Mega snowstorm hammers Chile with 9ft – 108ins of snow; Snowstorm also hits Argentina

Paso Libertadoes, about 3 miles from Portillo Ski Resort, recorded 9 feet of snow
Jonesin’ for some serious powder? Winter in Chile and Argentina might have gotten off to a bit of a late start, but things are looking good after a huge snowstorm this weekend. The most snow fell on the Paso Internacional Los Libertadores, a mountain pass in the Andes between Argentina and Chile and about 3 miles from Portillo Ski Resort. Although some of the totals were no doubt influenced by the wind at the top of the pass,the Chilean government reported over 9 feet of snow and the pass remains closed. The ski areas throughout both countries also faired well, measuring anywhere from 2 to 5 feet of snow.
Ski Portillo is reporting 43 inches in 48 hours and 66 inches of snow in the last 7 days. They are planning on opening on Saturday, July 18
Las Lenas is reporting 45 inches at the base and lots more up top
Valle Nevado in Chile is reporting 31 inches around the hotels and opening day is set for July 18
La Parva, Chile is reporting 27 inches
El Colorado is reporting 25 inches
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