Chili’s Valle Nevado Plans June 8 Opening; Three Weeks Early
Valle Nevado will open its slopes three weeks earlier than previously scheduled because of storms that have dumped 2.7 feet of snow on the resort. Valle Nevado celebrates its 25 anniversary this season.
Skiers and snowboarders not only will have plenty of snow to start the season, but can enjoy new amenities such as Chile’s first resort gondola; the Curve 17-Day Visitor Center that houses ski school, equipment rental, cafes, stores; and new ski runs designed especially for beginners.
The new ski school for children 4-9 years old and adults wanting to learn or build on previous skills has its own lift, and a 60-meter (about one-third of a mile) Magic Carpet. Ski and snowboard instructors are available for all levels of abilities.
Visitors will find the road to Valle Nevado has been renovated with the addition of guardrails and new pavement, making the 37-mile drive from Santiago safer and more enjoyable.
The Andes Mountain resort offers 7,000 acres is rated 10 percent beginner; 36 percent intermediates; 33 percent advanced; and 21 percent experts. There is also a terrain park with rails, jumps, boxes of varying degrees of difficulty, and a quarter pipe.
Photo: Valle Nevado, Chile