Pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler
talks about her experience at Valle Nevado.
CROSSING THE EQUATOR WITH A SNOWBOARD
Gretchen Bleiler is one of the most accomplished women in all of snowboarding. She's an Olympic Silver Medalist; four-time X-Games Gold Medalist; two-time US Open Champion; World Cup Champion; World Superpipe Champion; Espy Award Winner and more. Gretchen lives in Aspen, and has ridden at Chile's Valle Nevado numerous times, so who better to shed some insight on the two resorts featured in our Peak Seasons promotion?
On Chile's Valle Nevado:
I've been there a few times. The terrain is above the tree line, so it's all wide-open. Most resorts in the US have trees, so there you just feel like you're playing on top of the world, which is a really cool feeling! On the difference between riding in North and South America: Because I’m from North America and the Rocky Mountains, the Andes Mountains just feel so different! More exposed and rugged are the two words that come to mind. Scenery-wise, I would say both places are equal in their beauty, but just hard to compare.
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