The start of the 2019 ski season in South America will be underway shortly thanks to April and May snowstorms dropping deep snow in the Andes 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, and on a good year, as early as the end of May. 2017 saw some ski areas open even earlier. El Colorado opened May 19th.
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 2019
La Parva: June 28, 2019
Valle Nevado: June 28, 2019
Portillo: June 22, 2019
Nevados de Chillan: June 22, 2019
Corralco: June 15, 2019
Arpa Cat-skiing: TBA
Opening Dates for Argentina Ski Resorts
Las Lenas: June 2019
Chapelco: June 2019
Cerro Bayo: June 2019
Catedral Alta Patagonia: June 2019
La Hoya: June 2019
Cerro Castor: June 2019
Check out the short video from La Parva, Chile to get an idea of what skiing is like in South America.
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