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. 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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  • July 29, 2017
    The road seems a dangerous thing but drivers are familiar with the route to arrive safely. It's pretty cold so it is advisable to go very well sheltered. The scenery along the way is very beautiful. If you are not accustomed to the height it is important to take a pill before going to prevent motion sickness. Remains little snow what not you can ski but if you climb the mountain. The hostel is careless, is perceptible improvement to be a more inviting target.
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  • July 17, 2017
    For all those that we are not in the form as to make this mountaineering is the solution, would be amazing to go in winter the day is majestic. Dress warmly is no joke the cold is really strong and it is highly recommended to use creams for the face.
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  • July 2, 2017
    First of all, we did this tour with Maya Tours. AVOID AT ALL COST and check with the agency you are booking your tour with if it isn't subcontracting Maya Tours, as they seem to have nearly a monopoly...  more »

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