Valle Nevado is part of the Three Valleys of the Andes, which also include El Colorado and La Parva. Visitors may purchase an interconnect ticket which allows them to ski all three at once. Valle Nevado has extensive terrain and long runs, with excellent off-piste terrain, and world-class heliskiing. Built by a French company, Valle Nevado provides a European feel to the skiers and snowboarders who visit the area. Travel by bus or by car from Santiago takes about 1 hour, depending on the weather and road conditions, which is a short trip considering Valle Nevado is one of Chile's best developed resorts, with a full-service infrastructure that includes a disco, spa, and shopping. Eight restaurants give skiers plenty of options in regards to dining as well. Valle Nevado provides skiers and snowboarders with a good bet for day skiing, as well as multi day ski vacations.
There are three on site, first class hotels from which to choose: the Hotel Valle Nevado, 53 rooms; the Hotel Puerta del Sol, 122 rooms, and the Hotel Tres Puntas with 91 rooms. The Hotel Valle Nevado with spectacular views from the Grand Terrace has elegant styling, while the Puerta del Sol may have a more "family" feel. Tres Puntas is less formal and a favorite with local skiers and boarders.
Snow school employes 50 bilingual international instructors and mountain guides. Lessons for all levels. Ski shop has rentals for skiers and riders, retail items and repair services. Heliskiing available directly from the resort.
Eight restaurants featuring international cuisine, shops, pubs, discos, gyms, saunas, dance lessons, shows, theme parties, heated pools, theatre functions, nursury, baby sitting services, children's programs. Excursions available from the resort (subject to season and weather, call to reserve in advance): Ascent of Cerro El Plomo, Family Fun on the Inca Trail, Mountain Bike Crossing, Trekking 4000, Mountain Bike Descent from Tres Puntas, Photographic Safari to Laguna Piuquenes.
2014 Scheduled Opening date: June 21
2014 Scheduled Closing date: September 30
Top Elevation: 12037 ft. / 3670 mt
Base levation: 9380 ft. / 2860 mt
Vertical Drop: 2657 ft. 810 ft
Skiable Terrain: 2223 acres / 900 hect
Terrain Park: Yes
Halfpipe: Yes (only one in South America)
Total Number Of Lifts: 14
Surface Lifts: 9
Chair Lifts: 5
# of Trails: 40
Snow Making: 200 acres / 80 hect
Seniors Lift Pass Discount: Lift tickets are included in lodging.
Ski Patrol Phone Number: +56 (2) 477 7000.
Resort Clinic: Valle Nevado Base in the ground floor of restaraunt building by the ski storage.
Nearest Major Hospital: Clínica Central, San Isidro 231, Santiago Centro. Phone: +56 (2) 639 7551.
Nearest airport: Santiago de Chile.