Where to ski in Chile?

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Winter holidays are approaching and also the doubts and questions about what are all the ski centers of Chile and which one should go. In this post you will find the main information of the 5 best known ski centers so you can plan the next snow season in the best way.

Valle Nevado
It is the largest ski center in South America and has an excellent snow quality due to its height (3,025 masl) and orientation. It also has a privileged climate, with approximately 80% of days cleared in the season.
Its surface is of 9,000 hectares distributed in 34 tracks of different degrees of difficulty that add 37 kilometers.
It offers activities for all ages and levels such as skiing, snowboarding, heli-boarding, heli-riding.
  • When is the season: From June to October
  • Where is: It is 46 km from Santiago de Chile
  • How to get: You have to take a flight to the city of Santiago de Chile

Portillo Ski Resort

Portillo
It is the oldest ski center in South America which makes it a unique ski center, with fourteen ski lifts, excellent powder snow and snow machines.
Its highest point is 3,310 meters above sea level and, most interestingly, it has a track of 2 and a half kilometers in length. In total its skiable area is 500 hectares, with 35 tracks and 14 ski lifts, and a good option for off-piste skiing.
  • When is the season: From June to September
  • Where is: It is 165 km from Santiago de Chile and very close to the border with Argentina
  • How to get: You have to take a flight to the city of Santiago de Chile.
 
Nevados de Chillan
It stands out for having the longest track in South America, with 13 kilometers in length and a vertical drop of 1,100 meters. The ski center has a ski area of ​​10,000 hectares and has 28 tracks (30% Easy / 40% Medium / 30% Difficult) in an incomparable environment and a panoramic view of the Chillan Volcano. A variety of ski styles are practiced: Nordic, Alpine, Randonnée and Snowboard.
  • When is the season: From June to October
  • Where is: It is located 82 km from the city of Chillán and 148 km from Concepción.
  • How to get: You have to take a flight to Concepcion.

Corralco Ski Resort

Corralco
It is presented as the newest ski center in Chile, and is located in a privileged way in the Malalcahuello-Nalcas National Reserve, surrounded by an amazing forest of Araucarias that has more than 1000 skiable hectares.
It has 500 hectares of skiable area, 6 ski lifts and 26 tracks for all levels.
  • When is the season: From May to October
  • Where is: It is 120 km from Temuco, 280 km from Concepción and 700 km from Santiago
  • How to get: There are several options but the main flights are to Temuco or Concepcion
 
Nevados de Chillan

La Parva
La Parva has a more chic and "boutique" profile, it is one of the most famous sectors of the mountain range and it is located at 2750 meters above sea level.
The infrastructure of the place is a skiable terrain of 38 kms spread over 30 tracks, interconnected with Valle Nevado and El Colorado.
There are 30 tracks of different levels of difficulty and the possibility of practicing heliski.
  • When is the season: From June to October
  • Where is: It is located 50 km from the city of Santiago.
  • How to get: You have to take a flight to Santiago.
 
We invite you to enjoy this winter seazon with My Guide, for all the local tips please check our Ski section.