Valle Nevado opened the doors to its new gondola today. Part of its $150 million dollar master plan upgrade started in 2009 the gondola is the first of its kind within Chile. Although the gondola does not actually provide access to new terrain or access any terrain for that matter it links a new base area parking structure to the main base area.
The idea was to help create a full service mountain village environment and alleviate some of the parking traffic at the main base area. Much like many of North American and European resorts Valle Nevado is striving to be the first full service mountain village in Chile.
Unlike some of the other gondolas you may find in South America such as this one at Chapelco
Valle Nevado’s new gondola is truly state of the art.