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Ski Tours from Santiago

By Viator, June 2014

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Thanks to its location near the base of the Andes mountain range, Santiago, Chile, is essentially South America’s “ski town.” With multiple major resorts within a couple of hours from Chile’s capital city, ski tours from Santiago – even if just for a day or two – are entirely possible.

Three Valleys

Chile’s most popular resorts are located in an area often called the Three Valleys, which sits at an elevation that approaches 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) in some places. The resorts in this area include:

La Parva

One of Chile’s most popular ski resorts, La Parva is located an hour east of Santiago. With 30 slopes and an average snowfall of more than 270 inches (685 centimeters) per year, La Parva offers skiing and snowboarding suitable for all skill levels. Heli-skiing is also offered here for those seeking fresh powder and more of an adrenaline rush.

Valle Nevado

Also roughly an hour east of Santiago (and adjacent to La Parva), Valle Nevado is one of South America’s largest and most modern ski areas. With more than 100 runs at varying skill levels, a terrain park, heli-skiing and an average snowfall of more than 300 inches (762 centimeters) per year, Valle Nevado is also one of the area’s most popular skiing and snowboarding destinations.

El Colorado

Lastly, there’s El Colorado, which rounds out the Three Valleys. With 77 trails, 20 ski lifts and two terrain parks, this resort caters mostly towards intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders, but also is suitable for families and beginners. It sees an average of about 196 inches (500 centimeters) of snow each season.

Passes can be purchased for each of the Three Valleys resorts singly, or you can mix and match entry to two or three at a time. Skiing/snowboarding lessons are also offered at the ski schools at each resort.

Other resorts

Portillo

Located two hours from Santiago, it is Chile’s oldest – and perhaps most famous – ski resort, having opened in 1949. It is renowned for its beauty, as well as its world-class facilities. People go to Portillo year-round to see famous Inca Lake, and the western hemisphere’s highest mountain, Aconcagua, is also not far away.

Note: The ski season in Chile generally begins in June and ends in October.

Tours & Tickets

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Valle Nevado Ski Resort Day Trip with Optional Ski or Snowboard Lesson

Enjoy the cool mountain air and spectacular scenery as you ski or snowboard at the Valle Nevado ski resort on this day trip from Santiago! Known as one of the ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.99

Private Tour: Portillo Ski Resort Day Trip from Santiago

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Take a private day trip from Santiago to Portillo, one of the most well known ski resorts in Chile. Admire the spectacular Andes landscapes on the scenic ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.99

Valle Nevado and Cousino Macul Winery Day Trip from Santiago

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Get to know the Andes – from mountaintop to Maipo Valley vineyard – on a day trip from Santiago with a knowledgeable guide. In the morning, visit Valle Nevado ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.99

La Parva Ski Resort Day Trip with Optional Ski or Snowboard Lesson

Take a day trip to La Parva from Santiago and spend the day skiing or snowboarding at one of Chile’s most picturesque ski resorts. La Parva's variety of trails ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.99

5-Day Chile Ski Tour with 3 Days of Lift Tickets at La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado

Ski or snowboard in the Tres Valles (Three Valleys) of Chile -- La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado -- on this fun 5-day tour! Enjoy a wide variety of runs ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $649.99

Beginner Ski or Snowboard Lesson at La Parva from Santiago

Enjoy a winter adventure with this day trip to La Parva, one of Chile's most popular ski resorts. From Santiago, check out the great views at the Valle Nevado ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $144.99

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