El Colorado | Rocky Mountain Getaways | Lodging and Ski Vacation Packages


El Colorado Ski Center sits between Valle Nevado and La Parva among the "Three Valleys of the Andes" located less than 45 kilometers from Santiago. El Colorado is the oldest ski resorts in Chile. This family ski vacation favorite offers 20 lifts, and over 2,400 acres of terrain geared towards beginners and intermediates, but also delivers spectacular steep chutes for advanced skiers. When combined with Valle Nevado and La Parva, the three interconnected resorts represent the largest amount of skiable surface area in South America. Our South American ski vacation experts are dedicated to providing you with the most memorable Chilean ski package and can also customize your vacation to include excursions to explore the Chilean culture and coast.

  • The Mountain: El Colorado is a family friendly mountain. There are ample trails for beginners, and wide open cruising slopes for intermediate skiers. Experts will enjoy the back steeps, or take off for the accessible backcountry. El Colorado’s ability to link with Valle Nevado and La Parva allow it to offer access to South America's most expansive resort and backcountry ski terrain.
  • The Resort: There are two villages, and all services are located in one central building known as "El Parado." To fully enjoy your Chilean resort experience, a day in Santiago is a must- shopping, museums, and culture.
  • Lodging: El Colorado offers a variety of loding options including slopeside accommodations with sweeping views of Santiago, cozy cabins, relaxed apartments, and- of course- there’s all of Santiago from which to choose. Whatever your preference Rocky Mountain Getaways’ South American ski vacation experts will uncover the best lodging at the best rates for your Chilean ski adventure.
  • Dining: Enjoy the handful of restaurants and cafes at the base of the El Colorado Resort, but be sure to head into Santiago for some exquisite Chilean cuisine.
  • Activities: Activities include snowshoe trekking, mountaineering courses, and cross-country and randonee tours.
  • Getting There: El Colorado is a short- about 30 mile- drive from Santiago. Rocky Mountain Getaways’ Chilean travel specialists will book your flight, secure your rental car, and get you there quickly- often in time to ski the day you arrive.




Hi Tench,

Next time we plan a ski trip, I will call you as you provided the best service I could have ever asked for! I will write a review on trip adviser, and where ever else I can locate a review opportunity. Beaver Run was the perfect location and all check-in/out was smooth and hassle free. Thank you for your help - we all had a great time and appreciate your attentiveness and help.

Phil C.

We all had a great time in Snowmass and were very fortunate with the snow conditions and morning powder. The mountain wasn't as I remember it as so much has changed since I was there in 1986 & 1997.  We will definitely use your services again and recommend you (David) Down Under. 

Nick from WI

Elisabeth, You did good work for me and my family.  The vacation home in Steamboat was perfect. All the pre-work with tickets/rentals and the car is much appreciated.   I could've spent a few hours searching the web, but you knew the location and vendors better than I.

Nick Jensen

Elisabeth, You did good work for me and my family. The Retreatia home in Steamboat was perfect. All the pre-work with tickets/rentals and the car is much appreciated. I could've spent a few hours searching the web, but you knew the location and vendors better than I.

Thank you again!

Dan V.

I have to tell you David, I own a real estate sales company with over 55 sales people and my company was # 1 in NJ for all of REMAXs 170 offices for commissions. I tell you that because I have some great sales people and I just wanted to say, you are a great salesperson. You have a great, calm friendly demeanor and your follow up over the years has been impeccable. I have given your name and info to quite a few people over the years and will continue to do so. Kudos on a job well done from one sales professional to another.

Ginny W.

DavidEverything was great! We could not have had such a smooth, pre-planned Park City ski vacation without your help. We really appreciate all of your help. The kids did AWESOME skiing and we all had a wonderful time full of great family memories!

Thank you!


Tammy B.

LisaWe had the BEST trip ever!!  We can't wait to go again!!  My husband loved the ski equipment delivery.  We have never done that before but now won't do it any other way.  :) Thanks again for all your help with our Copper Mountain ski trip.  I will be in touch to plan our trip next year!! 


Steve A.

LisaThanks so much for the follow up, as a fellow sales professional it is always noticed and appreciated! The trip was amazing and everything went off without a hitch, heck, it even snowed the whole time we were there!  You will have a tough bar to get over for next year as a follow up to this homerun! 


Dan Campbell

We  had a great trip Breckenridge.  The weather was great so were on the slopes from all day every day of the trip. One of my favorite memories was hanging out catching some rays in beach chairs mid slope at 10,000 feet.  Initially when we started planning for this Ski trip were going make all of our own arrangements.... We decided to call Rocky Mountain Getaways to see what they could offer.... Initially we received several vacation packages to choose from and we picked the one that seemed to be the best for our family. While were on the trip and after whole family felt we could not have made a better choice.  Eric - you and Rocky Mountain getaways made the whole process very convenient easy - We are so glad you we didn't try plan the vacation ourselves.  We will definitely use Rocky Mountain getaways for our next trip out west. 
Thanks for everything you did to make this a great vacation. 


Brenda L.

Jinger, We had a FABULOUS time.  It was great!  I want to thank you for all your help in planning this trip.  You have been a pleasure to work with.  You have gone over and above to answer all of my questions and provide additional information when necessary.  Thank you again for all that you have done for my family and myself. 

Bonnie S.

"From the get go, Jinger had our plans dialed right down to the smallest of details. We arrived, checked-in hit the slopeside hot tub and THEN we knew we could relax and enjoy our annual ski vacation. Thanks for all the help!"


We had a great vacation to Steamboat. The snow conditions were amazing. It snowed every day but one while we were there. Temperatures were good also. The accommodations were great. Very nice unit and extremely convenient. We would definitely stay in this unit again. The staff were very nice and helpful. Your description of the unit and location was spot on.  

Thank you for your help David and I look forward to working with you again. 

Elena P.

... Just wanted to give you a big THANK YOU for such a superb job of reserving and arranging everything for our vacation!