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by: CASATOURS - 14th February 2009

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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Access, Park, Proximity to Santiago
Busy on weekends

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By David Johnson - CASA Tours Located just over an hour from the Santiago International Airport, El Colorado is considered the locals mountain in the tri-resort complex of Tres Valles. While not as international as Valle Nevado or as chic as La Parva, El Colorado offers the most lifts and the best terrain park. El Colorado also has the best access to Santa Teresa, some of the most spectacular off-piste, lift-accessed terrain in the Chile. Although El Colorado receives far less attention than its neighbors, its conical volcanic peak reaches 3333 meters (10,935 feet) and its south facing slopes have an impressive 906 meter (2971 feet) vertical drop with over 2500 acres of terrain evenly suited for advanced, intermediate and beginning skiers and snowboarders. The Cono Este lift accesses El Colorado’s steepest and deepest terrain and provides awesome views of the surrounding Andes. We also take advantage of our private transportation to lap Santa Teresa. Over the years El Colorado has become a favorite stomping ground for our guests and guides alike. Due to El Colorado’s proximity to Santiago it is a featured resort on most of CASA’s Chilean tour itineraries. Our groups spend their nights in the village of Farellones, which is located directly at the base of El Colorado’s lifts.

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  • werowe (5th August 2012)

    I publish a magazine here in Santiago called South Pacific Review. My skiing ability is intermediate. I can go down the expert...

  • CASATOURS (14th February 2009)

    By David Johnson - CASA Tours Located just over an hour from the Santiago International Airport, El Colorado is considered the locals...

  • SES84 (17th May 2008)

    I went to El Colorado in late August last year (2007) for a few days around the same time as the other...

  • SES84 (16th May 2008)

    I was staying at Vallen Nevado and came over to El Colorado for a day. I'm not really a fan of either,...

  • anonymous_user (25th April 2008)

    I just finished reading a couple of reviews here for El Colorado and most of them were about right. Although it ought...

  • southamerica (16th May 2007)

    Valle Nevado is the big daddy, La Parva is the rich cousin and El Colorado is the little brother in hand-me-downs –...

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