PHOTO TOUR: Winter Arrives in South America as Opening Day Approaches

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Not long now… Credit: Valle Nevado

Last week a couple of storms left a dusting of snow across South America ski areas, but this latest system has been far more generous. Resorts across Chile and Argentina have received up to a foot and more over the last day or so as opening day approaches.

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The Andes looking good right now… Credit: Ski Portillo

Valle Nevado in Chile, who are targetting an opening date of 22nd June, just received 13″ with another 8″ in the forecast. Ski Portillo received 10″ and both Nevados and La Parva over a foot.

In Argentina, Las Lenas had 13″ dumped on them, with the same again forecast over the next week or so. Cerro Catedral received 7″, with a nice 24″ forecast over the next few days.

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WInter is coming! Credit: Cero Catedral

Resorts open as and when conditions permit, so nailing down exact dates can prove quite difficult. These are the current dates available.

Opening Dates for Chile Ski Resorts

  • El Colorado:  June 2019
  • La Parva: June 28, 2019
  • Valle Nevado: June 22, 2019
  • Portillo: June 22, 2019
  • Nevados de Chillan: June 22, 2019
  • Corralco: June 15, 2019
  • Arpa Cat-skiing: TBA
  • Pucon: TBA
  • Antillanca: TBA
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Credit: Ski Portillo

Opening Dates for Argentina Ski Resorts

  • 
Las Leñas: 15th June
  • Chapelco: 15th June
  • Catedral Alta Patagonia: 15th June
  • Cerro Bayo: 22nd June
  • La Hoya: June
  • Cerro Castor: June
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Credit: Las Leñas
South America, argentina, chile
Credit: Las Leñas