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Ski Arpa

Cat-Skiing in the Andes

It's not the first place a typical businessman would put a cat-skiing operation, but Ski Arpa's founder, Anton Sponar, isn't a typical guy.

Over the course of three days, guide Karl Salter is able to serve up a smorgasbord of terrain to guests of all abilities. Runs transitioned from open, alpine bowls, to steep tree runs. For the adventurous in our group, Karl delivers big-mountain lines and spines that are reminiscent of  coastal British Columbia and Alaska. There are open powder runs, huckable cliff drops, and plenty of tree jibs to keep the youth in the group stoked.

K3 Cat Ski, BC

Previously called Monashee Snowcats, British Columbia's K3 Cat Skiing is back with a new name and all the same features, including 50-degree pitches, 33,000 acres of terrain, and piles of fresh powder. Here's how to plan a trip there.

Griffin Post in La Parva

Chile (gallery)

It may be August, but that doesn't mean there isn't powder skiing to be had somewhere in the world. Here's a collection of shots taken from La Parva and Valle Nevado, Chile, by Drew Stoecklein and Spencer Francey.

Portillo Photo Challenge

Portillo, Chile

Thanks to overnight flights from the U.S. and a two-hour drive from the Santiago airport, you can ski Portillo the day you arrive.