Located 39 km away from Santiago, El Colorado is very near from Farellones. Its maximum height is 3330 meters and it features over a thousand hectares of skiable ground. The complex also features a system to create snow, if it were necessary, and in conjunction with Valle Nevado and La Parva, it is the largest skiable surface in South America.
To get to El Colorado, from Santiago, you drive towards the Andes through Kennedy Avenue or Las Condes Avenue, taking the Road to Farellones, where you need to drive for another 5km until you reach the Ski Center. Cars can only go up between 8am and 2pm, and cars go down the mountain between 2pm and 8pm. All cars must drive with chains around their tires.
Hotel infrastructure is internationally recognized for including a modern and comfortable vacations center that includes heated swimming pool, sauna, gym, restaurant, pub, entertainment room, terrace, TV and the best view of the Andes, amongst other things.
El Colorado features 22 tracks for ski (51% of the skiable surface of the mountain). Track classification is as follows: green (easy), blue (average), red (advanced) and black (experts). There are also 18 lifts that take people around the different places in the mountain where you can ski and snowboard, and that work between 9am and 5pm.
For those who don’t know how to ski or want to learn new techniques, El Colorado has a Ski School that gives private or group classes to adults and children starting at 4 years of age.
More information El Colorado in ChileanSki.com