Valle Nevado

2018-02-28
Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado is like Disney World for skiers

Valle Nevado is like Disney World for Skiers—You go in the summer; Everything you need is right there; It’s practically guaranteed you’ll have an amazing time, and You leave with memories that last a lifetime. The only downside is that it can be a little expensive (call us for ways around that).

Best place for South American Skiing Virgins

If you’ve never skied in South American, Valle Nevado in Chile is the best place to start. It is the newest and biggest of all the resorts. There are trails and conditions to match every skill level—from little kids just starting out to experts looking to extend their ski season. The accommodations are 5-star/world class. Everything you need is centrally located—lifts, ski school, restaurants, bars, fitness center, pools, daycare, spa—it’s all right there. This is the place you’ll start comparing all your other ski vacations to.

 

What We Love Valle Nevado

It’s Huge!

Valle Nevado interconnects four resorts into one, making it the largest ski area in the Southern Hemisphere. You can ski/snowboard Valle Nevado, La Parva, Farellones, and El Colorado all under one ticket. Each resort offers a variety of terrain but Valle Nevado is best for beginner to intermediate level with plenty of off-piste (backcountry) runs for advanced/expert riders.

endless views

 

Day Trips
Leave right from the hotel for an epic heli-skiing adventure you will never forget. Valle Nevado offers some of the worlds best heli-skiing with relatively reasonable pricing compared to North America and elsewhere. Go for the day and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the iconic Andes Mountains.

mountaintop LZ

For the non-skiers or if you’re just want to take a “rest day”—head down to Santiago for a decadent afternoon of culture, cafe food, and wine tasting. There are endless options in Santiago. Spend the morning sightseeing. Stop at a cafe for lunch. Meander through the shopping district in the afternoon. Then, maybe, dinner and a wine tasting before heading back up the mountain.

Santiago skyline

 

The View from the Pool

The Valle Nevado outdoor heated pool rests in a spacious deck looking out onto the mountains. The view is incredible and the poolside drinks aren’t bad either.

the pool at Valle Nevado

poolside view

 

Pisco Sours

Pisco sours are a local favorite and there is no better place to enjoy this beverage then at the Valle Bar Lounge. After dinner, enjoy a nightcap (or two) at Tres Puntas—maybe even sign a little karaoke or dance the night away. Note: don’t stay up too late if that “first chair” beckons.

pisco sour

pisco sours for two!

 

The Food

There are several international restaurants right on the mountain serving up French, Italian, and Chilean cuisine— most have impressive wine selections. There are also some great laid-back eateries like Bajo Zero.

something for everyone

 

Blue-Sky Powder Days

Valle Nevado boasts and an average of 80% “Blue-Sky Powder Days”. Elevation and the windblown snow keep the slopes dry and powdery. Meanwhile, sun and clear skies make it a great place to work on you ski-tan.

nothing but blue skies 

 

Valle Nevado Stats

Best time to go: July -September

Best time to book: November-May

Travel time: 10hrs from NYC/14hrs from Seattle (plus 90min for transfer from Santiago)

Elevation: over 10,000 ft

Annual Snowfall: 278 in

Terrain: 23,000 acres (Valle Nevado, La Parva, Farellones, and El Colorado combined)