February 5, 2011
When people think of Chile, they think of wine. But like the country’s diverse vintages, Chile serves up a wide variety of skiing experiences, from tiny local areas to the international destination that is Portillo. With so much on tap, how do you choose the experience that’s right for you? We’ve created a non-inclusive A to V primer on the best that Chile has to offer. But don’t forget that there are other options that we’re not telling you about. Because, as every skier knows, sometimes discovering your own secret stash is the best part of making turns. By Tom Winter.
June 24, 2010
Have you ever wondered how climate change is going to affect your ski season? The folks at Protect Our Winters have, and they’re working to spread awareness to winter sports enthusiasts worldwide.
May 19, 2010
This summer, pro freeskier Elyse Saugstad will be guiding two-week-long summer ski camps in Las Lenas, Argentina. You’ll stay in a five-star hotel and spend 10 days skiing with Elyse. Afterward, you’ll spend three days wine tasting in Mendoza. We spoke to Elyse about wine and untracked South American powder.
May 6, 2010
Usually, Chile's Valle Nevado gets its first snow sometime in early June. But it's already dusting snow in the southern hemisphere—four inches fell overnight at Valle Nevado. The ski resort opens for the season on June 11.
April 29, 2010
PowderQuest, a US-based company that runs guided ski tours in Argentina and Chile, recently launched an initiative to donate $100 from each tour sold to coastal Chilean towns hit by the earthquake and tsunami. Brigid Mander spoke to owner and founder David Owen about how winter is shaping up down south.
February 22, 2010
Portillo sits in a wonderland of knife-edged peaks and turquoise lakes, where Chile’s Andes Mountains climb 19,000 feet into the sky. Yet despite the stark vistas and the distance from civilization, this mountain outpost breathes elegance and polish, a living tribute to what skiing used to be. And, to the guests who return year after year, what it still is.
May 17, 2000
The newest and largest ski resort in South America serves up powder all summer long. Here's how to plan a trip to Valle Nevado.