Tips and information on the most famous ski resorts in Chile: El Colorado and Farellones, close to Santiago

THE Chile it is the scene of several natural attractions with distinct and exotic beauties that are different from anything you have ever seen. The country is highly sought after as it contains numerous sports centers of Winter and resorts located on mountain peaks with beautiful scenery. THE Chile is one of the best destinations in the world for skiing, due to its variety of points and excellent structure for the practice of activities.

The main attraction of these places, besides the Chilean charm and comfort, are the winter sports, such as ski it's the snowboard, but the winter seasons offer much more to its visitors than good moments of adventure in the snow. Most of them have a great structure of resorts, being also valued for staying in cities known for their gastronomy and for their typical natural beauties of the region.

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Santiago it is the largest city in the country and is in a privileged location right next to the Andes mountain ranges. The city is very close to the main ski centers In the country, the city's airport receives daily flights from several places in Brazil and the world, making it a perfect air bridge for fans of winter sports or simply visitors who want to have an experience taking advantage of the low temperatures of the region.

Among them are El Colorado and farellones. The advantage of knowing these centers is the easy access to attractions and the more affordable price compared to other points in the region, such as Valle Nevado, for example.

Farellones Ski Resort – Santiago

the small village of farellones is filled with super cozy wooden houses and small summer apartments, which are mostly used by many residents of Santiago who visit the region during weekends and holidays. To get to the village it is only necessary to travel 36km (leaving the center of Santiago) on a road surrounded by mountains with more than 40 curves in a beautiful, exquisite path, ideal opportunity for some memorable photos.

THE resort which was one of the pioneers in the region, has great slopes that can be accessed through available ski lifts and an integrated skipass, a kind of pass that allows skiers and snowboarders to have access to the lifts (cable cars and gondolas) and to the mountain slopes. This pass works as a credential and is checked by mountain officials at all times.

THE Farellones ski resort It is located at an altitude of 2,500m and has more than 120 km of cataloged slopes with different levels of expertise between easy, moderate, difficult and expert. farellones it is considered by many to be the best ski resort for beginners. For those who don't like the activity, you can enjoy the games in the snow like the zip line and Tubing (a float that you rent by the hour and you can slide in the snow as many times as you want).

Ski resorts in Santiago: El Colorado and Farellones

Ski resorts in Santiago: El Colorado and Farellones. Photos: Sousas Tour

Ski resorts in Santiago: El Colorado and Farellones

Photos: Sousas Tour

Ski resorts in Santiago: El Colorado and Farellones

Photos: Sousas Tour

El Colorado Ski Resort – Santiago

A few kilometers away is El Colorado, another very famous ski resort among Chileans and foreigners, the center is composed of two interconnected villages with a modern hotel and gastronomic infrastructure, housing restaurants, cafeterias, nightclubs, own transport, ski school, equipment rental stores, among others. others.

Located at an altitude of 3,000m, the space has 1,000 hectares for the practice of sports, also with 22 slopes and 18 means of elevation, in a terrain of 40 skiable kilometers, its longest track is 4.3km and all have mechanized equipment.

Ski resorts in Santiago: El Colorado and Farellones

Ski resorts in Santiago: El Colorado and Farellones. Photos: Sousas Tour

Photos: Sousas Tour

Ski resorts in Santiago: El Colorado and Farellones

Photos: Sousas Tour

if you want skiing in the Chilean stations, we indicate the agency Sousas Tour, a local receptive specialized in receiving Brazilians. The agency offers 2 complete packages for ski in Farellones or in El Colorado. Equipment rental is included.

In addition to the tours to the ski resorts, you can opt for: wine tours, Valparaíso, Viña Del Mar, Isla Negra, Santiago, among others.

This can also be a good alternative for travelers who don't risk “Portunhol”, as this receptive has guides who speak and understand Portuguese very well. Fun is guaranteed!

Sousas Tour has the certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor and is in first place in the “outdoor activities in Santiago” category.

Ski season in Santiago

The ski season starts when the resorts have received enough snow to open their doors. This is between May and October, but the snow guarantee is between June and September. It all depends on weather conditions.

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