The ski areas in South America are located exclusively in the Andes in either mid to Southern Chile and to a lesser extent, Argentina.
Santiago Chile is the gateway to Chile's most famous destination resorts Portillo, Valle Nevado, La Parva and El Colorado.
The resorts are all above the tree line and typically peak at over 10,000 ft.
The primary international destination Argentinian resort, Valle de Las Lenas, is near Mendoza and peaks at 11,253 ft while the rest tend to be much lower in elevation.
As will all resorts south of the equator, the seasons are the opposite of the Northern hemisphere. Ski season is typically June to as late as October with the peak ski season in July.