Winter has finally hit in South America, and Mountains are now officially opened after a delayed start to the season!
On July 11 2015, the “snowstorm of the decade” was forecasted to hit the south. Social Media and Online Forums buzzed with talk as 2-3 meters was predicted for Valle Nevado.
The increasing strength of El Nino had been keeping snow off the ground in central Andes this year. This storm was a friendly reminder that we can still expect a regular season down in South America despite the slow start!
The storm didn’t quite hit the peak it was expected to meet, but it was certainly still big enough to get the mountains into action for this next season. Valle Nevado reported up to 3 feet of snow in some areas of the resort! They proudly announced their opening day yesterday.
The Mirador, Escondida, Condonga, Prado, Vaiven, and the Carrusel chairlifts are all open to the public – as well as the Gondola and the Magic Carpets (School Pltfrm & BajoZero).
Hotels and restaurants are to be opening tomorrow. There are plenty of food stands open in the meantime, as well as the bar lounge.
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