A storm rolled in last night.
It didn’t feel like it dropped much snow, but when I got to the Cerro Catedral at 9am, there was new snow to the base – a good sign.
I headed straight to the top lift of Nubes and it was cold.
The new snow wasn’t very deep and the old snow underneath was hard and uneven, but there were some good turns.
I skied one lap before the notorious Patagonian wind arrived. It got really cold.
After my 2nd lap, they closed the Nubes chair due to the wind so I headed over to the backcountry zone of La Laguna.
La Laguna is more protected and had blown in smooth.
Laguna skied like a dream.
On my 2nd lap, I found my buddy and former Jackson, WY housemate, Owen Leeper.
We had a blast skiing the 4-6″ of new snow in Laguna for a couple of laps before cruising the rest of the mountain to show him around a bit. This was his first day in Patagonia.
The skiing in Laguna was crazy fun.
It’s always more fun when you didn’t expect much.
Spectacular for my 2nd day of the season.
No crowds nor lines yesterday.
Yesterday reminded me how much I love this very special place.
Thanks, Bariloche. It’s good to be back.