Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina just went through yet another fantastic storm cycle the past 3 days. The mountain is reporting 80cms of new snow (30″) in the past 3 days.
- On Thursday, we skied deep, heavy, powdery snow, in a snowstorm with low visibility.
- On Friday, we skied deep, lightly wind-pressed, crazy fun snow in a major windstorm with very low visibility. Gomez even got blown over once while hiking up and I got stuck for about 20-seconds with the wind hitting me so hard in the chest that I couldn’t take a step forward… I was laughing my head off. I’ve never had that happen. Hilarious!
- On Saturday we skied complicated wind-effected, classic South American “carton” (cardboard, about a 2 inch semi breakable crust) on Nubes, and dense wind-pressed real good snow in Laguna. Laguna always has less wind-effected snow. Good visibility this day with full-on sunshine and big heat starting at 2pm.
video of one run in La Laguna on Saturday at 3pm
All 3 days were bell to bell. All 3 days were excellent. All 3 days the mountain was relatively empty.
Welcome to September, my favorite month to ski South America.