Last Night’s Villarrica Volcano Eruption in Chile

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PowderQuest wants to thank everyone that reached out to us via email and social media for their concerns after last night’s eruption of Volcano Villarrica (9,380 feet above sea level) near Pucon, Chile. Thankfully everyone is fine and Chile’s most active volcano has calmed after last night’s scare.  We hope things will remain stable. Despite…

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The Best Women’s Ski Camps Ranked by TGR

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Teton Gravity Research, a leader in action sports media, has recently released a list of what they consider the best ski camps for women on the planet. The women’s ski clinics that made the cut, have offerings from January to August and focus on improving your skills in a low pressure environment with other ladies….

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Incredible Snow Conditions at Nevados de Chillan


Wow, what a week at Nevados de Chillan it was, the snow conditions were incredible. The Women’s Ski 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,…

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Notes From The Field: Nevados de Chillan in July


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?


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!


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


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


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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