Bariloche, Argentina 2016 Season Recap + Photo Tour: 6 Powder Cycles in 7 Weeks…
Miles Clark |
Cerro Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina has a solid season this year.
I arrived on August 7th and we saw 4 storm cycles in August including one where it snowed for 9 straight days (August 14th-22th).
In September had two more storm cycles that got us out onto some big lines in the lift accessed backcountry.
That’s 6 powder cycles in 7 weeks. Not bad.
From August 7th until closing on October 2nd Cerro Catedral saw 15 full-on powder days and a handful more mini powder days that were damn fun.
My Favorite Days of the Year Were:
August 18th: when the World Class tree skiing here was on and firing. That day was around 2-feet deep and just stupid. You can’t beat the tree skiing here as the trees don’t have leaves, there are no tree wells, they are well spaced (old growth), and they don’t have low branches. You can just charge in there.
August 20th: August 20th wasn’t bad either with blue skies, perfect, re-crystalized snow with sparkly hoar frost on everything. That day were were able to get into the backcountry of La Laguna and Van Titter and it was all time.
September 1st: Alaskita spines
September 2nd: Alaskita spines with Rylan
All in all, it was a great season in Bariloche and I think these photos prove that.