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At the central Andes you will have a high mountain experience. Both, Portillo and the area of the three valleys are located at a short distance from the capital of the country Santiago, where Chilean Snow also recommends staying.
In this area there are very good opportunities to enjoy sunny days with a lot of snow, since the snowstorms are short and intensive, in a normal year the average of sunny days in winter reaches 80%.
Cat ski El Arpa, Heliboarding and Heliskiing are programs that we have included in this area for those who want to enjoy best out of bounds. These activities are open for everyone beginners, advanced or experts skiers or snowboarders.
Ski Portillo is the worlds most recognised ski center of the south hemisphere due to its excellent off pistes and the unique service of the yellow five stars, a cruiser embedded in the mountain.
Valle Nevado is a center that was created under a french mountain concept 20 years ago; it is the biggest ski center of southern hemisphere, an advanced skier or snowboarder it could take a few days to travel through it completely, from Valle Nevado there is connection to La Parva and El Colorado centers, increasing this way the skiable area almost to the triple.
La Parva is the most exclusive residential complex and ski center, everything is designed for skiing family. With an additional charge you can obtain an interconnection ticket to El Colorado and Valle Nevado centers.
El Colorado is the most visited center in Chile every weekend, the pistes for intermediate and beginners are highlighted with view to the Santiago valley, apart from the excellent off pistes of the east side. El Colorado has direct access from Farellones town.
At the high mountain the centres have established a variety of services for the comfort of the visitors, but for not being an urban area it doesn’t count with services such as cinemas and supermarkets among others.
Santiago is the capital city of Chile and it is located in the valley at the foot of the snowy mountain at only one and a half hour from the three valleys, La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado and two and a half hours from Portillo.
From Santiago you can have access to heliboarding, heliskiing and catskiing on a one day tour or longer. Also in Santiago you can access to many activities and one day tours like visiting Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, visit some vineries, walks or trekking through the Central Valley and rafting only to mention some of the many activities available in Santiago where there will always be something else to know.