Is Snow Finally Reaching the Southern Andes?

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Chapelco. No snow at all.
Chapelco Ski Resort. No snow at all.

Opening dates have been delayed day-after-day for the last couple of weeks in most of South American ski resorts. Except for Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado and Portillo, all of them in Chile, and Penitentes in Argentina, the Southern Andes are experiencing a huge lack of snow.

However, snow forecasts are really encouraging for some resorts in the next days.

Cerro Castor, Argentina

The southernmost ski resort on Earth recieved some snow last night and new snow is supposed to be falling next week. Cerro Castor will tomorrow announce the official opening date.

The city of Ushuaia this morning.
The city of Ushuaia this morning.
The city of Ushuaia this morning.
The city of Ushuaia this morning.
The city of Ushuaia this morning.
The city of Ushuaia this morning.
Cerro Castor on July, 1st.
Cerro Castor on July, 1st.
Cerro Castor on July, 1st.
Cerro Castor on July, 1st.
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Cerro Castor.
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Cerro Castor.

Cerro Catedral, Argentina

Images of Cerro Catedral are really sad. A little bit of snow has been artificially made on the base during the last days. The forecast is good, but considering there is literally no snow, it should snow much more so that season starts by July 15th.

Some artificial snow on the base.
Some artificial snow at the base of Cerro Catedral.
Cerro Catedral last week.
Cerro Catedral last week.
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Cerro Catedral
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Cerro Catedral

Chapelco, Argentina

If Cerro Catedral pictures looked bad, then Chapelco’s will make you cry. Images talk by themselves, and forecast is not good.

Chapelco.
Chapelco.
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Chapelco.
Chapelco.
Chapelco.
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Chapelco
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Chapelco

Las Leñas, Argentina

Las Leñas started the season with tons of snow. However, some rain washed all of it away from a great part of the mountain. Since then, only one sector of the mountain has been opened. Yesterday, Las Leñas got some inches of new snow, and a big snowfall is forecasted within the next days. If this happens, then it should allow the whole mountain to operate.

Las Leñas yesterday.
Las Leñas yesterday.
Las Leñas yesterday.
Las Leñas yesterday.
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Las Leñas
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Las Leñas

Valle Nevado/La Parva/El Colorado, Chile

It seems Chile didnt’t just beat Argentina in the Copa America. It also won the snow competition. Just take a look at this forecasts…

Valle Nevado yesterday.
Valle Nevado yesterday.
Valle Nevado yesterday.
Valle Nevado yesterday.
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Valle Nevado.
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Valle Nevado.

Portillo, Chile

Nothing to say. Photos and forecast talk for themselves.

Portillo yesterday.
Portillo yesterday.
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Valle Nevado.
9-day Snow-Forecast for mid Valle Nevado.

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