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[ Thu, 2010-05-06 18:25 ]
Valle Nevada Snowfall
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.

Usually, Chile's Valle Nevado gets its first snow sometime in 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. "Given that snow typically begins to fall around early June, this is a very auspicious sign that an outstanding season awaits Valle Nevado," their press release states.

High Society: Skiing in Portillo, Chile

High Society: Skiing in Portillo, Chile

Swimming above the Lake of the Incas provides an incredibly scenic place to relax after a day on Portillo's slopes

This mountain outpost is a living tribute to what skiing used to be.

Way up in the Chilean Andes, Henry Purcell watches the U.S. Men’s Ski Team running gates on the treeless slopes of Portillo and wistfully recalls first coming here in 1961.

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