Those who go to Valle Nevado to practice winter sports
will need some special equipment and clothing. The ski
resort offers everything necessary for sportsmen, both
for rent and for purchase. On site, there are several
stores selling thermal sweaters to ski equipment. You do
n't have to worry about anything until you get there.
However, it is worth bearing in mind that the stores in
Valle Nevado have slightly higher prices than those
found in Santiago. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage sweaters.
Stores also appeal to those looking
for just a new winter accessory. For this reason, even
if you are not a sportsman, take the opportunity to
purchase new pieces for the wardrobe, especially the
thermal ones, which are so difficult to find in Brazil.
The main brands available in Valle Nevado are: The North
Face, Burton, Columbia, Top Ski, Three Monkey Eye Wear,
DC Shoes, Roxy, Patagonia, POC, Quicksilver Billabong,
Go Pro, Rockford and Valle Nevado's own brand. All shops
are located in the hotel area.
For those who chose to stay in the apartments
available in Valle Nevado, a small grocery store can
help. The Mini Market del Valle operates in a tent and
sells basic items for guests and visitors. You will find
there drinks, fast food, spices, cleaning products and
personal hygiene. Nothing too elaborate, but the options
cater to a traveler of just a few days. Drinks are
cheaper when compared to hotels. However, it will be
more advantageous to make a basic purchase in Santiago
before moving up to Valle Nevado.
For winter clothing Shopping in Santiago,
Mall Sport is a good option. Located on the
access road to Valle Nevado, the mall is specialized in
adventure sports shops and certainly offers everything
needed for a few days in the snow. The largest mall in
Santiago is Parque Arauco ; it’s easy
to find stores like The North Face, Columbia and others
specializing in winter clothing and sportswear. The mall
is also on the way between Arturo Merino Benitez Airport
and Valle Nevado station.