Santiago is the capital and economic centre of Chile. With its museums, events, theaters, restaurants, bars and other entertainment and cultural opportunities, it is the political and cultural centre of the country. Its central location makes it a convenient base point to further explore the country. Source: WikiTravel.
Population of around 6 millions habs.
Continental Mediterranean climate with rainy winters (May - September) and a long dry season.
Ski resorts are located about 56km (30 miles) to the east of central Santiago, only 44km from Las Condes area of Santiago, and 71km from the Santiago International Airport.