i was in chile for three weeks last summer. we went portillo, arpa, valle nevado, el colorado, and termas chillan. termas was by far the best. huge open expanses of powder, tons of accessible back country terrain and a lot of options for housing, food, drinking etc. termas is more remote and in the central part of the country but has it own town on and off the mountains (which are actually live volcanoes). the norther ski areas are like regular resorts for the most part and have some very fine terrain also but are much confined. portillo for instance sits in this big wedge shaped valley with a lake and huge steep mt faces on either side half of which are too steep for snow collect on. there's on hike out route called the super c you take and is good fun but that's about it. arpa is much more old school mom and pop type place but has awesome terrain. valle nevado and el colorado are situated back to back and are the most like your typical big ski are in the u.s. keep an eye out for the mt rabbits- they're size of fucking big dogs! also get used to poma lifts as there are many many of these and they shoot you up the slopes going 25 mph! it blew my mind the first time at portillo.
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse