The Colorado is located only 50 kilometers from Santiago, in the middle of the cordillera de Los Andes. It offers ski slopes, restaurants and accommodations for you come to enjoy with your family and friends.
- Skiable Area: 1.100 ha / 2.718 acre
- Summit: 3.333 mts / 10.935 ft
- Base: 2.560 mts / 8.399 ft
Hotels in El Colorado
Situated in the heart of the Tres Valles we find the Farellones ski resorts (near the village of Farellones) and a little further up, El Colorado. Although today El Colorado is more important and has more presence than Farellones as a ski resort (leaving Villa Farellones for later), talking about El Colorado inevitably leads us to talk about Farellones and its magical history. It all starts in 1932, when the so-called "Pioneers", who went on mules, and paving the way while advancing to investigate the area. They were responsible for discovering the hill that today we know as El Colorado. Villa Farellones (now known as Farellones, or Fare for friends) was founded in the mid-30s, with the construction of the first mountain refuge and in the year 38 is built the first cable car called La Gran Bajada. In 1946 the Colorado ski resort was founded, the Villa evolved and the ski increased its fans allowing the installation of the first double chair in the 50's. Thus El Colorado continued to grow, above Farellones. Today, together, both resorts have 101 tracks that are divided into percentages that tell us that a surprising 51% is for beginners, 28% for intermediate, 8% for advanced and 13% for specialists.
To reach Farellones should take the path G21 (road to Farellones) to the junction with the road to Valle Nevado. Here you should turn left to enter Farellones. Following the main road you will cross the whole village (it sounds longer than it really is), at the end of the village we continue until the intersection to La Parva (left) or El Colorado (right). From here to the top we will find several parking lots. Usually the ones that are higher fill up faster because they are widely used by both resort staff and by owners who arrive early in the morning. Usually the road is in poor condition, the G21 route is constantly in works that are never good enough for the conditions of the place, so it is normal to find large holes in the pavement. It is a narrow winding road; If we add snow and ice, the result is a dangerous route. If it's the first time you climb into the snow, I recommend that you study the road and weather conditions well. If you think you cannot do this, I recommend you take a bus that will leave you at the Parador. El Colorado offers its own bus transfers, from the Omnium building in Las Condes. Although they are not the only ones coming to Colorado, they are the most economical. Right there at Omnium you can check the price offers of different companies. In addition here you can avail to lease equipment if you don't have your own, so you arrive at the top and go straight to skiing.