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Chacaltaya Ski Resort, La Paz
(4.6/5 based on 220+ 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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  • It was the highest ski resort in the world until 2009, when its glacier has melted. Still remains one of the most must-see attractions on the outskirts of La Paz, since the tours take you to well close to the 5000 meters above sea level. From there it runs along a track of less than 1 hour until one of its peaks at 5300 m above sea level, where there is one of the most beautiful views of the Andes, with various desert regions and snowy peaks. On clear days you can see Lake Titicaca. You must be in good physical shape and acclimatized to do track, however. Some people can't even get out of their cars due to evil.
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  • In the old days was one of 20 years ago, where the well-known ski mountain began to dissolve, as now just plain sad to go to the mountain jeonraghae. La Paz in nearby cities El Al again where you can go from the Valley of the Moon tour from a travel agent with a visible or, where upon proceed only in order to visit 80 view (12, 800 South Korean money won) when you can go and pay to air the true serenity.
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  • Great tour! Great view and landscapes during the trip to Chacaltaya. Once in the mountains need a little effort to get to the top but the truth that is worth! Find snow on a extra was a gift! Beauty!
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