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Thread: south american sessions
03-07-2005, 09:10 AM #1
south american sessions
the plan is pretty simple.
have a tour. i know some areas and i don't know others. A set-up that works fine each year is to land in santiago. from there the major ski center of chile are right there. its the best place to rent a van do a major grocery and head up. the van and skins are for that area is the key to access good skiing and splitted between a couple riders is a hole lot less expensive then a lift ticket. Farellones and the area is the best place to start up your trip because it right up in altitude so you get in shape real quick. the riding is good and and the resort is popular with trendy city groomed skiers. there's a little crew of decent local snowboarders that print out a magazine la tabla (the board) that are pretty cool that lay tracks but else then that. its pretty all up to you...
from there. its easy to a)jump the boarder to Las Lenas, by bus and renting a car or van in mendoza or head south to thermas pucon or the others. c)jump on a plane to bariloche. The key to your next move has to be the weather. you will be to find cheap accomodation without reservations in most of the areas or to the city that is a little bit down from the resort. thats where the car is effective. in some areas a bus or hitchiking will do the trick...
edit: here is an helicopter view of that road access ridge
Last edited by dude_le_skibum; 03-07-2005 at 09:49 AM.shut up and ski
03-10-2005, 01:06 PM #2Registered User
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Thanks for posting that kick-arse photo of Teresita. I have great memories from that place.
Don't think I will make it down there this year though.
Chile is due for some snow this year, given the last 2 weak snowfalls.
Again, thanks for the Farallones STOKE!!!
03-10-2005, 01:28 PM #3Registered User
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There was snow at 800m in the Fitzroy range this weekend (couple cm´s)Elvis has left the building
03-10-2005, 04:03 PM #4
yeah, yeah, so I'm a JONG
So when's usually the best weeks for fresh snow in Chile? I see Portillo calls the last two weeks of July high season; is that just some popular holiday time?
Maybe this is the year for a South America trip.
03-10-2005, 04:11 PM #5
that's the main midwinter break in SA avoid it - travel and lodging are booked solid. Best snow is supposed to be late August early September
03-10-2005, 04:12 PM #6
Gracias PNW - figured it had to be something like that.
Now that I see the other thread I'll just slink back into my NOOBdom and read that...
06-26-2005, 05:32 PM #7
Termas rain on the way?
Dude I heard a ton of rain va a caer esta semana en Termas?
Are you there? Has it been rainign yet this week?