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El Colorado

El Colorado Ski Resort Guide

El Colorado, Chile

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,300m10,827ft
Lowest Lift2,400m7,874ft
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El Colorado

Chile's oldest and biggest resort is also the closest to Santiago ( 45km/28 miles ) with all the big-city après ski atmosphere and attractions that means. The first lift was erected way back in 1936.


The Chilean ski resort of El Colorado is in the Chilean Andes at an altitude of 2,400m7,874ft.

El Colorado has direct access to 22 marked pistes, served by a total of 18 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 3,300m10,827ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


El Colorado is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in El Colorado.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in El Colorado?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for El Colorado.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for El Colorado

Ski Area Stats

El Colorado Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


El Colorado Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,300m10,827ft
Lowest Piste2,400m7,874ft
Max Vertical900m2,953ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for El Colorado
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

El Colorado Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Cono Este (3)', which is 1km1 miles in length.

Location and Map

Where is El Colorado?

This ski resort is in the Chilean Andes in Languiñeo, Chubut.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The 18 ski lifts are able to uplift 14,010 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 4km2 miles of ski runs, with 12 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is El Colorado open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in El Colorado, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the El Colorado Tourist Office for the latest.

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