The other most recent times were in Chile, but by no way was it planned. Sometimes your day does not go according to plan and you have to breakout the headlamp for some unplanned night skiing off a distant volcano in the high Andes. Exciting, but nothing I would really want to happen again. If it does, I do feel I am prepared. Anyway, if you are interested on where to night ski in South America, here you go. It is not a very big list and the runs are short, but could make for a fun apres ski session with your amigos or an evening with the kids.
Where to Night Ski in Chile
Night Skiing in La Parva
This is actually new for 2015. La Parva, above Santiago, 2,750 meters above sea level, will open night skiing (ski nocturno en Spanish) to the public on the beginner and intermediate runs of Manzanito, La Paloma y Golondrinas. This could be a lot of fun for families staying in La Parva as there are not many family activities at night in La Parva besides a long Latin American style dinner and board games by the fire. For those staying at the lower condos of La Parva this will pretty much be ski in ski out night skiing.
Night Skiing in Farellones
Literally just down the road from La Parva sits the village and small family ski center of Farellones. Occasionally Farellones offers night skiing along with night tubing. I have never seen this actually operate, but they do occasionally offer events such as the Jib Jam at night.
Night Skiing in Termas de Chillan
As a part of Hotel Termas de Chillan’s Mountain Park activities, you can go skiing and snowboarding at night just outside of the hotel. The incline is barely enough to get moving and the run is super short. This would really only be worth doing if you are just beginning to ski or with young children.
Night Skiing in Argentina
Probably the largest domain for night skiing in the Andes is in Las Lenas, Argentina as they claim 2,000 meters of skiable slopes. You can night ski in Las Lenas until 7:30 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays as Minerva and Eros lights up under the massive shadows of the Andes.