Valle Nevado is opening three weeks early after plentiful early season snowfall. Credit: Valle Nevado

SANTIAGO, Chile – Chile’s Valle Nevado will open three weeks ahead of schedule after four feet of fresh snow touched down. According to a press release from the resort, the mountain will open from May 31st to June 2, with lifts spinning from 9 am to 5pm.

We are thrilled to open the slopes early this season! Our team has been working hard to get ready for the upcoming season, and with 4 feet of early season snow, we are off to a great start. We are excited to welcome North American skiers and snowboarders to experience endless winter in the Chilean Andes this summer with the best snow in the Southern Hemisphere.” Valle Nevado General Manager Ricardo Margulis

Valle Nevado will run the Gondola, Prado and Vaivén lifts through the weekend, with day tickets costing $25,000 CLP (~$28 USD). Seniors over 75 and children under 12 ski the mountain for free.

It’s unclear which trails will be open, but the ticket office, rental equipment, rental wear, lockers, ski school, and the Valle Lounge restaurant will all be available. Further operating announcements for Valle Nevado will be released following June 2.

With a base elevation of 9,925 feet, Valle Nevado features 2,400 skiable acres. Plus interconnected tickets offer access to nearby resorts, boosting the acreage available from the base. 2024/25 Ikon Pass, Mountain Collective, and Power Pass holders are encouraged to take advantage of the resort’s exclusive lodging packages here.

Four feet of snow has given Valle Nevado an early opening. Credit: Valle Nevado

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