Overall Rating

Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado3/56
Valle Nevado3 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
  • Recommend
    67%
  • Would Revisit
    67%
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Valle Nevado - Reviews

Valle Nevado - Reviews

Valle Nevado

Peter Marcello11/08/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50

Valle Nevado

Peter Marcello11/08/2014
Trip from 7/31/14-8/7/14. No fresh snow until day 5. So skiing was VERY POOR until then. For roughly $800/day that you are paying to go there (INCLUDING HOTEL/LIFTS/TRAVEL/FOOD).. it was disappointing. It has been a dry 5-6 years according to local instructors and guides.

WHEN WE GOT 1ft OF SNOW IT WAS GREAT! So I see the potential of the mountain. More snow going south of Santiago rather than north of Santiago where Valle Nevado and Portillo are located. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time. This is not new information. I would advise skiers if they are going to Valle Nevado that they should get trip insurance as mandatory and have a back up plan. IF I had insurance and know what I know now, I would have cancelled trip, gotten rebate from insurance for this year and made last minute vacation plans to warm weather or Europe. Thenk try again next year. Do not know if this trend will continue in future but I don't see why not. Weather is getting warmer in Santiago so snow is going to be less North of the city. South of Santiago has gotten a lot of snow.

Went Heliskiing which was well organized and a great time and good value.

Hotel is basic but nice. You eat at one of three restaurants (half board included in most packages). Bring snacks, beer, wine with you. Stop at Market on the way up (which we did). There are no local stores. Once you are dropped off, you are stuck there for the week.

If they had more snow it would be an amazing place, but the trend has not been so good lately. Recommendation is that you get trip insurance. If they have gotten a lot of snow and new snow is in the forecast, it would be a great trip. Otherwise cancel trip and go elsewhere. You do not want to be there when there is no snow. If they have snow I would revisit and would recommend.