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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...

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...

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...

Why you should spend your tax refund on a ski trip

According to the IRS, the average tax refund for 2016 is $2,860*, which is a nice chunk of change to put towards an unforgettable ski trip in 2017-18 or even this summer in South America. We know you ...

According to the IRS, the average tax refund for 2016 is $2,860*, which is a nice chunk of change to put towards an unfo...

Another big snow storm in South America

We're happy to share that South America is in the throws of yet another big snow storm. Over the past three days, Chilean and Argentinian ski resorts have received upwards of 3 feet of snow, and the s...

We're happy to share that South America is in the throws of yet another big snow storm. Over the past three days, Chilea...

Everything you need to know about Portillo’s crazy slingshot lifts

For expert to advanced skiers and snowboarders, at least one ride on Portillo's famous slingshot lifts is a must-do experience while there. These lifts not only access awesome terrain and provide incr...

For expert to advanced skiers and snowboarders, at least one ride on Portillo's famous slingshot lifts is a must-do expe...

South America’s ski season starts with great conditions

South America's ski season started earlier this month when Valle Nevado opened two weeks ahead of schedule on June 10. This early opening was made possible by a few storms, most notably a system that...

South America's ski season started earlier this month when Valle Nevado opened two weeks ahead of schedule on June 10. T...

Up to 9+ feet of snow hits South America

Summer skiing in South America is shaping up to be one for the books! Last week and into this past weekend, the Andes were pounded with yet another big early-season snow storm. Some resorts saw more t...

Summer skiing in South America is shaping up to be one for the books! Last week and into this past weekend, the Andes we...