First tracks at Valle Nevado, Chile
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This season the resort has renovated its five star Hotel Valle Nevado, following the renovations of its four star Hotel Puerta del Sol and three-star Hotel Tres Puntas in 2009.
On the mountain the resort has added two new lifts and five new runs.
The improvements are all part of a $150 million in upgrades planned through the next decade according to the resort's ambitious Master plan.
Valle Nevado currently off¬ers access to 7,000 acres of skiing and in 2012 the resort plans to install the first ski centre gondola in Chile, with access to a newly developed day visitor parking lot that will feature shops, ski rental, a ticket booth and restaurants.