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Chile Is Destination Where Travelers May Enjoy An Extended Winter

There are people who want for a “endless summer,” but there are others who yearn for a “endless winter.” For those who are unhappy to see the snow melt and spring take hold, a winter wonderland awaits in the Southern Hemisphere.

Snowsports aficionados may pack their belongings and spend the “summer” in one of Chile’s many ski resorts. Winter and fresh powder are waiting for devoted skiers and snowboarders everywhere, from well-known slopes like as Portillo and Valle Nevado to lesser-known ski regions in the country’s Lakes and Volcanoes region.

International tourists have long been drawn to Portillo and Valle Nevado, but these off-the-beaten-path ski resorts in the Andes showcase Chile’s natural beauty, unique terrain, and wide range of winter activities for visitors.

As a world-class resort, Corralco, situated in the Malalcahuello-Nalcas Natural Reserve, has more than 1,200 skiable acres of terrain as well as 7,500 acres of backcountry terrain. Visitors may not only enjoy skiing on the slopes of the Lonquimay Volcano or trekking in the surrounding area, but they can also interact with and learn about indigenous cultures in the area, as well as relax and reconnect with nature.

The resort’s amenities include a luxury hotel with fully equipped bedrooms, a restaurant, a bar, an indoor heated pool with spa, conference space and more.

Corralco Mountain and Ski Resort is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in northern California. Hotel guests may take use of complimentary shuttle service to and from the ski center, where they will find plenty of snow from May to October.

The town of Las Araucarias is situated on the western slope of the Llaima volcano, inside Conguillo National Park. With old Araucaria woods and stunning alpine lakes around the ski center, visitors are treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. The ski area itself has more than 850 acres of terrain.

The descent of torches down the volcano’s slopes, which illuminates the mountain every Saturday night, is a feature unique to Las Araucarias. It has a variety of amenities, including fully equipped facilities, ski slopes and lifts, residential buildings, an inn, a canteen and a restaurant.

Those who enjoy backcountry adventures should make a point of visiting Geopark Los Arenales, which is located in the Cordillera de Las Races and specializes in randonée (ski touring) and snowshoeing excursions. Snowboarders should make a point of visiting Geopark Los Arenales, which is located in the Cordillera de Las Races and specializes in backcountry adventures.

Despite the fact that the country’s capital Santiago is just a few hours away, the biggest and most popular ski resorts in Chile are still Valle Nevado and Portillo.

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Valle Nevado is a year-round mountain resort with some of the highest routes in the nation. With a ski and snowboard school, multiple hotels, restaurants, pubs, and a vibrant nightlife, the resort provides a world-class vacation experience. The resort is located roughly 10,000 feet above sea level and is just 44 miles from Santiago’s International Airport (SCL). IKON Passholders may also utilize their passes (depending on the pass they purchased) in Chile at Valle Nevado, according to the terms of their passes.

Ski Portillo, one of South America’s original ski resorts, is situated in the heart of the Chilean Andes, making it one of the world’s most historic ski destinations. In addition to numerous lodges, a ski school, 35 slopes, and more than 1,200 acres of skiable terrain, the ski-in/ski-out resort offers a variety of activities for skiers and snowboarders of all ages.

The resort is located two hours northeast of Santiago on a lovely journey through vineyards and fruit orchards, and it is easily accessible by private transportation from the Santiago International Airport.

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