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Snow arrives in Chile - in bucket loads

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After a very dry winter at the ski resorts in South America, the snow's finally arrived - about 1.5 m in many resorts. And Portillo in Chile is opening this weekend.

For more: http://www.skiportillo.com/?lang=en
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Looking at Chile for Sept. What are conditions usually like at this time? I can't get there in July/August...
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@wiigman, difficult to say at the moment, was there in late August - mid September 2011 and some days were cold and others warm and spring-like but there was plenty of snow. I'll be there from 18 August - 05 September this year.
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Valle Nevado opened Jun 10.

Been totally puking down. Around 200-300cm...

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@Whitegold, yes, it's been a great start this year, way better than last year when most places opened late.
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@Kelskii, Sounds awesome. Any thoughts on the cheapest way to ski Chile? Direct flights? Best resorts?
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Chile posts were from the start of the season months ago Langers Utd - it's spring there now and the end of the season is in sight.

Don't think there are any direct flights - we went MAN >Frankfurt >Santiago.

We did an organised tour in 2005 with a brilliant US company called Casatours. Prices at the time were reasonable (great value) - but have since rocketed... rolling eyes

We skied at the 3 Valleys resorts near Santiago, plus Termas De Chillan. After that we skied at Portillo - went there under our own steam. All worth a visit.
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@mountainaddict, Thank you for the pointers, I appreciate the info. I might think about a trip next season.
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@Langers Utd, BA will be flying direct to Santiago next year,looks like 6 times per week, only the Saturday flights are connecting through Sao Paulo or Madrid. The cheapest way would be a connecting flight, Check Skyscanner or other websites. I'm looking at a Chile trip myself for next August.


@Kelskii, how did your trip go? what places did you visit? I know it got very warm in September
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@dbeatski, That's very useful, thank you for letting me know.
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