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South America

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...

El Nino expected to have positive effects on 2016 Chile snowfall

Two weeks ago, several Chilean ski resorts, including Portillo and Valle Nevado, were blessed with uber-early snow storms. Usually, premature snow isn’t cause to get all excited for an especially po...

Two weeks ago, several Chilean ski resorts, including Portillo and Valle Nevado, were blessed with uber-early snow storm...

Add an Atacama adventure to your Chile ski trip

Red and rust-colored rock formations contrast with white salt flats while volcano peaks rise in the distance, making the Atacama Desert in northern Chile seem otherworldly. As one of the driest places...

Red and rust-colored rock formations contrast with white salt flats while volcano peaks rise in the distance, making the...

Photo Gallery: Ski Country from Space

NASA’s Scott Kelly returned to Earth today after 340 days in space, the longest voyage by a U.S. astronaut. While aboard the International Space Station, Kelly captured—and tweeted—intriguing im...

NASA’s Scott Kelly returned to Earth today after 340 days in space, the longest voyage by a U.S. astronaut. While aboa...

El Nino 2015 could be even bigger than 1997-98, experts say

NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) latest El Niño update on their ENSO blog details data showing that the 2015 El Niño is shaping up to be an all-time climate event—and ...

NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) latest El Niño update on their ENSO blog details data showi...

Snow report: where did it snow in South America?

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 colos...

Snow forecasting websites as well as skiers and snowboarders were buzzing late last week as weather models pointed to...

Three adventures to add to your Portillo ski trip

In addition to world-class skiing among spectacular Andean peaks, a Portillo ski vacation also provides opportunities for tack-on trips to unique regions. From Santiago's Airport, which is just two ho...

In addition to world-class skiing among spectacular Andean peaks, a Portillo ski vacation also provides opportunities fo...

El Nino 2015 is here

Great news, powderchasers: El Nino is here. Forecasters speculated that El Nino could have arrived during summer 2014 and perhaps make an appearance during winter 2014-15, but—as you skiers and snow...

Great news, powderchasers: El Nino is here. Forecasters speculated that El Nino could have arrived during summer 2014 an...

Top ski types for tackling Valle Nevado’s terrain

When skiing an unfamiliar resort, advanced knowledge of the terrain and conditions will enhance your ski vacation and give you the intel needed to select proper equipment. To help you determine which ...

When skiing an unfamiliar resort, advanced knowledge of the terrain and conditions will enhance your ski vacation and gi...