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Snow falls in Southern Hemispere

Resorts are opening in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina and Southern Africa. But where are the best conditions? UPDATED

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And it is South America – Chile and Argentina have seen some huge snowfalls.

Up to 3m in places and one of the main border crossings in the Andes between the two countires has been closed.

And this is why.

Above the Andes in Chile, 2016

The Andes from above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The resort of Valle Nevado has a snow depth of 1.4m on the lower runs and 1.6m on the upper slopes ground:

It has 28 open runs and 15 of its 17 lifts are running – not bad for early season.

Valle Nevado 13 June

Valle Nevado, Chile – 13 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valle Nevado 11 June

Valle Nevado, Chile – 11 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valle Nevado 10 June

Valle Nevado, Chile – 10 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If anything it is even better over in Portillo.

“The snow has arrived! Over 9ft of snow has fallen inthe last few days,” said a statement from the resort.

Portillo, Chile

Portillo, Chile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And what about elsewhere in Chile and Argentina?

Feast your eyes on the images below!

Ski Arpa Chile 13 June

Ski Arpa, Chile – 13 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Parva Chile 14 June

La Parva, Chile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corralco, Chile -  June

Corralco, Chile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Las Lenas, Argentina 11 June

Las Lenas, Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cerro Catedra, Argentina 15 June

Cerro Catedral, Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Hoya, Argentina June

La Hoya, Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cerro Castor, Argentina 14 June

Cerro Castor, Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cerro Castor, Argentina June

Cerro Castor, Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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