Thank you Anita! Very much appreciate the tips! I've been a bit concerned about the warm temps. I'm used to freezing conditions here in New England. Looks like it will be spring riding. Not a bad thing :)
Valle Nevado snow was fine today. A little wet near base but not too sticky. It was beautifully sunny and warmer early in the day. Afternoon cloud cover dropped temperature enough to add a layer back. Views were nice. It is nice to ski in August but it is a long slow windy hike up from Santiago. Get an early start! Tour busses arrive noonish. So take a private car and leave early to avoid mountain traffic jams ensure a full day of skiing.