Termas De Chillan
Nestled in the magnificent Southern Andes Mountains, on the slopes of the majestic Chillan volcano, offering spectacular ski terrain and breathtaking vistas, Termas de Chillan ski resort is the biggest single resort in South America, measured by ski-able terrain. Termas de Chillan has it all, including immaculate tree-lined slopes, a huge vertical drop to South America’s longest run, a snowboard park, plenty of quality off-piste terrain and famous hot springs. Nine lifts access 28 groomed trails for all ability levels. For heli-skiers, Termas de Chillan has 10,000 hectares (27,710 acres) of ski able backcountry terrain, providing experts and intermediates alike with endless adventure.
Additional activities include snowmobiling, hiking (trekking), tennis, squash, mountain biking, excursions to Chillan volcano, horseback riding, rock climbing, golf, excursions to native forests and wilderness tours. At Termas de Chillan ski resort there are approximately 24,710 acres of terrain with 29 runs stretching across 20 miles of quality pistes catering for all levels of ability. The longest run in South America is the eight-mile long Las Tres Marias which takes skiers through fabulous forests, while at 820-feet long the snow park features a half pipe, quarter pipe, fun boxes, and assorted jumps. Snowboarding is permitted on all open terrain, a first for South America. The onsite Gran Hotel Termas de Chillan has 120 well-appointed rooms, heated common areas, restaurants, game rooms, conference facilities, bar, store, hair salon, fitness gym, squash court, children’s day care center, full-service hot springs spa, and three hot springs pools.
The Hotel Pirigallo has 48 rooms, dining room, bar with an open-hearth fireplace, game room, nursery, outdoor hot springs pool, and a hot springs spa. There are six slope-side condominium complexes that are fully furnished and equipped. Activities include a circuit for Nordic ski, options for randonnee (ski touring), snowmobiling, sledding, hiking, mountaineering and heli-skiing. You can also play tennis and squash and there are heated swimming pools and saunas at the hotels and condos, while après-ski is lively with plentiful bars and clubs.