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Pucon Ski Resort Guide

Pucon, Chile

Rated: 4/5 (from 1 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift2,440m
Resort Height1,550m
 Nearest AirportChapelco
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Located on the third Villarica volcano, still bubbling away whilst providing the highest ski area in southern South America, as well as one of the continent's longest ski seasons. The resort of Pucón is way below by the lake and incorporates a huge hotel, recently rennovated, and condo complex boasting a vast array of alternative activities. The chairlift towers are mounted on rubber bungs to absorb the constant vibration from the active volcano and Volcanic Ash which occasionally issue from the summit tends to fall away from the slopes.


The Chilean ski resort of Pucon is in the Chilean Andes at an altitude of 1,550m.

Pucon has direct access to 20 marked pistes, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,550m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,440m, snow cover is generally reliable.


Pucon offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Pucon.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Pucon?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm, expected on 4 November, with around 8cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Pucon

Ski Area Stats

Pucon Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Pucon Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,440m
Lowest Piste1,550m
Resort Altitude (Pucon)1,550m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Pucon

Location and Map

Where is Pucon?

This ski resort is in the Chilean Andes in Cautín, Araucanía.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Pucon is Chapelco, 179 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 5,380 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Pucon open?

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

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 Pucon, 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 Pucon Tourist Office for the latest.