While the northern hemisphere is steeped in the heat of summer, skiers are dreaming of colder temperatures, first snowfalls, and flying through pillows of fluffy white powder.
We'll have to be patient in the United States for now, but the Southern Hemisphere is another story entirely. If you're willing to book a flight to find powder, Chile is a skier's dream from July to mid-September.
Check out this video of powder paradise in Portillo, Chile...
Skiers, It's Time to Check Out Chile
From the Andes mountain range to the iconic volcanoes that dot the region, there is something for everyone in this country -- especially if you looking for snow during the Northern Hemisphere's summer months.
Ski resorts such as Portillo, El Colorado, and Nevados de Chillan offer lift-service experiences, and many also offer guided heli-skiing for the resort’s patrons.
If you’re looking for a wilder adventure experience, look to guide operations who are knowledgeable in the backcountry. They can advise you on backcountry ski routes and help you find the best snow conditions and the routes to get there. Chile Powder Adventures and PowderQuest offer different types of guided packages to suit every style of aspiring Chilean backcountry traveler.
Chile is known for its days of ferocious storms followed by cloudless days of sunshine. Stop waiting on winter, and go find it in Chile. Don't forget your Optic Nerve goggles for snowy ski days, and your polarized lifestyle options for exploring Chilean towns in between your powder adventures.