Ski the best slopes in Chile

Travelling to Chile during the winter months is also a wonderful opportunity to explore the many ski resorts.

The snow season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, depending on the weather. However, the best time to ski is generally from July to August. During that period, most resorts offer the best snow conditions.


Climb the Andes Mountains and discover the country’s white snow paradise. Ski the best slopes in South America, suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers.

We would like to introduce you to some of the best ski resorts in Chile.

The best equipped ski resorts in the central region of Chile are:

  • Portillo: located 2,850 meters above sea level, on the International Highway between Santiago (Chile) and Mendoza (Argentina). It’s the most famous and oldest ski center in South America.
  • La Parva: located in a very beautiful area, 38 kilometers from Santiago. La Parva has a beautiful view to the valley of Santiago.
  • El Colorado/Farellones: located in the Andes Mountain Range only 36 kilometers from Santiago. It’s an ideal ski center for families and young people.
  • Valle Nevado: located a few kilometers from the ski resorts La Parva and El Colorado, forming “The Three Valleys of the Andes”. Valle Nevado has some of the highest quality snow in Chile, because of its location at 3 thousand meters of height.
  • Nevados de Chillán (Mountain Resort & Thermal Spa): located 82 kilometres from Chillán. Here you will find excellent snow quality while enjoying the stunning surroundings with native forests, thermal pools and mountain-style hotels.

In the Araucania region in the south of the country, about 700 km south of Santiago and 100 km from the city of Temuco, you can ski in the Corralco ski center inside the Malalcahuello-Nalcas National Reserve, on the slopes of the Lonquimay volcano. It has become a popular destination for winter holidays in Chile. You will find there hot springs, waterfalls, national parks and plenty of snow in the ski area.

Ski Pucón Resort is also located in the Araucania region and is one of the most modern ski centres in the south of the country. It is only 20 minutes from Pucón , with excellent infrastructure for skiing and snowboarding.

In the Lake District you will find the Antillanca Ski Center, 98 km from Osorno. It is located in the Puyehue National Park, right at the foot of the Casablanca volcano.

Find more information about Chile’s main ski resorts here.