A series of ski resorts in South America have been struggling to keep the lifts running as unseasonably warm weather plagues the region. The renowned Chilean cat skiing operation Ski Arpa announced last weekend that they would be unable to open for the winter on account of poor snow conditions. Additionally, the Swiss Ski Team announced that they have cancelled their Chilean training camp, and will instead opt to train on the high altitude glaciers of Saas Fee and Zermatt.
Though many resorts are struggling in the face of suboptimal weather conditions, for those dedicated to the search of the endless winter, all hope is not lost. Ski Portillo has 57% of its lifts operating, though conditions have forced the resort to largely rely on snowmaking. Substantially farther south, in Bariloche, Argentina, snow conditions look far more promising. Cerro Catedral, currently has 30 of its 38 runs open.
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