I have a petition to make...
Avalanche and snow pit info is non-existent in Chile, mainly because few people know how to do it (myself included) and fewer share it. I asked the La Parva Ski patrol if they had any relative training, and they do not. They know the basics of using ARVA and searches, but that is as far as they get. The bosses set explosives on the ridge when they feel it is warranted, and just post the same blanket avalanche warning every time it snows significantly. While avi danger is relatively low in the 3 Valleys area, it does exist on the La Parva ridge, and in particular in Santa Teresa.
SO, is anyone in Chile or coming to Chile with avalanche expertise, that would be willing to impart some basic instruction? I would be most interested in giving them the skills to evaluate avalanche danger, do snow pits, and publish the results. For a start, we could use this forum or another specific one for information, and just see who is doing what and what sort of info there is out there.
From my side, I would be willing to offer a couple nights lodging in La Parva to the right person, and maybe the ski patrol or ski area admin would provide some other "facilities" (lift tickets?).
PM me if you can help in any way with this just cause!!
In case you missed them here http://bit.ly/skichile2015, following are some photos from Chile this August: