2020 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.
Currently many resorts are waiting to release their 2020 prices until there is a better picture on how the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. If ticket prices are not marked as 2020, you are seeing 2019 rates.
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 67. Cerro Bayo in Patagonia Argentina has the cheapest lift ticket during high season, roughly $USD 45. All lift ticket prices are updated below.
Multi-Resort Passes: Ikon and Mountain Collective
Season pass holders of the popular Ikon Pass and Mountain Collective Pass have some pretty nice benefits for skiing in South America this winter.
The Epic Pass? Sorry amigos, they dropped Las Lenas years ago, and in our opinion are dropping the ball by not offering lift tickets in South America as part of their offer.
Compare the Ikon, Mountain Collective and Epic multi-resort passes here.
Chile Ski Resort Lift Ticket Rates
Adult day lift ticket prices for the main Chilean ski resorts are detailed below for both high and low season. Tickets are charged in Chilean pesos but we have included an estimated rate in US dollars.
Child and Senior tickets are available for roughly 30-40% less depending on resort and date.
These ski areas accept international credit cards. Most ski destinations require the one time purchase of a rechargeable ski pass, available to recharge each time you buy a day pass.
USD$ exchange rate at time of publishing; $780 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 2020
You will be issued a plastic re-chargeable ski pass that has an additional cost of $5,000 pesos ($6 usd aprox). Ticket prices remain the same all season long:
Adult (25-64 yrs old) $69 usd/$54000 pesos
La Parva Lift Ticket Prices 2019
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 6-August 16 plus all weekends and local holidays.
Adult high season $71 usd/$49000 pesos
Adult low season $51 usd/$35,000 pesos
El Colorado Lift Ticket Prices 2020
El Colorado high season is July 6-24 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 $69 usd/$54000 pesos
Adult low season $63 usd/$49000 pesos
Portillo Lift Ticket Prices 2019
Portillo ski resort high season is July 6-27, plus weekends and Chilean holidays.
Adult (18-64) high season $70 usd/$48000 pesos
Adult low season $52 usd/$36000 pesos
Nevados de Chillan Lift Ticket Prices 2019
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/$38000 pesos
Argentina Ski Resort Lift Ticket Rates
Differently from Chile, most Argentina ski resorts have 3 season levels that dictate prices; Low, Mid, High. Las Lenas has an additional season between Low and Mid known as Especial.
Detailed below are the ski resort daily adult lift ticket prices for Argentina’s main ski destinations. Tickets are charged in Argentine pesos.
USD$ exchange rate at time of publishing; $68 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.
Las Lenas Lift Ticket Prices 2020
Las Lenas will not open in 2020. Rates here are from 2019 and will be updated for 2021.
Las Lenas has 4 seasons:
Especial Season: June 8-21 and Aug 24-Sept 6
Low Season: Sept 7 to end of season (generally in early to mid October)
Mid Season: June 22-July 5 and Aug 3-Aug 23
High Season: July 6-Aug 2
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
Chapelco Lift Ticket Prices 2020
You will be issued a re-chargeable ski pass that has a deposit cost of $200 pesos. Return your pass, get your deposit back.
Low season month of June and August 30 through September
Mid season August 2-14 and August 23-29
High season July 12-August 1
Adult high season $49 usd/$3400 pesos
Adult mid season $39 usd/$2700 pesos
Adult low season $35 usd/$2400 pesos
Cerro Bayo Lift Ticket Prices 2019
You will be issued a one time re-chargeable ski pass with a deposit cost of $100 pesos. Non returnable.
Low season June and September
Mid season July 1-7. July 29-September 1
High season July 8-28
Adult high season $45 usd/$1910 pesos
Adult mid season $36 usd/$1520 pesos
Adult low season $28 usd/$1180 pesos
Cerro Catedral (Bariloche) Lift Ticket Prices 2019
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