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South America

When to Ski in Chile and Argentina

Typically, during average snowfall years, ski season in Chile and Argentina runs from mid-June to mid-October. Some years, ski touring or “skinning” is possible as late as November. However, if yo...

Typically, during average snowfall years, ski season in Chile and Argentina runs from mid-June to mid-October. Some year...

Best Resorts in Chile and Argentina

Didn’t get your fix of powder and fresh tracks this winter? You can still make it happen in 2018 down south this summer. While North American resorts are celebrating the end of the season across the...

Didn’t get your fix of powder and fresh tracks this winter? You can still make it happen in 2018 down south this summe...

Why you should spend your 2017 tax refund on a ski trip

According to the IRS, the average tax refund for 2017 is $2,763*, which is a nice chunk of change to put towards an unforgettable ski trip in 2018-19 or even this summer in South America. We know you ...

According to the IRS, the average tax refund for 2017 is $2,763*, which is a nice chunk of change to put towards an unfo...

Chile’s iconic resorts: Valle Nevado vs. Portillo

To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline and surrounded by dramatic ridge lines where condors hover and sunsets splash vi...

To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline ...

Heaviest snowfall since 2007 hits Santiago + surrounding ski resorts

Locals in Santiago, Chile awoke to a rare sight this past Saturday: snow. Reportedly the heaviest snowfall the Chilean capital has seen since 2007, the snow measured up to two inches in some areas and...

Locals in Santiago, Chile awoke to a rare sight this past Saturday: snow. Reportedly the heaviest snowfall the Chilean c...

Top South American resorts are officially open for skiing

This weekend, it's official! The two top South American ski resorts of Portillo and Valle Nevado will be fully operational. Valle Nevado turned on the bullwheel for skiing nearly a month early, due to...

This weekend, it's official! The two top South American ski resorts of Portillo and Valle Nevado will be fully operation...

Valle Nevado is opening early

The Chilean ski resort of Valle Nevado recently announced they'll be opening one month early due to "abundant pre-season snow." Over the past two weeks, the Andes received several bountiful snow storm...

The Chilean ski resort of Valle Nevado recently announced they'll be opening one month early due to "abundant pre-season...

Hot springs in the Andes Mountains

Written By Morgan Tilton Soaking in natural hot springs has been a cultural practice for humans around the world for centuries, and for some, thousands of years. The oldest sites discovered are thoug...

Written By Morgan Tilton Soaking in natural hot springs has been a cultural practice for humans around the world for ce...

Video: skiing Portillo’s Super C

Accessed from the top of Roca Jack slingshot lift, Super C rewards those willing to make the challenging hike with 5,600 vertical feet of skiing and incredible snow conditions.Aspen-based, pro-ski...

Accessed from the top of Roca Jack slingshot lift, Super C rewards those willing to make the challenging hike with 5,600...

The legend of Portillo’s Inca Lake

Legend has it that Portillo's Inca Lake or Luguna del Incas is enchanted, and on some nights you can hear eerie, mournful cries across the Lake. The origin of these cries is fabled to come from the sp...

Legend has it that Portillo's Inca Lake or Luguna del Incas is enchanted, and on some nights you can hear eerie, mournfu...

13 things you need to know about Portillo Chile

If you've been musing over making your first South America ski trip happen this summer, it's high time you brush up on your ski resort knowledge on one of Chile's most popular destinations: Portillo. ...

If you've been musing over making your first South America ski trip happen this summer, it's high time you brush up on y...

11 surprising things about Valle Nevado

Situated at 9,839 feet in the Andes Mountains and all above treeline, Valle Nevado is Chile's most popular—and largest—ski resort, yet there are some key things about this impressive destination t...

Situated at 9,839 feet in the Andes Mountains and all above treeline, Valle Nevado is Chile's most popular—and largest...