Shitty ski resorts in Chile and Argentina? From what I've heard, there are some pretty killer ski areas in both countries that hold their own against any in the world.
A basin and Loveland are small, but I think there is more than enough terrain for you at either. Copper, Keystone, and Breck are also close by if you need to change it up for a day.
I was planning a summer tour of S America for their resorts but after a very cursory search called it off. Sounded similar to what WoodsBar is describing.