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10 Instagram Worthy Views from Ski Portillo and Valle Nevado, Chile

10 Instagram Worthy Views from Ski Portillo and Valle Nevado, Chile

by Kristen Lummis

Ski country is beautiful, no matter where you find it. Here are our top favorite jaw-dropping and inspiring views perfect for your Instagram feed from Chile (specifically Ski Portillo and Valle Nevado). 1. Top of the Super C Couloir at Ski Portillo… Read More →

PHOTOS: Southern Hemisphere Skiing Is Going Off Right Now

PHOTOS: Southern Hemisphere Skiing Is Going Off Right Now

by RoseAnne Moises

After a couple of July storms, ski areas across the Southern Hemisphere are looking prime right now. Below are a few highlights with current snow depths. (Snow depth totals courtesy of OnTheSnow.com.) 1. Valle Nevado, Chile – 98” Santiago, Chile… Read More →

5 Reasons To Skip the Beach & Ski Chile This Summer

5 Reasons To Skip the Beach & Ski Chile This Summer

by Kristen Lummis

For some, the ideal summer destination is any place that involves your swimsuit, flip flops, soft sand, warm sum and clear blue skies. But for avid skiers and snowboarders, a dream summer vacation can also include chasing winter around the… Read More →

PHOTOS: South America’s Ski Season Is Off To A Great Start!

PHOTOS: South America’s Ski Season Is Off To A Great Start!

by liftopia

About a week ago, South America got its first big dump of the 2017 season. A May storm dropped about two feet of snow on Chilean resorts: Ski Portillo, Valle Nevado, El Colorado, and La Parva. Some resorts have announced an early… Read More →

VIDEOS: Proof You Need To Ski The Southern Hemisphere This Summer

VIDEOS: Proof You Need To Ski The Southern Hemisphere This Summer

by Emma Wexler

In a daze of sunshine, it’s easy to forget about the winter fun happening in the Southern Hemisphere. Here in North America, we’re spending long days biking, hiking, and lying on the beach (my favorite summer activity). But in the… Read More →

Southern Hemisphere Kicks Off Winter 2016 With Massive Snow Totals

Southern Hemisphere Kicks Off Winter 2016 With Massive Snow Totals

by Patrick Thorne

‘Awesome’ is the only word we can think of to describe the start of the 2016 ski season in the southern hemisphere. In the days and weeks leading up to the start of the season, there have been some huge… Read More →

Get Your August Snow Fix with these Instagram Follows

Get Your August Snow Fix with these Instagram Follows

by Sarah Woods

If you’re at the office grinding out another day while daydreaming about freshies and faceshots, this post is for you. Help pass the time and get stoked for the upcoming season by following these Instagram accounts. 1. X-Games Medalist and… Read More →

Chilean Babe Tells All: How To Ski Chile Like A Local in 6 Days

Chilean Babe Tells All: How To Ski Chile Like A Local in 6 Days

by Sarah Woods

“When are you coming back to the Cordillera de Los Andes?” my friend Rafa said to me over Skype from his Santiago apartment. “It’s our playground. Limitless possibilities of terrain, active volcanoes, unbelievable scenery, you must come back,” he insisted…. Read More →

Gear Highlight: Awka Skis, Custom Bamboo Skis From Chile

Gear Highlight: Awka Skis, Custom Bamboo Skis From Chile

by Sarah Woods

The ski hill —it’s where lifetime friendships are made and celebrated. And it was on a chairlift five years ago that my Dad met Awka Ski co-owner, Jose Luis Aguila Cruz. Jose, originally from Chile, was up skiing Silver Star… Read More →

4 Wonderfully Surprising Things About Ski Portillo in Chile

4 Wonderfully Surprising Things About Ski Portillo in Chile

by Kristen Lummis

It’s hard to be surprised in the 21st Century. With comprehensively informative websites, nearly instantaneous reviews on travel sites and endless opinions on social media, sometimes it seems like the experiences are over before they’ve even happened. Like most travelers,… Read More →