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It was looking bleak down in South America until mid-August when several feet of snow blanketed the mountains. Storm days turned into long days of waiting, but once the lifts started spinning again it was open season. The guys from PowderQuest sent these spectacular shots and with temperatures in the 90s at our office they have us jonesing for winter.