The story of Corralco began less than a decade ago, when the Chilean government granted a beautiful area within the Malalcahuello National Reserve for the operation of a ski center. The first lifts came, the first slopes…, but it was only in the winter of 2013 that the first accommodation arrived. The landscape mixes the ancient beauty of the araucaria forests and the Lonquimay volcano with the brand new ski slopes and the Valle Corralco Hotel & Spa, a sustainable project and a true refuge for those looking for a unique experience. The more than nine and a half meters of snow covering the mountains in the region, along with 1,800 hectares of ski area, 29 slopes, six lifts and extensive off-piste terrain, have made the ski center a must-see!
Southern Hemisphere July to October
Base - 4,724 feet
Top - 9,400 feet
29 SKI RUNS
THINGS TO DO
For lovers of outdoor sports, skiing and snowboarding in Corralco are just the beginning of the list, which includes cross-country skiing and snowshoe hikes along several trails in the region, as well as snowmobile and snowkite tours. The guided tours can follow different directions and involve all levels of difficulty and one of the most beautiful routes leads to the top of the Lonquimay Volcano, from where you have a beautiful view of the immensity of the Andes Mountains. Located next to the Ski Center's first cable car, Corralco Snowpark was specially created so that all skiers and snowboarders, from beginners to experienced, can practice different maneuvers on progressive and safe circuits.
Located inside the Valle Corralco Hotel & Spa, the Valle Corralco restaurant blends traditional Chilean recipes with regional ingredients - all paired with award-winning Chilean wine labels; Zorro con Botas opens onto a beautiful view of the Lonquimay Volcano and has a menu of snacks and drinks. 1600 Cafe is a meeting point in the middle of the mountain with a variety of snacks, snacks and drinks.
Valle Corralco Hotel & Spa has a children's play area, which has a team of monitors and teachers specialized in children's recreation to entertain the little ones from 2 to 6 years old. Designed for families with children, the Snow Park has tubing trails and snow sleds that allow you to slide with absolute safety. To climb back up, board the cable car and enjoy the ride to the top. It is not necessary to know how to ski to enjoy the snow experience with joy!
The Bistrô Bar is a great choice to end the day of skiing and start the fun of the night with a traditional Piñón Pisco, a craft beer or a refreshing drink from the house, all accompanied by delicious gourmet sandwiches and delicious appetizers, to the sound of music alive. Opening this coming winter, at the end of 2022, and signed by the very traditional Mexican brand Corona, Casa Corona will be an excellent and lively option to have a beer or a drink right after leaving the ski slopes.
You can rent equipment on-site, including skis, snowboards, or boots of any size, in addition to clothing and accessories.
The Ski and Snowboard School and Mini School for children offer private or group ski, snowboard and snowkite lessons for participants of all levels, with highly qualified instructors and world-class facilities.You can also take snow-kite lessons.
The hotel's spa offers heated pools with thermal water, hydromassage and various massage treatments, to recover energy after a day on the ski slopes in Corralco.
HOW TO GET HERE
In the heart of the Malalcahuello National Reserve, amid millenary araucaria trees and at the foot of the majestic Lonquimay volcano, is the renowned Valle Corralco Hotel & Spa, inside the Corralco ski resort. With more than 5 thousand m² of built area, it has 54 rooms and spacious and…