Winter here is mostly spent at the Nevados de Chillán Ski Resort which is located just 7 kms (4 miles) up the road and 1530 meters above sea level.  It has 32 runs, 30 km of skiable terrain set in 10,000 hectares, 9 lifts (one triple chair, three double chairs and four surface tows/drag lifts/T-bars).  The longest run (Tres Marias) is approx 13 kms long.  With a continuous skiable vertical of 870 meters Nevados de Chillán Ski Resort is a mountain that gets full marks for snow conditions and terrain, of which 30% is beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% expert.

News Flash! 2013 sees the season opening on Thursday 20th June and a new ski resort for beginners opening in Valle Hermoso, 1.5kms from the main ski resort.

Winter activities include:

  • Skiing / Snowboarding: On-piste and endless backcountry skiing and snowboarding at Nevados de Chillán Ski Resort
  • Catboarding/catskiing the volcanoes
  • Snowmobile: be 007 for a day
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ski touring / randonee
  • Dog Sledging
  • Observatory
  • Eight thermal pools surrounded by beautiful scenery
  • Thermal Spa

These are just a selection of the activities on offer in Las Trancas.  Please contact us if you want to arrange any of these activities – staying at Basecamp means that you will benefit from discounts on some of these.