Why You Should Ski Valle Nevado, Chile, for Summer 2023

Greg Obernesser | | Featured ArticleFeatured Article
Skiing the second biggest mountains in the world! Credit: Jeff Cricco

As the northern hemisphere’s winter season comes to a close, skiing is just around the corner for southern hemisphere ski areas. Right now is the best time to start planning your trip; there is no better place than Valle Nevado in Chile. Now is the time to start thinking about skiing this summer, and Valle Nevado is the place to be skiing for summer 2023. Valle Nevado offers the largest terrain in South America, has excellent snow, offers many options other than skiing, and its association with other season pass options makes it a travel destination not to be missed.

A beautiful sunset over the resort Credit: Valle Nevado

Access to the Andes and Valle Nevado is unparalleled to most northern hemisphere resorts. Valle Nevado is within proximity of the largest city in Chile, Santiago. In just 90 minutes or a 41-mile ride from Santiago, which has an elevation of 1,870ft, you arrive at Valle Nevado at 9,381ft. Imagine yourself being at the doorstep of the second-highest peaks in the world with so many options to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. The resort has the most advanced lifts in the country that service various terrain options above tree level. With an additional interconnect ticket purchase, guests can access neighboring resorts for 7,000 acres of incredible terrain. On top of that, there is plenty of side country, and world-class heli-skiing is available at the resort’s base.

Valle Nevado Heli in the Chilean Andes. Credit: Jeff Cricco

Views of the Andes and various terrain options for beginners to experts make for a powder skiing heaven. Views of the impressive Andes can take your breath away, and at the center of it is Valle Nevado. The resort is backed by Cerro Plomo Peak, a gargantuan nearly 18,000ft high. In the distance is Volcano Tupangato, which dwarfs Cerro Plomo at 21,500ft! Massive mountains provide impressive scenery for beginner to expert skiers. Beginners and intermediates will enjoy immaculately manicured slopes to hone their skills with Valle Nevado’s world-renowned Ski & Snowboard School. Expert options range from steep couloirs to serious big mountain terrain. Beating the crowds has never been an issue at Valle Nevado, with its non-existent lift lines and barren slopes making power last for days. 

Powder Skiing at Valle Nevado Credit: Valle Nevado

In the pursuit of endless winter, professionals choose Valle Nevado. With a ski season from June 23 until September 23, chasing endless winter has become accessible to many northern hemisphere skiers who join hundreds of professionals. The professional community is not a stranger to Valle Nevado, who continually boast it as having the deepest and highest-quality snow, short yet strong season, and terrain. Professional big mountain skiers laud heli-skiing for its 6,000ft descents.  

CHILE, Valle Nevado. Couple enjoying breakfast at Hotel Valle Nevado with Andes in the background Credit: Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado is fun for anyone with its amenities, easy-to-book ski packages, and activities apart from skiing. At the international level, the resort is home to three pleasant hotels that are sold as ski packages. The packages include lodging, lift tickets, and daily breakfast and dinner, or guests can book apartments with independent kitchen facilities. Outside of skiing, Valle Nevado offers guests a complete ski resort experience filled with boutique shops, restaurants, a full-service spa and fitness center, a cinema, a library, two pubs that host live music, and a lively après ski vibe. All of this is draped in the glory of the Andes Mountains.

Valle Nevado nestled in the Andes Mountains Credit: Jeff Cricco

With many larger passes now joining up with Valle Nevado, skiing in South America has never been so accessible. Valle Nevado is a proud member of both the Ikon Pass and the Mountain Collective Pass, which can be used for day ski lift tickets or discounts on hotel packages, and there are no blackout dates for either pass. Ikon Pass holders receive 5 to 7 tickets according to the pass level or 10% off packages (the discount may be combined with other offers). Mountain Collective pass holders receive two lift tickets with 50% off additional tickets or a 15% discount on packages (not combinable with other offers).

Still interested? Direct flights from all major international hubs and an EST time zone make it easy for skiers to travel to Valle Nevado. Book online or call toll-free from the US: 1-844-657-0466. www.vallenevado.com/en.

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