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El Fraile Resort Guide

The El Fraile resort guide summary is: El Fraile has 2 lifts within its 549 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 302m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 5 trail at El Fraile.


Photo credit: Esteban EchavegurenEl Fraile Resort Guide

El Fraile Resort Guide

The El Fraile resort guide summary is: El Fraile has 2 lifts within its 549 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 302m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 5 trail at El Fraile.

Vertical:

Top: 1280m
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302m
Bot: 978m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

5
40%
40%
20%

Hectares of Ski:

549
Snowmaking: —

El Fraile Lifts:

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Total lifts = 2
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Visiting El Fraile

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to El Fraile.


El Fraile Features

The terrain at El Fraile includes:

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

What's it like at El Fraile resort?

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.


Explore El Fraile Location Map

Interactive El Fraile 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 El Fraile?

AugustAverage: 3.6 snow days per week
The snowiest week in El Fraile is week 4 of August. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 24cm of snowfall. Check out the El Fraile Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of El Fraile

Overall: 2.5 Based on 7 votes and 3 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.0
  • Variety of pistes 3.0
  • Off-piste 3.9
  • Scenery 3.0
  • Apres-Ski 1.4
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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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