THE BAD: The road up is dangerous often with winter conditions at the top. We use a private driver that drives the road frequently. The hotels can arrange it. The official bus up has people getting car sick from all the switchbacks. If you grab a random cab from SCL the driver may not ever have driven on snow before much less have 4 wheel drive or chains. (This has happened to us before) .All 3 of these old hotels have small rooms with tiny beds and pillows made of solid rock. TV is 8" square. Children monopolize the computers in the lobby 24/7. Though we always stay her in the winter(Sept) , the only fireplace in the whole resort which is in this hotel's lobby is always dark and cold---no fire in the entire ski resort!! This is what I miss the most. Architectural style is "cement slab" painted unnaturally bright colors.The food i bad in general. Stick with basic pasta. US prices for everything. I always lose weight here. Insure or watch your skis and boards closely---banditos!
THE GOOD: The skiing here is like nowhere else in the world. Wide open, treeless and groomed with spectacularly deep and dry snow. Many bluebird days are mild with the snow staying dry and sparkly since the air is soooo dry. A humidififier is a must and some may want eye and nose saline drops, too.It's easy to sunburn this far south-wear lots of sunscreen. I am told Valle Nevado has the only high-speed quad in S. America. Apres ski is a DJ rockin it on the outside patios and a hot tub on the deck that fits about 30 body- to -body. Pretty fun In Sept there are many Northern Hemisphere ski teams training here but other than that it's mostly S. Americans.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover South America’s premier resort offering the largest skiable domain on the continent. Bring your friends or family and enjoy not only great skiing and snowboarding, but also all the off-slope activities only a full-service resort like Valle Nevado can provide. This season we will offer incredible promotional deals on stays and lift tickets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Valle Nevado