Snow Skiing in South America

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South America

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The South American continent is readily associated with steamy jungles, fertile rainforests and diverse wildlife, and rightly so. But South America also offers some exciting snow skiing opportunities which are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Argentina’s winter sport season generally lasts from June through to September, with its world-class resorts located in the Andes […]

Chapa Verde

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Chapa Verde means ‘green grass’ in Spanish, not a particularly appropriate name for a winter playground! Chapa Verde is 78 kilometers south of Santiago in Codelco Chile Lands, el Teniente division. One can take a bus to the mountain from the nearest town of Rancagua. The area is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and the […]

Portillo

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Portillo ski resort in Chile has an ambiance not easily matched. Located northeast of Santiago, and set high up on a plateau in the Andes, it is one of South America’s oldest and finest vacation resorts. There is no town in Portillo and only one hotel, the Grand Hotel Portillo with 123 rooms. The other […]

Valle Navado

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Size does matter, particularly if you dream of off-piste skiing in the Andes. Built in 1988 at the foot of the imposing El Plomo Peak by a French company, Valle Nevado has a distinct French ambiance which sets it apart from other ski vacation resorts of Chile. Valle Nevado is extremely popular with snowboarders and […]