For Chile, Santiago is the gateway ski city. Valle Nevado is about a 90-minute drive/ride, and is part of the Tres Valles ski resorts (Valle Nevado, El Colorado, La Parva). Portillo is about two hours from the airport, and offers views of Mount Aconcagua, the tallest peak in the Americas (22,837 ft). For Argentina, fly into Bariloche, a spectacular small city in the lake district. From there you can ski Cerro Catedral’s plentiful terrain and amazing tree skiing (trees are completely lacking in the northern areas). Head north a few hours to ski Chapelco and Cerro Bayo, and eat the best ice cream in the world in the charming little base towns of San Martin de Los Andes and Villa La Angostura. Transfer services are available from the airports to the resorts.