Report from all of August 2022
August was a wild month for all of us down here at Cerro Catedral ski resort and in the backcountry of Bariloche, Argentina.
There is much more snow than normal this with deep snow right to the bottom of the mountains.
Our first day of the season here was August 6 and it was already snowing…
We had a series of fun storm days starting on August 6.
We took full freakin’ advantage and were out into the backcountry early.
I ran into my old friend Jonny Conway on the skinner and that made it a great day.
On August 10, I went for a spicy line and took a hard fall I won’t forget anytime soon.
I lost my helmet cam & my regular camera somehow…
It’s usually just too rocky to try.
It usually doesn’t even cross your mind as a line to ski.
But on this day, it looked fill in, good, and ready to rock.
I went for it and it was unreal…
Then, it started snowing…
It didn’t stop snowing for 7-days.
The snow was a delicious flavor of cream cheese and this was by far my favorite tree skiing day of the season!
Everything was so smooth and flat…
We skied 2 completely different forests and had an absolute hoot out there.
Best tree skiing on Earth?
We think so…
We skied the trees one last time and stumbled around in the upper mountain fog with big smiles.
This place can get a bit windy & foggy…
Right after the 7-day storm, the sun came out and cooked all the snow in this region by 10am on August 19…
The skiing was pretty lousy on refrozen slush.
The fog was so dense, we found nothing…
Maybe the foggiest day of our skiing careers.
Was funny and fun!
The top was pretty creamy and smooth.
The middle had some crunch.
The bottom choke was unpredictable with punch, scratch, slurp, rocks, and a bergschrund.
We went for it and it wasn’t amazing but it was still a good time 🙂
Is a 1″ powder day still a powder day?
After that mini late August storm, spring came in early and with a vengeance!
We knew exactly where to go.
These long chutes haven’t been skied by us for many years.
We were greedy…
Skiing these legendary lines made August about as complete as it ever can be.
We are feeling obnoxiously grateful…
August 31/September 1/September 2