Opening Dates for South American Ski Resorts!

Jake Rubnitz |
Deep Pow at Ski Portillo (Photo: Ski Portillo Facebook)

Thanks to some big may snowstorms skiing is now open in both hemispheres! The 2017 season is off to an early start in South America, as 4 resorts are already open. Typically, the ski season starts in mid to late June in Chile and Argentina. Chile has fared better than Argentina early on, but there are storms on track for both countries later this week and next week. Hopefully, these next few storms really get the season going.

Here are the current scheduled opening dates for South American Ski Resorts



El Colorado May 19, 2017 

(First ski area to open in the Southern Hemisphere for 2017)

Fresh Pow at El Colorado, Chile (Photo: El Colorado Facebook)

La Parva May 26, 2017

Valle Nevado May 26, 2017 

Sunny Valle Nevado, Chile (Photo: Valle Nevado Facebook)

Portillo June 24, 2017

(originally scheduled for June 17)

Under two weeks until the lifts at Ski Portillo start spinning (Photo: Ski Portillo Chile Facebook) 

Corralco June 17, 2017

Nevados de Chillan June 22, 2017

Arpa Catskiing July 10, 2017

Pucon TBA, June 2017

Antillanca June 17, 2017




Las Lenas  June 10, 2017

Snow for Las Leñas this week Chapelco  June 17, 2017

Cerro Bayo June 24, 2017 

Hoping for lots of Fresh tracks at Cerro Bayo soon! (Photo: Cerro Bayo Facebook)

Cerro Catedral-Catedral Alta Patagonia June 17, 2017. 

Snowmaking at Cerro Catedral Sunday (Photo: Cerro Catedral-Catedral Alta Patagonia Facebook)

La Hoya July 1, 2017

Cerro Castor June 23, 2017

Current Base Depth for Resorts:

Courtesy of On The Snow


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