South America Ski Resort Lift Ticket Prices for Chile and Argentina

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Lift ticket prices for the South American ski resorts in both Chile and Argentina will be released for the 2019 ski season shortly. (2018 rates are found below for reference).

While the prices along with exchange rates can change, this will give you an idea of what to expect this year at the Andes most popular resort destinations.

Looking for season passes? We say skip it. They can be very expensive. For example a Valle Nevado season pass for 2018 costs over USD $1200.

If you are not planning to do a popular traditional ski package or fully hosted tour, these rates will be useful as you move around the country chasing the snow or are simply taking a quick day trip to a local resort.

Currently Valle Nevado and El Colorado in Chile have the most expensive lift tickets, around $USD 80. Cerro Bayo in Patagonia Argentina has the cheapest lift ticket during high season, roughly $USD 60.

Multi-Resort Passes

Season pass holders of the popular Ikon Pass and Mountain Collective Pass have some pretty nice benefits for skiing in South America this winter.

The Epic Pass? Sorry amigos, they dropped Las Lenas years ago, and in our opinion are dropping the ball by not offering lift tickets in South America as part of their offer.

Compare the Ikon, Mountain Collective and Epic multi-resort passes here.

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Chile Ski Resort Lift Ticket Rates

Day lift ticket prices for the main Chilean ski resorts are detailed below for both high and low season. Tickets are charged in Chilean pesos but we have included an estimated rate in US dollars.

These ski areas accept international credit cards. 
Most ski areas require the one time purchase of a rechargeable ski pass, available to recharge each time you buy a day pass.

USD$ exchange rate at time of publishing; $615 Chilean pesos

Of the 5 major ski destinations in Chile, Valle Nevado and El Colorado have the highest day ticket prices, while Nevados de Chillan has the lowest. Nevados de Chillan also claims the longest “low season” of all the ski areas as weekends are not considered high season.

Valle Nevado Lift Ticket Prices 2018

You will be issued a plastic re-chargeable ski pass that has an additional cost of $5,000 pesos ($8 usd aprox).
Adult $80 usd/$49,500 pesos
Seniors (65+) and Child (up to 12 years old) $61 usd/$37,500 pesos

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La Parva Lift Ticket Prices 2018

You will be issued a plastic re-chargeable ski pass that has an additional cost of $5,000 pesos ($8 usd aprox).
La Parva high season is July 9-August 15 plus all weekends and local holidays.

Adult high season $77 usd/$47,500 pesos
Adult low season $55 usd/$34,000 pesos
Senior (60-65)/Child (5 to 12 years old) high season $53 usd/$32,500 pesos
Senior/Child low season $40 usd/$24,500 pesos
Super Senior (66+) and Children under 5 $19 usd/$11,500 Fixed day rate all season

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El Colorado Lift Ticket Prices 2018

El Colorado high season is July 2-20 and all weekends and local holidays.
You will be issued a re-chargeable ski pass that has an additional cost of $5,000 pesos ($7.50 usd aprox).

Adult (25-64) high season $80 usd/$49,500 pesos
Adult low season $73 usd/$45,000 pesos
Student (13-24) high season $62 usd/$38,000 pesos
Student low season  $59 usd/$36,000 pesos
Child (5 to 12 years old) and Senior (over 65) high season $60 usd/$37,000 pesos
Senior low season $46 usd/$28,000 pesos
Child low season $57 usd/$35,000 pesos
Children under 5 high season $23 usd/$14,000
Children under 5 low season $23 usd/$14,000

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Portillo Lift Ticket Prices 2018

Portillo ski resort high season is July 6-August 17, plus weekends and Chilean holidays.
Low season is considered all weekdays outside of July 6-17.
Adult (18-64) high season $75 usd/$46,000 pesos
Adult low season $55 usd/$34,000 pesos
Child (5-11 years old) high season $49 usd/$30,000 pesos
Child (5-11 years old) low season $37 usd/$23,000 pesos
Children under 5 years high season $16 usd/$10,000 pesos
Children under 5 years low season $14 usd/$8,500 pesos
Senior (65+) high season $28 usd/$17,000 pesos
Senior (65+) low season $24 usd/$15,000 pesos

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Nevados de Chillan Lift Ticket Prices 2018

Nevados de Chillan high season is July 7-22. Plus the following dates: June 30th, July 1-2, and August 15. All other dates are considered low season.

Adult (anyone over the age of 12) high season $78 usd/$48,000 pesos
Adult low season $62 usd/$38,000 pesos
Child (6-11 years old) high season $62 usd/$38,000 pesos
Child low season $45 usd/$28,000 pesos
Children under 5 years ski free
No Senior discounts

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Argentina Ski Resort Lift Ticket Rates for 2018

Differently from Chile, most Argentina ski resorts have 3 season levels that dictate prices; Low, Mid, High. Las Lenas has an additional season between Low and Mid known as Especial.

Detailed below are the ski resort daily lift ticket prices for Argentina’s main ski destinations. Tickets are charged in Argentine pesos.

USD$ exchange rate at time of publishing; $27 pesos.  

Cerro Bayo has the most affordable day ticket while Cerro Catedral in Bariloche and Chapelco in San Martin tie for the most expensive. Due to inflation in Argentina, some area’s rates in pesos climb 30% each ski season.

Las Lenas Lift Ticket Prices 2018

Las Lenas has 4 seasons:
Especial Season: June 9-22 and Aug 25-Sept 7
Low Season: Sept 8 to end of season (generally in early to mid October)
Mid Season: June 23-July 6 and July 28-Aug 24
High Season: July 7-27

Adult (ages 12-69) high season $59 usd/$1590 pesos
Adult mid season $52 usd/$1380 pesos
Adult especial season $46 usd/$1240 pesos
Adult low season $40 usd/$1080 pesos
Child (6-11 years old) high season $47 usd/$1280 pesos
Child mid season $42 usd/$1120 pesos
Child especial season $37 usd/$990 pesos
Child low season $33 usd/$870 pesos
Children under 5 and Seniors over 70 ski free.

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Chapelco Lift Ticket Prices 2018

You will be issued a re-chargeable ski pass that has a deposit cost of $100 pesos ($5 usd aprox).  Return your pass, get your deposit back.
Low season June 23-30.  September 2 to end of season
Mid season July 1-7.  July 29-September 1
High season July 8-28

Adult high season $62 usd/$1660 pesos
Adult mid season $49 usd/$1330 pesos
Adult low season $43 usd/$1160 pesos
Senior (60-69)/Child (6-11 years old) high season $49 usd/$1330 pesos
Senior/Child mid season  $40 usd/$1060 pesos
Senior/Child low season $36 usd/$960 pesos
Children under 5 and Seniors 70+ ski free.

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Cerro Bayo Lift Ticket Prices 2018

You will be issued a one time re-chargeable ski pass with a deposit cost of $100 pesos ($7 usd aprox).  Non returnable.
Low season June 23-30. September 2 to end of ski season
Mid season July 1-7. July 29-September 1
High season July 8-28

Adult high season $57 usd/$1530 pesos
Adult mid season $45 usd/$1220 pesos
Adult low season $35 usd/$950 pesos
Senior (65-69)/Child (6-11 years old) high season $45 usd/$1230 pesos
Senior/Child mid season  $36usd/$970 pesos
Senior/Child low season $22 usd/$810 pesos
Children under 5 and Seniors over 70 ski free.

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Cerro Catedral (Bariloche) Lift Ticket Prices 2018

You will be issued a re-chargeable, returnable ski pass with a deposit cost of $150 pesos ($7 usd aprox).

Low season Month of June and Sept 1-end of season
Mid season June 30-July 6, July 28-August 31
High season July 7-27

Adult high season $65 usd/$1755 pesos
Adult mid season $56 usd/$1510 pesos
Adult low season $46 usd/$1240 pesos
Senior (65-69)/Child (6-11 years old) high season $56 usd/$1510 pesos
Senior/Child mid season $47 usd/$1260 pesos
Senior/Child low season $38 usd/$1025 pesos
Children under 5 have a special rate generally 40% less than an adult ticket.
Seniors over 70 ski free when presenting a photo copy of your passport or drivers license.

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