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Forget Summer, Winter is going off in South America

Let’s face it, we’re all probably a little sunburnt from our 4th of July festivities. You know what would feel more refreshing than aloe vera right now? Snow, and lots of it. Winter is in full swing in the Southern Hemisphere, and they’ve started their ski season with a bang. So, we’ve decided to take a peek at the goods Mother Nature has bestowed upon a few resorts below the equator. Be warned though, you might get the itch and book flight down south.

Portillo: 

This Chilean ski resort is infamous for its bright yellow hotel situated within the Andes, made notorious by Warren Miller films—particularly in a segment where a group of skiers practiced jumps into the pool. Portillo opened its lifts on June 23rd with 16 inches of fresh pow, and it hasn’t stopped. The resort has received another 20” to kick start their weekend.


Valle Nevado:

Valle Nevado is nestled in the “Tres Valles” of the Andes in Chile. This resort boasts iconic long runs with a 2657-foot vert drop. Plus, they offer heli-skiing services. Tempted yet? They just received 18” in the past 48 hours, so this weekend should be quite the bluebird powder day.

Carro Catedral: 

Cerro Catedral holds the title of biggest ski resort in South America as well as the Southern Hemisphere. It’s also part of the Nahuel Hupai National Park in Patagonia, Argentina. Aside from being absolutely massive, people ski here for the deep powder and fun tree skiing.

Las Lenas:

Just take one look at Las Lenas’ gnarly couloirs and wind spines and you’ll see why it’s one of steepest ski resorts in South America. It’s been compared to heli laps in Alaska and is a fitting home to the Red Bull Powder Disorder competition. The lifts are open and spinning for the season and snow is expected in the upcoming forecast.

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Video: Candide’s Sketchy Drop In
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Video: Candide’s Sketchy Drop In

Video: Candide’s Sketchy Drop In

It would appear that Candide Thovex has returned to snow, which is a bit of an anomaly for him these days. We’ve become so accustomed to him carving into ocean waves and along the rainbow mountains that seeing him on the side of a snowy slope feels almost jarring. But of course, Thovex doesn’t touch anything—whether it be snow, water, or dirt—unless he’s able to do it in his distinctive insane style.  RELATED: Candide Thovex Again Proves He Doesn't Need Snow To Rip. For example, a

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Alterra Mountain Co Buys Crystal Mountain, IKON Pass Update
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There’s been a lot of buzz lately surrounding Alterra Mountain Company and their Ikon Pass. Since launching in January, the list of resorts and destinations keeps growing and growing—to the point that it’s hard to keep track. So, we thought we’d sift through the noise and lay it all out nicely for you. Here’s what happened most recently: In the Pacific Northwest Alterra just announced last week that they purchased Washington’s Crystal Mountain for the 2018-19 season. With this acquisition,

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Meet The Winners of the 2018 Grom Contest
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Meet The Winners of the 2018 Grom Contest

Meet The Winners of the 2018 Grom Contest

Every year, TGR challenges the next generation of ski and snowboard groms to produce a video part showcasing their best skiing and riding in the  TGR Grom Contest. This year, after watching close to 100 entries, we have narrowed our list down to two Grand Prize Winners. We are proud to announce one male and one female Grand Prize Winner: 12-year-old Marcus Goguen and 10-year-old Finley Good. Marcus hails from the great white north, calling the big mountains of British Columbia home, and