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Chile and Argentina Just Got Hammered With Tons of Snow

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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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