One of the more further away locations for most skiers, South America becomes the epicenter for the sport during the summer in the northern hemisphere. The Andes, the mountain chain in South America, rise sharply from the Pacific coast to altitudes almost 7000 meters high. As a result, the peaks are quite vertical resembling parts of the Alps in Europe. The resorts are small in size but have access to incredible terrain with some of the best couloirs in the world. The South American culture adds a relaxed, casual environment to the experience.
High on the bucket list of any serious ski bum is the chance to hit the slopes during the summer in South America. Not only are the mountains super high and steep, the relaxed and festive Latin culture is a perfect complement to the sport of skiing.