Valle Nevado in Chile is the only ski resort in South America offering heli-ski during the entire season.
Try a unique Andean powder adventure that begins at Valle Nevado heli-port where a Bell 407 awaits to fly you to virgin snows and rarely seen spectacular Andean landscapes.
For those who seek extreme emotion on skis and incredible powder, heli-skiing in the Andes is for you. Ascend in helicopter to an altitude of 4,500 meters and live the unique and exclusive experience of descending through the Andes Mountain Ranges on kilometers of virgin snow.
Valle Nevado ski resort just 37 miles from Santiago’s international airport amidst incredibly breathtaking landscapes in the Andes Mountains, it has some of the highest quality snow in Chile, because of its location at 3 thousand meters of height. The top of the resort is at a soaring 3,658 metres above sea level, but it sits amidst peaks that are 6,000 metres high, so it seems reasonable to say that the ski resort is in a “valley”. Considering that the resort sits at dizzying heights, the air is a little thin. However the views amongst the Andes are spectacular.
Furthermore, it is the gateway to the largest skiable acreage in the Southern Hemisphere perfectly suited for skiing and snowboarding. That’s not all! Valle Nevado is a winter resort designed not only for the unlimited practice of winter sports, but it has also put emphasis on what is truly important: enjoyment and relaxation. To this end it offers a fully equipped complex: three hotels,apartments, six themed, ethnic restaurants, bars, pubs, disco, heated pool, fitness center, gymnasium, day care center as well as an ample variety of stores and other offerings. Everything is carefully combined to create a unique winter experience.
With unbelievable snow quality and easy access, the Valle Nevado heli-skiing operation provides riders with the best skiing and boarding days of their lives. Expert mountain guides use state-of-the-art safety equipment, as they escort clients into 6,000 vertical foot runs of Andean powder. With the helicopter pad directly at the Valle Nevado Resort, you only need to walk outside to take advantage of this once in a lifetime flight into the Andes. Special gear is available at the Ski Rental, and discounts are offered to guests.
Valle Nevado is also known for it’s impressive off-slope skiing and snowboarding. Easy access to these places will bring you even closer to the mountain experience.
Ski and Snowboard Terrain The skiing and boarding area at Valle Nevado is vast to say the least. With treeless terrain, only 12 lifts and 102 trails spread across the large area, the number of potential off-piste lines is infinite. And then there are the backcountry possibilities. Valle Nevado is also interlinked with the ski resorts of La Parve and El Colorado (and Farellones), and with a multi-resort lift ticket this adds another 1,421 hectares of fun.
Staying at Valle Nevado does not come cheaply but the hotel accommodation packages have many inclusions such as lift tickets, breakfast, dinner and access to quality facilities.
Accommodations is generally arranged in full weeks or mini-weeks.
Ski week 7 nights (Friday to Friday):
Weeks from: June 25 – July 2 // July 2-9 // July 30 – August 6 // August 6-13 // August 13-20 // August 20-27 // August 27 – September 3.
4 nights (Friday to Tuesday):
June 25-30 // July 2-6 // July 30 – August 5 // August 6-10 // August 13-17 // August 20-24 // August 27-31.
3 nights (from Tuesday to Friday):
June 29 – July 2 // July 6-9 // August 3-6 // August 10-13 // August 17-20 // August 24-27 // Augost 30 – September 3 //.
Holiday season. Bookings must be for 7 nights, from Friday to Friday.
Weeks from: July 9-16 // July 16-23 // July 23-30.
If your budget isn’t a concern then Valle Nevado has plenty to offer including huge terrain and quality facilities. And if all that terrain is not enough for you, there’s always heli-skiing that operates directly from the base village.
You can do just one run or as many as your thighs or money will allow!
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