One of the authorities on skiing and snowboarding in South America is Dave Johnson of Casa Tours. He’s been down the Chilean way since July 31st. He’s reporting a tremendous amount of snow down south at Nevados de Chillan. So much that its probably the mostÂ snow as he’s ever seen there. Â Another full moon pacific front is moving into the Andes is expected this week and is suppose to pound Nevados de Chillan.
How things have changed since the later than usual openings of the South American ski areas, especially theÂ Southern onesÂ largely due to the volcanic eruptions that occurred just when the winter season was supposed to kick off.
Dave said, “The Tres Valles area of La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado need more snow, but skiing has still been super fun. Ski Arpa is riding awesome” and he had an epic powder day there on August 8.Â Â Ski ArpaÂ will be hosting the FWT Subaru Freesking world tour this coming weekend and will be streaming live.
The volcano regions in Southern Chile are buried andÂ they are calling it the white earthquake as they’ve received a ridiculous amount of snow. Nevados de Chillan has the best base, however limited lifts are running. Â Only the Don Otto will get you up high and is closed regularly when storming. Â Bring your skins and you can have the upper mountain to yourself on those days.
ForÂ the remainder of theÂ season, Casa Tours only has 2 seats available on our August 28-Sept 4 8 day Classic Shortie or 2 seats on the August 28-Sept 11 15 Endless Winter. Â These tours visit: La Parva, Valle Nevado, and Nevados de Chillan, the Endless winter continues south and hits the volcanoes Lonquimay, Llaima, and Villarica.
Casa ToursÂ are definitely benefiting from Ullr and La Nina’s love child and this next pacific full moon pow front should make for some fantastic skiing!!!! They are now headed to Las Trancas and Nevados de Chillan and arelooking forward to a big storm and riding the aftermath. Adios!
Here are some links to Casa’s videos from the season:
Roca Jack at Portillo: An unforgetable lift ride experience
Ski Arpa High Speed Rippage:
Nevados de Chillan Pirigallo: