Valle Nevado is part of the Three Valleys of the Andes, which include El Colorado and La Parva, and visitors may purchase an interconnect ticket to ski all three. Valle Nevado has extensive terrain and long runs, with excellent off-piste terrain and world-class heliskiing. Valle Nevado was built by a French company, hence the European feel of the area. It takes about 1 hour to get here from Santiago. It is one of Chile's best developed resorts, with a full-service infrastructure that includes a disco, spa and shopping. A dozen restaurants give skiers plenty of options. This is a good bet for day skiing, too.ActivitiesSnowboarding: Valle Nevado offers a Half Pipe and Snowpark, the pipe the only FIS recognized facility in Latin America - a detail which has led to their being selected as hosts for the Snowboard World Cup since 2001. Nine thousand acres and 35 groomed trails are also open to riders while the Snowpark will enable boarders of all abilities to practice their tricks and jumps.LodgingThere are three on site, first class hotels from which to choose: the Hotel Valle Nevado, 53 rooms; the Hotel Puerta del Sol, 124 rooms, and the Hotel Tres Puntas with 88 rooms. The Hotel Valle Nevado is a five star hotel with a grand terrace and spectacular views while the Puerta del Sol may have a more "family" feel. Tres Puntas, a three star hotel, is less formal still and a favorite with local skiers and boarders.Winter RecreationEight restaurants featuring international cuisine, shops, pubs, discos, gyms, saunas, dance lessons, shows, theme parties, heated pools, theatre functions, nursury, baby sitting services, children's programs. Excursions available from the resort (subject to season and weather, call to reserve in advance): Ascent of Cerro El Plomo, Family Fun on the Inca Trail, Mountain Bike Crossing, Trekking 4000, Mountain Bike Descent from Tres Puntas, Photographic Safari to Laguna Piuquenes.