Live from evoTrip Chile
It’s been a wonderful few weeks in Chile and things are still firing on all cylinders in Nevados de Chillán and the Rocanegra Lodge. As evoTrip Chile enters its 3rd and final week, we wanted to share our experience riding in the Southern Hemisphere through photos collected by the awesome people that we’ve had the privilege of sharing this experience with!
Until we arrived in Chile, Nevados de Chillán had been having a rough winter with limited snowfall. After the drive from the capital of Santiago to Rocanegra Lodge and a good night’s rest, we were greeted by snow storms which lasted almost the entirety of the week. August 20 through September 20 is a historically stormy part of the year in Chile called the Santa Rosa storms, and we walked right into it.
The Rocanegra Lodge is situated about 20 minutes from the lifts in an adjacent valley on a beautiful property complete with sauna, wood fired hot tubs and a yoga hall.
Over the next 3 days, the weather was snow, snow and more snow. Although wind made the upper mountain tough to access the first several days, the snow was soft and the stoke was high. Periods of better visibility provided us with beautiful runs and awesome turns. We were riding pow in August!
Thursday and Friday proved to be absolutely incredible days, providing us with sunshine, less wind, and stunning views of the mountains around us. We were able to open up some new, completely untouched zones and were lucky enough to ride the best conditions of the season at Nevados de Chillán.
After sun and fresh snow in the mountains and a sleepy drive back to Santiago, we feasted on choice meat and seafood and crashed, hard. The next morning came fast. After packing and breakfast, we headed for Cerro Santa Lucía, a city park and awesome vantage point within Santiago.
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