In the United States, we may be reminiscing on ski season as summer sets into full swing, but down in South America, specifically, Chile, their skiing for the year is just getting started.

Valle Nevado’s opening day is Wednesday, June 28,  just in time for skiers to enjoy the recent snowfall that hit the area this past weekend. The all-inclusive resort has had about three feet of snow in the past week, enough for a great base and making for a solid start to the season.

Snowfall from recent storm in Chile at Portillo Ski Resort
Piles of snow at Portillo Ski Resort from the recent storm in Chile. Photo Credit: @skiportillo

Portillo Ski Resort, another all-inclusive, premier Chilean resort, is already open for its low season, but its official opening day is this weekend Sunday, July 2. The area picked up a couple feet in the last storm and both Portillo and Valle Nevado are expecting another round of storms in the forecast early next week. Predictions are calling for over another foot of fresh snow.

Skier on corduroy snow at Portillo Ski Resort in Chile
Skier slides over corduroy snow on a bluebird day at Portillo Ski Resort in Chile. Photo Credit: Tamara Susa | Ski Portillo

While it may be too late to catch the early season pow days in Chile, is still able to help get you there this season for a ski getaway to the Andes Mountains. Connect with a Mountain Travel Expert today to learn more about travel to South America and get one step closer to broadening your international skiing repertoire.