Valle Nevado doesn't charge an admission fee. So, you can take the road, climb the mountain and arrive in the area where the restaurants and holtels are located. Up to this point, you'll pay nothing and you can play in the snow and make memories recording a video, spending time on the activities you'd like to do locally and access the Ski slopes area.
This is an important historical point that highlights the Spanish influence in the country, it went through several transformations during the decades, going from a stronghold to a cemetery to the Spanish crown during the Reconquista battle. In 1872, it was transformed into a National Park by the governor Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna and today offers a wonderful view of the city. Thus, the most efficient means of transport to reach the place is by taking the subway through lines 1 (red) or 5 (green). The entrance is free from 9AM to 7PM.
It was first built as a house in 1953 by Pablo Neruda, used for meetings with his lover Matilde Urrutia and his friends from the Communist Party. Years later, it was recognized as Neruda's official residence after he got divorced from his wife, Delia Del Carril. Then, the place went through difficult times on September 23, 1973, a few days prior to the military coup, Neruda died and the house was attacked by vandals. Thus, Matilde (his lover) begins to strive to repair all the damage caused, living there until her death in 1985 and, nowadays, the house is currently a museum that preserves several collections, works of Chilean and foreign painters. Opening days are from Tuesdays to Sunday from 10AM to 7PM, the entrance costs about U$9 per person.