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Termas de Chillán
is a town located 82 km east of the Chile
Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...
an city of Chillán
Chillán is a city in the Biobío Region of Chile located about south of the country's capital, Santiago, near the geographical center of the country. It is the capital of Ñuble Province and, with a population of approximately 170,000 people , the most populated urban center of this province...
. It has a ski center and three hotels.
The ski resort is located 1,650 meters above sea level
Mean sea level is a measure of the average height of the ocean's surface ; used as a standard in reckoning land elevation...
and has 11 lifts serving 28 marked trails, and a total of 35 km runs over 10,000 hectares of terrain. In the center is South America's longest ski run, Las Tres Marias, which has a total length of 13 km.
Termas de Chillán is also known for its hot spring
A hot spring is a spring that is produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater from the Earth's crust. There are geothermal hot springs in many locations all over the crust of the earth.-Definitions:...
s, with average temperatures of 60 C. The waters of these spas are sulfaltadas and contain iron, sulfur, manganese, magnesium and potassium, among other minerals. In addition are middle mineralization.