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VALLE NEVADO

Ski & Snowboard Resort Review

Valle Nevado is located high in the Andes Mountains in Chile; the resort has an excellent snow record of deep dry powder and an enjoyable and lively atmosphere.

The skiing and snowboarding terrain at Valle Nevado is spread over an amazing 23,000 acres, to give you an idea of how big that is Whistler Blackcomb, frequently rated as North America’s top resort, covers 8,171 acres.

Valle Nevado Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain

The skiing and snowboarding terrain at Valle Nevado is all above the tree line consisting of vast open powder fields, extreme steep runs, mogul runs, endless long interlinked groomed trails and gentle beginner areas, all levels of skier and snowboarder are catered for.

Valle Nevado Snowboard

Valle Nevado Powder

Advanced Skiing and Snowboarding

The advanced skiing and snowboarding options at Valle Nevado are endless; the steepest and most challenging is around the upper slopes on either side of the Valle Del Inca Lift, the open terrain is almost vertical and littered with drops, don’t attempted it on your own.

The Tango 1 and Tango 2 trails running parallel to the Las Ballicas Lift are fast and mogul covered. On the way back to the village stay on the left hand side of the Andes Express Chairlift on the steep Eclipse and El Sol runs for some great fast turns.

Intermediate Skiing and Snowboarding

Intermediates can cover the entire resort on very long groomed interlinking trails. From the village make your way to the Andes Express Chairlift, once at the top take the El Lazo run to the Tres Puntas lift to access the extremely long, winding and cruising Vals run.

Beginner Skiing and Snowboarding

Beginners head to the gentle, wide and well groomed slopes below the village area serviced by the Carrusel, Telecuerda and El Prado Chairlifts.

The longest and probably the most challenging and fun beginner trail is the winding Camino trail starting on the top left hand side of the El Mirador and running to the base of the El Prado Chairlift. The Valle Nevado Ski and Snowboard School has both group and private lessons available for all ages and abilities.

Valle Nevado Terrain Park and Halfpipe

The Snow Park terrain park, located under the El Prado Chairlift has a wide variety of jumps, kickers, rails and boxes for all levels of freerider.

The halfpipe, located above the El Vaiven Chairlift is the only FIS approved halfpipe in Latin America, it is meticulously maintained and hosts frequent events throughout the season. Heli Skiing and Snowboarding at Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado Heli Skiing and Snowboarding

Heli skiing and snowboarding guided tours of the surrounding Andes Mountain Ranges are available at Valle Nevado. The runs range from vertical drops of 3,000 feet ranging up to 10,000 feet through deep virgin open powder bowls, it is not only for the advanced, confident intermediates can enjoy it too.

Other Activities at Valle Nevado

Other activities at Valle Nevado include swimming in the outdoor heated pool, using the gymnasium, taking a stretching yoga class, playing in the games room, having a massage or watching a movie in the cinema.

Shopping at Valle Nevado

The arcade at Valle Nevado has ski and snowboard equipment and rental shops catering for all on mountain requirements as well as in-house repair shops, clothing boutiques and gift and souvenir stores.

Valle Nevado Restaurants

Valle Nevado has six fine dining and family restaurants serving local Chilean cuisine, Japanese, French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine as well as fast food.

Valle Nevado Nightlife

For karaoke, dancing, new friends and a very late night go to the popular Pub Tres Puntas.

The Bar Valle Lounge attracts big crowds every night with live entertainment as does Bar Puerta del Sol.

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Steve S, USA Simply put, amazing.  A gem in the lower hemisphere…sure there is Portillo and such, forget it. Get a heli and get the 6500 vert couloirs that’ll make your blood rush. for real. Ask for Claudio and Clark…..2 best guides in the world.

Bill Sweeney, Salt Lake City UT Valle receives a healthy amount of snow. The drive up is a little sketchy with like 47 curves. Sick terrain, very steep and technical ruins at Valle Del Inca, always best immediately after a storm. Sometimes Valle Nevado suffers icy runs if it has been too long after a storm. The halfpipe is very well taken care of and the terrain park is alright, last year it was a little weak, but we will see how it looks this year. The lift system is state of the art with several high speed quads; the steeper terrain is accessible by tow lift. (ex.Valle del Inca) Groomers are fast and taken care of as well.

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Statistics

Elevation
 
ft
m
summit
17,815
5,430
Base
9,383
2,860
Average Snowfall
320 inches
Lifts
9
Trails - view map
30
23 miles
Terrain %
advanced
40
intermediate
35
beginner
25
Halfpipe
1
Terrain Park
1
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