Thanks again guys. So I have decided against the south and I'm looking towards central Chile, though Bariloche, and Las Lenas are still in the cards. Park isn't so important to me, though I would like to improve. The most I've done are some rainbow rails, double kinks, backflips, and 540s. Though, considering that the chart I have says that you only get about 20 feet (6 meters) of snow a year, I'll probably be getting a lot less powder days than at Snowbird, so I might want a place where I can ski the park when backcountry conditions kind of suck. How many days out of a month are good backcountry skiing on average?
How close are the resorts to Santiago time wise?
My Spanish is not great, but that is part of the reason I want to go. I want to make myself need to use it so that I will learn. I don't really want to spend my time living in a Hotel, plus I have to be there from Mid May to Mid August at least, because I have a requirement with my International Studies degree from the University of Utah that says I have to live in a foreign country for the equivalent of one semester. I think something that would go a long ways to helping me learn Spanish is if I stayed with a family. I would be willing to pay about $300 a month for this, so does anyone know how I can make that happen? Also, how much would a used van cost in Santiago? A used car?
Here is the list of resorts I'm considering as of now (let me know if I should add or subtract any considering that amount/quality of snow and difficulty of terrain are the most important things to me):
San Martin de los Andes
Sorry, I'd eliminate more myself, but it's hard to judge from ski maps how good a resort really is.