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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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  • Nice view of La paz, including, vero Lake Titicaca, where the weather is open. Must be adapted to altitude, because many do not take advantage of the tour due to its high altitude.
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  • If you like to go somewhere unique, remote, stark and beautiful, this is the destination. High up in the Andes, this was once the highest operating ski slope in the world, 20 miles from the highest co...  more »
  • It's a nice ride. We can't take up the Chacaltaya because of strong wind and high-altitude sickness, but still have a lovely view and it was worth it.
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