Best Ski Resorts in South America
South America ski resorts operate from June to October ranging from World class multi-million dollar infrastructures like Portillo and Valle Nevado in Chile, Las Lenas and Catedral Alta Patagonia in Argentina, to small rustic getaways like Cerro Bayo, Pucon, and Corralco, with beautiful terrain, jaw dropping landscapes and no crowds.
Over 25 ski resorts in South America
However there are many more ski areas well worth exploring. A guided ski tour with bilingual, experienced, certified guides is a great way to ski more than one of the best resort, leaving the logistics to us.
What is the best ski resort in South America?
After over a decade of travel to these ski areas, We cannot 100% say which is the best. Maybe it's in our blood as passionate travelers, skier and riders, but if you are going to make the journey to South America, why only visit one ski resort?
Las Lenas has the steepest terrain, and energetic nightlife. Termas de Chillan has fun out of bounds freeriding and hot springs with the terrain naturally carved by ancient lava flows. Portillo and Valle Nevado have great cozy ski-in ski-out hotels, dry powder snow and top notch meals while the ski resorts of Patagonia, Argentina cant be missed for it's mix of terrain, deep snowpack, culture, amazing food and night life.
The smaller South American ski resorts at the base of smoking Chilean volcanoes should not be overlooked as skiing the skirts of an active volcano is found in few places on the planet. At the end of the day you can soak in natural thermal hot springs under the canopy of an old growth forest. Truly unforgettable.
There are numerous overnight flights to Santiago, Chile
and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Santiago is similar to flying into Denver, Colorado as you can access great skiing within an hour to two hour drive. In fact, you can be skiing Portillo
, Valle Nevado
, La Parva
, and El Colorado ski areas by lunch time! El Arpa
adventure cat skiing is also nearby. The resorts further south can be reached via local flights or ground transportation.
Buenos Aires requires an additional connecting national flight to access their popular ski destinations, well worth the additional travel.
South America Ski Resort Reservations
In addition to guided ski and snowboard trips for intermediate, advanced intermediate, advanced and experts visiting numerous ski areas in South America, PowderQuest also offers you custom ski resort vacation packages for groups, families, and single travelers.