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Valle Nevado, La Parva, and El Colorado Chile, S.A 8/1/15-8-10/15

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Trip was awesome. The first few days the trails were almost bare, no snow.  Most people were bummed if they were leaving as a storm was on the way.  The storm totaled 6 feet over the next few days and simply wouldn't stop.  The mountains were awesome especially Valle Nevado.  The visibility was bad every day except the last day (blue bird).  Venturing off trail was fun but a little scary.  I would get a guide unless you like getting lost and cliffed out, even in bounds.  the trail markers were tough to navigate if you were not paying attn. We needed chains to get up the 87 switch backs, but if you go slow you will be okay.  Most people don't make the drive.  We stayed right outside El Colorado at a ski apartment, and the Jeep got snowed in for 2 of the days during our trip.  Spanish was a helpful thing to know.  Avoid the water, some people get sick from the north even from ice cubes.  Was not a problem for me.  Get peso's before leaving santiago there were no working ATM'S! Super annoying.  Lift ticket prices are cheaper with a student id or similar.  Some places had 2 for 1 days or a female discount.  Beautiful condors flying if you look up in the sky

 

 

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Trip was awesome. The first few days the trails were almost bare, no snow.  Most people were bummed if they were leaving as a storm was on the way.  The storm totaled 6 feet over the next few days and simply wouldn't stop.  The mountains were awesome especially Valle Nevado.  The visibility was bad every day except the last day (blue bird).  Venturing off trail was fun but a little scary.  I would get a guide unless you like getting lost and cliffed out, even in bounds.  the trail markers were tough to navigate if you were not paying attn. We needed chains to get up the 87 switch backs, but if you go slow you will be okay.  Most people don't make the drive.  We stayed right outside El Colorado at a ski apartment, and the Jeep got snowed in for 2 of the days during our trip.  Spanish was a helpful thing to know.  Avoid the water, some people get sick from the north even from ice cubes.  Was not a problem for me.  Get peso's before leaving santiago there were no working ATM'S! Super annoying.  Lift ticket prices are cheaper with a student id or similar.  Some places had 2 for 1 days or a female discount.  Beautiful condors flying if you look up in the sky

 

 

 

Sounds awesome.... any more pictures to be posted?

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Sure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One last wipeout

 

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Wow, thanks for sharing!!

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