Grams of Americans celebrating Independence Day in bikinis between BBQs and skiing the remaining slush at resorts like Tahoe and Mt. Bachelor are flooding the feeds on Instagram and Facebook. Meanwhile, just an 8 hour flight due south, diehard skiers were braving a short 4th of July blizzard in the 3 Valley Resorts of Chile. That’s right patriots, powder skiing on the 4th of July.
Here is a collection of photos and videos from Valle Nevado, La Parva, and El Colorado.
Our amiga, Paulina from Florianopolis Brazil sent us this video with some 4th of July blizzard level winds as the storm finished up. Around 4 inches fell at the pool and 6-7 inches where it counts. Due to the strong winds however it was pretty easy to find deep stashes if you knew where to look.
For most American’s 4th of July truly kicks off summer. If the heat not your thing, you can still escape to winter on an overnight flight to the Andes for a true powder adventure, July-September.