There are 28 SKI BUMS heading to Chile with us, and we know we've got all sorts of friends and family back home who might enjoy seeing what we're up to. That's why we've created this page!
Above, you'll see our live Flickr photo & video feed. It's got pictures from all the BUMS who are posting pics to Flickr.com. To share a picture on Facebook or Twitter -- or to download it to your desktop -- simply click on a picture or video then look for the share tabs on the upper right corner.
To help the BUMS have fun and find their way around, we create an interactive Google map with suggestions on restaurants, museums, tourist attractions and airport directions. If you've got GPS on your phone, it comes in really handy.
Santiago is one of the few major world cities that's within a short drive to multiple major ski resorts. Nestled at the foot of the Andes, the distance of the city to the slopes is similar to Salt Lake City, Utah. The major difference: the roads. A switchbacked two-lane road is the only way to get to Valle Nevado, and traffic is so heavy on weekends that they create specific rules about when you go up or down.
Late August and Early September are beautiful times of year in the Andes. We'll be spending five nights at Ski Portillo, and seven nights at Valle Nevado. Click their logos to view their websites and get more information.