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  1. #101
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    Fortunately that terrain too flat to have fun or avalanches.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    These would have caused some trouble for the Manantiales run.



    Strange thing is I haven’t seen so many fractures on such wimpy terrain. Plus rocks. Bloody wind. No lifts open above Alpha, one run down. We shall see what the crew makes of all that raw material over the next couple days. Pretty slack so far..

    Still got a few turns in low down on sheltered strips







    Really bad day for the steeps. But it is looking better than it has….


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    Colorado opening Copa y Pioneros.

    Antillanca opened today, in a cold snowy spell, forecast for 1,030m:


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    Now Chillan looks normal, normally windy that is….


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete. View Post
    Sooo... the wife and I are headed to Chile in August and our return flight (purchased through Delta) is code-shared through LATAM to LAX. LATAM's official policy appears to permit 1 pair of skis. Anyone have any experience with this airline checking multiple pairs of skis in a single bag?
    Flying south with skis is easy. Flying north not so much. We were in the same boat a few years back, and because latam was our first boarding in SCL, they did not honor the NA airlines offer for ski inclusion. was something like 250 per ski bag. Bring a set to sell, less hassle

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    You have to be careful with Latam, what they say and do are not necessarily the same.

    Corralco emerged from the successive storms to post this video




    https://fb.watch/e3Yfge6vqH/

    As did Las Araucarias.


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    La Parva opened one run per lift on the 3 upper pomas. Being the most susceptible to wind damage of the 3 ski areas near Santiago, several upper runs have a bare patch or two, and the 3 upper chairs are not running.




    The groomers were superb, and while the off piste was mostly wind crust, there were good wind pack lines along some ridges. Rocks will appear if no more snow falls.

    The sunsets were wild






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    Wow! Good stuff!

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    Surprise!



    What was going to be 1-5cm at dawn, became 10cm by 9:30am and it sort of cleared up. “White wind” or ventiscas are keeping all upper lifts closed

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    Patience pays for the definition of first dibs


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    Windy up high




    More like 20-30cm out of the wind




    Into the Maelstrom





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    Where to?


    There!

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    Wow for the near future in LP


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    From the Agreste boys in Lonquimay.



    Digging out indeed

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    Ski Chile 2022

    Anyone thinking of driving the 40 switchbacks up to the 3 Valleys should take note of the “inconveniences” involved.

    These are primarily related to touristic traffic, involving buses, vans, delivery trucks, skiers, and families getting some fresh air, out for a drive. Parque Farellones and other attractions on the road to Valle Nevado are increasingly overwhelmed. Any amount of snow on the road prompts the inexperienced to put chains on, often in the middle of the road, and with great difficulty. The traffic backs up and everybody gets nervous.

    So a trip up on a weekend or holiday can end up being a nightmare. For example, after the brief but furious storm of Friday last week, a friend took 9 hours to get up to VN. My son took 4 hours to get down to Stgo on Sunday. I took 80 minutes at 10pm the day it snowed, after the mayhem.

    Much better to stay up on the hill and not worry about all that on a pow day. OR only travel at night.

    Corral quemado mess, before curva 1



    The rescue tow trucks get stuck too…








    Typical google maps scene

    Last edited by Casey E; 07-09-2022 at 06:29 AM.

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    Def everywhere seems more like this. The most important kit for the skier is vehicle sleeping, allowing you to bypass/ignore/ not partake in this mayhem.

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    It has begun.




    The authorities have requested that the population refrains from going out and especially not to the mountains. Sound advice me thinks.

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    Antillanca gets a window, and digs out





    https://www.facebook.com/22885818389...c1agDLoKl/?d=n

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    Ski Chile 2022

    These folks didn’t heed the warning, and now 250 vehicles are stranded around Paso los Libertadores. Hotel Portillo is keeping them fed.




    Looks like a truck blocking the road



    But the high mountain military gets to practice their skills!

    https://www.emol.com/noticias/Nacion...res-nieve.html

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    65cm in Portillo last 24 hours, still dumping


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    Ditto for La Parva


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    In response to my prior criticism of the 3V road fiasco, I offer this miracle of maintenance and, apparently, civic behavior



    2,000m vertical on that route in one of the bigger storms of the past few years, and it appears “expedito”. Kudos.

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    Ski Chile 2022

    Jesus, I spent many a night in our Nissan Patrol on that road. Sheer terror on a weekend. It’s nice to get stuck up there though. Thanks for the pics


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    After playing peekaboo for hours, in an ice fog,

    Alpha chair top




    at 3pm the sun finally emerged, giving us the full view of La Parvas vertical

    The Manzanito base at 2,650m




    Falso Parva 3,900m


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