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The U.S. might be in the midst of a massive heatwave, but down south... central Chile is covered in a snow. After a painful drought the recent snowstorm dropped one to two feet of powder from Portillo to Valle Nevado. With all the new snow, this season is setting up nicely and August is looking promising for skiers and riders.