Bariloche, Argentina Conditions Report: Nuking Wind, Deep Snow, No One Out

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A storm hit Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina so hard last night that the mountain was 100% closed this morning.

The wind was howling and the snow was coming down hard at dawn.  

Miles laughing his head off. photo: snowbrains

It was damn cold and snowing all the way down to town.

I nonchalantly showed up to the mountain at 1pm to see what was going on and to skin up a run or two.

Right when I showed up, the Sextuple chair opened.  Glorious.

Looking good. photo: snowbrains

There was no one there.  Everyone had already thrown in the towel for the day and was enjoying a late brunch.

I feasted on 2-foot deep powder instead.

I was able to crank out 7 laps before they kicked me out at 5pm.

The snow was delectable up high and progressively wetter as I glided downhill.

Deep powder turn today. photo: snowbrains

Temps rose throughout the day and the lower mountain became heavy and wet.

There was a foot of snow at the bottom of the mountain making skiing to the base easy peezy.

Crowded. photo: snowbrains

 I was ripping turns in places where there nothing but dirt only yesterday.

Today was an unreal day.

Tomorrow might be even better if we can get up higher…

LOTS more snow is forecast tonight and tomorrow.


image: catedral, today


image:, today


storm shelter. photo: snowbrains
Base area with plenty of snow today. image: snowbrains
stormy… photo: snowbrains

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5 thoughts on “Bariloche, Argentina Conditions Report: Nuking Wind, Deep Snow, No One Out

  1. Next article needs to be on the Travel Rock kids.

    What do they do besides stand around in circles at the base and throw snow at each other???

    Maybe we should just be thankful they aren’t skiing!

  2. Awesome Miles! Have long enjoyed your Bariloche reports. Got friends flying in tomorrow. Any comments on base depth and overall conditions/access appreciated since you are boots (and skis) and reliable data is spotty. Thanks man.
    Tahoe Mike

    1. Hey Tahoe Mike,

      Still feels like a lower-ish tide thus far. But the current storm is changing that fast.

      Snow to the bottom of the mountain. Your friends’ timing is excellent!

      Today was wind pressed snow and low vis. Tree skiing was good again today. Mountain basically shut down at about noon.

      By the time this storm blows thru tomorrow, I think conditions are going to be unreal and the snowpack should be looking much better up high.

      Overall, you guys are stoked. It’s gonna be a great week.


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