South America skiing

Heaviest snowfall since 2007 hits Santiago + surrounding ski resorts 

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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 blanketed the entire city, turning Santiago into a classic winter wonderland. Residents were quick to embrace the magical scenery, especially […]

Valle Nevado is opening early 

Valle Nevado early opening day

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 storms. The resort’s lifts, restaurants, rentals and retail shops will open the resort to skiers and riders this Saturday, May 27, and the formal […]

Another big snow storm in South America 

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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 storm isn’t over yet.  See current storm totals below and stay tuned for updates, here on the Ski.com […]

All about the history of Portillo: a timeline 

Portillo then and now

Portillo, Chile’s oldest and most storied ski resort, celebrates its 68th anniversary this summer! Here’s a look back on the Portillo’s photos and events that have shaped its modern identity as an international gathering place for skiers and snowboarders. Highlights from Portillo’s History 1887: Railroad Plans Draw European Skiers English engineers were contracted by the […]