Tag: chile

  • Head to Chile for a Mid-Year Ski Vacation

    North American snow sport enthusiasts who are planning a mid-year ski break are likely to find just what they are looking for at one of the ski resorts in the South American Andes. Visitors to ...

  • Lindsey Vonn Returns to Slopes in Great Shape

    Fans are no doubt delighted at the news that Lindsey Vonn is back on the slopes again, more than six months after her knee surgery. The four-time World Cup Overall Champion recently tested out ...

  • Team Europe Wins Swatch Skiers Cup

    The first ever Swatch Skiers Cup freeski competition was held in Chile, with Team Europe beating Team Americas 14-10 on 12 September 2011. Even though Team Americas' freestylers were thought to ...

  • South America

    The South American continent is readily associated with steamy jungles, fertile rainforests and diverse wildlife, and rightly so. But South America also offers some exciting snow skiing opportunities which are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Argentina’s winter sport season generally lasts from June through to September, with its world-class resorts located in the Andes […]

  • Chile

    Take a ski vacation in Chile in the middle of your summer. The skiing season runs from June to October and the lovely resorts nestling in the Andes make a perfect getaway from the heat. Most hotels offer excellent weekly packages that are very reasonable, and the warm, friendly people will make you feel instantly […]

  • Chapa Verde

    Chapa Verde means ‘green grass’ in Spanish, not a particularly appropriate name for a winter playground! Chapa Verde is 78 kilometers south of Santiago in Codelco Chile Lands, el Teniente division. One can take a bus to the mountain from the nearest town of Rancagua. The area is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and the […]

  • Lagunillas

    Lagunillas in Chile is a popular little ski resort with families because of its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and also because it is quite an inexpensive ski resort. Located near the picturesque town of San Jose de Maipo in the of the province of Cordillera, Lagunillas lies to the southeast of Santiago. The resort is […]

  • Portillo

    Portillo ski resort in Chile has an ambiance not easily matched. Located northeast of Santiago, and set high up on a plateau in the Andes, it is one of South America’s oldest and finest vacation resorts. There is no town in Portillo and only one hotel, the Grand Hotel Portillo with 123 rooms. The other […]

  • 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 […]

  • Valle Navado

    Size does matter, particularly if you dream of off-piste skiing in the Andes. Built in 1988 at the foot of the imposing El Plomo Peak by a French company, Valle Nevado has a distinct French ambiance which sets it apart from other ski vacation resorts of Chile. Valle Nevado is extremely popular with snowboarders and […]

  • Tours Packages

    A vacation package from reliable ski tour operators can mean a lot of saving. You have the best possible deals on lodging and are saved the headache of taking care of various practical matters when you arrive at your vacation destination. Traveling abroad can sometimes be tricky because of difference in the languages spoken. Would […]

  • Cross-country Skiing in Antarctica

    Antarctica was long considered the “final frontier” for Alpine and Nordic skiers. In a sense this is somewhat ironic, as all of the early Antarctic explorers including Amundsen and Scott ...