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El Colorado is a ski resort about 40 km outside of Santiago, Chile. It has restaurants, equipment rental, and ski and snowboard schools.

Get in[edit]

El Colorado

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).

Get around[edit]

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.

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