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Chacaltaya Resort Guide

The Chacaltaya resort guide summary is: Chacaltaya has 1 lift within its terrain that is suitable for beginner level. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 500m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 1 trail at Chacaltaya.


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Chacaltaya Resort Guide

The Chacaltaya resort guide summary is: Chacaltaya has 1 lift within its terrain that is suitable for beginner level. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 500m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 1 trail at Chacaltaya.

Vertical:

Top: 5395m
Arrow
500m
Bot: 4895m

Best for:

Intermediate level skier
Intermediates

Trails:

1
100%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: —

Chacaltaya Lifts:

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  • ski lift icon
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 1
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Visiting Chacaltaya

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Chacaltaya.


Chacaltaya Features

The terrain at Chacaltaya includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Chacaltaya resort?

New information tells us that the rumour is true and Chacaltaya has officially closed.
The glacier has melted which means that Chacaltaya was the highest ski area in the world. Was the only ski area in South America outside of Chile and Argentina. The most equatorial ski area in the world. The oldest ski lift in South America. The fastest surface lift in the world. The northernmost ski area in South America. The only ski area in South America with a season that corresponds to that of North America. The most difficult lift to load in the world.


Explore Chacaltaya Location Map

Interactive Chacaltaya trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Chacaltaya?

JanuaryAverage: 5.5 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Chacaltaya is week 3 of January. There are typically 5.5 snowy days during this week with 36cm of snowfall. Check out the Chacaltaya Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Chacaltaya

Hillary Key from United Kingdom writes:

I lived in La Paz from 1972 to 1974 and was a member of El Club Andino. I skied up there a number of times and the experience was awsome. Yes, the belt, rope and hook for scooping the cable out of the snow was something else. Always came back down to the embassy with a monumental headache. The bus trip was incredible with wooden chairs stuck in extra down the aisle. Chickens and llamas also passengers. Never to be forgotten.

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