Ski season in the southern hemisphere is about half-way through and although there are great conditions and there have been some awesome powder days, August often sees some of the biggest storms, so the best is yet to come.
Here’s the lowdown on what’s going on Down Under and in South America:
Australia suffered a slow start to their season but recently have had super cold and snowy conditions. Perisher and Thredbo both lead the way with a 48″ base, and Mt. Hotham has a 40″ base. It looks like things are about to get better too, with a foot or more forecast for Thredbo and Perisher, and Mt. Hotham looking forward to up to 2-feet in the next week or so. Nice!
New Zealand is doing a little better than their Australian neighbors, Treble Cone are reporting a 57″ base, and The Remarkables and Cardrona reporting 53″ and 52″ respectively. There’s not too much to look forward to in the way of snow, except for Aoraki-Mt Cook who can expect up to 6-FEET over the next 7-10 days… guess where I’d be heading!
Valle Nevado is leading the Chilean resorts, with a base of 39″, El Colorado has a 28″ base and La Parva 20″. Unfortunately for these resorts, there’s not a great deal of snow in the immediate forecast. Antillanca, Corralco and Nevados de Chillan however, can expect up to 5-FEET over the next 7-10 days. BOOM!
In Argentina, Las Lenas is reporting a 39″ base, Cerro Castor 35″, and both Cerro Catedral Alta Patagonia and Chapelco have 28″ bases. In the next 7-10 days, Cerro Catedral can expect up to 3-feet of fresh snow, and Chapelco up to 30″.
With only a couple of months left, let’s hope for some mega-storms for all these areas. And look forward to our reports from Argentina, SnowBrains will be based there for the whole of August…