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  1. #26
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    Greetings all. I'm planning on doing a few days skiing in the Santiago area this winter. For the first trip I have 3 days from 22-24 June. Anyone down there then, or willing to share some local knowledge about where's best for some interesting stuff? I'll probably hire a car and bring some touring gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snofly View Post
    Greetings all. I'm planning on doing a few days skiing in the Santiago area this winter. For the first trip I have 3 days from 22-24 June. Anyone down there then, or willing to share some local knowledge about where's best for some interesting stuff? I'll probably hire a car and bring some touring gear.
    I'll be down there end of July if you're still around.

  3. #28
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    Lucky youse guys, it just snowed up to a meter, and more is forecast. Roads mist be a mess...

  4. #29
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    Casey: Thank you for your contributions here on TGR. Very helpful and great info!

    Heading down to Chile Aug 12 - Aug 20, and trying to get some honest feedback on the terrain at the different ski resorts. Coming from a "I like skiing Kirkwood, Snowbird, Alta" kind of terrain, where do you suggest i go? Looking at the usual places, Portillo, Tres Valles, Nevados de Chillan, or any others you'd suggest.

  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdadour View Post
    Casey: Thank you for your contributions here on TGR. Very helpful and great info!

    Heading down to Chile Aug 12 - Aug 20, and trying to get some honest feedback on the terrain at the different ski resorts. Coming from a "I like skiing Kirkwood, Snowbird, Alta" kind of terrain, where do you suggest i go? Looking at the usual places, Portillo, Tres Valles, Nevados de Chillan, or any others you'd suggest.
    I would say plan your time between Portillo (best steeps), and the 3 valleys (variety and room to roam). Start in Porrtillo as you arrive on a long weekend (15th is a holiday), and the 3 Valleys will be very crowded.

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Broom View Post
    I'll be down there end of July if you're still around.
    I'll be down again 31/7 and 1/8, most likely to Portillo

  7. #32
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    Epic historic season here in Chile so far, snowing every week ....

  8. #33
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    Any updates ?? Have Sept I can get to Chile, so what is potential that the good start will fizzle out ??

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by getoutside View Post
    ^^ killer! definitely on the ilst. enjoy and take a shitload of picts
    Here are two Picts you might talk into going. Very stylish.
    In drove this drunken madman and stopped on a dime! Unfortunately the dime was in Mr. Rococo's pocket!

  10. #35
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    Hey - looking for ski touring partners in Chile in the next month or so if anyone's around? Likely Santiago area but Chillán may now be on the cards too. Thanks, KBo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    I won this:
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    So will be there in September, excited!
    FKNA!!!!

  12. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbow265 View Post
    Hey - looking for ski touring partners in Chile in the next month or so if anyone's around? Likely Santiago area but Chillán may now be on the cards too. Thanks, KBo.
    I'll be in staying in Las Trancas and skiing in Nevados de Chillan July 15-29. Was also planning to do some guided touring with Backchillan for a few days.

    I'll PM you -- let me know if you'd like to meet up to ski and/or for a drink!

  13. #38
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    Hi all, I am back in Chile and chompin at the bit to go skiing. Looks like good times are coming in the short run:

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    Even with the required salt, this looks pretty good, especially south of Santiago. Hope to ski LP sunday and/or monday.

  14. #39
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    It has started!
    Corralco today
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  15. #40
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    Snowed in Santiago last night.
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    Biggest since 2007.

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    Stopped now, but still going strong in Valle Nevado

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  16. #41
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    San Jose de Maipo cut off from Santiago, 30cm on the road.

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    And then the sun came out!
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    Road closed to Portillo and rhe 3 Valleys. No electricity either.

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    Storm totals -
    3 Valleys 40-50cm
    Nevados de Chillan 80cm
    Corralco 120cm

  19. #44
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    The cold front left La Parva with an even layer of fluff, and even if the wind messed it up a bit above 3,000m, there were stll nice soft pitches, the steeper the better. -12C overnight, very cold for these parts, and it remains cold at the end if the day. Sunshine and warmer temps are forecast for the rest of the week, but there will still be pow for those who venture afar.

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    Some pics

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    The roughed up snow
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    And a pict honkin down la hoya de la chiminea

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    Dios Mio Señor!

    Gracias!

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    Looks like a good day!

  23. #48
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    Discount!

    As a public service, here are some of the ski lift discount options for those in Chile with access to these Chilean Telco plans and Bank Cards (follow the links, in Spanish). Follow the links for details and other ski areas in the south. Actually, I compile this yearly anyway to help manage my own meager budget...


    Entel mobile chips -
    https://zona.entel.cl/nieve/

    Valle Nevado

    Colorado


    Santander Credit Cards La Parva
    https://www.santander.cl/tarjetas/pe...arva/index.asp


    Banco de Chile Mastercard Valle Nevado-
    http://ww3.bancochile.cl/wps/wcm/con...card-priceless

    Vive estos increíbles beneficios especialmente para ti, sólo con tu Tarjeta Mastercard del Chile

    Mastercard y Valle Nevado,
    una nueva alianza llena de beneficios: (1)

    10% de descuento en tickets de temporada y estadía en hotel.
    15% de descuento en tickets diarios y en tickets combo.
    20% de descuento en restaurante Bajo Zero.
    25% de descuento en arriendo de equipos y arriendo de ropa de esquí.

    Vigencia hasta el 31 de agosto de 2017


    El Mercurio newspaper + Santander American Express "Club de Lectores" -
    https://www.clubdelectores.cl/viajes/ski/
    Ski Portillo
    Ticket Día Adulto: $30.100 (Precio ref.:$43.000)
    Válido para cualquier día de la temporada

    Programa día adulto: $45.720 (Precio ref.:$76.200)
    Incluye: 1 ticket andarivel + menú autoservicio + arriendo de equipo standard

    Valle Nevado

    Cuponeras (10 tickets día) Válidos para cualquier día de la temporada
    Menor: $277.500 (Precio ref. $370.000) (5 a 11 años)

    Tickets día Válidos para cualquier día de la temporada
    Adulto: $39.200 (Precio ref. $49.000) (12 a 65 años)
    Menor: $29.600 (Precio ref. $37.000) (5 a 11 años)

    Programas Valle Nevado día viernes
    Programa 1: Ticket+almuerzo+arriendo día viernes adulto (12 a 65 años) $57.000 (Precio ref. $95.000)
    Programa 2: Ticket+almuerzo+arriendo día viernes menor (5 a 11 años) $49.800 (Precio ref. $83.000)
    El almuerzo es en el Restaurante Bajo Zero e incluye sándwich + bebida + papas fritas. El sándwich puede ser hamburguesa, churrasco o pollo.


    Movistar mobile chips for La Parva-
    http://hogar.movistar.cl/movil/club-...-la-parva-2017

    So, 15% discount is the norm for the season in general. Better still, 2x1 or 50% discounts can be had on weekdays (except for 2-3 weeks high season in July) as follows:

    Monday - Movistar La Parva
    Tuesday - Entel Valle Nevado, Movistar La Parva
    Wednesday - Santander La Parva
    Thursday - Entel Colorado, Santander La Parva

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  24. #49
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    Casey - thanks for all the info in these Chile threads! I have em' bookmarked.

    Headed down with some buddies late Aug. - stoke level - high. Any thoughts on ski rentals in Santiago? we're most likely skiing Valle Nevado a couple days and Portillio 4 days.

  25. #50
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    While the TGR IT dudes fix my prior posts photo uploads, a call goes out to any mags interested in going up to La Parva early monday 24 to ski the likely powder that is to fall on Sunday. PM me if interested..

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