El Colorado is a ski resort about 40 km outside of Santiago, Chile. It has restaurants, equipment rental, and ski and snowboard schools.
El Colorado is easily accessible form Santiago by car or bus. Numerous companies offer service between different points in Santiago and El Colorado, and a round trip ticket usually costs around 12,000 pesos. El Colorado is only accessible by a narrow mountain route with over 20 switchbacks. Motorists should also be sure to check whether the road is operating in both directions; on weekends during the winter season, the road often operates in one direction (towards El Colorado in the morning, and back to Santiago in the afternoon).
All parts of the hamlet of El Colorado are accessible by foot. During the season, the ski resort operates a shuttle connecting the hamlet with the mountain base.
- Ski lift tickets. Day ticket: 65 years or older 40,800 pesos, 25 to 64 years old 54,000 pesos, 13 to 24 years old 40,80 pesos0, 5 to 12 years old 35,900 pesos, 0 to 4 years old 9,000 pesos.
El Colorado ski resort has several restaurants at its base and on the mountain.
- Colorado Apartment Hotel (at the base of El Colorado Ski center, south of parking lot at 10 m away from chair lift El Cururo), ☏ +56 2 2246 7398. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 11:00. Colorado Apart Hotel accommodates two to seven people comfortably, all units include a kitchenette, TV, Wi-Fi, individual heating thermostats and terraces with spectacular views of the slopes in daylight and the Santiago's lights after dark. Restaurant, equipment rental. Includes breakfast & dinner, daily cleaning service.