Farellones, Chile is one of the largest ski villages in the southern hemisphere. It is only a 45 minute drive from Santiago. The two smaller ski resorts, La Parva and El Colorado are 5 and 6km away, respectively. The area is known for great weather, with 70 percent of the days being clear weather. The snow is really dry due to crystalline structuring, making it one of the best areas in the world for winter activities. Holiday lodging is everywhere, including upscale European styled villa rentals, as it is a huge resort destination.
The median temperature for the area is about 14 degrees Celsius. Temperatures range from -17 degrees, to 27 degrees depending on the elevation. There are two seasons, the wet and the dry. Due to the high elevation there is snow year round, for ski enthusiasts to flock to for winter enjoyment during the summer months. The best months to visit are June through to September.
Whether you come to Farellones to ski, or simply to visit a well known destination, Swiss alps style condo rentals, apartment rentals, and chalet rentals are abundant for those looking for vacation rentals and accommodations. There are also villa rentals that will fit the whole family, for economic pricing. Vacation rentals are found in both the town, and the mountains. Things to do in the area include: skiing, snow catting, hiking, snow shoeing, and ice skating. Vacation rentals in the area have a beautiful Swiss influence, which really gets the European flavour across, especially in the chalet rentals.
There are accommodations and vacation rentals for every budget, from small apartment rentals to the luxurious chalets and villas. Budget travelers can generally find smaller cabins or lodging for rent. Keep in mind the seasons in Chile are backwards from the North, so the best time to go is our summer time. This is also when accommodation is the most expensive, so look for deals on the off season if your wanting to save a bit of money.