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Snow in August: Filming in Farellones, Chile

Written on August 18, 2015


Farellones is a village and ski resort nestled in a valley in the Andes Mountains close to other ski areas such as Valle Nevado, El Colorado and La Parva. Farellones currently has only a few ski runs but its cable car system provides access to nearby El Colorado. Between the two, the ski area has a total of 62 runs. Founded in the 1930’s the village is predominately wooden cabins, giving it a unique look.

Farellones is located a 1 hour drive (36km) from Santiago in Chile. It is a great option for Northern Hemisphere productions looking for opposite season snow looks, close to a major film production centre.

Location Permits

Film location permits are required for the three ski resorts and surroundings. Allow at least 5 days for permitting. For shoots that require road closures allow at least 10 days.

When to Shoot?

Snow skiing locations are best from July until October.

Where to Base?

Crew can be based in the resorts or nearby Santiago. Please contact us for discounted accommodation rates.

Crew and Equipment

Chile offers world-class technical and creative crews based in nearby Santiago. Standard and specialised film equipment including snow quads with Russian Arm, large cranes, B3 helicopters with camera mounts, drones, Snowcats, Gripable snowmobiles and snowquads with stabilisers, GoPros and any other gear you might need for a snow-related shoot.

Contact us if you are looking for a reliable film fixer or production service support for your shoot in Farellones. We also have Santiago based directors, videographers, DP’s and photographers.

Images and content courtesy of Chile Fixer.