Wow. Things got crazy at Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina today.
- Striking lifites shut down the ski resort for the second day in a row asking for a 30% raise.
- 200 ski instructors and local business owners got into a brawl with the striking lifties that the police had to break up.
- Then, at 4pm local time, an agreement was reached between the striking lifties and Catedral’s management and the ski resort will be open again for business tomorrow.
Yes, much of South America is getting big snow but here in Bariloche we got rain to the top two days ago and yesterday and conditions aren’t great and we missed out on nothing. We skinned to the summit of the ski resort today to verify if had snowed or not and it had not.
Three days ago, though, was the best day we’ve had here since 2013.
A group of 200 people including ski instructors and local business owners confronted and got into a fight with the lift operators who were striking and blocking the lifts at Catedral today. Punches were thrown, insults were screamed, insulting chants were sung. Basically, instructors and local business owners feel that they’re getting screwed by the striking lifties because they’re unable to work if the ski resort is shut down and the resort had been shut down for 2 days.
“La temporada es corta y la estamos desperdiciando” or “The season is short and we’re wasting it” is what the group of 200 people fighting the striking lifties was chanting today.
The police had to break up the fight.
Lifties at Catedral are striking for a 30% raise. They closed all the lifts down yesterday and today.
It’s now being reported to SnowBrains by reliable sources that the lifties have reached an agreement with Catedral’s management and that the ski resort will be open tomorrow.