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.
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.
If Cerro Catedral pictures looked bad, then Chapelco’s will make you cry. Images talk by themselves, and forecast is not good.
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.
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…
Nothing to say. Photos and forecast talk for themselves.