You know you're in Chile when you're on the chairlift, watching a volcanic eruption happen before your eyes. And skiers just keep skiing.
Chile's beloved ski resort, Nevados de Chillán, is nestled up close to the Chillán Volcano, one of the country's most active volcanos. Beginning in July, there have been earthquakes and other seismic activity associated with explosions from the volcano.
The Service Nacional de Geología and Minería has been tracking the volcano, and have found the current activity is associated with the growth of the Gil-Cruz lava dome.
While most would be shocked by the volcanic activity, you can see skiers just going on with their day as if there isn't a massive plume of smoke and volcanic ash blowing up behind them.
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No snowfall? No problem. Killington’s snowmaking team has been working overtime to make sure East Coast skiers and riders will get their first turns of the year in on Friday, October 19th. The K-1 Express Gondola will start running at 10 a.m. for Season Pass, Ikon Pass, and Express Card holders who will have access to the North Ridge Area until 3:30 p.m., giving them plenty of time to shred some of the summer rust off. The mountain opens to the rest of the general public on Saturday,
Breaking news today from Patagonia's HQ. For the first time, the company is endorsing two candidates running for the U.S. Senate whose platforms align with their environmental goals. Here's their press release: To get involved in the November midterm elections, visit Protect Our Winters and register to vote. These endorsements, while new, continue a stream of efforts made by Patagonia to emphasize the value and importance of public lands and the environment,
It’s not even winter and two avalanche accidents have already been reported in the mountains of Colorado. Last Friday, a skier was caught in a slab avalanche on Loveland Pass and was able to ski to safety. On Monday, a climber was swept over cliffs on South Arapaho Peak, near Boulder, by an avalanche and brought himself to safety. TGR takes safety as its utmost priority, and would like to remind all skiers, riders, climbers, and mountain travelers that slides can happen as soon as there is