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El Colorado

El Colorado is a ski resort about 40 km outside of Santiago, Chile.

Get in[edit]

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 CLP$12,000. 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.





El Colorado ski resort has several restaurants at its base and on the mountain.



  • Colorado Apartment Hotel. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 12:00. Colorado Apart Hotel accommodates two to seven people comfortably, all units include a kitchenette, TV, individual heating thermostats and terraces with spectacular views of the slopes in daylight and the Santiago's lights after dark. Per person rates per week/per night for two people sharing (up to 30% less with more people sharing): June 14-July 5 and Aug 30-Oct 6 US$472/75; July 5-July 12 and July 26-Aug 30 US$768/122; July 12 -July 26 US$875/139. Includes breakfast & dinner, daily cleaning service.
  • [dead link] Refugio Aleman Hostel.

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