Saturday, July 18, 2009

Skiing in the Andes

Seven of us ventured out on Thursday for the optional trip to ski at the Valle Nevado resort in the Andes. This was a view from near the top after taking several chair lifts up the mountain. It was amazingly beautiful and perfect skiing weather. We started our journey in Satiago in the morning and made our way up the mountain on a narrow road with 61 switchbacks. It was worth the winding road and severe elevation change (over 3000 meters) to take in this view.