by: CASATOURS - 24th February 2009

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 2Nightlife
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Value
Huge amount of terrain
Isolated

Full review

Valle Nevado is the newest and grandest of the Tres Valles resorts. Sporting Chile’s only detachable quad and a five star hotel at its base area, Valle Nevado attracts a very international crowd that enjoy its expansive intermediate focused terrain. Valle Nevado features huge wide-open slopes amidst spectacular mountain scenery. With an amazing 9,000 acres of in bounds ski-able terrain and the highest lift service in the Southern hemisphere, Valle Nevado presents vast powder opportunities. In addition to Valle’s ginormous in bounds area it also offers private heli-skiing in its adjacent valleys. What Valle Nevado lacks in steepness and extreme terrain it makes up for in pure area. The Tres Puntas poma lift, the longest in South America, drops riders off at 3,670 meters (12,040 feet) beneath the gargantuan 17,000 foot Cerro Plomo Peak. Valle Olympico provides incredibly fun natural half-pipe sculpted terrain while the Los Andes Express lift allows riders to crank out vertical getting those summer ski muscles in tune pronto. Getting to Valle Nevado involves an additional 20 hairpin switchbacks from the village of Farellones. The road passes the impressive Santa Teresa backcountry zone, which makes for an unforgettable end of the day off-piste run for our advanced riders.
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