South America Daily Snow
By Luke Stone, Forecaster Posted 4 months ago October 27, 2023
The South American resort season is about to go out with a bang! One of the biggest storms of the season begins today, and will rage through Monday. Resort skiing and riding is extremely limited, but there is still a very healthy base so the backcountry is an option. Be careful though, as extreme winds and massive snowfall totals will create dangerous avalanche conditions.
Short Term Forecast
Well, it seems there is only one resort left standing. Based on their social media, it seems Corralco has ended their season on the 25th, and will not open today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday. Volcan Osorno remains open, I believe, and they will get crushed over the next four days with .5 - 1 m of snow.
The storm will start out warm, with snow levels around 1400 m today. We could see rain at the base with snow mixing in around mid-mountain, perhaps lower in the afternoon under heavy precipitation. A cold front will begin to cool things off Friday night, and by Saturday morning snow levels will be below the base. Very heavy snow will continue Saturday and Sunday, with winds backing off Sunday evening. Moderate to heavy snow should continue through Monday before becoming more showery Monday night.
Here is one final snowmap for this season:
These are some massive and wild accumulations!
I will probably have one or two more updates this weekend and early next week while we track this final storm.
I will also be posting a season recap soon, and would love to share any photos you got throughout the year. Email them to me at [email protected].
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