South America Ski Resorts Finally Get Some Snow
23rd August 2021
Last modified on August 26th, 2021
Some areas in Chile and Argentina have seen over 1m with ski areas that had been forced to close for lack of snow re-opening for the final month of the season. UPDATED
It has been a season to forget in many ski resorts in the Andes.
One of the worst in recent memory.
Here’s Cerro Catedral in Argentina:
La Parva in Chile is one of the ski areas re-opening after the fresh snow.
“Things are looking up in the Andes at last after a drought season to date – up to 1.2m (four feet) of snowfall in the past week and now some epic conditions,” said SnowForecast:
Things are looking up in the Andes at last after a drought season to date – up to 1.2m (four feet) of snowfall in the past week and now some epic conditions. Some centres that had been forced to close for lack of snow have re-opened for the final month of winter. pic.twitter.com/Vb2TXHvQ3W
— Snow Forecast.com (@SnowForecast) August 23, 2021
Argentina has seen its first Alpine Skiing competitions since 2019.
Covid-19 meant events were cancelled last season and this year competitions have been called off in La Hoya, Perito Moreno and Cerro Catedral due to a lack of snow.
Events have now been held in Cerro Castor after the fresh snowfall.
Six races were held for men and women and the event was organised by the Argentine Federation of Ski and Mountaineering.
“We are extremely happy to start our racing Calendar 2021, after no races at all during 2020,” said the President of the Argentine Federation, Magdalena Kast.
“Great achievement to have made possible moving every resource and athletes down to Ushuaia, so the races could have been organized.
“We hope and look forward that every foreign athlete that wishs to come down to our country to race, can as soon as possible get their authorizations to do so and thus start the South American Cup circuit.”
Further racing is scheduled at Cerro Castor for next month.
Here at PlanetSKI we will be updating this report with snow news from the other ski areas, so do check back…
— Snow Forecast.com (@SnowForecast) August 26, 2021