Valle Nevado ("Snowy Valley") is a modern ski resort in the El Plomo foothills of the Andes Mountains, just 90 minutes from Santiago, Chile. It boasts plenty of sunshine, beautiful vistas, and dry snow. Inspired by French Alps resorts like Avoriaz, Valle Nevado has the most advanced lift system in South America and is a paradise for intermediate skiers and riders.
Valle Nevado is part of the Tres Valles (Three Valleys) group of resorts, which includes neighbours La Parva and El Colorado, and boasts the largest combined ski area in South America with nearly 7,000 acres of terrain. Valle Nevado has roughly 2,200 acres by itself and offers 2657 feet of vertical to experience.
Valle Nevado offers three hotel options at the mountain’s base, with all-inclusive dining and easy access to the slopes and village amenities, along with a range of condos and other private accommodations. The ski season in Valle Nevado lasts from May to end of September, so it provides a unique opportunity for visitors from the northern hemisphere to experience summer skiing at its finest! Explore the bumps, backcountry, and terrain park that Valle Nevado has to offer while watching Andean condors soar above the peaks above.
Congratulations on selecting Valle Nevado as your Skican vacation destination! Although Valle Nevado is best known for its terrific skiing/riding, the area offers plenty of additional activities for you to enjoy during your stay.
The Andes Mountains are the second-highest in the world and the vertical drop on any given run can be as much as 5,000 feet or more. Many seasoned skiers, including the guides themselves, frequently say that heli-skiing at Valle Nevado is comparable to Alaska — but with longer runs. Very few operations in the world can claim the dramatic scenery or the vertical drop found here in the snowy Andes. This is adventure at its wildest!
From the top international outdoor brands to the local gems offered by artisans in the Andes, there are plenty of shops for visitors to explore that’ll prep you for a day of skiing or après ski festivities.
Valle Nevado offers a range of elegant restaurants, serving gourmet Mediterranean, French, Italian, or international cuisine. Check out mid-mountain hot spots like Bajo Zero, where skiers can enjoy an afternoon meal with taking in the alpine views, or try traditional Chilean fare at Restaurant Sur or Le Leñera, and sample the best local gastronomy that Chile has to offer.
Located adjacent to the Hotel Valle Nevado, the Valle Lounge is a cozy spot to settle into a comfortable sofa and enjoy a roaring fire with a hot chocolate or a glass of wine. The Bar Lounge also serves sandwiches, pizzas, and appetizers to share, and is the perfect meeting point for après-ski with family and friends to kick back and savor the setting sun after an exciting day on the mountain. The Valle Lounge also has an outdoor deck for alfresco après ski.
Being just 90-minutes from Chile’s capital and largest city, it is easy to take a quick trip to experience the bustling Chilean metropolitan life. Head to the Plaza de Armas, La Vega Market, La Moneda Palace, and when the sun goes down, the bar scene in Bella Vista. You will not regret it!