Located in the Andes Mountains in Chile, Valle Nevado is the closest ski resort to Santiago. It is known as some of Chile's best resorts and among South America's most modern ski centers. Skiing here takes place between 9,000ft and 12,000ft and all the accommodation is ski-in/ski-out.
Valle Nevado bears a remarkable resemblance to Les Arcs in France, as it was modeled after the purpose-built design of the French ski resort. Runnings its chairlifts for the very first time in 1988, Valle Nevado was the first resort in Chile to open a FIS-approved terrain park in 2001.