Casa Tours ~ Rippin’ The Chilean Pow!

Casa Tours in the Trees - @Kene Sperry 2008One 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 most  snow as he’s ever seen there.  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 the Southern ones 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.  Ski Arpa will be hosting the FWT Subaru Freesking world tour this coming weekend and will be streaming live.Casa Tours - ©Kene Sperry 2008

The volcano regions in Southern Chile are buried and 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.  Only the Don Otto will get you up high and is closed regularly when storming.  Bring your skins and you can have the upper mountain to yourself on those days.

For the remainder of the 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.  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 Tours 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:

More Rippage:

Nevados de Chillan Pirigallo: