El Colorado's top lift reaches an elevation of 3,333 meters (10,935 feet) and the base elevation is 2,430 meters (7,972 feet).Trails are for all ability levels and the resort offers much off piste skiing (40% beginner, 20% intermediate, 30% advanced, 10% expert).Trails connect to Valle Nevado ski area.
Option:Tour Santiago, no skiing, head to Farellones by evening
Valle Nevado's top lift reaches an elevation of 3,670 meters (12,04 feet) and the base elevation is 2,880 meters (9,450 feet).Trails service all ability levels and there is much off piste skiing (15% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced, 15% expert).Trails connect to both El Colorado and La Parva ski areas.Snowboarding facilities include park and pipe.Valle Nevado has Chile's first high speed detachable quad chairlift.
Option:Helicopter skiing is available in Valle Nevado
La Parva's base elevation is 2,670 meters (8,759 feet) and the top lift reaches an elevation of 3,630 meters (11,909 feet).Skiers and riders can explore trails, slopes, bowls and chutes for all ability levels (15% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced, 10% expert). La Parva has connecting trails to Valle Nevado and El Colorado ski areas.
Climb and ski La Chiminea -- one of the world's most perfectly shaped chutes (if interested)
Stay in Farellones
Day 5 (Ski/Travel Day):
Ski El Colorado, Valle Nevado or La Parva
Drive to Santiago after skiing
Day 6 (Travel Day):
Leave for train station at 6:30 a.m.
Train leaves for Chillan at 7:45 a.m. and arrives around 1:00 p.m.
Tour outdoor market
Option:Drive to Chillan and tour vineyards on the way to Chillan
Chillan's top lift reaches an elevation of 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) and the base elevation is 1,800 meters (5,900 feet).There are trails for all ability levels and extensive off piste skiing (20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 30% advanced, 20% expert).Snowboarders can enjoy the snowboard park and halfpipe.More snow falls here than at the Santiago resorts, but the powder is heavier.