Skiing the Tres Valles

Skiing the Tres Valles

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Chile Guided Progression Tour
The Tres Valles is made up of 3 largish ski areas; Vale Nevado, El Colorado & La Parva plus the small ski area of Farellones.

This is the most popular Chile ski destination for international skiers & snowboarders due to its proximity to Santiago (approx. 40-50 km; about 1-1.5 hours drive depending on the resort). It is possible to fly into Santiago and be skiing that afternoon however weather can greatly vary the travel times.


There is plenty of detailed information about the skiing at each resort on the actual resort pages however in general all of the terrain is alpine and relatively high elevation (up to  12,000 ft / 3,670 m). The season runs from mid June to mid October (subject to snow conditions). There is lots of mellow terrain suitable to beginners & intermediates as well as some steep technical terrain for experts.


The most complicated thing about the Tres Valle is where to base yourself as this largely depends on your ability and what kind of ski holiday you want. Our Tres Valles accommodation page provides greater detail on this as well as the various accommodation options. In essence, if you want to have a resort-style holiday with the ease of ski-in/out accommodation then Valle Nevado or El Colorado are probably your best options. If you want more of a Chilean experience and you want to check our most or all of the ski areas the Farellones would be your best. See more about accommodation options here >>


If you prefer to organise your ski / snowboarding holiday via a travel agent, we have several package options available. Lead prices are only a guide as rates vary depending on season, demand and room configuration. See package options & get a quote here >>

Getting There

Some people choose to self-drive however there are numerous transport companies in Santiago offering transfers to/from the resorts. See the specific getting there pages for each resort for more detailed information about this. Another option could be to jump on one of the many guided tours that visit this (and other) areas....

Tres Valles Guided & Hosted Ski Tours

If you are a strong intermediate skier/boarder (and above) and are wanting to experience several ski areas; a guided tour could be more ideal (particularly if you are a solo traveler). Guides are generally multi-lingual and know not only the terrain at the ski resorts, but the best restaurants & bars to go to! You can see some of the most popular tours for this area below or click here to see all tours that visit the Tres Valles area>>
Tres Valles Ski Tours

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

High Andes Adventure
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Days Skiing inc 2 Days Cat
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Visit the highest ski resorts in the Andes and experience 2 days of cat skiing at Valle El Arpa. Situated in the shadow of Aconcagua, the tallest peak outside the Himalayas, these ski and snowboard centers will bring out the big mountain
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USD 4,695
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Classic Shortie
9 Days | 8 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
This tour is ideal for first-timers to skiing in Chile or those wanting a quick fix of southern POW as it visits many of Chiles best resorts including Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado and spectacular Nevados de Chillan.
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USD 4,895
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Andes Explorer
11 Days | 11 Nights | 8 Days Skiing inc 1 Day Cat
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The 11-day Andes Explorer is the ultimate Chile ski and snowboard adventure taking you to all of the best Chile has to offer including Portillo, Ski Arpa Cat Skiing, La Parva, El Colorado, Valle Nevado and a personal favorite Nevados de Chillan.
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USD 6,395
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Explore Atacama & Valle Nevado
7 DAY TOUR (Unguided) ex SANTIAGO
Private groups only | 2 Night, 3 Days
Ability: Beginner to Expert
This incredible tour is one of extreme contrasts with half of the week spent exploring the Atacama desert and the other half skiing at Santiago's largest ski resort; Valle Nevado. Do it now or add it to your bucket list!
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Central Andes Backcountry Safari
8 Nights | 9 Days | 7 Days Skiing
Ability: Advanced to Expert
This all-inclusive safari takes in some of the most iconic ski/snowboarding lines in the Chilean Andes with destinations including Portillo, La Parva, El Colorado & Cajón del Maipo. Stay in fabulous accommodations with all meals included. Share
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USD 4,690
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