If you are an avid skiier and wish the ski season lasted longer than November through March, head to South America for some cold weather sports in and near Santiago,Chile. Not thinking that cold weather and Chile go together? In the Andes Mountains, the best season for skiing is June through October. The heart of the Winter season in Chile is June and July, too hot in North America but perfect skiing weather in the Andes Mountains near Santiago, Chile.
Not only can one experience Chile skiing, but also heliboarding and heliskiing as well. Skiing Chile,or snowboarding, whether it be from a ski resort or dropped onto fresh virgin snow from a helicopter is an exhilarating experience.
Various tour companies are ready to take you along on their organized ski trips. These last anywhere from a one day experience, multi-day to a full week at a ski resort. In Santiago itself, there are two ski resorts, and within a two hour drive you find more. Perched atop the Andes you can view mountains and valley vistas below. Enjoying the crisp crunch of snow sports almost all year long is a dream come true for many ski enthusiasts. Love the feel of the sun on your face but the cold wind whipping past you instead of a warm North American breeze? Plan a trip to Chile and get your fix of Winter skiing and other sports instead of waiting till the Winter season comes around again.
Who wouldn’t like to sit and soak in a hot spring after a day on the slopes? Within an hour’s drive of the city of Santiago there are hot springs that feel wonderful when sore muscles are immersed into the soothing waters. Santiago has numerous resorts which offers trips to the hot springs.
A trip to Santiago in the Summer months for those living in the Northern hemisphere is a rare treat for lovers of cold weather and cold weather sports. Santiago is the perfect option for those who are not big fans of hot and humid weather. Don’t pack up your skis next Spring till you check out options for skiing Chile.