Photos: First Autumn Storm Slams Northern Patagonia of Chile and Argentina

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April 11th in Cerro Catedral Argentina after the Autumn storm clearedApril 11th in Cerro Catedral Argentina after the Autumn storm cleared

The first major Autumn snowfall blanketed Northern Patagonia this week. The large storm rolled in off the Pacific flooding low lying areas and deposited large amounts of snow around many of Chile and Argentina's popular ski destinations.

Here is a collection of photos from our friends on social media.

The mountain pass Pino Hachado linking Chile and Argentina closed due to blizzard conditions. @fmdellagoradio

Low clouds and snow at mid mountain of Cerro Chapelco. The resort is claiming over a foot of snow.

Local Pucon, Chile ripper Cristobal Polanco took this shot today from the lower part of the Volcano Villarrica. Rumor is the ski resort will not open this year due to management issues, but the backcountry terrain is easy to access with sleds and human powered adventures.

The storm pushed as far north as Nevados de Chillan, home to Jess McMillan's Adventure Ski Camp and quite possibly our favorite destination to explore with skins.

You can stay up to date and follow the upcoming 2018 ski season in South America here on TGR and on the PowderQuest blog.

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