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Nevados de Chillán

Nevados de Chillán Ski Resort Guide

Nevados de Chillán, Chile

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length30km
Highest Lift2,700m
Resort Height1,680m
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Nevados de Chillán

A ski and spa resort with South America's longest chair ( the 2500m Don Otto ) and trail ( 7.4km/4.5 miles). Hot springs greet skiers returning from a hard day on the slopes, with thermal health services. A five star hotel opened in July 1997. 10,000 hectares (24,710 acres) of heliskiing terrain can be accessed from resort which also offers dog sledding, snowmobiling and a host of cultural, spa and leisure facilities.


The Chilean ski resort of Nevados de Chillán is in the Chilean Andes at an altitude of 1,680m, with 30km of marked runs.

Nevados de Chillán has direct access to 30km of downhill skiing, with 28 marked pistes, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,680m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,700m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Nevados de Chillán?

The next notable snow forecast is 52cm, expected on 28 September.

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Snow Forecast by day for Nevados de Chillán

Ski Area Stats

Nevados de Chillán Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 7 6km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 16km
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 4 17km
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Nevados de Chillán Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,700m
Resort Altitude (Nevados de Chillán)1,680m
Lowest Piste1,530m
Max Vertical870m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Nevados de Chillán
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Nevados de Chillán Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Nevados de Chillán is 13km long.


There is a snowpark for 'boarders incorporating half pipes, quarter pipes and a fun box. This was the first snowboarding facility to open in South America.

Location and Map

Where is Nevados de Chillán?

This ski resort is in the Chilean Andes in Pinto, Ñuble.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 7,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Nevados de Chillán open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


Usual opening is Mid June, and usual closing is Mid Sept.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Nevados de Chillán, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Nevados de Chillán Tourist Office for the latest.

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