TRIP PRICE: $3,290
TRIP LEADER: mike cavallaro
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Valle Nevado is one of the best ski resorts in Chile. It has very well developed skiing infrastructure and is the grandest of the Chilean ski resorts. Valle Nevado (pronounced loosely translates to “snowy valley”. It’s definitely snowy with an average of 22' of snowfall annually. The top of the resort is at 12,000' above sea level, but it sits amidst peaks that are over 20,000' high, so it's easy to say that the ski resort is in a “valley”.
The area is reasonably large with 2,225 acres of terrain and a vertical drop of 2,657'. The resort is also interlinked via the slopes with the ski resorts of La Parva and El Colorado and Farellones.. With a multi-resort lift ticket this adds another 3,700 acres of fun. Valle Nevado has lots of cruisy wide-open groomed runs appropriate for the intermediate skier and boarder. There are also slopes for beginners, mellow pitched off-piste areas for advanced riders, and a couple of steeper bowls and chutes to challenge the experienced rider.
The high elevation of the resort ensures reasonable snow conditions and there is also snow making to top up the cover. Powder days can be epic thanks to the Valle Nevado phenomenon whereby the abundant snow is often dumped (or blown) upon the resort, even if neighbouring resorts only receive a few inches. Modern fast chair lifts are pretty rare in South America, so Valle Nevado prides itself on having a detachable quad chair and a gondola.
We will be staying at the fabulous Puerta del Sol hotel. This is a family hotel, located just 50 meters from the slopes. It has 121 rooms that interconnected for comfort and space for families or groups of friends. Each room has a terrace and views of the slopes, plus a direct exit to the heated pool.
It includes a welcoming cocktail, which takes place every Saturday in the Lounge Bar from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, half board with breakfast at the Mirador del Plomo restaurant and dinner at any of the following restaurants: Don Giovanni, La Fourchette or Mirador del Plomo with reservations. On the first night, dinner is at the Mirador del Plomo; and Aprés Ski, every day at Puerta del Sol Bar, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
The Hotel Puerta del Sol allows unlimited access to the slopes of Valle Nevado, through an access pass to the ski lifts. It also has free wifi and ski storage, plus unlimited access to the heated outdoor pool and hotel facilities such as game rooms, pubs and group activities, and cybercafe.
Number of Skiers: 24
- Roundtrip airfare Dulles (IAD) to Santiago, Chile
- Ground transportation to and from the airport and accommodations
- Two nights in Santiago at the Hotal Plaza Sanfrancisco
- Daily breakfast
- Private half-day guided tour of Santiago
- Private full-day guided tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar (w/ lunch)
- Private full-day guided tour to two wineries in Casablanca Valley (w/ lunch)
- Seven nights at the Puerta del Sol ski resort (ski in/out)
- Daily breakfast and dinner
- Welcome reception party
- 5-day lift ticket
Full Package Cost: $3,290
Through December 06, 2019 a $50 cancellation fee is assessed.
After December 06, 2019, $50 plus all unrecoverable expenses if a replacement is not found.
Payment Schedule (per person):
Advance Deposit: $500
Full balance: of $2,790 is due on April 19, 2019, may be paid by credit card or check.
You may also pay in three monthly installments (by check only, not by credit card):
Please mail payment checks to SCWDC, 5309 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207. Do NOT mail payment checks to the trip leader.
If sign-up is after 06/18/2019, full payment is due immediately.
Participants must be current SCWDC members, or members of a BRSC affiliated ski club. You can sign up as a member online HERE.