Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:42

Andean Winter off to an Early & Big Start

Santiago and Early Snow in the Andes Santiago and Early Snow in the Andes

This year the Andean weather seems to back to its old faithful self after a few drier than normal years. During the last three weeks of May we have had three storms, each lasting a couple days and dropping good volumes of snow.

These past few Andean winters have not seen snowfall until mid June so this is a great sign for things to come in South America.  Once there is an early base you can count on great skiing throughout the season.

Resorts may even open early as they did in previous years when large snowfalls occurred  in May. One of the most memorable starts was in 2005 when resorts just outside Santiago  opened each weekend in May to fresh powder each time until they opened full time at the beginning of June, two weeks earlier than the traditional mid June opening.

If you are thinking of trying something new this year for your summer get away, this would be a good year to hop on a plane south and visit us to discover the skiing of South America.  It easily boasts the best snow in the southern hemisphere. And it is so different from European and North American snow with its low moisture content and unique properties.  Along with the mild weather and sunshine it is truly what I call “spring skiing on winter snow”!

See you on the snow!

Gerry Winchester – Founder
DreamSki Adventures

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