Valle Nevado information
Modeled on European setups, Valle Nevado boasts almost 7000 hectares of skiable terrain – the largest in South America. It's also the best-maintained of Santiago's resorts and has the most challenging runs. A variety of beginner runs make it good for kids too.
Thirteen chairlifts, a kick-ass eight-person gondola and surface lifts take you to high-altitude start points, which range from 2860m to 3670m. Adrenaline levels also run high here: there's a snow park, good off-piste action and heli-skiing.
In summer, the Mirador chairlift (round-trip ticket CH$10,000), transporting hikers and picnic-toting families to a 3300m peak, is open daily. Check the website for more on horseback riding excursions, rock climbing, guided trekking, children's activities and lunch with panoramic views at the mountaintop restaurant.
The resort is 12km from Farellones.