From slopes to sand: Chile Ski & Mexico Beach
Valle Nevado & Punta Nizuc
A marriage made in heaven perfect for a little gentle boasting: begin by skiing the powder slopes of the Chilean Andes amid soaring condors, followed by relaxing on the powdery white sand of Mexico's Punta Nizuc, easily combined with direct flight routes.
At a Glance
Perfect combination of champagne powder in the Andes and the sultry beaches of Mexico
Skiing in August? Enjoy making your friends green with envy
Options to extend by adding other ski areas or a stay in Chilean wine country
An enormous variety of ski-able terrain from winding runs to moghul fields and chutes, accessed by lift or helicopter
Pamper yourselves at the end on the picture perfect white sand beaches of Mexico's Caribbean coast
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The Chilean Andes are a superb winter playground and offer some of the best skiing conditions on earth. Combine this with some down time on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and you have a recipe for the ultimate summer vacation.
Begin by flying into Santiago and heading straight into the Andes to stay at Valle Nevado. Here, among the majesty of the high Andes, is the largest Valle skiable terrain in the Americas. The resort was designed with the expertise of the French and there is an excellent lift system providing access to pistes for all abilities. There is also a great deal of off-piste action possible and, for added excitement, there is an excellent heli-skiing program allowing you to discover glaciers and spectacular descents in the company of expert guides.
Return to Santiago and fly direct to Cancun on Mexico's Riviera Maya where you will be able to indulge in some serious relaxation and pampering. A short 10-minute drive form the airport will bring you to Nizuc Resort & Spa, an ultra-luxurious property with fantastic facilities and one of the most beautiful stretches of sand. Make the most of doing nothing at all, whilst in between, dining at the many on-site restaurants and tucking into fresh ceviche accompanied by a sweet tamarind margarita. For those who feel inclined to get out and explore, the Rivera Maya is rich with Mayan ruins, fantastic diving spots and cenotes for snorkeling. Travel in July and August also coincides with whale shark season so please speak to a specialist if you would like to arrange a snorkeling trip.
Please see our Original Itinerary below. Do note that the ski season in Chile runs from late June to September. It is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
Location & Directions
Valle Nevado & Punta Nizuc
First to the Valle Nevado Ski Resort and The Hotel Valle Nevado which is situated adjacent to the slopes. After four nights, return to Santiago to connect with your direct flight to Cancun where you will be met and privately transferred to the luxurious Nizuc Hotel & Spa, conveniently located a 10-minute drive from Cancun Airport.
When to go
The ski season in Chile runs from late June through to the end of September, with peak prices in July and early August. The best time to combine skiing in Chile with Mexico's Caribbean coast is July or August to get the best of the powder and the best of the Caribbean weather before the wettest months of September or October.