Nestled in the southern Andes on the slopes of the Chillán volcano, this resort offers a good variety of ski terrain and beautiful views. Travelers arrive from Santiago via train or plane. The unique feature of this resort is its natural outdoor thermal pools, a luxurious spa, and a casino; the resort is also the only ski center in Chile that has a neighboring town, Las Trancas. Termas shines for its fantastic backcountry terrain for advanced and intermediate skiers and snowboarders, but lift service at the top is via drag lifts. ActivitiesSnowboarding: Home to So. America's first Snowboard Park, the resort features a halfpipe, quarter pipe, fun boxes, and assorted jumps. Snowboarding is allowed on all open terrain. Rentals and lessons available.Cross Country Profile: Termas de Chillán has a professionally groomed Nordic trail system located at an altitude of 1,600 meters (5,250 feet). Randonée enthusiasts should take the guided ski tour to the volcano's summit.LodgingThe on site Gran Hotel Termas de Chillán has 120 well-appointed rooms, heated common areas, restaurants, game rooms, conference facilities, bar, store, hair salon, fitness gym, squash court, children's day care center, full-service hot springs spa, three hot springs pools (one indoor and two outdoor). The Hotel Pirigallo has 48 rooms, dining room, bar with an open-hearth fireplace, game room, nursery, outdoor hot springs pool, and a hot springs spa. There are six slope-side condominium complexes that are fully furnished with full kitchen facilities. Winter RecreationOther activities include snomobiling, hiking (trekking), tennis, squash, mountain biking, excursions to Chillán volcano, horseback riding, rock climbing, golf, excursions to native forests and wilderness tours.