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No More Snow or Skiing at Chacaltaya, Bolivia

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Andes Mountains, Bolivia;  This place was being skied within the past decade and isn't anymore.   Apparently, Bolivia's Olympic Ski Team skied here until the 1990's, and the country no longer has a ski team.  The glacier and snow are nearly gone. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqbt4b2Oatc

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/02/world/americas/02bolivia.html?_r=0

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Out of curiosity, How many ski areas are on glaciers? 

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this site claims 21, but the map they show doesn't tell me much and they don't seem to elaborate where the 21 are (are they in Europe, SA, NA?):

 

http://www.skiresorts-test.com/ski-resorts/glaciers

 

This site counts down a Top 10:

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/snowandski/5022748/Glacier-skiing-Euopes-ten-top-glaciers.html

 

This site lists 8, but all are in Europe:

 

http://www.glacier-skiing.com/

 

This link breaks down the glaciers by country, but doesn't really tell you which ones have resorts on them:

 

http://skiing.about.com/od/downhillskiing/a/glacierskiinfo.htm

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None of those sites provides anything close to a comprehensive list.

 

The answer is "a lot", and "it depends on what you mean?".

 

How many ski areas are entirely or primarily on glaciers? How many ski areas have some glacier skiing? Those questions affect the answer.

 

Also worth noting that the news report in the OP is six years old.

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