Chile Ski Resorts
The ski resorts in Chile operate from mid-June into October, with the best powder conditions in July to mid September. The narrow nation on the Pacific has recently been praised as one of the greatest places to ski on the planet.
Snow Magazine ran an article where well known American ski instructor, Greg Harms, was quoted:
"If I had to pick only one place in the world to ski, I would pick Chile. I would give up skiing in North America for that."
Other reviews of the ski resorts have been recently featured in Ski Magazine
There are more than 15 dotting the mighty Andes Mountain range stretching from just north of the capital city of Santiago all the way south, deep into Patagonia. While Ski Portillo
, Valle Nevado
, and Termas de Chillan
are the most well known Chile ski areas, there are many others worth visiting this summer. Check out this Video
The Best Ski Resorts in Chile
Most skiers and snowboarders
think of Portillo
as the Best ski resort in Chili
receives plenty of media attention and should certainly be on your skiing or snowboarding "bucket list". However with great skiing to be found throughout the country, why just visit one ski area in Chile?
The "3 Valles
" combines Valle Nevado
, La Parva
, and El Colorado ski resort
. These areas offer amazing in-bounds skiing and snowboarding and a great access gate to backcountry exploring. You can be riding these resorts by noon on the day of your arrival to Santiago!
Looking for something more unique? Don't miss the remote adventure cat skiing of El Arpa
. South America's first cat ski operation.
Further south are the majestic snow-covered volcanoes and hot springs. Nevados de Chllan
is the most well known with amazing terrain, old growth forest, and thermal pools. To get further away from the crowds, be sure to visit Corralco
, Las Araucarias
ski resorts. All at the bases of stunning volcanoes surrounded by monkey puzzle old growth forests.
Flights into Santiago
(the capital and largest city) arrive daily from North America, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Several of the resorts are close enough to the airport where you can be skiing by lunch! Since 1999, PowderQuest
has been offering both guided snow tours for intermediate, advanced and experts, and non-guided ski vacation packages for groups, families, and single travelers. Get Started Below!