Valle Nevado is among the closest and most accessible ski areas in South America, the resort is only 46km east of Santiago de Chile, although the numerous switchbacks makes it feel longer.
Founded in 1988 by French businessmen, Valle Nevado is one of the most modern resort in South America. The resort hotel and base is located above 2,860 meters above sea level and the ski area’s vertical is 810 meters.
Valle Nevado now offers heliskiing and skiers can also reach the neighbouring ski resorts of El Colorado and La Parva via in trails network.
Here is the Mapa de Pistas from 2007: