Valle Nevado has announced that the resort will open three weeks earlier than scheduled due to several large storms that have recently dropped more than 80cm (2.7 feet) of fresh snow in the Andes. Beginning Saturday, June 8, skiers and snowboarders can visit Valle Nevado and enjoy all of the resort’s new-for-2013 services including Chile’s first resort gondola; the “Curve 17 Day Visitor Center” with equipment rental, ski school, cafes and stores; and new ski runs built especially for beginners. As well, getting to Valle Nevado has never been easier with the total renovation of the road from Santiago to the resort including new pavement and guardrails. Keep up with snow reports, news, special deals, photos and events by becoming a fan of Valle Nevado’s new Facebook page in English: www.facebook.com/ValleNevadoEnglish.
U.S. citizens and residents who would like to spend the night at Valle Nevado between June 8 and June 28 can take advantage of special offers available with the resort’s “Condores” Apartments: Pay the regular rate for an apartment and receive 40% off on daily lift tickets. Apartment rates start at USD $211 per night for a studio and include maid service and daily breakfast at the Don Giovanni Restaurant. The resort’s hotels Tres Puntas, Puerta del Sol, and Valle Nevado will open formally on June 28 as previously planned, however the restaurants Bajo Zero, Slalom and the Bar Lounge will all be available for dining beginning Saturday.
Skiers & Snowboarders: No need to say goodbye to your hard-earned goggle tan! Enter to win a FREE trip to Valle Nevado this 2013 Season with Ski.com’s “Show Us How You Keep Your #goggletan,” and enter to win a 7-night stay in the Chilean Andes including lodging, half-board and lift tickets (airfare, airport transportation and any taxes and fees not included).
For more information go to Ski.com’s site: http://blog.ski.com/photo-contest/. Participants must take a photo and submit it, showing how they keep their #goggletan during the summer. This could include lying on the beach, mowing the lawn, playing volleyball or hanging out on a boat – while wearing a pair of goggles.
Submit photos now through June 16. A panel of Ski.com judges will then select the top 21 photos to move onto the voting round. From June 17 to July 1, everyone is invited back to Ski.com’s Facebook Page to vote for their favorite photo from the list of finalists.
The photo receiving the most votes will win the grand prize, which includes:
- a 7-night stay at Valle Nevado’s hotel Puerta del Sol
- lift tickets for Valle Nevado, El Colorado and La Parva
- breakfast and dinner daily
- a pair of POC Lobes goggles and a POC Fornix helmet
Happy posting and good luck!