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Chacaltaya Ski Resort, La Paz

(4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Admire the view from 5,300 m (17388 ft), and look over the ruins of Chacaltaya Ski Resort. Established in 1939, the ski resort was once a famous sporting venue, and to ski here was a feather in the cap of many snow sports enthusiasts. Formerly the highest ski resort in the world, with the world's highest piste and highest restaurant, the site gradually fell into disrepair. Global warming reduced the skiable area at the site each year, until now all that remains is the hut and the view, as well as a little snow on the slopes. Be mindful of the altitude when planning your visit. Use our La Paz trip itinerary builder to visit Chacaltaya Ski Resort on your trip to La Paz, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The place is loud, but is worth knowing, was one of the highest ski slopes in the world today by natural and man-made problems climate change offers its visitors beautiful views of the city of La Paz, El Alto, Lake Titicaca, but need to have breath.
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  • From La Paz, you can take a minibus or a taxi that will bring you to Chacaltaya. The road is beautiful and the views are very numerous. Arriving on the scene, you can also walk for 1/4 hour to reach Lake... If you are in La Paz, remember Chacaltaya, it's a trip to if you like mountain... In the Sagarnaga Street, agencies do not lack to get there... PS: do not by wet season from November to April. Prefer June July August, September... The rest at your own risk
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  • The path to the arrival is rather winding and with many cliffs. Due to the time it blew a lot and was very cold. The thin air makes it difficult to climb, but it easy to get to the peak. From the moment we started the climb to the Summit the weather closed suddenly and it snowed quite a bit-which made the back down that road a rather tense for all those who were inside the bus, due to snowdrifts. Ride more than recommended.
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