Ski Chile

El Fraile Ski Resort Guide

Ski Chile

El Fraile Ski Resort Guide

El Fraile Ski Resort Guide

Fraile from above, El Fraile photo

El Fraile

Photo credit: Esteban Echaveguren

T-bar, El Fraile photo

El Fraile

Photo credit: Esteban Echaveguren

Fresh snow, El Fraile photo

El Fraile

Photo credit: Esteban Echaveguren

Kamikaze, El Fraile photo

El Fraile

Photo credit: Esteban Echaveguren

Slope Stats

  • 1280m

  • 302m

  • 978m

  • Acres of ski:1359
  • Pistes:5
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner40%
  • intermediate40%
  • advanced20%

El Fraile is located near Coihaique and the Argentinian border. It is one of the most remote ski fields in South America. There are no other resorts for 620 miles but plenty of natural attractions e.g the Austral Highway. El Fraile is tree-lined, unlike many other areas in Chile and the powder slopes appeal to all levels of ability. Services at El Fraile are minimal but there is a ski school and ski hire available. There are a cafe, repair shop and fist aid station. The season runs from late-May to late-September.


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  • Lifts:2 surface lifts
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:28 Feb
  • Last Snowfall:
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  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (1129 m)view full snow forecast

25 W25
8 °CF-Level
25 W25
11 °CF-Level
20 W20
10 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of El Fraile

Sergio Fuentealba from Chile writes:

Espectacular escenografía patagona, bosques de nothofagus y vistas al Valle Simpson con lagos y montañas.
No es el ideal para encontrar buena calidad de nieve y al infraestructura es básica, cuenta con dos lineas de ascensos de arrastre (Palto y Ancla), cuatro pistas, buen offpist. Camino precario y prístino, se debe tener cautela en todo momento.

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city forecastsCity Forecasts
Closest to El Fraile

  • Coihaique, Chile8km
  • Esquel, Argentina308km
  • Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina351km
  • Caleta Olivia, Argentina358km
  • Castro, Chile378km

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Closest to El Fraile

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Closest to El Fraile

  • Cerro Castillo, Chile51km
  • Cerro Rojo, Argentina56km
  • Cerro Hudson, Chile81km
  • Cay (volcano), Chile99km
  • Maca, Chile110km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding El Fraile

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