With deep snowfall as early as April this year, the Central Chilean Andes ski resorts have built up very impressive early season bases of snow compared to previous years. The ski lifts in Central Chile have opened or are opening as much as 42 days earlier this season compared to 2015.
When you buy a seasons ski pass at any ski resort, you are rolling the dice. It seems this season around Santiago, season pass holders have hit the lottery. With recent snowfall as deep as 9-10 feet in some areas, June skiing is going to be one of the best on record.
Not impressed? How about this photo of the road to Portillo currently creating huge buzz on social media.
El Colorado June 1, 2016
The first ski resort to open in South America this season, El Colorado’s lifts started spinning 42 days earlier than 2015! Conditions are prime and currently 9 ski lifts are running. One of the better starts in recent history.
La Parva June 9, 2016
El Colorado’s neighboring resort, La Parva is preparing for their opening on June 9th. In 2015 they opened July 14th. Local’s and tourists catching early flights down are loving it.
Valle Nevado June 10, 2016
Valle Nevado will crank up their chairlifts and gondola to the public 35 days earlier than 2015. If you are lucky enough to be in Chile on June 10th, you might want to change any plans you have and head to 10,000 feet for some dry Andean cold smoke powder. Can’t make it down until August? Check out some great trips visiting these ski destinations.
Portillo June 18, 2016
World famous Portillo was hammered with 9-10 feet of snow over a 7 day period last week. They have stellar conditions and are preparing to open June 18th. One month earlier in comparison to 2015. It’s game on in the Andes amigos!