Bariloche, Argentina Conditions Report: Today was the Day

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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.

La Laguna today.
La Laguna today.

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.

Nubes today.
Nubes was amazing today.

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.

Greg B. ripping down next to Miles' tracks down La Laguna today.
Greg B. ripping down next to Miles’ tracks down La Laguna today.

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.

TJ David celebrating a solid run down the steep section of Nubes today.
TJ David celebrating a solid run down the steep section of Nubes today.

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…

Morning snow trees today.
Morning snow trees today.

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.

La Laguna today.
La Laguna today.

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.

Miles in funky snow of lower Laguna today.
Miles in the funky snow of lower Laguna today.

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.

CATEDRAL FORECAST:

 

Catedral forecast showing lots of sun.
Catedral forecast showing lots of sun.

 


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