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Nevados de Chillan Resort Reviews

Ski Chile

Nevados de Chillan Resort Reviews

Visitor reviews for Nevados de Chillan Ski Resort

Nevados de Chillan Ratings

Overall: 2.9. Based on 89 votes and 327 reviews. Vote

Access: 2.9

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Nevados de Chillan.

Public Transport: 2.5

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Nevados de Chillan, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Scenery: 3.9

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Accommodation: 3.7

(1) No places to stay in/near Nevados de Chillan, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 3.2

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 3.1

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Nevados de Chillan.

Ski in/Ski out: 3.5

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 2.5

(1) There are no child care facilities at Nevados de Chillan, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowsure: 3.6

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Nevados de Chillan is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Snowmaking: 1.4

(1) Nevados de Chillan relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 3.3

(1) There are no snow groomers at Nevados de Chillan, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Nevados de Chillan are groomed daily.

Shelter: 2.5

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Nevados de Chillan is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 1.9

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Nevados de Chillan, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 3.6

(1) Nevados de Chillan usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 2.7

(1) The staff at Nevados de Chillan are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Nevados de Chillan are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 2.4

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 3.4

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 3.4

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Variety of pistes: 3.8

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Nevados de Chillan has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Beginners: 3.4

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 3.8

(1) No intermediate terrain at Nevados de Chillan, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.0

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 2.2

(1) Not even a kicker at Nevados de Chillan, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Off-piste: 3.7

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Cross-country: 2.5

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Nevados de Chillan, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 1.7

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Nevados de Chillan has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 3.0

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 2.7

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 3.0

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 3.0

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 3.0

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 2.8

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 1.8

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 2.4

(1) Overall, Nevados de Chillan is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 2.5

(1) Overall, Nevados de Chillan is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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August 01, 2014
dani from Ski Chile Chile
Super weekend spent in southern Chile; delighted with the place. Privileged view with beautiful landscapes. I hope to return on another occasion.
September 21, 2013
Joseph from Ski Chile Chile
I have had the good fortune to have lived in Chile as a child, with this great country always in my heart. I've been to Whistler, Colorado and other ski centres around the world. Nevados de Chillan has all that is needed to be a great ski attraction, but sadly lacks the basics. The infrastructure lacks priority, the staff lack knowledge and training, despite the fact that they try very hard. Great mountain to visit, but beware if you are a demanding skier who expects the service that you paid for, because here you will not find it. The false ratings on Facebook and other media to attract the potential skiers has begun to backfire. This has been one of the worse seasons in recent years, with rumours of the luxury hotel contemplating yet another change in ownership after the long holiday week of Independance day with a vacancy of about 40%. Bottom line is, if you want to experience a great mountain and don't demand good service this is the place, other than that you will have a frustrating experience. I wish that the community would get together and hire a competent ski resort managing group because it has incredible potential.
August 22, 2013
José Ignacio from Ski Chile Chile
I really think that those managing the ski resort should visit a shrink, because i've never known one person with so many different personalities. Instead of trying to lie to people over the internet with fake Facebook ID's, and bullshit snow-forecast reviews, the managers of Nevados should hire somebody who really knows about the sport and the risk involved in it. There's no freaking reason for not having safety protocols, or even worst, don't obey them if they have any. They charge you for the parking lot, yeah, 8 bucks, i mean WTF! it's just a freaking mud lot with nothing in it. I've been skiing this mountain for over 10 years, and I think this is the worst management the resort has had. The mountain is awesome, I love it, but the managing sucks.
August 21, 2013
eduardo from Ski Chile Chile
I dare to write that it is not as some would say. If you want to have that kind of taste you have to bear the costs. The charging for parking I found very good. Formerly, skiers had to leave the car park and carry a load on their shoulders. Right now that does not happen. More deals this year compared to others. More chances of staying because they have new hotels. [note from the editor: text has been edited so the sentences make sense in the English language. I do hope the points you are making are still in place.]
August 21, 2013
armando from Ski Chile Chile
That mountain's more enjoyable. Has been great to go to; fabulous with a great attention. While the center lacks detail I think it is very good compared to other centers. I think that while there are complaints and social networks, I for one remain very happy with my stay on snowy days. [note from the editor: the text has been edited for a better translation to English. I hope this has not altered the point(s) you wanted to make.]
August 20, 2013
Stacy from Ski Spain Spain
It's surely painfully obvious that all the positive comments written in English about the Nevados de Chillan ski resort have been written by someone in the ski resort's marketing team. All these imaginary people (not only those that comment in English but also those that comment in Portuguese) are listed as being "from Chile",so I ask you, if you're from Chile then why write in English/Portuguese? Furthermore the quality of the English used is similarly appalling in each comment. They clearly need English lessons as well as lessons in how to successfully manage a ski resort. [note from the editor: the many 'reviews' about Nevados de Chillan will be edited soon.]
August 16, 2013
Ivan yañes from Ski Chile Chile
Fabulous sunny day with everything running as a great time. The attention was excellent, clear path in good condition, parking available which is best. I must say that I found this year new construction surprises improving the quality of service significantly.
August 14, 2013
alfredo from Ski Chile Chile
That excitement of being in the beloved mountain. Gratifying to have been able to go relax and enjoy the wonders of the place. Those who manage the place were very attentive. Undisputed that this is a good center that has everything you need, has few parts that other centers do not have, long and very skiable.
August 13, 2013
carmen from Ski Chile Chile
Majestic mountain, very sad to say goodbye to you. Were four phenomenal days passed so super good. Very well taken care of thanks to God, I understand that the new grant is good, for so many years did not have the touch to the place. I needed to make it work as it should be a ski center of these features years ago but never visited this center.
August 09, 2013
jose from Ski Chile Chile
I dare to write on this page because I see all kinds of other good and some bad comments, with or without foundation by users. In my humble opinion the place works very well, we have served a very good way. I think if they are failing to improve some points, works very well. I think that they have a large hotel capacity to accommodate customer demand that warrants season.