Chile boasts all climactic conditions in the world, with the exception of wet tropical conditions. However, throughout most of the country, and especially in Santiago and the central zone, weather conditions are temperate and Mediterranean, with pleasant temperatures by day and cooler nights.
This climate means that Chile is home to world-renowned wine and excellent fruit production. Spring starts in September and summer finishes in March.
Winter rain and snow in the mountains start of the ski season, a favorite activity for many foreign students who enjoy snowboarding and downhill skiing.