Chile has become a popular destination for mountain biking in the past few years, this is no surprise since the country has its 'cordillera' or mountain range running straight through the whole country. There must be hundreds of trails that can be ridden down these mountains, but its peak popularity came when in 2014 the first EWS of the year
was held here in Nevados de Chillan. Riders were blown away with the magnificence of this place 6 hours south from Santiago de Chile, and to little or no surprise it got the award for best enduro race of the year
. We often read about far away epic places that have awesome trails and we see the images of great riders sitting at first on the side of what looks like a far away cabin in the middle of nowhere, maybe a bonfire, bikes parked beside and then the whole story unveils how they rode awesome epic singletracks, well, this place has all of this, but what this place also has is this awesome Bike Park that is the icing on the cake to a epic place like this, it is the perfect compliment to a place that has all that is necessary for great mountain biking. Be warned, the next photo edit was fuelled and conceived with the help of great Chilean wines, asados, good friends and great riding.