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Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado is the biggest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere with a great quality of snow thanks to its positioning and altitude.Created in 1988 in the form of a project between France and Chile, following the model of the french resort les Arcs, it has now a privileged place at the heart of the Andes. The Valle Nevado ski centre stands out for its hotel infrastructure located at the foot of the slopes, renovated ski lifts, a magnificent ski school and the spectacular views of Cerro Plomo (5,424 metres high).

Valle Nevado ski resort

The Valle Nevado ski resort is located 46 km east of Santiago, the capital of Chile. It is located in the Sierra de el Plomo in the Andes Mountains. 10 years after its inauguration, the Valle Nevado ski resort became 100% Chilean managed, making numerous investments in order to be able to offer the customer a quality ski area.

The base of the resort is located at 3,025 metres and has 9,000 skiable hectares, forming, together with El Colorado and La Parva, the region of “the three valleys of the Andes” with 10,700 hectares of skiable terrain and more than one hundred kilometres of slopes between the three resorts.

Estación de esquí Valle Nevado
Valle Nevado Ski Resort

The ski slopes 

The ski area of the Valle Nevado ski resort extends from 2,860 metres to 3,670 metres above sea level (810 metres difference in altitude), with a skiable surface area of 900 hectares and 40 km of skiable slopes (19 km of blue slopes, 13 km of red slopes and 8 km of black slopes).

It also has numerous ski lifts, including 1 cable car, 5 chair lifts, 1 T-bar, 7 chair lifts and 1 ski lift carpet, to facilitate the ascent.

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Valle Nevado Ski Resort (Source: Official Facebook)

Ski resort activities in Valle Nevado ski resort

The Valle Nevado ski resort offers ski and snowboard schools, with more than 30 years of experience it has become a national and South American reference, so you can take private or group lessons.

You can also experience an incredible descent with torches. You can also go snowshoeing while you admire the landscape or if you prefer, you can go ski-joering, an original activity in full contact with nature and animals.

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Valle Nevado Torch Descent (Source: Official Facebook)

In addition, you can eat or have a drink in a Lounge Bar, on the heights. This is an excellent option to breathe fresh air and disconnect from the city. In the middle of the mountain range you will be able to enjoy delicious flavours while observing a beautiful panoramic view of the mountain.

Sustainable development of the Valle Nevado ski resort

The commitment of all those who work and collaborate with the sustainable development of Valle Nevado, shareholders, board members, managers, advisors and collaborators constitute an individual and collective commitment that everyone must fulfill and enforce.

As a company, they believe that for the sustainable and profitable development of the company, it is essential that the activity is carried out with respect for the current regulations, a transparent and honest relationship with consumers and a commitment to a good working environment for its employees.

The above is being achieved through:


in order to give people and future generations access to services in a sustainable way over time.

Unforgettable experiences in Valle Nevado

The most daring and adventurous have the option of heli-skiing, accessing unexplored places, with descents of up to 2,000 metres in height.

For those who wish to go on hiking routes and high mountain excursions, the Valle Nevado ski centre is a magnificent place to discover magnificent places, where nature, snow and mountains fill the Andean valleys with splendour.

Get ready for the best winter of your life!

Heliesquí Valle Nevado
Heli-skiing Valle Nevado (Source: vallenevado.com)

Valle Nevado mountain resort in summer

During the summer season, you can enjoy a chairlift ride that allows you to see a wonderful view of the Andes Mountains with their flora and fauna. Also There are also horse riding routes through the mountain trails.

In this experience you will be amazed by its imposing peaks. If you wish, you can go trekking through the trails of the Andes Mountains, which allows you to ascend slowly with a mountain guide, and get to know all its corners where native species live. You can also go mountain biking if you want to go at a higher speed.

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Mountain Biking Valle Nevado (Source: Official Facebook)

Hotels in Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado Hotel ****

The hotel has a privileged location, just a few metres from the slopes and within walking distance of many attractions, shops and restaurants. It is the most exclusive hotel in Valle Nevado, with 51 rooms, all with Wi-Fi and balcony with mountain or slope view. This hotel has direct access to the slopes from the Lobby.
It also has a nursery service for the little ones, pubs and leisure activities and ski lockers. Everything you need to enjoy a holiday in the mountains.
Hotel Valle Nevado
Valle Nevado Hotel (Source: vallenevado.com)

Valle Nevado Vip Apartment

Valle Nevado Vip is located at the foot of the slopes of Valle Nevado Ski Resort. It offers self-catering flats, a fitness centre and free WiFi in public areas.

The flats feature a seating area, cable TV, a private bathroom with a spa bath, a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony with mountain views.

There is a communal sauna, a hot tub and a terrace. Ski storage, ski equipment rental and laundry facilities are available.

Apartamentos Valle Nevado Vip
Valle Nevado Vip Apartments (Source: vallenevado.com)

Hotel HF

Hotel HF offers accommodation 16 km from Valle Nevado Ski Resort and 50 km from downtown Santiago. Hotel HF features free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool available only in summer.

All rooms include a private bathroom, heating and cable TV. There is also a restaurant serving international cuisine and a bar serving drinks and snacks.

Hotel HF is 3 km from El Colorado Ski Resort, while Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport is 70 km away.

Hotel HF
Hotel HF (Source: www.hotelfarellones.cl)

Skiing in Valle Nevado : the resort’s main strengths

✅ A resort with a multitude of original services, adapted to families. Available all year round.

✅ There are also accommodation facilities on the ski slopes themselves. High quality accommodation.

✅ Additionally, the resort has a ski and snowboard school with experienced instructors with 30 years of experience.