Nevados de Chillan Facilities & Services

Nevados de Chillan Facilities & Services

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There are three areas of facilities and services. The Nevados de Chillan main centre is about a quarter of the way up the ski area (at Plaza Otto and the Hotel Alto Nevados). A kilometre or two down the road are various services and facilities at the Gran Hotel, and more amenities are located down at the very bottom of the ski area at Plaza Tata.

Eating On Mountain

Guests at the Gran Hotel and the Hotel Alto Nevados on full board packages will generally have lunch at the hotel restaurants. These fancy restaurants are also open to non-staying guests.

The bar in the Hotel Alto Nevados is a nice lunch option for pub fare.

Poles apart from the gorgeous food at the hotels is the cafeteria at Plaza Otto, the main centre of Nevados de Chillan. Fare is typical for a cafeteria with hamburgers and fries being the highlight. They also sell beers and sometimes have wine tasting here. For sunny days, there’s a huge deck area for a spot of sunbaking.

Restaurant Club Buena Vista is further up the mountain at the base of the Mirador chair. This can be a nice place to perch and take in the views if you can cope with the daggy old songs they have blaring from the speakers.

For a cute dining option there is a small bar on one of the trails below the mid-mountain area.

Facilities for Children

Child care is not available for day trippers to Nevados de Chillan.

Childcare is available for guests of the Gran Hotel. The nursery is open from 0900 until an amazing 2200. This is lucky considering that the restaurants at the hotel are not particularly child friendly at dinner time. Child care for ages 3-7 is courtesy of the hotel, but babysitting for ages 0-2 attracts an additional charge. The Gran Hotel also has a range of daily activities for children of different ages.

Babysitting can be organized for guests of the Hotel Alto Nevados and Hotel Nevados de Chillan.

Nevados de Chillan Ski School

The main Nevados de Chillan ski school is based up at the Plaza Otto at the mid-mountain hub of the resort. They only have one English speaking ski instructor and one snowboard instructor, so the chances of being able to participate in a group lesson in English are slim. Thankfully private lessons are not extortionately expensive.

Nevados de Chillan Ski & Snowboard Rentals

There is ski and snowboard rental available at all three hubs at Nevados de Chillan. Only standard ski and board equipment is available and some of it is rather old. You won't find demo skis, fat skis or anything fancy.

Equipment repairs are readily available at the rental shops and considering the resort is located on a volcano with lots of rocks, you’re highly likely to need some base repairs!

Banking Facilities

With the closure of the casino at Nevados de Chillan there is no longer an ATM. Las Trancas has no opportunities for cash withdrawals either, and the closest ATM is in the town of Pinto, 55km away.
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