Articles by: Casey Earle

La Parva, Chile, sunset through the icicles. Credit: Casey Earle

Look Ahead: Despite Challenges, Chilean Resorts Are Preparing

Areas’ Marketing Campaigns Are In Full Swing, But Will The Weather Cooperate? For 2020, the ski season revolved around the multiple ills Chile has been suffering, including the ongoing drought that affected the skiing. This year would seem to be a continuation of those ills, including social and political unrest, economic suffering, and plague. In spite of all that, last[Read More…]

by April 12, 2021 1 comment International
Report From Chile: The COVID Season

Report From Chile: The COVID Season

What We Can Learn From The Ski Season In Chile During The Pandemic Only four ski areas opened in Chile this year, due to the pandemic, all in the last third of the normal season (late August). The country was in the midst of a severe drought when the entire metropolitan region of Santiago shut down in May. An “atmospheric[Read More…]

by October 21, 2020 7 comments International
SeniorsSkiing Guide: La Parva, Chile

SeniorsSkiing Guide: La Parva, Chile

La Parva Is A GS Cruiser’s Heaven. As a first installment on the Three Valleys of ski fame in Chile, I’ll write about La Parva. One hour and a half from the Santiago airport, La Parva is perched up at 8,700 ft on the front side of the Andes, and overlooks the city. The road up involves 40 switchbacks and[Read More…]

by June 27, 2019 2 comments International
Chile 2018 Ski Season Wrap Up

Chile 2018 Ski Season Wrap Up

Finding Good Days In A Disappointing Snow Season In The Southern Hemisphere. The 2018 season started on time in June, after a serious drought, but sputtered out before it ever really got going. The Chilean Central Zone ended with a 54 percent precipitation deficit, despite ENSO-neutral conditions. For a ski area in Chile not to get to the Sept 18[Read More…]

by November 20, 2018 0 comments International
Taking on the Lake run. Credit: Casey Earle

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Portillo, Chile

Ride The “Va et Vient” Lift Up The Steeps, Ski With Ski Teams, Enjoy The Vistas Of Remote Mountains. There Is Only One Portillo. Editor Note:  Casey Earle has written several articles for SeniorsSkiing.com, introducing Norte Americanos to skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. Also click here for advice for neophytes . Portillo hosts international ski teams in training during the summer[Read More…]

by September 17, 2018 1 comment International
Casey grabs some pow at La Parva. Credit: Casey Earle

More Ski Chile: What To Expect From A Chilean Ski Trip

Some Adjustments Necessary To Ski The Legendary Mountains Of Chile. For many, a typical Chilean ski trip will seem a bit like traveling back in time to the USA 30 or 40 years ago. Some of the lifts date back even further than that! While the ski areas around Santiago are progressively upgrading their infrastructure, snow making, grooming, and security,[Read More…]

by July 16, 2018 4 comments International
Ski Chile: An Introduction For Neophytes

Ski Chile: An Introduction For Neophytes

Chase The Snow To Summer’s Skiing Headquarters In The Southern Hemisphere. Come May, you have probably set your skis into hibernation and begun patiently waiting for the snow to fly next fall. But you really don´t have to wait!  Southern America’s greatest mountain range starts getting snowed on in May, and by June the ski areas are normally in full[Read More…]

by June 18, 2018 6 comments International, Home Top Box 2