Bariloche, Argentina 2016 Season Recap + Photo Tour: 6 Powder Cycles in 7 Weeks…

Miles Clark |
Bariloche backcountry/Alaskita on September 1st, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Bariloche backcountry/Alaskita on September 1st, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains

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.

Miles loving it at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles loving it at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains

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.

TJ getting shacked at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
TJ getting shacked at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains

BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA 2016 PHOTO TOUR:

Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
The most legit faceshot ever filmed. Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
The most legit faceshot ever filmed. Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
The best day of the season. August 20th, 2016. Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
The best day of the season. August 20th, 2016. Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Backcountry near Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Backcountry near Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles dropping spines in Rylan on Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Miles dropping spines in Rylan on Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains
Alaskita on September 1st, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Alaskita on September 1st, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Rylan on top of Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Rylan on top of Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: TJ David
Miles at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: TJ David
Greggy testing cornices at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Greggy testing cornices at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
TJ David at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
TJ David at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: TJ David
Miles at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: TJ David
Alaskita from Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Alaskita from Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains

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Cerro Negra from Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Negra from Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Rylan on Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Rylan on Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Rylan half way down Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Rylan half way down Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Miles at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: TJ David
Miles at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: TJ David
Miles looking to the next turn at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles looking to the next turn at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in September 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
La Laguna at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
La Laguna at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Rylan on Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Rylan on Alaskita on September 3rd, 2016. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina in August 2016. photo: snowbrains

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