“The snow was good today, except for how it kept hitting me in the face.” – Red Marmot
Today was an exceptional day at Cerro Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina.
One of my favorite things in the world is to ski with my hood on all day. It means that it’s a helluva good storm day. I wore my hood all day today.
It’s been snowing and blowing nonstop since Last Friday. In the past two days, it must have snowed around 3-4 feet up top. This morning there were 20″ of new snow at mid-mountain and at least 8″ of new snow at the base of the mountain (after 6″ at the base yesterday). You could ski to the bottom of the mountain with no worries and that doesn’t happen very often here but when it does, it’s epic.
The snow was terrific everywhere.
The tree skiing here is world class – the best I’ve had anywhere (no tree wells, no low branches, widely spaced Old Growth forest with lots of features) – and the trees were stellar today.
video of the goods today.
Snow to the base, world class tree skiing, smiles, good friends, deep snow, high stoke, getting bamboozled the worst I’ve ever been bamboozled (Gringo for getting horribly stuck in the bamboo), and good times,. Today had it all.
Some of the locals boys were saying that today was the best day or at least one of the very best days in the last 5 years.
The day started off with heavy snowfall. Snow fell all day before a bit of a clear up on the mountain right at 4:30pm. The forecast is for more snow tonight, then clearing during the day tomorrow.
Tomorrow will be another splendiferous day with hopes of getting up into the alpine.
Avalanche danger is rated at “Considerable” right now, the avy rating the most people die under. Heads up if you go into the backcountry and yes, La Laguna is the backcountry.