Opened in 1983
and sits in a high desert valley 1180 kms west of
Buenos Aires, offering an incredible 1230 mts of
vertical groomed runs 7 kms long and virtually
unlimited piste skiing.
San Carlos de
Cerro Catedral is
20 kms from Bariloche and offers its own kind of
special scene and skiing lifestyle. With a
vertical drop of 1020 mts and offering 650ha of
skiable terrain. Most of the terrain can be
handled by intermediate skiers.
San Martin de
Chapelco, only 15
kms from San Martin de los Andes is a quite,
peaceful resort perfect for both crosscountry and
alpine skiers. With a vertical drop of 750 mts
with 26 tracks over a 500 hectares of skiable
terrain. Some 20% of the terrain is expert
classification and is well used by the resort
Argentine Ski Clinic, the only one in the country
catering exclusively for expert skiers.
the world's best.
Chile ski centres
offer long sweeping runs and slopes.
Is the newest
galaxy in the southern hemisphere of ski resorts.
Those who have skied here say that the resort is
bound for greatness. Valle Nevado is situated
only 60 kms east of antiago's International
Airport and downtown Santiago, and its easy
access gives the skier the opportunity to ski,
shop or use numerous other ski resorts within the
area, all within 15 kms. The ski potential is
virtually unlimited with a vertical drop of 800
mts that ranges from the gentlest beginners
slopes to some of the most skiing that we have
had in the region, and plenty of long cruising in
between. For those who would like to experience
further, helicopter skiing up to 5000 mts,
getting vertical downhill of over 3000 mts, that
is nearly 10 kms in one run, amongst the longest
heli-skiing in the world.
form a suburban ski centre for local people as
well as a destination for resort visitors. These
are one of the oldest ski areas in South America
with its first modern ski lift installed in 1948.
Business has boomed and now one can find numerous
chair lifts and T-bars. When the snow is good, it
is possible to ski from the top of one resort to
the bottom of the other with a vertical drop of
approximately 1055 mts.
most famous ski resort provides some of the
world's most challenging skiing. Portillo seats
in the shadow of the Aconcagua, the highest peak
in the western hemisphere offering a vertical
drop of 7762 mts.
Termas de Chillan
has a soothing hot spring and is probably South
America's best kept ski secret. Here you will
find some of the most reliable snow falls in the
Andean resorts. This combined with the hot
thermal pools for an after ski soak, with a
vertical drop of 925 mts., it has excellent lift
capacity and offers a unique experience from the
main runs to the old piste to test your
technique. The only drawback is that this resort
is relatively isolated, situated some 405 kms
south of Santiago. However if you like arts and
crafts, the Chillan and Temuco markets offer
incredible handicrafts and woven goods.
Like many other
small Chilean resorts, skiing is suitable for all
levels. These are located amidst unmatchable
scenery of lakes and volcanoes. If you fancy
skiing on the side of an active volcano next to
some of the most amazing scenery in the world,
then this resort will really appeal. With a
vertical drop of 750 mts, situated 793 kms south
of Santiago, space is the second thing to impress
you after the views, as the lifts spread out
along the flanks of the mountain, opening up
kilometres of runs, with plenty of room for
skiers of all standards.
These are just
some of the numerous ski resorts that are
available on the Andean chain.