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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  • Wonderful experience that you have to do if it comes to Bolivia... much height and the road is dangerous, but drivers know the path to perfection... beautiful views and a hike in height which is exhausting but recommended quite...
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  • This is a very nice and convenient option to explore altitude up to approx 5400m.. there is no other public transport to Chacaltaya. We booked the simple standard tour with the agency Climbing South A...  more »
  • We passed there in 1981 on our honeymoon. When the glacier was still there and there was snow. If I find another picture I post him.
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