I will be leading a Habitat for Humanity team July 20-28th in Santiago to asiist with the 'Return Our Children Home', helping children with life-threatening illnesses. I have plans to arrive in Chile about 5 days before the building begins, and then again stay for a few days. I'm looking for a few suggestions to fill these days...
I have researched Santiago, skiing, Valpo, & Mendoza, so far...
With this in mind, what will the weather be like in mid-July? I'm an avid skier, but will not be able to bring any equipment with me, are there places to rent skis, boots, poles, & a helmet? Would you recommend staying in Santiago and doing a day trip to ski or staying at the ski resort for a few?
Will It be possible to travel to Mendoza? Will the vineyards be open in July for tourists?
Thanks for all the help & insights!