Shopping in Valle Nevado, Chile
Those who go to Valle Nevado to practice winter sports will need some special equipment and clothing. The ski resort offers everything necessary for sportsmen, both for rent and for purchase. On site, there are several stores selling thermal sweaters to ski equipment. You do n’t have to worry about anything until you get there. However, it is worth bearing in mind that the stores in Valle Nevado have slightly higher prices than those found in Santiago.
Stores also appeal to those looking for just a new winter accessory. For this reason, even if you are not a sportsman, take the opportunity to purchase new pieces for the wardrobe, especially the thermal ones, which are so difficult to find in Brazil. The main brands available in Valle Nevado are: The North Face, Burton, Columbia, Top Ski, Three Monkey Eye Wear, DC Shoes, Roxy, Patagonia, POC, Quicksilver Billabong, Go Pro, Rockford and Valle Nevado’s own brand. All shops are located in the hotel area.
For those who chose to stay in the apartments available in Valle Nevado, a small grocery store can help. The Mini Market del Valle operates in a tent and sells basic items for guests and visitors. You will find there drinks, fast food, spices, cleaning products and personal hygiene. Nothing too elaborate, but the options cater to a traveler of just a few days. Drinks are cheaper when compared to hotels. However, it will be more advantageous to make a basic purchase in Santiago before moving up to Valle Nevado.
For winter clothing Shopping in Santiago, Mall Sport is a good option. Located on the access road to Valle Nevado, the mall is specialized in adventure sports shops and certainly offers everything needed for a few days in the snow. The largest mall in Santiago is Parque Arauco ; it’s easy to find stores like The North Face, Columbia and others specializing in winter clothing and sportswear. The mall is also on the way between Arturo Merino Benitez Airport and Valle Nevado station.