Distance To Airport:
How To Get There
Just 44 miles from Santiago International Airport (SCL), Valle Nevado is 90-minute drive if you choose to hail a ride or rent a car, or if you’re really feeling adventurous (and have deep pockets), take a 15-minute helicopter ride right to the base of the mountain.
Travel Tips From The Pros:
Compression socks on the plane are a must. Summer feet do not like ski boots, so, help them out every way you can. I also like to do some light inversions when I arrive, before I force my plump, sandal wearing toes into their torture chambers.
Where To Ski
From the top of the Tres Puntas lift, head skier’s left until you’re out of bounds for steep and long off-piste runs full of natural features to send. If you want to get deep into the heart of the Andes, take a few laps in Valle Nevado’s infamous back bowls via the Ancla lift—a 30-minute hike will serve you a buffet of couloirs. Come September, you’ll be sharing the slopes with World Cup teams and professional skiers looking to get in shape for the start of the Northern Hemisphere season. Note: If you plan on skiing off-piste, be sure to have the proper safety equipment, knowledge and a partner.
Where To Eat
Breakfast and dinner are included in the Valle Nevado hotel packages, guests of Hotel Valle Nevado and Hotel Puerta del Sol can choose from any of the restaurants, guests of Hotel Tres Puntas are restricted to just the Sur Restaurant. When out on the slopes, make a pit-stop at Bajo Zero for a mid-mountain meal, like burgers, pizza and pastas, with a spectacular view.
The Bar Lounge is a great spot for après drinks and snacks. Not feeling like a rowdy party after a long day on the slopes? Bar Hotel Puerta del Sol and Bar Valle Nevado offer a full bar menu in a relaxing environment ideal for a calm buzz. The most vibrant nightlife at Valle Nevado happens at Pub Tres Puntas with live music, karaoke and dancing.