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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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  • First I had to persuade the locals in La Paz that this place actually existed. They all denied this. But after days of probing, I found someone to drive me + partner up. Once we got to the top, for le...  more »
  • I loved the tour to the Chacaltaya. I loved a lot of snow! But it certainly is a tour does not recommend to who is suffering with high-altitude sickness. You of a step and your body tires in a weird way. lol when I went there was snow and I had vista, just snow (white). The car stalled, wet clothes, walk ... but still loved it! Don't go expecting luxury! Go and enjoy what you have! Rain or shine is undoubtedly a beautiful place! I loved it and recommend it!
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  • Access is difficult to track. I have not climbed up to the peak. The weather was closed and snowing a lot. So I was at the beginning of the trail, because the visibility was very low. It's beautiful, Valley super worth going.
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