Puyehue Volcano Alert Level Downgraded to Yellow; PowderQuest Tours Resumes Ski and Snowboard Trip Offerings in Argentina Along with the Chile Volcano Tour for 2012

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According to the Servicio Nacional de Geologia y Minera of Chile the activity at the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic complex has continued to diminish and the level has been downgraded to yellow. PowderQuest has resumed 2012 ski and snowboard trip offerings in Argentina as well as tours to ski several volcanoes in Chile.

Puyehue Volcano ash

Puyehue Volcano Smoke Plume from June, 2011

According to the latest report released by the Servicio Nacional de Geologia y Minera of Chile the activity at the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic complex has continued to diminish and the level has been downgraded to yellow.

According to the Servicio Nacional de Geologia y Minera of Chile the activity at the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic complex has continued to diminish and the level has been downgraded to yellow. PowderQuest has resumed 2012 ski and snowboard trip offerings in Argentina as well as tours to ski several volcanoes in Chile.

On June 4th 2011 the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic complex in Chile began to erupt for the first time since 1960. This eruption caused at least 4,500 people to be evacuated from nearby areas, while the resulting ash cloud circled the globe affecting cities all around the Southern Hemisphere. Airlines were forced to cancel flights in areas stretching from San Carlos De Bariloche to Sydney, Australia and Aukland, New Zealand. The eruption activity continued for the entire 2011 ski season in South America causing facilities such as the San Carlos de Bariloche airport to remain closed to commercial air traffic through October 2011 causing losses in the millions for the tourism market in the region.

According to the latest report released by the Servicio Nacional de Geologia y Minera of Chile the activity at the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic complex has continued to diminish and the level has been downgraded to yellow. All airport activity has returned to normal and although the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic complex is still being constantly monitored for increased activity, there are currently no signs pointing to a repeat of the disaster experienced by the region in 2011.

PowderQuest Tours, the longest consistently owned and operated ski and snowboard tour company in South America, announces they have resumed offering all trips in Argentina. In addition the popular PowderQuest Chile Volcanoes Ski Tour of 3 area volcanoes is available and booking for the 2012 season.

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Since 1999, PowderQuest has been the world’s leading provider of Ski & Snowboard adventures to both Chile & Argentina delivering thousands of life changing experiences. PowderQuest is a US based company with full time offices in both the US & Chile offering a wide variety of trips using certified guides through the Andes to ski and snowboard during the months of July through October.

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