South America Ski Resort Lift Ticket Prices for Chile and Argentina

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2021 lift ticket prices for the South American ski resorts in both Chile and Argentina are being updated below as the rates are released. 

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

 If ticket prices are not marked as 2021, you are seeing 2020 rates.

Important updates on COVID’s impact on ski resort and border openings can be found here.

Looking for season passes to ski resorts in Chile or Argentina? We say skip it. They can be very expensive. For example a Valle Nevado season pass costs over USD $1000.

How much does it cost to ski in Chile and Argentina?

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 45. All lift ticket prices are updated below.

Multi-Resort Passes: Ikon and Mountain Collective

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.

If you are not planning to do a popular resort ski package or fully hosted guided ski 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.

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Chile Ski Resort Lift Ticket Rates

Adult 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. 

Child and Senior tickets are available for roughly 30-40% less depending on resort and date.

These ski areas accept international credit cards. 
Most ski destinations 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; $700 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 2021

You will be issued a plastic re-chargeable ski pass that has an additional cost of $5,000 pesos ($7 usd aprox). Ticket prices remain the same all season long:

Adult (25-64 yrs old) $77 usd/$54000 pesos

VALLE NEVADO DESTINATION GUIDE >

La Parva Lift Ticket Prices 2021

You will be issued a plastic re-chargeable ski pass that has an additional cost of $5,000 pesos ($7 usd aprox).
La Parva high season is July 5-August 15 plus all weekends and local holidays.

Adult high season $75 usd/$52500 pesos
Adult low season $53 usd/$37,000 pesos

LA PARVA DESTINATION GUIDE >

El Colorado Lift Ticket Prices 2021

El Colorado high season is July 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 usd aprox).

Adult (25-64) high season $80 usd/$56000 pesos
Adult low season $73 usd/$51000 pesos

EL COLORADO DESTINATION GUIDE >

Portillo Lift Ticket Prices 2021

Portillo ski resort high season is July 6-August 9, plus weekends and Chilean holidays.

Adult (18-64) high season $70 usd/$48000 pesos
Adult low season $52 usd/$36000 pesos

PORTILLO DESTINATION GUIDE >

Nevados de Chillan Lift Ticket Prices 2020
 

Nevados de Chillan high season is July 13-28. Plus the following dates:

  • August 3, 4, 10, 11
  • August 15-18
  • August 24-25

All other dates are considered low season.

Adult (anyone over the age of 12) high season $70 usd/$48000 pesos
Adult low season $55 usd/$38000 pesos

NEVADOS DE CHILLAN DESTINATION GUIDE >

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Argentina Ski Resort Lift Ticket Rates 

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 adult lift ticket prices for Argentina’s main ski destinations. Tickets are charged in Argentine pesos.

USD$ exchange rate at time of publishing; $95 pesos.  

Cerro Bayo has the most affordable day ticket while Cerro Catedral in Bariloche is the most expensive. Due to inflation in Argentina, some area’s rates in pesos climb 30-40% each ski season.

Cerro Catedral (Bariloche) Lift Ticket Prices 2020

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

Low season Until July 5 and August 31-end of season
Mid season July 6-July 12 and August 3-30
High season July 13-August 2

Adult high season $62 usd/$2630 pesos
Adult mid season $53 usd/$2240 pesos
Adult low season $43 usd/$1820 pesos

CERRO CATEDRAL DESTINATION GUIDE >

Chapelco Lift Ticket Prices 2021

You will be issued a re-chargeable ski pass that has a deposit cost of $250 pesos. Return your pass, get your deposit back.
Low season month of June and August 29 through September
Mid season August 1-13 and August 22-28
High season July 11-31

Adult high season $54 usd/$5100 pesos
Adult mid season $43 usd/$4100 pesos
Adult low season $38 usd/$3600 pesos

CHAPELCO DESTINATION GUIDE >

Cerro Bayo Lift Ticket Prices 2021

You will be issued a one time re-chargeable ski pass with a deposit cost of $400 pesos. Non returnable.
Low season June and September
Mid season July 4-10 and month of August
High season July 11-31

Adult high season $50 usd/$4700 pesos
Adult mid season $40 usd/$3800 pesos
Adult low season $30 usd/$2900 pesos

CERRO BAYO DESTINATION GUIDE >

Las Lenas Lift Ticket Prices 2019

Las Lenas did not open in 2020. Rates here are from 2019 and will be updated for 2021.

Las Lenas has 4 seasons:
Especial Season: June 5-18 and Aug 21-Sept 3
Low Season: Sept 4 to end of season 
Mid Season: June 19-July 2 and July 31-Aug 20
High Season: July 3-30

Adult (ages 12-69) high season $53 usd/$2230 pesos
Adult mid season $46 usd/$1930 pesos
Adult especial season $41 usd/$1740 pesos
Adult low season $36 usd/$1510 pesos

LAS LENAS DESTINATION GUIDE >

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