Bariloche, Argentina Conditions Report: Winter, Wind, Snow, & Light

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Tracks and Cracks. Run #2. image: snowbrains

Report from September 6th, 2018

Yesterday was a powder day at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina.

About a foot of new snow had fallen the previous night.

The new snow came with big wind, so wind exposed spots were blown down to an ice layer but wind protected spots were double deep and dreamy.

The day started with big wind and all lifts closed.

The lifts opened at about 10:15am.

The mountain was cold, windy, cloudy, and fresh.

Sand dunes or snow? image: snowbrains

After a couple of laps on Punta Nevada in powder, I hiked up Nubes. 

I picked a steep, wind exposed line and it had great powder and some large areas of corrugated ice.

From there, straight to La Laguna backcountry zone.

Laguna was windy, deep, and dry.

The sun flashed in and out.

The wind erased ski tracks in minutes.

Sand… image: snowbrains

The entire scene was mesmorizing.

I was the first and last in Laguna yesterday.

3 gorgeous laps.

Thanks, Cerro Catedral.

Yesterday was a special day – certainly the most wintery, fun inbounds day of the season for me.


image:, today

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