Valle Nevado is a ski resort located high in the Chilean Andes. The slopes accessed from this resort tower over 17,000 feet. Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas, is nearby and climbs to a height of 22,841 feet. Valle Nevado offers challenging runs during its season from June to October. The winter’s chill appeals to wealthy North Americans sapped by the summer’s heat.
|Location of Valle Nevado in the Andes.||Hotel Valle Nevado|
|Valle Nevado backcountry skiing||Heli-skiing. Wade offers the pilot more money to land above the chopper’s rated ceiling. Is it safe?|
|Avalanche! Maggie hears a muffled thunk. A mass of snow — a white freight train — bears down on her.||Valle Nevado, Chile. Bryce and Wade try to outrun the avalanche. Will they succeed?|