Massive Storm Helps Valle Nevado Open Two Weeks Early

Massive Storm Helps Valle Nevado Open Two Weeks Early

All images courtesy of Valle Nevado

As many skiers in the northern hemisphere make their final slushy turns of the season in T-shirts and sunglasses, holding onto a season that is slowly melting out of existence, another story is just beginning. Nestled at 9,925 feet above sea level in the Chilean Andes, Valle Nevado stands as one of South America’s premier ski destination. Following a record-setting winter last year, Valle Nevado’s 2024 season is picking up where it left off after a massive four-foot snowstorm blanketed the resort in cold smoke. This storm signified that it was go time! The resort originally planned to open on Friday, June 21, but the storm allowed the date to be moved up two weeks to June 7. As you are reading this, Valle Nevado is now open for business.

Head down to the Chilean Alps to explore 2,400 acres of skiable terrain, featuring steep chutes and wide-open bowls. If off-piste terrain isn’t your thing, wide-open groomers wind through the beautifully desolate landscape, as Valle Nevado sits completely above the tree line. If you want more to explore, purchase an interconnected pass to access the nearby resort, La Parva. The two resorts combined offer 7,000 acres of terrain sporting 30 lifts which is the largest skiable domain in the southern hemisphere. Speaking of which, 2024 Powder Pass holders now receive seven free interconnected days. Valle Nevado also offers an incredible heli-skiing experience, boasting 280 square miles of steep and deep terrain.

While most of us in the northern hemisphere are donning sandals and swimsuits to beat the heat, here are some photos from after the storm to show what’s possible just an hour and 40 minutes from Santiago International Airport from June 7 to October 6. Learn more about your next adventure here!

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