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A South American snow-hound’s paradise

Sunny winter days, wide open horizons and acres of groomed ski slopes, all within hours of the city. Although this may sound like a North American powder paradise, believe it or not you are actually in Chile. View Full Article

WATCH: All You Single Ladies: Get Thee to a Chilean Ski Slope, Stat!

Last year, I wrote an open letter to all single ladies who moan that they can’t find hot single men to flirt with. And again, this year View Full Article

Child on Board – New Tools Help Kids Learn To Snowboard

Patience, patience, and new snowboard technology designed for 5-10 year old children. I took my daughter to Chilean resort Valle Nevado, the first and only resort in South America to offer the “Learn to Ride” program by Burton snowboards. View Full Article

Viva Valle Nevado So Why Should I Fly to South America?

First, because you’re a skier, and you’ve probably been obsessively watching ski movies while you sweat through summer. Second, because you want to ski steep Andean chutes, smash South View Full Article

Ditch the Bikini and Strap on Some Skis: El Nino = Record South American Summer Snowfall!

I don’t know about you, but when the humidity-soaked, 90-degree dog days of summer hit, I will be yearning for a polar vortex… View Full Article

Will El Nino Snow Hit South America?

If you’ve ever experienced an El Nino snow storm then you understand why the weather-forecast rumor mill has been working overtime.

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Join Edith as she takes in Chile

Join Edith as she takes in Chile – a skiing experience like no other.

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22 Reasons You Should Be In Chile Right Now

Hi, welcome to Chile: a fantastic coast against the Pacific Ocean and with Argentina behind the Andes.

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The Mountain Collective adds international destinations…

Today the Mountain Collective—a life-list of North American destination resorts skiable off of one pass—announced the sale of its 2014–15 season pass, which now includes two days of skiing or snowboarding at southern hemisphere standouts Thredbo, Australia and Valle Nevado, Chile.

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Mountain Collective Pass goes on sale

Aspen Skiing Co. and five other resorts announced Tuesday that the Mountain Collective ski pass is on sale for $359 for the 2014-15 season.

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South American Summer Camps 2014

Evolve Chile is a camp for those looking to improve their park and all-mountain skills. Skiers get on-mountain lessons from pros like Tanner Hall and KC Deane. Camps are mainly geared toward youth skiers, but there is a session for interested adults.

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Trip Tips-Heading south for ski season in the Andes

The Chilean and Argentine Andes are a long way to go for a ski vacation for most, but 2014 might be the year to make the trip way south as an expected “El Nino” weather pattern raises hopes of abundant powder.

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Skiing in September? Head South

Just 24 hours before my first run, I had been staring out the windows of Kennedy Airport on a sultry September day. A small, sullen tornado twirled lazily over Queens. The air shimmered with heat.

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Where the Boys Are

Tired of trying to meet Mr. Right through bad introductions, OkCupid, Match, JDate or Tinder? Sick of wondering if an axe murderer will show up or why the dude who’s stiffing you with the check for his drink doesn’t resemble the chiseled hunk in his profile at all?.

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Burton Snowboards to Open Learn to Ride Center in South America

This weekend, Burton Snowboards is excited to celebrate the grand opening of South America’s first Learn to Ride (LTR) center in Valle Nevado resort near Santiago, Chile. Bringing world-class snowboarding instruction, Burton gear and programs for all ages, the new LTR center is the first of its kind in South America.

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Escape the Heat Wave and Go Skiing in Chile’s Andes Mountains

I went skiing in Chile’s Andes Mountains at the Valle Nevado ski resort and it was one of the most incredible travel experiences I’ve had.
The resort itself is situated on a ridge in the Andes that’s about 10,000 feet above sea level, but some of the trails go up to over 12,000 feet. The trails are above the tree line, which means that after a fresh coat of snow the complex becomes one large playground just begging to be skied and boarded.

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Planning the Perfect South American Ski Trip

If you’re ready to dig into your own world-class ski experience, now is the ideal time for a Valle Nevado vacation. This year marks 25 years since the resort opened. And to celebrate, the 2013 season (which runs through October) brings a fresh ski run, an expanded Snowpark, as well as a new gondola that carries you up the mountain inside a six-person capsule.

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Image Quest Kicks off in Valle Nevado

With the austral winter in full swing, Valle Nevado, Chile is poised to host the second annual Image Quest photo camp. Founded by Tom Winter and Grant Gunderson, the camp is a must-attend for anyone interested in photography—particularly ski photography.

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Valle Nevado Opens First Resort Gondola in Chile

Looking to ride a gondola to the slopes in Chile? Now you can. Valle Nevado opened Chile’s first ski resort gondy in March, with the official christening on the opening day of the ski season, June 28.

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Los Angeles Time | Skiing: Come summer, South America beckons

With April right around the corner, the ski season will soon be winding down in the West. Which means most schussers and shredders will be packing away their gear and turning to other sports such as cycling or surfing –- maybe even golf.

But come July, in the middle of the North American summer, snow will be falling on the dozen-plus ski and snowboard resorts in the Andes of South America, which range from the huge Las Lenas in Argentina to the more boutiquey Portillo resort near Santiago, Chile. Some of them rival the best ski areas in the United States, with vertical descents of up to 4,000 feet.

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Global Travel |Summertime, and the Skiing’s in Chile

Hit the slopes when everyone else is hitting the beach

It was August, the last month of summer vacation in the United States, and here I was… snow skiing in fresh powder.

This felt like many other major ski resorts as I popped over moguls, carved powder turns down a wide intermediate slope, then picked which high-speed lift to take based on an intricate trail map. There was one key difference: I was returning to my hotel room in a city of 7 million after the slopes closed. And I’d be there in time for dinner.

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CNN | Slope time: 7 underrated ski resorts

Valle Nevado , Chile

Serious skiers know the season doesn’t end come summertime. It just shifts south of the equator. Come August, Valle Nevado Ski Resort, 35 miles northeast of Santiago, is blanketed in deep powder. Newer than the storied Chilean resort of Portillo, Valle Nevado has all the bells and whistles of most modern mountains, including the only high-speed quad lift in South America, a brand new gondola and an onsite heli-pad.

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Tour Chile | Boozing Through Chile

Day Four: Valle Nevado : Ski (and Apres Ski) in Valle Nevado

It’s hard to believe that a ski resort exists just an hour’s drive from Santiago. Valle Nevado is where locals go to shred snow in the Andes. The resort comprises three hotels (three-star, four-star and five-star), most equipped with free Wi-Fi access and breathtaking views of the towering slopes. After a long day of snow-bound activities, chill in the outdoor hot tub with a Cerveza Grassau (the local Chilean beer) and watch a glowing sunset.

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Valle Nevado at Delta Sky Mag

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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel: top 10 cities for 2012

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Calamity came calling to Chile, first through an 8.8-magnitude earthquake and later when 33 miners were trapped in the country’s north. With the world watching, Chile displayed its defiant optimism, and these experiences have seemed to ignite a seismic shift in the capital. Culture and sports have come to the fore and new museums have opened to acclaim. Dining is now top-notch, nightlife exhilarating and this year also marks the inauguration of the tallest building on the continent, the 70-storey Torre Gran Costanera. Day trippers can scale an Andean peak in summer, ski its powder-clad slopes in July, or cycle through the idyllic vineyards of the Casablanca, Maipo and Colchagua valleys. Visit Santiago and you’ll feel the buzz.


Relentess Energy Drink Trip to Chile with SnoVentures

“I first visited Valle Nevado in 2001 and was blown away by the great skiing and Chilean hospitality. This is one of my favorite places to ski and have such become a regular visitor. I now recommend Valle Nevado to my clients for it’s amazing setting and skiable terrain. The opportunity to heliski in the Andes is a must.”

Richard Dass, CEO



Relentless Energy Snow Team Pre-Season Warm Up 2010



SNOW Magazine : The Andean Dream

As a ski destination, Chile has it all and now it’s getting more

“If I had to pick only one place in the world to ski, I would pick Chile. I would give up skiing in North America for that”. – Greg Harms

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Luxury Latinamerica

Close to Santiago but feeling a million miles away, Chile’s premier ski resort offers long cruising trails, bone-jarring mogul runs, and a snowboard park. Plus you can venture into a whole backcountry playground easily reached by helicopter….

So it’s possible to come here just for the day, but a better option is to make reservations at the slopesideValle Nevado Hotel. Remodeled in 2010, it’s contemporary but comfortable, with pampering rooms, a heated outdoor pool and the area’s best restaurant facing the slopes. Package rates are a great value, including lift tickets, two meals, Wi-Fi, and day care for the kids if needed.

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Kim Reichelm Testimonial

Valle Nevado offers something for everyone, and after heli-skiing for over 20 years I have to say Valle Nevado offers some of the best terrain I have ever skied. Thank you for providing such an unbelievable product, I will always bring my clients to Valle Nevado.

Kim Reichhelms Ski Adventures Inc




Can’t stand the heat? Head for Chile

The Globe and Mail – Aug 7 2010

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Tanner Hall Talks about Valle Nevado

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Evolve Chile ski / snowboard camp Summer 2011 Promo

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Tom Winter, veteren ski journalist and photographer for Skiing, ESPN, the LA Times, and other media outlets.

“It’s hard to put into words the experience that is Valle Nevado. The best restaurants, superlative views and, of course, some of the best skiing terrain in the world add up to an experience unlike any other. If you love mountains, skiing and snowboarding and the best life has to offer, you owe it to yourself to head to the Andes and ski Valle Nevado.”

“Valle Nevado recommended by the, part of The Knot magazine, as one of the best ski honeymoons in the world”

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