Last week, we said that most ski resorts in Argentina and Chile were experiencing an important lack of snow. Now, conditions have changed dramatically. A massive snowfall and storm took place in the Southern Andes during the last few days, forcing authorities to block routes and causing power outages in hundreds of Patagonian towns: a nightmare for residents, the skier’s dream.

Bariloche, Chapelco and Ushuaia had to close their airports because of the extreme weather conditions. There is still no electricity in neither Bariloche nor San Martin de los Andes (Chapelco). However, Cerro Catedral was able to operate thanks to a electric generator. Also, all important roads remained closed by today morning.

Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Argentina

40 cm (base) snowfall past 24 hours // 70 cm (top) snowfall past 24 hours

PARTLY OPENED – No electricity – Airport closed – Roads closed

6-day snow forecast for Cerro Catedral

Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook
Catedral, today. // Photo: Facebook

Chapelco (San Martín de los Andes), Argentina

60 cm (base) snowfall past 24 hours // 65 cm (top) snowfall past 24 hours

CLOSED – No electricity – Airport closed – Roads closed

6-day snow forecast for Chapelco

Chapelco, today. // Photo: Facebook
Chapelco, today. // Photo: Facebook
Chapelco, today. // Photo: Facebook
Chapelco, today. // Photo: Facebook
Chapelco, today. // Photo: Facebook
Chapelco, today. // Photo: Facebook
Chapelco, today. // Photo: Facebook
Chapelco, today. // Photo: Facebook
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco, yesterday. // Photo: Chapelco Ski Resort

Las Leñas, Argentina

20 cm (base) snowfall past 24 hours // 25 cm (top) snowfall past 24 hours

6-day snow forecast for Las Lenas

Las Leñas, today. // Photo: Las Leñas Webcams
Las Leñas, today. // Photo: Las Leñas Webcams
Las Leñas, today. // Photo: Las Leñas Webcams
Las Leñas, after the storm. // Photo: Facebook
Las Leñas, after the storm. // Photo: Facebook
Las Leñas, after the storm. // Photo: Facebook
Las Leñas, after the storm. // Photo: Facebook
Las Leñas, after the storm. // Photo: Facebook
Las Leñas, after the storm. // Photo: Facebook
Las Leñas, after the storm. // Photo: Facebook
Las Leñas, after the storm. // Photo: Facebook

Valle Nevado, La Parva & El Colorado, Chile

50 cm snowfall past 24 hours

PARTLY OPENED – No electricity

6-day snow forecast for Valle Nevado

Nieva con todo en la montaña!! Importante: Hay corte de luz generalizado en todo el sector. Les estaremos informando.

Опубліковано Ski La Parva 15 липня 2017 р.

Se viene la nevada y este domingo tendremos Powder Day en Valle !!! Prepárense que los estaremos esperando con la mejor nieve. ViveValle

Опубліковано Valle Nevado Ski Resort 14 липня 2017 р.

El Colorado, today. // Photo: Facebook
Valle Nevado, today. // Photo: Facebook
Valle Nevado, today. // Photo: Facebook
Valle Nevado, today. // Photo: Facebook
It also snowed in Santiago de Chile!
It also snowed in Santiago de Chile!
Valle Nevado, today. // Photo: Facebook
Valle Nevado, today. // Photo: Facebook
Valle Nevado, today. // Photo: Facebook

Nevados de Chillán, Chile

80 cm snowfall past 24 hours

6-day snow forecast for Nevados de Chillán

Desde muy temprano el centro de esquí ha estado trabajando en el despeje de las vías de acceso y andariveles. Por seguridad el uso de cadenas es obligado desde Recinto.Continua nevando pronto más información. Si quieres conocer el estado de pistas y andariveles ingresa a www.nevadosdechillan.com #NevadosdeChillan #FP

Опубліковано Nevados de Chillan Termas & Ski 15 липня 2017 р.

Antillanca, Chile

100 cm snowfall past 24 hours

6-day snow forecast for Antillanca

Antillanca, today. // Photo: Facebook
Antillanca, today. // Photo: Facebook
Antillanca, today. // Photo: Facebook

Corralco, Chile

50 cm snowfall past 24 hours

6-day snow forecast for Corralco

Corralco, today. // Photo: Facebook
Corralco, today. // Photo: Facebook