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One of the most striking features of the skiing above Valle Nevado is a series of classic couliors. For Image Quest students looking to capture the…

One of the most striking features of the skiing above Valle Nevado is a series of classic couliors. For Image Quest students looking to capture the interplay of light, rock and action, this zone is the ultimate location to nail the shot. Here Tom Winter does his part for Image Quest student Caroline Van T Hoff to get the shot.

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Tucked below Valle Nevado is the spiritual home of Chilean skiing, Farellones. With a funky vibe, diverse inhabitants and outstanding views of the…

Tucked below Valle Nevado is the spiritual home of Chilean skiing, Farellones. With a funky vibe, diverse inhabitants and outstanding views of the Andes, it’s the best ski town you’ve never heard of.

Rugged terrain with stomach-in-throat steeps is a hallmark of Valle Nevado’s sidecountry. Here Tom Winter takes advantage of yet another easy-access…

Rugged terrain with stomach-in-throat steeps is a hallmark of Valle Nevado’s sidecountry. Here Tom Winter takes advantage of yet another easy-access chute.

Image Quest student Sebastian Munoz hails from Santiago, with a keen eye for light, shadow and composition, he’s now assisting the Image Quest photo…

Image Quest student Sebastian Munoz hails from Santiago, with a keen eye for light, shadow and composition, he’s now assisting the Image Quest photo camps with on the ground logistics.

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Colorado native (and Image Quest student) Polly Babcock took her skills from the University of Colorado, added her lessons from Image Quest and now…

Colorado native (and Image Quest student) Polly Babcock took her skills from the University of Colorado, added her lessons from Image Quest and now works in New York City.

In Chile, there’s nothing quite like a Pisco Sour. And there’s no better Pisco Sour than the ones they pour at Valle Nevado’s La Fourchette.

In Chile, there’s nothing quite like a Pisco Sour. And there’s no better Pisco Sour than the ones they pour at Valle Nevado’s La Fourchette.

Big terrain and excellent conditions allow skiers at Valle Nevado to open it up.

Big terrain and excellent conditions allow skiers at Valle Nevado to open it up.

Fine dining is par for the course at Valle Nevado. The ski area features six restaurants including La Fourchette, renowned for its stunning views and…

Fine dining is par for the course at Valle Nevado. The ski area features six restaurants including La Fourchette, renowned for its stunning views and menu featuring gourmet Mediterranean cuisine and premium wines.

Image Quest student Caroline Van T Hoff dances between light and shadow.

Image Quest student Caroline Van T Hoff dances between light and shadow.

Yup, you can even get your inner yogi on at Valle Nevado.

Yup, you can even get your inner yogi on at Valle Nevado.

An Image Quest instructor sets up a turn in creamy spring snow. With a variety of exposures and aspects, it’s possible to find untracked snow in…

An Image Quest instructor sets up a turn in creamy spring snow. With a variety of exposures and aspects, it’s possible to find untracked snow in Valle Nevado long after the last storm.

A popular training location for ski teams and ski academies, Valle Nevado attracts an international field of some of the world’s best athletes. Here…

A popular training location for ski teams and ski academies, Valle Nevado attracts an international field of some of the world’s best athletes. Here the next generation of champions takes a break after training to enjoy one of Valle’s many decks.

Nighttime grooming operations leave streaks of light across the slopes at Valle Nevado as the last of the sun catches the glaciated peak of El Plomo.

Nighttime grooming operations leave streaks of light across the slopes at Valle Nevado as the last of the sun catches the glaciated peak of El Plomo.

The sun sets on one of Valle’s classic conical sub-peaks.Find out about Image Quest photo camp.

The sun sets on one of Valle’s classic conical sub-peaks.

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