Farellones

Open

Pros

  • Beginner only terrain with great mellow slopes
  • Interconnected with El Colorado and lift ticket covers skiing at both
  • Town of Farellones has a few dining and accommodation options and makes for a great base to visit the Tres Valles resorts
  • Ski hire here is generally more affordable than El Colorado

Cons

  • Beginner terrain only - more experienced skiers and snowboarders will have to head to El Colorado instead
  • Extremely small ski area
  • There are only a few surface lifts

If you want to experience skiing the Andes, but aren’t interested in the resort experience, then Farallones is for you! A charming mountain village, Farallones offers you a more authentically Chilean experience, and a wider array of lodging options, than you’ll find in purpose-built resorts. Its benign slopes are perfect for beginners, and it’s linked to El Colorado’s wider variety of terrain, making Farellones a great choice for families. It’s also close to the other resorts in Tres Valles - La Parva and Valle Nevado – so it’s a fantastic spot for skiers and snowboarders who want to try them all!

Best month to go

June and August

Avoid

July

June and August are the best months to visit Farellones because the mountain is so high that snow will be kept in great conditions, especially the backside and June is the best month for powder. However, July is high season since it is the school winter holidays so it gets extremely busy.

FLY TO

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

DRIVE/TAXI/BUS TO

Farellones (2 hours)

Farellones (Walk)

  • Close to restaurants
  • Small village with a larger range of cheaper lodging
  • Best nightlife

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Base of El Colorado (3-5 mi)

  • Ski-in/ski-out lodging available
  • Apartments have transfers to resort
  • Cheaper than La Parva and Valle Nevado

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For beginners

Farellones only has beginner terrain, making it the ultimate learning area. There is only one lift here to help never-evers sample the mellow terrain however there is an abundance of more challenging beginner terrain over in El Colorado which can skied under the same lift ticket.

For intermediates

There is no intermediate terrain here. Best to check out the interconnected neighboring El Colorado instead which can also be skied under the same lift ticket.

For experts

There is no advanced terrain here. Neighboring resort El Colorado is interconnected and has a few advanced/expert trails which you can ski under the same lift ticket, although their black runs are not very challenging. Nearby La Parva and Valle Nevado has more suitable advanced and expert trails.

Find freshies

Given the small size of Farellones, freshies get tracked out quickly.

Ditch the crowds

If there are crowds here, they will most likely be coming from El Colorado.

Non skiers

Non-skiers can choose from a small range of winter activities at Farellones such as tubing, zip lining, snow biking and sledding.

Families

For families with beginners, Faronelles is a great starting point. The town of Faronelles is also a convenient place to stay with a range of dining and lodging options as well as easy access to the Tres Valles ski resorts.

Farellones vs
FarellonesEl Colorado
beginner-35 %
intermediate-30 %
advanced-25 %
expert-10 %
total runs-101
ski area1,100ac 2,471ac
summit elevation10,935ft 10,935ft
total lifts7 19
child lift ticket$37,000 CLP ($54 USD) $37,000 CLP ($54 USD)
adult lift ticket$49,500 CLP ($72 USD) $49,500 CLP ($72 USD)
uncrowded--
snow--
back country--
value for money--
average total snowfall-7″