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Snow report: where did it snow in South America? 

Looking up toward the Roca Jack at Portillo

Snow forecasting websites as well as skiers and snowboarders were buzzing late last week as weather models pointed toward a massive storm heading to Chile and Argentina. The predictions were colossal with some sites forecasting 100-plus inches at resorts like Portillo. South America’s ski season has been slow to start this year, but skiers and snowboarders who frequent Southern Hemisphere […]

11 surprising things about Valle Nevado 

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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 that remain undiscovered to North American skiers and snowboarders. To help educate you, we compiled a list of lesser-known facts about Valle Nevado. 1. The […]

A guide to Santiago, a colorful Chile ski-trip stopover 


Whether you’re skiing at Valle Nevado or Portillo this summer, you’re going to be traveling through Chile’s bustling, colorful capital: Santiago. An interesting city that dates back to 1541, Santiago is a mixing pot of indigenous, Old World Spanish and contemporary cultures. Both seasoned globetrotters and first-time international travelers will find that Santiago and the […]

Comparing Chile’s iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado and Portillo 

50 lifts, 100 trails and 7,000 acres make up Valle Nevado's Three Valleys ski area | Photo: Morten, Valle Nevado

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 vibrant hues against snowfields. If you’re considering a Chilean ski vacation, read this guide comparing two of the most iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado […]

Video: See all the #GoggleSelfie Submissions 


Narrowing down our #GoggleSelfie Photo Contest submission to just 21 entries was a very hard task… We received so many great selfies that made us want to slap on a pair of goggles, crack a smile and go skiing! [UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now over. In May and June, we asked you to cast your vote […]

Breaking News: Valle Nevado is Opening Early 

Valle Nevado early opening day

Valle Nevado announced today the ski resort is opening early on Friday, June 13, 2014, two weeks before the scheduled opening day! While El Niño weather patterns have been forecast for South America’s ski season, snowfall at Valle Nevado has already exceeded expectations. If the storm track stays loaded, Valle Nevado’s ski season could be […]

Will El Nino Snow Hit South America? 

Will El Nino snow hit South America?

If you’ve ever experienced an El Nino snow storm then you understand why the weather-forecast rumor mill has been working overtime. Whispers of El Nino have been circulating among weather junkies as well as skiers and snowboarders this spring, and one question is on all our minds: will El Nino bring above-average snowfall to South American ski […]

Resort guide: Valle Nevado two ways 


Family vs. Adventure We tapped two of our South America Vacation Specialists to share some of their vast Valle Nevado vacation expertise for our resort guide on where families and adventure-seekers should stay, eat and ski. Here is what they had to say… Family Ski Trip Silvana Cura Mountain Vacation Specialist Since 2013 800-610-8911 x3351 […]

Trip Report: 2013 Valle Nevado Winner 

Valle Nevado

If you think our #GoggleSelfie Photo Contest sounds familiar, you’re right. Last year, we gave away a Valle Nevado ski trip and POC Sports gear in a #GoggleTan Photo Contest. Contestants submitted photos showing how they were keeping their goggle tans through the summer. From rock climbing to playing golf, even mowing the lawn, we […]

Valle Nevado photo contest 


There’s a better way to keep your goggle tan this summer, and we’re sending one lucky skier or snowboarder to South America to do just that… We’re excited to announce the top five #GoggleSelfie Photo Contest entries and the winner of our grand prize ski trip in Valle Nevado, Chile! The people have spoken, and […]

Our #goggletan winner scored Valle Nevado powder days! 

Valle Nevado powder day

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Our Valle Nevado ski trip winner sent us some amazing powder day photos from her trip to Chile last week. As you probably remember from last June and July, we asked our Facebook fans and Instagram followers to […]

Last chance: enter to win a ski vacation to Valle Nevado!'s Photo Contest: there's a better way to keep your #goggletan

There’s only one week left to enter to win a ski vacation to Valle Nevado, Chile! Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! If you’re tuned into our social media channels, you’ve probably seen tons of goofy photos of people wearing goggles with no snow to be found. […]