The coronavirus can only do so much to keep ski resorts closed in Argentina, which just opened three more of its ski resorts for the 2020 ski season.
Success — so far…
Abrió Chapelco 2020! https://t.co/m3ThdWEvGh
— Cerro Chapelco (@cerro_chapelco) August 1, 2020
The tweet above reads that Chapelco is now open for the 2020 winter season.
The ski resort of Chapelco said in a written statement regarding their opening:
“Cerro Chapelco, August 1, 2020: At 9:30 today, Chapelco Ski Resort began the 2020 season in an unsual way due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with local authorities, we are only allowing skiers and snowboarders residing in the cities of San Martin de los Andes and Junín de los Andes to access the resort in the first stage of this reopening process.”
There are currently four out of 19 ski resorts open in Argentina right now…
…Which is better than nothing!
Cerro Bayo announced their partial opening on Monday, August 3, saying that the mountain will be open only to locals.
Cerro Castor Resort, too, started spinning their lifts on August 1. The premier ski resort in Ushuaia is partially opened at this time, operating from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 4:45, and only to locals.
Meanwhile, Cerro Catedral in the Andean powder-hub of San Carlos de Bariloche opened on July 22.
Of the four open ski areas mentioned above, all are allowing ONLY local residents access to their slopes, and some are operating only a few days a week. At this same time, Argentina has seen its best start to winter in decades as meters upon meters of snow have been falling at many of its resorts.
At least somebody will still be able to get some turns in this season!