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Valle Nevado is a popular ski resort located 46 kilometers east of Santiago, Chile.
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 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. Consistent upgrades and investments have extended runs and resulted in a large and varied terrain park with a number of features. Heliskiing is also offered. In 2005, the resort hosted the World Snowboarding Championships. The resort was also featured in the Xbox 360 videogame Amped 3.
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.
Base: 3.028 m
Highest Elevation: 3.670 m
Lowest Elevation: 2.860 m
Skiable area: approx. 800 hectares
Terrain Parks: 1
14% Green (Beginner)
30% Blue (Intermediate)
42% Red (Advanced)
14% Black (Expert)
* 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
National Service for Tourism
Video Checkout of Valle Nevado By Funner Films - Snowboard Chile
OnTheSnow.com snow report for Valle Nevado
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