Chacaltaya Ski Resort, La Paz

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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. Add Chacaltaya Ski Resort and other attractions to your La Paz trip itinerary using our La Paz trip planning app .
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  • My first experience with snow it was, didn't have so much snow when I went and it was very tiring climb, but the view was worth every palpitada of the heart.
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  • The Chacaltaya, proudly, already was the highest ski slope in the world ", (above 5000 metres) with the top covered by heavy snow. Today, is a peak with little snow and a beautiful view of the city and the andes.
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  • We did this tour in a professional but many minibus takes you to this site. The former ski resort (now the melted glacier) is 5300 m. the view is fantastic and it is a station of the air pollution (and yes even there) but that tourists cannot visit. Attention when there is snow to avoid to take the bus, it's a little dangerous and we went in 4 x 4.
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