Incredible Snow Conditions at Nevados de Chillan

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Wow, what a week at Nevados de Chillan it was, the conditions were incredible. The Women’s Freeride camp was another amazing trip this year, and the snow just kept on coming. There was no escaping the fresh snow and the big smiles all over the resort last week. Currently the deepest snowpack in South America, we…

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Notes From The Field: Nevados de Chillan in July

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Our guide Philippe Gautier, just gave us an update from being on the ground in Nevados de Chillan, Chile: PowderQuest season opener trip day 2: Classic Chillan winter storm, starts warm and will finish cold! Today closed above the novicio (1700m) for wind, snow and very limited visibility. Tim’s luggage was sent back to Hong…

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Whats Up With El Niño?

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We spent quite a bit of time before the South America ski season started reading predictions of severe weather patterns and hoping they find their way to the Andes. Of course we all know that the most accurate form of weather predictions are our windows, but in today’s world we cannot help but to expose…

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South American Resort Opening Days Are Here!

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With the recent play from El Nino bringing heavy snow totals to the Andes region. Resorts are getting ready to open their doors. Check out our list below to find out all of the 2014 South American resorts opening days. ARGENTINA Las Lenas June 20 Chapelco June 20 Cerro Bayo June 28 Catedral June 20 CHILE…

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Latest Storm Precipitation Totals

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The Andes saw plenty of fresh snowfall across the mountains from Argentina to Chile. Latest storm precipitation totals reached over a foot from last in most places to close to two feet as reported by Portillo after last nights storm. Check out a few images from early morning reports direct from the sources in South…

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The return of El Niño For the South American Winter

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It’s been a little while since the hype around El Niño has been brought up in the ski world, but predictions and observations are telling us that we could be seeing one of South America’s biggest winters in regards to precipitation in over a decade. Many of the newspapers in Chile and Argentina are beginning…

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Discount South America Flights From LAN

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Get Great Last Minute Prices on Flights to South America LAN Airlines is offering a great last minute discount South America flights from New York and Miami to both Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires Argentina. You have to act fast though because this promotion requires all travel to be booked either on or before…

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No More Reciprocity Fee in Chile For USA Citizens

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On May 1, 2014 Chile will join a group of 37 countries that are a part of the US visa waiver program. Which is very exciting but what that really means in the world of tourism is the dropping of an entry fee upon arrival for both Chilean’s visiting the US and US citizens visiting…

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Ski Magazine’s Top Ski Resorts in Chile

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Note to readers: This post was originally written in 2011 and has been imported from our previous website. Ski Magazine has given readers a great lowdown on some of the best Chile ski resorts. Read on, or come see for yourself this summer… Portillo Can you say “exclusive”? Portillo Chile is the unique boutique ski…

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Top 5 Things To Do in Buenos Aires With 5 Hours or Less

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Note to readers: This post was originally written in 2012 and has been imported from our previous website. Frequently traveller’s will find themselves with only 5 hours or so to enjoy themselves in Buenos Aires. Timed with departures generally this occurs usually in the mid-day–afternoon and between arrivals and departures from the Aeroparque domestic airport….

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