The longest continental mountain range in South America is a popular destination for tourists, especially skiers. The Andes are home to numerous ski resorts that offer spectacular views and plenty of distractions for visitors. On this Andes tour, you'll pay a visit to two of the most famous ski resorts in the country, Valle Nevado and Farellones. Both of these renowned ski resorts provide you with many entertaining options to make the most of your half-day Chile tour.
Valle Nevado is the more recognized of the two ski resorts you'll visit during your excursion. This world-famous resort was founded not too long ago in 1987 and has hosted major tournaments, such as the 2005 World Snowboarding Championships. The reason it remains so popular today is its consistent upgrades; the area features some of the latest sporting equipment. The amazing view of the Andes from this location is enough to make your jaw drop; the resort spans 23,000 acres and has over 100 trails to choose from. You definitely won't run out of things to explore throughout your time on this Valle Nevado tour.
Farellones, the other resort town you'll visit, is much older than Valle Nevado. In fact, it's the birthplace of skiing in Chile. Dating back to the 1930s, Farellones has come a long way from when Europeans first brought over their wooden skis to promote the sport; the first ski lift in Chile was built right here on this resort. Although skiing is the main attraction here, Farellones has a storied past that goes beyond just the early 20th-century skiing anecdotes; the site has been frequented by archaeologists seeking ancient Incan treasures and ruins. For a scenic escape to the Andes, put on some snowshoes and check out this Farellones tour that begins in Valle Vevado and ends with lifelong memories.
Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to operate.
A fantastic 7 hour trip, with just us 2 and the guide. The 4 x 4 coped well with the terrain, including 311 tight hairpins on the climb. He could gear the trip to our own requirements. He recomended a super place for lunch above 3000 metres at Valle Nevado, where we watched about 10 condors circling overhead. We came away with brilliant memories and wonderful photos! Don't miss this trip!!