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Most Chilean Resorts Opening 3 Weeks Early

J2SkiNews posted 29-May

Two of Chile's biggest and best-known ski areas have joined the list of centres in the country that are opening 3-5 weeks early for their 2024 seasons after big snowfalls and cold weather through May.

Three resorts have already opened earlier this month and two more, La Parva and El Colorado, had announced they're opening this coming weekend for their 24 seasons. Now one of the country's oldest and best known resorts. Portillo (pictured above earlier this month), says it will open for its 75th season from this weekend after 6 feet (1.8m) of snowfall last week. In addition one of the most modern, Valle Nevado, is opening from Friday, 31st May, saying it has four feet (1.2m) of snow lying.

"We are thrilled to open the slopes early this season! Our team has been working hard to get ready for the upcoming season, and with 4 feet of early season snow, we are off to a great start," said Valle Nevado General Manager, Ricardo Margulis, adding, "We are excited to welcome international skiers and snowboarders to experience endless winter in the Chilean Andes this summer with the best snow in the Southern Hemisphere."

Chilean resorts that already opened include Antillanca, Corralco, Nevados de Chillan and Lagunillas.

Besides Portillo and Valle Nevado, at least two more, El Colorado and La Parva have announced they're opening early this weekend too.

Some of the early openers have done so for one weekend only and closed again until the planned main season start on June 20/21, some are opening every weekend until then and others are opening every day. Portillo says it will be opening every weekend, Valle Nevado says it will review its plans after this weekend.

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Edited 1 time. Last update at 29-May-2024