Country Information

Capital: Santiago

Time zone: GMT -3

Currency: Chilean peso

Language: Spanish

Access: All flights arrive in Santiago Airport (SCL). Most of the ski resorts are then only a road transfer away in the Andes mountains.

Ski Season: From mid June until mid October.

Largest Ski Resorts: Valle Nevado, La Parva, Portillo, Nevados de Chillán, Pucon & Corralco.

Beyond the skiing: You will be passing through Santiago, so some time here is worthwhile. Surrounding the capital is beautiful winelands and several characterful coastal towns. Further afield, the Atacama Desert and mountainous Patagonia combine and contrast well in an itinerary.

We simply adore Chile and, therefore, we’d encourage you to try include some exploration and sightseeing to sit alongside your time on the ski slopes. It may be just several days of Latin-laced city life in the capital Santiago, though there is so much more to this preposterously thin and unreasonably long country.

The geographic diversity of Chile simply boggles the mind. The worlds’ driest desert in the north gives way to fertile valleys, volcanoes, ancient forests, massive glaciers and eventually, deep fjords in the south. Nature here is on an awesome scale and for those of us who love to get out there in amongst it, this is a country which ranks alongside New Zealand and Canada for it’s all around…epicness! Is that a word? It should be.

Culturally, Chile is equally enthralling and the welcoming disposition of the locals comes as a surprise to many. Chileans are naturally very friendly and helpful people, often bending over backwards to help you out.

Then there is the wine. Chile has become a worldwide producer catering to ever more sophisticated palates - rich reds, crisp whites and floral rosés. The wine lands are close to Santiago and the ski resorts, making earnest investigation almost compulsory.  Salud!

Different Snow can create a truly tailor-made itinerary. It’s up to you how much you wish to focus on the skiing only or how much time you want to devote to exploring the country and culture beyond. We know Chile extremely well and using our expert advice and on-the-ground knowledge will create the perfect itinerary - for you. To see what we’ve organized previously for other guests, take a look at our sample itineraries. These serve to demonstrate what is possible; yet can be adapted to suit your interests, preferences and budget.

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Country Information

Capital: Santiago

Time zone: GMT -3

Currency: Chilean peso

Language: Spanish

Access: All flights arrive in Santiago Airport (SCL). Most of the ski resorts are then only a road transfer away in the Andes mountains.

Ski Season: From mid June until mid October.

Largest Ski Resorts: Valle Nevado, La Parva, Portillo, Nevados de Chillán, Pucon & Corralco.

Beyond the skiing: You will be passing through Santiago, so some time here is worthwhile. Surrounding the capital is beautiful winelands and several characterful coastal towns. Further afield, the Atacama Desert and mountainous Patagonia combine and contrast well in an itinerary.