Today, was a spectacular day at Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina. It was our second splendiferous day in a week since last Monday was preposterously brilliant.
The day started with 4-10″ of new snow on top of a crunchy/hard layer and dense fog up top. We feared the day would be a wash with great snow and no visibility, but the weather turned in our favor.
The upper mountain was the place to be today as the lower mountain didn’t get much new snow.
After hiking Nubes three times first thing in the morning and getting some terrible visibility and some OK visibility, the sun finally popped and the Nubes chair opened up.
We ripped two high speed laps on the Nubes chair that were absolutely amazing. Full speed, slashing turns, laughing, hitting airs we don’t usually hit.
From there it was straight to La Laguna for two more laps of perfect powder. The snow was deeper, lighter, and better in Laguna, as per usual. This is the most filled in I’ve seen Laguna in a long long time. Maybe since 2010…
The lower section of Laguna including The Playground had gotten cooked by the sun and warm temperatures and the snow was bad and small wet avalanches were running everywhere.
Overall, today was an incredible day. We skied from 9am until 4:30pm and would have skied more, but some clouds came in and the visibility went poor.
Today was one of the better snow days I’ve had at Cerro Catedral. This season is starting off with a bang.
The forecast for this week holds mostly clear skies, which should make for a great week in the backcountry here.