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.
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.
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.
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.
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.