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.
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 per year, Valle Nevado is also one of the area’s most popular skiing and snowboarding destinations.
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.