Opening Dates for South America Ski Resorts

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The start of the 2019 ski season in South America is here thanks to May and June snowstorms dropping snow in the Andes resorts of Chile and Argentina.

When do the ski resorts in South America open?


As a rule of thumb, ski resorts in Chile and Argentina generally open in mid to late June. When autumn brings earlier snowfall, some resorts open as early as the end of May.

Below are the 2019 start dates. If not marked as “confirmed”, the opening date still depends on snow and weather conditions. Bookmark this page to check for updates as the season approaches.

Opening Dates for Chile Ski Resorts

El Colorado
:  June 20, 2019 Confirmed
La Parva: June 29, 2019 Confirmed
Valle Nevado: June 28, 2019 Confirmed
Portillo: June 29, 2019 Confirmed
Nevados de Chillan: June  21-23 (temporary “soft” opening) with official season beginning June 28, 2019 Confirmed
Corralco: June 22, 2019 Confirmed
Arpa Catskiing: July 10, 2019
Pucon:  July 4th, 2019 Confirmed
Antillanca: June 22, 2019 Confirmed

Learn more about all the Chile ski resorts

Opening Dates for Argentina Ski Resorts

Las Lenas
: June 29, 2019 Confirmed
Chapelco: June 28, 2019 Confirmed
Cerro Bayo: June 22, 2019 Confirmed
Catedral Alta Patagonia: June 29, 2019 Confirmed
Mallin Alto: June 15, 2019 Confirmed
La Hoya: July 5, 2019 Confirmed
Cerro Castor: June 28, 2019 Confirmed

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Check out the short video from La Parva, Chile to get an idea of what summer skiing is like in South America.

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