la laguna, catedral, bariloche, argentina, ski, powder

la laguna, catedral, bariloche, argentina, ski, powder
La Laguna powder, Catedral sidecountry, Bariloche Argentina.

We’ve got first hand reports from Las Leñas, Valle Nevado, Bariloche and it appears to be no contest. The only X-factor is Portillo.  According to their website, they just got tons of snow and have killer conditions?

Bariloche appears to be winning hands down this year as we’ve been getting frequent snowfalls along with consistently good conditions.  Right now, it’s pouring rain at the base of the mountain and raining to at least half way up the resort.  The mountain is closed.  But, it’s gonna get cold tonight and the snow and cold are forecasted to continue through Sunday, if not longer…


– Snowpack mid-mountain:  130 cms

– Snowfall mid-mountain last 12hrs:  30 cms

– Current Conditions:  Heavy rain at the base, changing to snow tonight & snow thru Sunday.  Full Catedral Report Here

catedral, bariloche, argentina webcam august 9, 2011Catedral webcam from top of mountain, August 9, 2011 at noon local time.

Most recent video from Catedral.  August 6th, 2011

Las Leñas

– Snowpack at base: 1 m

– Snowpack mid-mountain: 80 cm

– Snowpack on summit: 70 cm

– Current Conditions as reported by Griffin Post:

“It was pretty phenomenal yesterday…It snowed up to a meter on the upper mountain and probably about 50cm toward the base. Marte, the only lift accessing the upper mountain and the really good skiing, has been fickle. It’s been open a few hours here, and a few hours there.  Just as things seem to be turning around, there’s some other bad news worth mentioning: it didn’t freeze last night in the valley and freezing levels are supposed to rise to above 3000m this afternoon.  Full Las Leñas Report Here

las lenas webcam august 9th, 2011Las Lenas’ webcam photo from August 9th, 2011 at 12:00 local time.

Valle Nevado (Santiago Area)

– Snowpack: 50 cm

– Total season snowfall: 237 cm

– Snowfall in past 24 hrs:  0 cm

– Snowfall in past 48 hrs:  10 cm

– Current Conditions from Chopo Diaz: “Not so good, good few days ago but now is hot again and with a very thin base layer…” Forecast is nothing thru Sunday with high temps and wind

valle nevado webcam august 9, 2011Valle Nevado webcam August 9th, 2011 at 12:00 local time.



– Total snowfall this season:  366 cms

– Snowpack at hotel:  151 cms

– Snowfall last 7 days:  132 cms

– Snowfall last 24 hrs:  41 cms

– Current conditions:  Powder, nothing in forecast thru Sunday with high temps and winds

– No webcam.  No 1st hand reports.  Anyone been here lately?  Let us know how it is.

portilloStock photo of Portillo, Chile.  photo:


– Website not working and we have no first hand accounts.  Doesn’t sound like they have very great terrain, anyway.  Anyone been here?  Tell us more.

– Moderate snow forecasted for next 3 days.

chillanNevados de Chillan ski resort.

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