I’m in Florida where the air temperature is 87 degrees, the ocean temp is 79 degrees and the humidity is 68%. I probably won’t get to do any summer skiing this summer, but I have done plenty in the past. While friends were content to embrace the warm temperatures and mountain bike for the summer, I alway got a thrill out of skiing during the off-season. During the summer months, I’ve skied Las Lenas, Argentina, Portillo, Chile, Treble Cone and Mt Rupeahu, New Zealand, Mount Hood, Orgeon, Mount Shasta, California and Mount Washington, New Hapmshire. During the next few weeks I’ll be posting articles and info about these summer ski destinations and more. I’ll start with Portillo, where I traveled in August 2006 and got to heli-ski deep powder. Skiing Magazine will be coming out with an article that I wrote about Portillo shortly. In the meantime, here are two other articles featuring Portillo: To South America with NASTC and International Heli Skiing.