The start of the 2017 ski season in South America is already underway thanks to multiple May snowstorms dropping deep snow in the Central Andes of Chile and Argentina. When do the ski resorts in South America open? As a rule of thumb, ski resorts in Chile and Argentina generally open in mid to late June, and on a good year, as early as late May. 2017 is shaping up to be an exceptional start considering El Colorado opened on May 19th.
Below are the start dates. If it is not marked as “confirmed”, the date still depends on snow and weather conditions. Check back for updates.
Opening Dates for Chile Ski Resorts
El Colorado May 19, 2017. Confirmed. First ski area to open in the Southern Hemisphere for 2017.
La Parva May 26, 2017 Confirmed
Valle Nevado May 26, 2017 For day skiers. Confirmed. Hotel 3 Puntas and Puerta del Sol opening June 23.
Nevados de Chillan June 22, 2017 Confirmed
Portillo June 24, 2017 Confirmed
Corralco June 23, 2017 Confirmed
Arpa Catskiing 24 June, 2017 Confirmed. Open weekends only until July 8.
Pucon early July, 2017 TBA
Antillanca June 17, 2017 Confirmed
Opening Dates for Argentina Ski Resorts
Las Lenas June 10, 2017 (beginner slopes only). June 17, 2017 hotels and slopes. Confirmed
Chapelco June 24, 2017 Confirmed
Cerro Bayo June 24, 2017 Confirmed
Catedral Alta Patagonia June 27th partial opening. Official opening July 1, 2017. Confirmed
La Hoya July 1, 2017 Confirmed
Cerro Castor June 23, 2017 Confirmed
Read more about the ski resorts in The Andes.