Why The Pros Love Snowboarding and Skiing South of the Equator

Jake Blauvelt

Traveling is an amazing thing. You learn, laugh and live more when you keep moving around the planet. Professional skiers and snowboarders travel the world searching for snow, new terrain and new adventures. We reached out to a group of well known pro skiers and snowboarders to get their thoughts when all asked the same…

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Current Ski Conditions in Patagonia Argentina

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June 18, 2015 – Early season snowfall around the Patagonia ski centers and backcountry has created quite a bit of buzz as the 2015 ski season is about to kick off in Southern Argentina and Chile.  Several ski areas including Las Lenas, Cerro Bayo, and Chapelco open this weekend, June 20th. PowderQuest ski guide and…

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June Snow in Chile and Argentina

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June 9, 2015:  The landscape has changed in the Andes of Chile and Argentina over that past few days.  Moderate to heavy snow fell from Las Lenas to Bariloche in Argentina and from Nevados de Chillan south to Northern Patagonia in Chile.  While the resorts further north are still waiting for their share of the…

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The Closest Ski Resorts to Buenos Aires


What is the closest ski resort to Buenos Aires? A popular city destination here in South America, if you want to mix some city flavor with skiing then it is totally understandable that you would ask where you can do this in proximity to Buenos Aires. However, “close” is a relative word down here where…

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Patagonia Winter Nears With Fresh Snow May 21st

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As Memorial Day Weekend arrives, and summertime becomes a focus for many, Argentina’s Patagonia has a different feel.  Patagonia winter officially kicks off in 1 month from today, June 21, 2015.  It looks like it could be a big one thanks to the climatic changes of El Nino gaining strength.  As you can see from…

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Welcome Claire Smallwood to Our Team of Ladies Ski Clinic Coaches!


Bienvenidos Claire Smallwood to the 2015 PowderQuest team of talented female ski coaches for our ladies ski clinics in Chile!  She will be working with Ingrid Backstrom this August in Chillan for our 4th annual female ski clinic in the Andes. Claire Smallwood is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of SheJumps, a nonprofit dedicated to…

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