable price. With modern lifts you can enjoy more than 25 diverse, fully groomed above treeline runs.
Valle Nevado also offers heli-skiing, a unique adventure that lets you experience the magic of the Andes for yourself. In the company of expert guides you'll discover glaciers, slopes covered with eternal snow, and spectacular descents through pristine powder.
The resort base village offers guest three major hotels:
- For a deluxe experience, four-star Hotel Valle Nevado is a favorite.
- Enjoy all the comforts of home and then some at four-star Hotel Puerta del Sol.
- For the budget-conscious traveler, Hotel Tres Puntas is the best option.
All three lodging options, like most South American ski resorts, provide all-inclusive dining. If you would like to try other restaurants, Valle Nevado offers a host of cuisine options including Chilean, Italian, Mediterranean, Swiss and French cuisine and two fast-food restaurants.
Valle Nevado is a mere two hours from Santiago, Chile which allows time for skiing on the day of arrival and before the transfer to the airport on the day of departure.
Valle Nevado Ski Resort
The skiable area at Valle Nevado, especially when considering the incredible accessibility of Tres Valles lift ticket, is vast to say the least. With treeless terrain and only 14 lifts spread across the large area, the terrain options are limitless.
With nearly 70 percent of Valle Nevado’s terrain designated as intermediate to advanced, the resort is namely an intermediate skier’s resort. The terrain is largely comprised of wide-open, groomed runs ideal for laid-back cruising. Beginners also have gentle slopes to aid them in comfortable progression and optimal enjoyment. At Valle Nevado, experts will find a couple of steeper bowls and chutes, but the real draw is the backcountry access and heli-skiing available in this region.