Photo Essay: Skiing in July

No, no, I am not referring to water skiing but to snow skiing!  Snow skiing in July, you may say?  Yes, in the southern hemisphere, in wonderful Chile!

A few years ago I was fortunate to work in Chile for a whole year and one of the many things I enjoyed was the closeness of the ski resorts in the Andes to Santiago, where I lived.  I got to go twice to Valle Nevado with a co-worker.  Though the distance is short, there is a stretch of the road with three dozen curves or so (they are numbered – for the impatient, I assume!).

So here are some photos from those July skiing days!

 Do you have a favorite place to go skiing?  I certainly enjoyed skiing in this awesome place but I do have a favorite elsewhere!


  1. When I used to make frequent travel to Chile (and then eventually living there), it was a lot of fun to watch other travelers gawk at the others’ ski-gear at North American airports in the months of June, July, and August. Naturally, in these instances, they were all heading down to Chile. It is kinda nice for skiers to have those hills “right there”, just east of Santiago.
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    • Also cool to see them coming up to work ski slopes in North American winter and Americans going doing during our summer to work their slopes.

  2. As a skier the idea of July skiing sounds awesome, except for lugging gear in New England heat to the airport. Great pictures, looks like a great place to spend a summer week.
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