August 7, 2018- Buenos dias from the Central Andes of South America. Last night's short lived snow storm dropped a punch on the main ski resorts of Chile and Argentina with upwards of 15 inches on the ground before clearing this morning.
Here is a collection of photos from the latest storm.
Valle Nevado, Chile
Dawn patrol in Valle Nevado just after 7:00 AM this morning.
Drink it blue? The storm quickly cleared after breakfast dropping over a foot of new snow in Valle Nevado.
Down the road in the village of Farellones, the PowderQuest Women's Adventure Camp hosted by Racheal Burks woke up to 13 inches on the deck of the Powder Lodge.
La Parva, Chile
La Parva filled in nicely with close to 15 inches at the base area. How much up top?
El Colorado, Chile
El Colorado digging out before the sun broke on the high Andes. 15 inches overnight.
Lunch time webcam grab from Portillo. We checked in with Chris Davenport and his camp this morning on conditions. "We got 9 inches but it blew in deeper in many spots."
Las Lenas, Argentina
PowderQuest tail guide and Las Lenas ski guide Pedro Crespo is reporting just under a foot at mid-mountain with 15 inches at the top. The wind is getting on it pretty good putting the lifts on hold, but everyone is stoked to see this fresh snow in the Argentine side of the Central Andes.
More season news from Chile and Argentina can be found on the PowderQuest blog