Milena reports; "Valle Nevado is thrilled to announce that due to heavy early snowfall, the ski resort will open two weeks before the scheduled date for the 2014 season, this Friday, June 13. While El Niño weather patterns have forecasted favourable snow weather conditions for the central Andes this year, the amount of snow received in the past few weeks has exceeded expectations, and promises an even better season than previously rumoured. Valle Nevado currently has nearly 3 feet of snow, with more snow predicted in the forecast. Valle Nevado's hotels will remain closed until June 27, however most trails, select restaurants and other services will open for day skiers and those lodging in condominiums."
This year there are more reasons than ever to visit Valle Nevado, Chile’s premiere ski resort. Earlier this year Chile joined the U.S. visa waiver program and the $160 reciprocity fee for U.S. visitors has been lifted, making air travel to Chile more convenient and affordable than before. As part of Valle Nevado's USD $150 million Master Development Project that seeks to turn Valle Nevado into the first full service mountain village in the region, the resort announces the inauguration of a new restaurant, La Leñera, serving hearty mountain fare in a cozy lodge setting, as well as two new apartment buildings, El Plomo and Tupungato. These new developments along with the promising winter El Niño has in store are sure to make 2014 at Valle Nevado a season to remember.