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

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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.
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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
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Las Lenas is reporting 45 inches at the base and lots more up top
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Valle Nevado in Chile is reporting 31 inches around the hotels and opening day is set for July 18
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La Parva, Chile is reporting 27 inches
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El Colorado is reporting 25 inches
Courtesy of ski.curbed.com

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