The most famous and developed mountain resort south of Santiago is the Nevados de Chillán, an all-season tourist complex which includes one of the largest ski resorts in Chile, 80km east of Chillán, nestled at the foot of the 3122m Volcán Chillán. Formerly known as the Termas de Chillán, it possesses three year-round open-air thermal pool complexes surrounded by glorious alpine scenery. The resort’s skiing facilities include eight lifts and 25 runs, one of which is almost 13km, the longest in South America. Summer activities also abound, from hiking and horseriding to mountain biking and rock climbing. One ski lift also remains open in the summer for access to the Nevados Bike Park (nevadosbikepark.cl).

Travel offers; book through Rough Guides

Chile features

The latest articles, galleries, quizzes and videos.

In pictures: exploring the otherworldly landscapes beyond Santiago

In pictures: exploring the otherworldly landscapes beyond Santiago

Santiago has transformed itself over the past decade, with a burgeoning food scene and thriving nightlife to boot. But the city's real drawcard remains its oth…

15 Sep 2017 • Nori Jemil insert_drive_file Article
24 breaks for bookworms

24 breaks for bookworms

1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas In 1971, fuelled by a cornucopia of drugs, Hunter S. Thompson set off for Las Vegas on his “savage journey to the heart of …

02 Mar 2017 • Eleanor Aldridge camera_alt Gallery
15 things everyone learns backpacking South America

15 things everyone learns backpacking South America

South America has become a favoured destination for the intrepid backpacker, and while it’s impressive in the astounding diversity of its nations, there are a…

02 Mar 2016 • Steph Dyson insert_drive_file Article
View more featureschevron_right

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month