photo: Sophie Ergas
During the American winter, I like to head south to spend as much time as possible coaching and skiing at Lake Chacabuco near Santiago, Chile. I work as a visiting coach through Chacabuco Ski School, and they often have other pros visiting to coach as well. The site is beautiful, and it’s close enough to Santiago, which is one of the most metropolitan cities in South America, that I can stay in the city and enjoy all that it has to offer and then train at the lake without too much travel time. The amazing views and landscape of the area, along with the great people who ski there, make it the ideal place to supplement my season. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new winter ski spot. – Seth Stisher
Where: Approximately 12 miles northeast of Santiago, Chile.
When to go: December through March.
Accommodations: A five-star hotel is set to open at Santiago Casino, just 10 minutes from the lake. The lake is also 40 minutes from the heart of Santiago, which offers a wide range of accommodation options.
Getting there: Fly into Santiago and rent a car. A major highway runs directly to the lake.
Contact: Email Rodrigo Andai at firstname.lastname@example.org