El Colorado-Farellones

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Resort Summary
Resort Name El Colorado
Location Chile
Resort Altitude
Winter Season
Terrain Overall:
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Lift System
Highest Lift
Lowest Lift
Vertical
Longest Run
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks
Snow Sports
Facilities
Nearest Town Farellones
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 

Ski resort part of the 3 Valleys, in between La Parva and Valle Nevado. Situated just above the town of Farellones. Pistes located on a conical hill. Pistes are moderately long, and can be quite steep. Half the steep pistes used for race team training most mornings.

Location

Farellones, Chile. About 45mins-3hrs drive from Santiago depending on traffic.

Pros

Steep, fast pistes. Easy access to off-piste and classic sidecountry.

Cons

Minimal night life.

Contacts

http://www.elcolorado.cl/

Planning

Getting There

Bus, shuttle or car from Santiago. About 45mins - 3 hours drive from Santiago depending on traffic (it can get REAL bad). The road consists of innumerable switchbacks so take your car sickness meds! Hitch hiking is also popular with locals, both from Santiago and around the resorts.

Accommodation

On mountiain and off mountain accommodation basically blends together. The closer to the lifts, the more expensive it gets...

On Mountain

Several hotels.

Off Mountain

Several hotels in Farellones.


Lift Tickets

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Ski School

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Equipment Hire

Severely limited. Bring your own equipment if you can.


Resort Facilities

Getting Around

Regular buses from Santiago to the ski resort. Shuttle buses from off-snow accommodations at the start and end of the day. Car hire in Santiago is fairly cheap and is a great way to get around the resorts and to access the side country. Hitch hiking is very popular, both from Santiago and around the resort area (between Farellones, La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado). Picking up hitch hikers is a great way to meet the super-friendly locals and get involved in the culture. You may be invited to ride together or even party together!

Parking

Available.

Activities

Tobogganing is popular on the road up to the resort. Heli-skiing and backcountry skiing is very popular.

Dining

Usually included in the accommodation price.

Bars & Entertainment

There are some quiet bars in Farellones.

Shopping

Basic shops. Some hire shops.

Children

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Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

Several moderate slopes for learning.

Groomed Runs

Chairlifts and T-bars access steep, straight pistes.

Off Piste

Chairlifts and T-bars access off-piste terrain between pistes.

Out of Bounds

Some amazing, easily accessed chutes below the resort. Often lift accessed with little to no hiking required. And easily accessible with the right equipment (ie a car to pick you up from the road after your run). Alternatively you can hitch like the local riders.

Hiking will open up several other options but usually unnecessary.

Skiing out of bounds is not strictly legal, and it has been known for skiers to be fined by the local police.

Cross Country

No.

Parks & Pipes

Small park.

Bumps

Not really.

Powder Zones

On its day, everywhere!

Sheltered Runs

Not really.

Snowplay

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Other

Weather

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Geography

Above the tree line.

History

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Resources

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Maps

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