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South America Skiing
Most of the mountain is green and blue (very easy) but still have a couple of nice runs for you.
I don't know about the Chilean ski resorts, but the comments are ever good.
Yo would consider two other places.
Bariloche and Ushuaia, Argentina. But, you'll be few miles away form the slopes. Both very scenic places, good food, not that expansive. The quality of ski is a matter of how good will be the season.
I haven't been in Usuahia (cerro castor). My understanding is that it has good snow and that the best time to go is September/October, because of the weather.
Yes, TanoB is absolutely right. Friends told me that last year the conditions and snow coverture were just good for some weeks. For the most of the season there were no snow to the lower mountain. It means, a lot of crowd to get up to the top and less options to run down. Even, late afternoon, long lines to get back to the base.
One tip to have some advice on what will be the next season is to look on weather pattern. La niña and El Niño do a major work on allow the clouds to pass over the Andes Montains or, instead, on block it. That said, one year the season is good to Bariloche and not so good for Chile, in another one the opposite. I don't know precisely which one is good. But it's not so hard to find out.
BTW, Come to Argentina or Chile would be a great experience. very nice places to know and sight, beside the ski itself. Bariloche has a huge and astonishing lake, with several boats to sail around. Buenos Aires is a beautful city that deserves a visit for a day or two. Very good restaurants and lots of things to do.
Oh! yes, we can't forget the wines. You'll find several fantastic Malbecs, Tempranilos, Cabernets and, better, with very good prices.
Let me know if you need more information!