Las Lenas, ARG and Portillo, Chile Have Best Seasons in Years | Both CLOSED for Season

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Chris Davenport in Portillo, Chile in August 2015. photo: jesse hoffman
Chris Davenport in Portillo, Chile in August 2015. photo: jesse hoffman

The legendary ski resorts of Las Lenas, Argentina and Portillo, Chile are now closed for the season.

They both had the best seasons they’ve had in many years as predicted by the El Nino forecasts for South America.

Here is the best video of the year from Las Lenas, Argentina from the best day of the year in Las Lenas:

Here is the best video of the year from Portillo, Chile.  It’s a highlight reel from our reporter there who won the only South America Freeski Competition this year, Andrew Rumph:

 

Portillo had a huge storm that dropped 7-feet of snow in August that hit right when some of the best skies in the world were there including Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, and Chris Davenport.

Big storm in Las Lenas in early August, 2015. photo: victor cancinos/snowbrains
Big storm in Las Lenas in early August, 2015. photo: victor cancinos/snowbrains

Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina is still open and there are a few other ski resorts open here and there across Argentina and Chile.  Catedral will close on October 12th and after that date, we don’t know of any South American ski resorts that will be open.

The backcountry in the Andes will stay good into November this year due to very deep snowpacks all over the Andes mountain range.

If you’d like to look back on the highlights of the season at Las Lenas & Portillo, please do so below:

Las Lenas, Argentina

Portillo, Chile


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