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The resort offers Early Bird deals for up to 35% usually before March 15, and other promotional offers that run all season long such as 50% a second person during shoulder season. The heli-skiing at Valle Nevado is the best on the continent, with an average of 4,000-5,000 vertical feet in one run. The 2013 inauguration of the first gondola chairlift in Chile is one more step toward the resort's goal of creating a mountain village by 2020 -- but you'll find the goods at the back bowl area near the Ancla lift, with hardly anyone on the mountain and lots of long-lasting powder. Stop at a grocery store at the bottom of the hill before arriving to pick up beverages and snacks as there are only basic kiosks that sell a sundry of items.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 06/28/2013
Projected Closing Ski Season: 09/27/2013
Projected Days Open: 112
Years Open: 25
Average Snowfall: 324"
Pros: nice modern facilities, great for kids
Cons: obnoxious clientele, lots of learners, too many j-bars
Pros: Huge amount of terrain
I am a regular weekend skier at Whistler Blackcomb from opening date to late May. I skied at Valle Nevado from June 22-27, 2008. Compared to WB, VN has smaller terrain, significantly... [! full_review