21 Jun '07, 09:11
||South America Gets Buried
June 15, 2007: The coldest May on record, followed by a series of large Pacific storms dropping up to 8 feet of snow this week in Chile and Argentina has helped launch the start of the 2007 season in the Andes!
As Termas de Chillan, Corralco, and Valle Nevado cranked up operations today, Catedral outside of Bariloche, Argentina opens tomorrow after digging out of 65 inches. Portillo, reporting the most accumulation of over 100 inches, plans to open next weekend, along with Las Lenas, Chapelco and Cerro Bayo.
PowderQuest's trips get started in just a few weeks with a few open slots in July. If you have been hesitating to reserve a trip to see what the weather would do, be sure to check out PowderQuest News and this photo gallery of over 50 images from this recent storm.
I personally rode the driest and deepest snow I have experienced in my 9 years skiing Pucon, Chile. I measured 70 inches in the trees just above the lower parking lot, while the alpine, with its amazing view of the smoking volcanic crater, pushed over 90 inches. Sections of Chair 5 were completely buried!
Needless to say this is a phenomenal start to the South American ski season and PowderQuest is excited to celebrate our 9th year guiding tours here. Here are some pictures of the storm. Enjoy and I hope to have you join us!
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21 Jun '07, 18:02
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21 Jun '07, 22:19
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