Ski South America: 11 Steps for Planning a Ski Trip to Chile and Argentina

Winter is just getting started in South America. Before you plan a ski trip to Argentina or Chile, read our 11 tips—on when to go, how to book a guided trip, and where to ski, stay, eat BBQ, and dance to disco. By Brigid Mander.
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Ski South America

Before you plan a ski trip to Argentina or Chile, read our 11 tips—on when to go, how to book a guided trip, and where to ski, stay, eat BBQ, and dance to disco.

The day our group of international journalists and representatives from Black Diamond Equipment and Polartec arrived in Iceland, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, causing enough smoke and ash to shut down all airports in northern Europe for almost a week, wrecking havoc on the global economy. We had planned to head south to ski the highest peak in Iceland, 2,110-meter Hvannadalshnjúkur. But road closures as a result of the eruption changed our plans and we headed north instead, to ski the mountains near the town of Dalvík.

Skiing in Iceland: How to Plan a Trip

Even a massive volcanic eruption that shut down all European airports couldn’t halt our ski-touring trip to Iceland. Here are images from a week of climbing and skiing Iceland’s peaks—plus tips on how to plan your own trip there.