Nevados de Chillán

Ski Resort in Chile

Introduction

Nevados de Chillán (Nevados de Chillan) is situated 1,530 meters above sea level with 33 runs and 30 km of groomed and maintained skiable area of 10,000 hectares of skiable domain. With 9 lifts (five chair and four surface lifts), its longest run is 6,5 kms. There is a vertical drop of 870 meters.

Nevados de Chillán (Nevados de Chillan) is a resort that offers some alternative activities, for example, randonee, cat skiing, snowmobiles and canopy. The thermal centre has nine hot spring water pools which are open all year round. It is possible to ski in and ski out to these pools.

With many beautiful natural attractions, summer at Nevados de Chillan offers visitors a recreational and relaxing retreat with horseback riding, trekking, mountaineering and a bike park. Located in Bio-Bio region, it's 194km to the east of Concepción city, and 82 km to the west of Chillan city.

The ski season is between 15th of June and the 15th of October, but worth visiting any time of the year with nearby attractions including Chillán city, Chillán Volcano, Nevados de Chillán glacier.

Snowboarders and skiers around the world claim that Nevados de Chillán ski center is the most complete, exciting and beautiful Andes Mountains, in the Southern Hemisphere.

Professional athletes and fans call the "Mecca of Ski" and qualify as "something akin to paradise," the perfect combination of high quality powder snow and volcanic hot springs that return the body to its physical strength.

It Nevados de Chillan Mountain Resort & Thermal Spa is a ski area of ​​10,000 hectares suitable for all kinds of winter sports and skill levels and is located just 194 kilometers from Concepción, the capital of the region of Biobio and 400 kilometers south Santiago de Chile.

Worldwide it is renowned for the quality of the snow and skiing off-piste terrain because the snow fall can reach 10 meters and is kept in perfect condition throughout the season from June to October each year.

Its 30 tracks are kept in perfect condition, including "Las Tres Marias", the longest in South America with 13 kilometers long. The safety and reliability in the preparation of the slopes is guaranteed with the use of professional machinery specializing in art snow.

The place where is located Nevados de Chillán is of extraordinary beauty with virgin snow that intermingle with large tracts of native forests of ancient trees.

This beautiful ski center, one of the most complete in the country, it’s 82 kilometers away from Chillán and besides its excellent quality of snow, it is surrounded by an environment of native forests, with nice mountain style hotels, spa services, hot spring pools, restaurants, a discotheque, a gym, a golf course and tennis courts, conference rooms, bars and much more.

It provides excellent accommodation, and in its wonderful natural environment you can you take delicious outdoor baths in natural volcanic waters, with temperatures ranging between 27° C to 65° C.

In winter and summer, visitors of Nevados de Chillán ( Ex Termas de Chillan) wil be able to bathe themselves in these healing waters and enjoy the majestic scenery amidst mountains and the Chillán Volcano. In addition, it offers different types of activities like skiing and snowboarding in the months where there is snow; and all kinds of outdoor excursions throughout the year to learn about the natural environment of the Mountain Range in the 8th Region of Chile.

Nevados de Chillán info card

Location: Near the village of Las Trancas, South Central Chile
Elevation: 1,540m (5,052ft) to 2,500m (8,200ft)
Vertical Drop: 700m (2,300ft)
Inbound Terrain:  32 runs
20% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 30% Advanced, 20% Expert
Ski Lifts:  11 with more in development
Hotels and Lodging:  Ski in ski out Hotel Nevados de Chillan, Hotel Alto Nevados, and numerous options for all budgets 20-25 minutes away in Las Trancas.
Off-Piste and Backcountry Access: Excellent.
Heli-ski:  No
Annual Snowfall:  meters and meters…this place gets hammered!
Ski Season: June to October
Ski and Snowboard Park: Yes, but very small
Night Life:  Nevados de Chillan has pubs at both hotels, however, down in the village of Las Trancas is where the real ski town madness takes place.


Nevados de Chillan Ski and Snowboard Terrain

The Nevados de Chillan ski area is reasonably large and has significant vertical of just under 1,000 metres (1,530 – 2,500 metres).

Nevados de Chillán has a spread of terrain for all ability levels from beginners to experts. The terrain includes long groomed cruisers and off-piste runs on open slopes. Volcanic eruptions and rivers of lava have left behind some really interesting bowls, gullies and natural half pipes. Unlike Chilean resorts further north, there is also some tree skiing (when the snow conditions are very good), which provides the advantage of affording visibility and protection in inclement weather.

Nevados de Chillan is renowned for its great backcountry ski touring opportunities, and the resort also offers cat skiing and heli skiing.

The Nevados de Chillan ski resort has 12 lifts, which includes a mix of chairlifts (2 quads, 1 triple, 3 doubles) and surface lifts that are handy for the often-windy conditions. Now owned by Nevados de Chillan instead of Termas de Chillan, the archaic lift system is slowly being revamped.

Beginners and non-skiers

If you are here to ski Chillan for the first time, the ski school has decent facilities for people who want to learn to ski, however the small beginner area tends to get crowed and chaotic. Other activities include snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, telemarking and sightseeing as high as the volcanic crater accessed via snowcat.

Intermediates

Fun offpiste and groomers can be found all over the mountain including the 13 km Tres Marias run. Follow the run to the base and if you are adventurous, you can explore to the left and right of this run, finding good powder, fun terrain features, and more.

Advanced to experts

Expert terrain is endless. While most of the resort lacks the super steeps, most of the area is ungroomed with countless options for off-piste and slack country exploring. The backcountry options are as wide as you could ever need with touring options to remote volcanoes, hot rivers, and long descents.


Nevados de Chillan Snow

Nevados de Chillan is aptly named because the snow is bountiful with an average snowfall of 10.1 metres (almost 400 inches) annually. The snow quality is generally well maintained in the upper two-thirds of the ski area.


Facilities

Everywhere around the resort there are hot springs (termas) where it’s possible to soak in the therapeutic mineral springs whilst simultaneously soaking in the views of the mountains and sunsets.

There really isn’t a village at Nevados de Chillan, with most of the restaurants, bars and little shops located in the resort hotels.

Transportation - Get In

The ski resort at Nevados de Chillan is situated up the hill from Valle Las Trancas. This charming town is 78 km east of the center of the city of Chillán. From Santiago, Chillán is approximately 500 km to the south. Once in Las Trancas, the nearest town to the ski resort, you are 7 km away from the lifts and hotels.


Flying to Concepcion

It is possible to catch a flight from Santiago, the Chilean capital, to Concepcion. Numerous planes fly this route each and every day, and the trip is relatively quick, just under an hour. From the airport in Concepcion, Las Trancas is about 2 hours away. Directions for driving to the ski resort directly from Santiago are included below.


How to Get to Chillan By Bus or Train

It is also possible to take a train or a bus from Santiago to Chillan. The bus trip takes approximately 7 hours and the train approximately 5.5 hours. The main bus companies are Turbus and JAC. The train leaves from the Estacion Central.


How to Get to Las Trancas By Private Care Hire

Additionally, it is no problem to organize a private car rental from either the Santiago airport or city center. From there, the ski center is roughly a 5-7 hour drive to the south. Take Ruta 5, the main highway that allows speeds as fast as 120 km/hr. From Ruta 5, visitors should take the turn-off at Chillan and then follow the road signs to Ruta 55 which will lead them through Pinto and the Valle Las Trancas to Nevados de Chillan.

There are tolls on Ruta 5 that visitors should be aware of. Also, road conditions, weather conditions, day of the week, and time of the day will change the length of the trip, so visitors should plan accordingly.


How to Get to Nevados de Chillan from Las Trancas

Ground transportation options between Chillan and Las Trancas are relatively cheap and easy to find, and includes private car hire, public bus, and shuttle bus. The typical travel time between the resort and Chillan is 1.5 hours.

If you are driving yourself from Las Trancas to the ski hill, simply follow the road signs out of town. The resort is only 7 km away, and the trip will rarely take longer than 30 minutes.

Transportation - Get Around

The accommodations and facilities of the Nevados de Chillan Resort are spread across three main areas. The main hub for the Nevados de Chillan ski area is about a quarter of the way up the ski area where there is a day car park and Hotel Alto Nevados.

The next major hub is a couple of kilometres down the road at the Gran Hotel. From the hotel down to the bottom of the ski area there are various condos that are dotted amongst the ski trails and the Hotel Nevados de Chillan. At the very bottom of the ski area there is another day car park.

It's possible to ski and use the lifts to get between these areas, or it’s an easy walk from the Gran Hotel down to the bottom of the ski area. There is no organized shuttle system that goes around the resort, but if you’re staying at the Hotel Alto Nevados you might be able to persuade someone to drive you down to the minimarket at the base if needs be.

Ski Area

The variety of ski and snowboard terrain at Nevados de Chillan is fabulous. It's the best in Chile!

The lower part of the mountain has the best beginner terrain in Chile, yet Nevados de Chillan also has very interesting terrain for advanced and expert skiers. This is not a standard mountain with a front face that has uninterrupted runs with perfect fall line and no cambre. Sure there are some areas with wide-open terrain, but in the top half of the ski area, volcanic eruptions and rivers of lava have left lots of mounds, mini bowls, natural half pipes, steep pitches, and drop-offs. Nevados de Chillan has a plethora of playgrounds to explore.

Nevados de Chillan is a reasonably large ski resort and it has some claims to fame. It has the longest run in South America, the 13km long Tres Marias, and the biggest vertical drop in Chile. It has the longest chair lift, the Otto, with a length of 2,500 metres covering a vertical ascent of 700 metres. Don’t be too impressed though, as the lift is painfully slow. It takes 21 minutes to get to the top (and when we last visited it took 24 minutes)! There’s a big screen at the top of the chairlift that looks like it belongs at a drive-in cinema. It’s a shame that they don’t show movies, as it would help pass the time!

Another statistic that the resort can lay claim to is that it receives the most snowfall in South America (although it has to share this claim with Pucon Villarica). And thankfully for powder hounds it’s easy enough to score the abundant snow in the form of fresh tracks. Even when it's busy (e.g. July school holidays), there is a high proportion of beginner and intermediate skiers, so there are plenty of fresh tracks on offer in the more challenging parts of the mountain.

Unlike the ski resorts near Santiago, some of terrain at Nevados de Chillan is below the tree line. However tree skiing fiends shouldn't get too excited. The snow quality on the lower quarter of the mountain is often not conducive to off-piste skiing, and in many areas the spooky trees adorned with green hair are either too close together, or have too much undergrowth. However in the right snow conditions and with some exploring, some amazing tree skiing can be found.


Nevados de Chillan Skiing for the Beginner

The beginners’ areas at Nevados de Chillan are absolutely fabulous. Many of the beginner runs are spread across the lower quarter of the mountain, below the tree line where they are well protected from any inclement weather.

There is also a great beginner run located mid-mountain near the Alto Nevados Hotel.

Ski Center Valle Hermoso is located at the base of Nevados de Chillan and is ideal for beginners.


Intermediate Ski and Snowboard Terrain

Both the blue and red runs are appropriate for intermediate riders. Some of the blue runs are wide groomers that are great for cruising or racing, and there are plenty of places to pop off the side for an off-piste experiment in the powder (on good visibility days).

The super long Tres Marias run is a great way to zip down the full vertical of the resort on a narrow-ish trail, but you’d probably only do it once a day because the slow lifts required to return to the top are too much to bear.


Terrain Park

Nevados de Chillan supposedly has a terrain park although it’s always been closed when we’ve visited. Thankfully there are plenty of natural terrain features for shredders.


Advanced Terrain On-Piste

The advanced trails are really just intermediate trails, and there is one long expert trail off the Otto chair (if it’s not closed due to avalanche risk) which would get rather boring after doing it a couple of times (and after twiddling your thumbs sitting on the Otto chair).


Off Piste Skiing Nevados de Chillan

Nevados de Chillan has incredibly interesting and challenging terrain with a plethora of ridges, humps, gullies, cornices and some short steep pitches. The resort has designated freeride areas, and you’re supposed to log-in at the office in the Otto Plaza to get a wrist band.

Some of the best ski and board terrain is off the long Otto lift. If you don’t want to be challenged too much, off load at the mid-station and play in the bowls and gullies either side of the lift. Or from the top of the lift there are more challenging lines. In this treeless terrain you can just spot a line that takes your fancy.

The trails that fan out on the skiers’ right in the Tres Marias area provide a smorgasbord of lines in which to play. Snowboarders will need to keep up plenty of speed on the traverses. Another disadvantage is that the snow on this side of the hill may be more wind affected than that around Otto.

With a bit of exploration in the gullies and on a cold day, a degree of tree skiing can be found in the mid sections of the resort. When the snow is really good, there’s some fabulous old growth forest skiing near the Bosque Nevado trail.

A degree of avalanche control work is undertaken in the designated freeride areas, but it would be very wise to don your avalanche safety gear anyhow.


Backcountry

If you’ve got energy to burn, there are a plethora of backcountry opportunities available from the top parts of the resort. The obvious temptations are to tour up to the three volcanoes, and the Pirigallo Valley is particularly well renowned.

As with all backcountry skiing, check with patrol regarding the conditions and take the usual precautions and safety equipment.

The resort runs guided cat skiing runs a few times a day, which are very reasonably priced. The Nevados de Chillan cat skiing is held in the alpine terrain above the Otto chair (Volcan Chillan Nuevo), so the operation is very weather dependent.

Ski Pass


High season - Day Ticket

24 to 26 June; 8 to 23 Julio; December to August 15

Ski center open from 9:15 am

Adult (12 +)          44000 CLP                 73 USD

Lower (6 to 11)           35,000 CLP                  58 USD

Child (0-5)                Free Free

Season - consecutive Ticket

4 days adult             162000 CLP             270 USD

Adult 7 days              283 000 CLP              472 USD

4 days less              than 125,000 CLP             208 USD

7 days less             than 219,000 CLP             365 USD

              Season Pass

Gold Pass                  940,000 CLP           1,567 USD

Normal adult             650000 CLP         1,083 USD

Normal less             than 465,000 CLP          775 USD

Tickets light *               130 000 CLP 210 USD

* (Light Tickets: pass valid from Monday to Thursday 2017 season,

except Monday and Tuesday 14.8.2017 15.8.2017)


Low season - Day Ticket
Adult (12 +) 3 4000 CLP                57 USD

Lower (6 to 11)            25,000 CLP               42 USD

Child (0-5)                Free Free

Adult 1/2 day            29,000 CLP 48 USD

Minor 1/2 day            23,000 CLP 38 USD

          Season - consecutive Ticket

4 days adult              125000 CLP              208 USD

Adult 7 days              219 000 CLP              365 USD

4 days less             than  88,000 CLP              147 USD

7 days less              than 155,000 CLP              258 USD

 4500 CLP value Skipass 8 USD

 

                        debutantes area 

Debutant ticket gives exclusive right to the use of this area.

All other tickets are excluded from this place.

Value debutante area: 10,000 CLP

Spring Pass

It is a valid ski pass every day remaining

seasonal. Spring Pass value: 325,000 CLP.

Ticket Pass Light

It is a valid ski pass from Monday to Thursday

throughout the offseason.

Light Ticket value: 130,000 CLP

Facilities & Services

There are three areas of facilities and services. The Nevados de Chillan main centre is about a quarter of the way up the ski area (at Plaza Otto and the Hotel Alto Nevados). A kilometre or two down the road are various services and facilities at the Gran Hotel, and more amenities are located down at the very bottom of the ski area at Plaza Tata.


Eating On Mountain

Guests at the Gran Hotel and the Hotel Alto Nevados on full board packages will generally have lunch at the hotel restaurants. These fancy restaurants are also open to non-staying guests.

The bar in the Hotel Alto Nevados is a nice lunch option for pub fare.

Poles apart from the gorgeous food at the hotels is the cafeteria at Plaza Otto, the main centre of Nevados de Chillan. Fare is typical for a cafeteria with hamburgers and fries being the highlight. They also sell beers and sometimes have wine tasting here. For sunny days, there’s a huge deck area for a spot of sunbaking.

Restaurant Club Buena Vista is further up the mountain at the base of the Mirador chair. This can be a nice place to perch and take in the views if you can cope with the daggy old songs they have blaring from the speakers.

For a cute dining option there is a small bar on one of the trails below the mid-mountain area.


Facilities for Children

Child care is not available for day trippers to Nevados de Chillan.

Childcare is available for guests of the Gran Hotel. The nursery is open from 0900 until an amazing 2200. This is lucky considering that the restaurants at the hotel are not particularly child friendly at dinner time. Child care for ages 3-7 is courtesy of the hotel, but babysitting for ages 0-2 attracts an additional charge. The Gran Hotel also has a range of daily activities for children of different ages.

Babysitting can be organized for guests of the Hotel Alto Nevados and Hotel Nevados de Chillan.


Nevados de Chillan Ski School

The main Nevados de Chillan ski school is based up at the Plaza Otto at the mid-mountain hub of the resort. They only have one English speaking ski instructor and one snowboard instructor, so the chances of being able to participate in a group lesson in English are slim. Thankfully private lessons are not extortionately expensive.


Nevados de Chillan Ski & Snowboard Rentals

There is ski and snowboard rental available at all three hubs at Nevados de Chillan. Only standard ski and board equipment is available and some of it is rather old. You won't find demo skis, fat skis or anything fancy.

Equipment repairs are readily available at the rental shops and considering the resort is located on a volcano with lots of rocks, you’re highly likely to need some base repairs!


Banking Facilities

With the closure of the casino at Nevados de Chillan there is no longer an ATM. Las Trancas has no opportunities for cash withdrawals either, and the closest ATM is in the town of Pinto, 55km away.

Activities & Things to do

In Nevados de Chillán there are many fun activities for adults and children that can be performed during the stay at the resort. Entertained bingos, snowshoe walks, horseback riding, football championships in the snow, cross-country skiing, talent shows magic shows and karaoke; are some of the options to share with other passengers.

Besides this, the mountain resort offers the following:


Thermal Baths and Day Spa

It wasn’t called Termas de Chillan for nothing! Thanks to all the nearby geothermal activity, after a hard day of skiing or boarding at Nevados de Chillan, you can ease the pain with a soak in one of the many thermal pools around the resort.

The strangely named Water Park is located adjacent to the Hotel Alto Nevados, which consists of 4 lovely natural thermal pools of different temperatures. There is a bar at the bottom pool, and when we visited they had the music absolutely blaring, even though no one else was there – not particularly relaxing! Admission to these hot springs is complimentary for guests of the Hotel Alto Nevados.

The hot springs at the Gran Hotel are complimentary for overnight guests, and the pools are also open to the public for a small fee. There is an indoor pool that emerges into a delightful outdoor hot pool. It is absolutely beautiful to lie in one of the recliners, soak in the soothing effects of the pool and simultaneously soak in the views of the mountain. The termas at the Gran are treated with chlorine which seems to detract a little from the authenticity of the thermal springs, but at least you know the water is clean.

After you’ve marinated yourself in the hot springs at the Gran Hotel, we’d highly recommend a day spa treatment to rejuvenate the body you’ve battered on the slopes. The hotel offers a huge range of massages and treatments, and the warm and tranquil environment of the day spa is in complete contrast to the cold weather and gnarly runs outside. The staff are very professional and the beautiful décor starts at the entrance and extends to nice touches such as decorative bowls on the floor under the nose hole of the treatment plinths.

The wellness spa at the Water Park also offers massages and facials, and because there are a few establishments that offer massages, the prices are reasonably competitive.


Learn to Ski

This is a program for everyone who wants to learn to ski, regardless of age. It includes 8 hours of ski lessons, complete equipment and a ticket to track "El Bosque".


Paintball in the Snow

This entertaining game of skill and strategy can be enjoyed in the outdoor spaces in Termas de Chillan and enjoy your time with friends and family of all ages.


Sledding

Live the unique experience of gliding through a circuit in the snow on a sled pulled by Alaskan Malamoute dogs. Enjoy and be amazed with the beauty of the surrounding woods in this entertaining ride.


Snowmobiles

Via entertaining snowmobiles driven by guides, you can enjoy beautiful scenery and the best of the mountain.


Nordic Skiing

Thanks to the privileged trails in Termas de Chillan, you can practice Nordic ski, which corresponds to the original style of ski. This consists of sliding in large flat and not too steep areas. All this surrounded by beautiful forests and nature that can only be found at this resort.


Night Skiing

Ideal for those who enjoy the excitement and adrenaline, Termas de Chillán illuminates their tracks to enjoy the best ski during the night.


Snowboard

Because of its location and geography at the foot of the Chillán volcano with steep slopes and natural ledges, Termas de Chillán is the ideal place for practicing snowboarding. Feel the adrenaline and speed while watching a beautiful landscape of forests and mountains.


Randonée

In Termas de Chillán you can enjoy randonée practice, gliding across the slopes amid forests and nature.


Heli-ski

Intermediate and expert skiers can enjoy the backcountry in the 10,000 skiable acres that Termas de Chillán possesses and venture into untouched snow terrain. The journey begins in a helicopter that can be leased directly in the Ski School where you can see wonderful panoramic views of the landscapes in the area with the Chillán volcano and glacier in the horizon, and after slide through the snow in the company of expert guides.

Restaurants & Nightlife

The restaurants and bars are located in the three Nevados de Chillan hotels, and overnight guests tend to dine at their hotel considering the accommodation packages are half or full board (ie inclusive of meals).


Nevados de Chillan Restaurants

The restaurant at the Hotel Alto Nevados is only open to overnight guests for evening meals. The restaurant décor is an eclectic mix of rustic and modern and it has a nice ambience. The meals are all buffet style, which includes a few hot items, a large range of salads, and plenty of mouth watering desserts. Thankfully evening meals are not super late and adhere to gringo dinner time!

The Shangri-La Restaurant at the Gran Hotel is the “jewel in the crown” of restaurants at Nevados de Chillan. The fine dining meals here are included as part of Gran Hotel packages, but others can also dine here with a reservation. The outlook is pleasant, but the real highlight is the food and the service. Lunch in particular seems fantastic, in part because you know that this is soooo much better than sitting in a packed cafeteria whilst eating a dried up hamburger. The Shangri-La restaurant is a much more civilised way to have meals. The only problem with lunch is the temptation to have a fine wine or two, which diminishes the motivation to go out skiing. Breakfast is served from 8am, lunch from 1pm and dinner from 8pm. For dinner chaps should adhere to the dress code of trousers (don’t wear your chaps!) and a shirt with collar.

Restaurante Andino (Andean Restaurant) at the Club House is where many of the condo guests dine out, but this restaurant can also be included in the accommodation package for those at the Gran Hotel. The menu here is simpler and it is suitable for family dining. For entradas there are salads and soups, and for mains there are grilled meats, fondues, sandwiches, pizzas and pastas. There is also a kids menu, postres, and a range of alcoholic beverages including the very addictive pisco sour.

For a really simple meal at a small price, the other option is to grab a sandwich at the bar at the Gran Hotel or the bar at the Hotel Alto Nevados.


Nevados de Chillan Bars & Nightlife

There is cute little bar on one of the “home trails” just below the mid-mountain hub area. This is a great place for a tranquil après drink, but you won’t be able to hang here for too long if you’re pressured to get back to the ski valet at the Gran Hotel before it closes at 5pm.

The Gran Hotel has a saloon bar that spills out onto a large lounge area with lots of cosy couches and an enormous fireplace. The bar never fires up, even when there’s live music, but it’s an incredibly relaxing place to perch with a pisco sour or five. They bring out yummy snacks with every drink.

The best bar at Nevados de Chillan is located mid-mountain at the Hotel Alto Nevados. The bar has great rustic funky décor and a mix of seating at the bar, at tables, and on very comfie couches. It often has a great atmosphere at après ski time. Sadly there’s no longer a casino or discotheque adjacent to the Gran Hotel so the nightlife now tends to finish pretty early at Nevados de Chillan, which is handy if you want to get up early for a powder day!

For a less “resortified” nightlife, there are various bars and pubs down in Las Trancas. The best place to party is the Snow Pub, a rustic restaurant and pub with a discotheque.

Shopping

Shopping at Nevados de Chillan is very limited. There are more shops located in the town of Las Trancas, but these are small and they don’t provide much more variety.


Nevados de Chillan Ski Shops

Up at the main Nevados de Chillan base at Plaza Otto, is a small ski shop. The shop is so small that the chances of finding what you’re after are also small (unless you’re after GoPro accessories!).

The best on-mountain ski shop is at the Gran Hotel. The store is medium sized selling outerwear from Salomon. The range of jackets and pants is large by Chile standards, but the choice is still limited. The shop also sells various ski accessories. No hardwear or boots are sold at the shop. For international guests staying at the resort, any goods charged to your hotel room are not subject to tax.


Souvenir Shopping

The shop at the Gran Hotel sells various souvenirs to commemorate your stay including mugs, caps, shot glasses and polar fleece tops.


Grocery Shopping

For those staying in one of the apartments at Nevados de Chillan, it’s probably best to stock up on groceries at one of the many super-mercados in Chillan.

There is a very small minimart at the base of Nevados de Chillan, with only very basic groceries available for which you’ll pay a premium.

There are also a few small grocery stores in Las Trancas.

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