Joe Turner and I were getting antsy for some skiing and adventure, we had flight passes burning holes in our pockets so we sent it down to Chile. It took us less than 24 hours to reach the streets of Santiago with all of our ski gear. After negotiating an "under the table" deal on a rental car in a downtown ally we were on our way.
We spent a day exploring the city. Rain at lower elevation was a promising sign for snow as we had our sights set on Portillo.
Met up with friends on their way to Portillo for a photo shoot. That's none other than Mike Arzt and Ian Fohrman tasting delicious Chilean beer with us.
Scenic journey through the Chilean countryside on our way into the Andes Mountains.
Arrived and went straight out for some skiing.
First run of the season was a good one.
Legendary resident of the Hotel Portillo. Next to the front door is just one of the many places you will find Radska napping.
Epic sunset on night one before the storm rolled in.
Dumping! Snowed in... for two days!
Embrace it. The Hotel Portillo is a fun place to hang out even if you're not skiing.
Finally the storm had cleared and it was time to ski.
Coffee and sunrise view from the deck.
Tres Hermanos in the background.
Joe "Turns" Turner - Cheesin' for a reason.
"Enough with the Pisco and war stories, let's make new stories."
Joe Turner getting ready to drop into a techy chute.
Spraying pow turns all the way down to the lake.
Back to Santiago for some more urban exploring before catching our flight back home. Junk show...
Blog post by: Scotty VerMerris
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