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Winter Sports Tours from Santiago

By Viator, July 2018

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Thanks to its location near the base of the Andes mountain range, Santiago, Chile, is essentially South America’s “ski town.” With multiple major resorts within a couple of hours from Chile’s capital city, ski tours from Santiago – even if just for a day or two – are entirely possible.

Three Valleys
Chile’s most popular resorts are located in an area often called the Three Valleys, which sits at an elevation that approaches 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) in some places. The resorts in this area include:

La Parva
One of Chile’s most popular ski resorts, La Parva is located an hour east of Santiago. With 30 slopes and an average snowfall of more than 270 inches (685 centimeters) per year, La Parva offers skiing and snowboarding suitable for all skill levels. Heli-skiing is also offered here for those seeking fresh powder and more of an adrenaline rush.

Valle Nevado
Also roughly an hour east of Santiago (and adjacent to La Parva), Valle Nevado is one of South America’s largest and most modern ski areas. With more than 100 runs at varying skill levels, a terrain park, heli-skiing and an average snowfall of more than 300 inches (762 centimeters) per year, Valle Nevado is also one of the area’s most popular skiing and snowboarding destinations.

El Colorado
Lastly, there’s El Colorado, which rounds out the Three Valleys. With 77 trails, 20 ski lifts and two terrain parks, this resort caters mostly towards intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders, but also is suitable for families and beginners. It sees an average of about 196 inches (500 centimeters) of snow each season.

Passes can be purchased for each of the Three Valleys resorts singly, or you can mix and match entry to two or three at a time. Skiing/snowboarding lessons are also offered at the ski schools at each resort.

Other resorts

Portillo
Located two hours from Santiago, it is Chile’s oldest – and perhaps most famous – ski resort, having opened in 1949. It is renowned for its beauty, as well as its world-class facilities. People go to Portillo year-round to see famous Inca Lake, and the western hemisphere’s highest mountain, Aconcagua, is also not far away.

Note: The ski season in Chile generally begins in June and ends in October.

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Small-Group Tour: Valle Nevado and Farellones from Santiago, Santiago, null
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Small-Group Tour: Valle Nevado and Farellones from Santiago

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Spend 8-hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the Andes Mountains. Visit the Farellones ski center and spend your day tubing and ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Snowshoeing Hiking Adventure in Cajon del Maipo from Santiago, Santiago, Ski & Snow
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Snowshoeing Hiking Adventure in Cajon del Maipo from Santiago

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Enjoy a winter adventure as you go on a snowshoeing hike at Cajon de Maipo on a full-day tour. This is the perfect option for all those adventurous travelers ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00
Snowboard Lesson with Lunch and Transfer from Santiago, Santiago, Ski & Snow
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Snowboard Lesson with Lunch and Transfer from Santiago

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Enjoy snowboard classes from professional snowboarders in Valle Nevado. Your tour includes transportation, equipment, classes, lunch and photos/videos. The ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: Flexible

From USD $175.00
Snow Day Trip to Colorado Ski Center from Santiago, Santiago, Ski & Snow
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Snow Day Trip to Colorado Ski Center from Santiago

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Enjoy a day in the snow  park at Farellones or the Colorado Ski Center. You will be transported from your hotel in Santiago to the resort where you can take ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.00
Small Group Snow Activities day Valle Nevado and Farellones, Santiago, Ski & Snow
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Small Group Snow Activities day Valle Nevado and Farellones

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If you come to Santiago, you have to visit The Andes mountains, just 60 km away from downtown Santiago. The ride to The Andes is a very entertaining journey ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Private Tour: Portillo Ski Resort Day Trip from Santiago, Santiago, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Portillo Ski Resort Day Trip from Santiago

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Take a private day trip from Santiago to Portillo, one of the most well known ski resorts in Chile. Admire the spectacular Andes landscapes on the scenic ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Andean Snowshoeing, Santiago, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Andean Snowshoeing

Come to discover the wonders and secrets of the winter in the Andean Mountains! Walk over the snow with snowshoes in the middle of the Andes in one of the ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
Small-Group Andes Mountains Snowshoeing Hiking Tour from Santiago, Santiago, Ski & Snow
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Small-Group Andes Mountains Snowshoeing Hiking Tour from Santiago

Experience the walk to the heart of the Andes near the border between Chile and Argentina. Depart on a small-group tour led by an expert Mountaineering tour ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $120.00
'La Parva' Full Day including Ski or Snowboard Classes, Santiago, Ski & Snow
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'La Parva' Full Day including Ski or Snowboard Classes

Locked in the middle of The Andes mountain range, 2.750 meters above sea level, at 40 kms from Santiago, La Parva is a unique and exclusive winter complex, ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.00
Glacier Hike at El Morado Natural Monument from Santiago, Santiago, Ski & Snow
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Glacier Hike at El Morado Natural Monument from Santiago

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Enjoy this spectacular trip to “El Morado” Natural Monument National Park, located at 93 km from Santiago.  The starting point of the hike is in Baños ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00

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