Chile's largest ski region is a luxury resort area with 17 ski lifts that connect to 46 runs covering 7,000 acres. Intended for skiers who like a challenge, this resort has few beginner slopes. Two of the extremely difficult runs from the top of Cerro Tres Puntas are called Shake and Twist. If that doesn't intimidate you then you might be ready for some heliskiing. The helicopter whisks you to otherwise inaccessible peaks where you can ride a vertical drop of up to 2,500 meters (8,200 feet). A ski school at Valle Nevado gives pointers to everyone from beginners to experts. Many of the visitors here are European, as are the ski instructors, though in recent years more Brazilians have been coming to Chile for the skiing as well.
13 km (8 miles) beyond La Parva, El Colorado, 769000, Chile