Bariloche, Argentina Backcountry Report: 2 Crazy Fun Lines

Miles Clark | BackcountryBackcountry | Conditions ReportConditions Report

I headed out into the backcountry from Cerro Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina yesterday.

I planned on skiing some north facing aspects that would be getting good sun and should be soft after the previous day’s few centimeters of snow and big winds.

Once I got up top and touched the north facing snow, I knew it was going to be a good day.  

The two lines I skied today. image: snowbrains

The snow was smooth, supple, supportable, just soft enough, and fast.  A sort of wind blown, wind pressed, slightly sun cooked goodness.

I zipped down a gully that lead to a short chute.  

The snow flew far on every turn.

Going up. image: snowbrains

I was elated at the bottom.

I ran back up and did another line further skiers right.

This line was another big gully that lead to a tighter chute that had a small air.

Vista to the west. image: snowbrains

Again, I was pumped after the ski.

I wanted more, but my body was tired. 

I skinned back to the ski resort and headed home with a big smile.

2 tracks. image: snowbrains


image: catedral, yesterday


image:, yesterday


My favorite peak to ski in Patagonia: Cerro Inviares. image: snowbrains
Great clouds today. image: snowbrains
Nubes chair from afar. image: snowbrains
Up top. image: snowbrains
Tronador. image: snowbrains
Alaskita. image: snowbrains
2 tracks. image: snowbrains
Back in bounds. image: snowbrains

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2 thoughts on “Bariloche, Argentina Backcountry Report: 2 Crazy Fun Lines

  1. I almost didn’t believe you about the condors until I saw them today. Glad Nubes was running strong today.

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