Bariloche, Argentina Just Had Its Best Week in Recent Memory | 31 Photos of the Goodness:

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Nuking snow at the Sextuple on August 18th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Nuking snow at the Sextuple on August 18th, 2016. photo: snowbrains

Cerro Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina just experienced one of its best weeks of skiing in years.

After a relatively dry early season, the snow started to fall in earnest on on Friday, August 12th, 2016 and it didn’t stop or even take a break until Friday, August 19th, 2016.  

Yes, it snowed for 8 days straight and who knows how much snow we got up top…   Not exactly sure, but it must have been over 5-feet.  Maybe 7?

It was enough snow down low to be able to ski to the bottom and get after all the insane tree skiing on the lower mountain.  When there is snow to the bottom of this ski resort, it’s World Class.

My personal favorite day was August 18th, when the World Class tree skiing here was on and firing.  That day was around 2-feet deep and just stupid.  You can’t beat the tree skiing here as the trees don’t have leaves, there are no tree wells, they are well spaced (old growth), and they don’t have low branches.  You can just charge in there.

“The snow was good today, except for how it kept hitting me in the face.” – Red Marmot, August 18th

August 20th wasn’t bad either with blue skies, perfect, re-crystalized snow with sparkly hoar frost on everything.  That day were were able to get into the backcountry of La Laguna and Van Titter and it was all time.

August 14th was also great, oh, and August 15th…  Can’t forget August 17th, when the sun came out and it was amazing up on Nubes…  Then August 19th when Nubes chair opened and the backcountry was deep…

You get the idea.  It was simply one helluva week here at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina.

Day-By-Day Breakdown of the Bariloche Goodness:

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AUGUST 8TH:

La Laguna towers in the Cerro Catedral backcountry Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 8th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
La Laguna towers in the Cerro Catedral backcountry in Bariloche on August 8th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Lake Nahuel Huapi from Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 8th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Lake Nahuel Huapi from Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 8th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Gnarly backcountry peaks from Lake Nahuel Huapi from Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 8th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Gnarly backcountry peaks from Lake Nahuel Huapi from Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 8th, 2016. photo: snowbrains

AUGUST 9TH:

Cerro Negro (Argentina), and Volcan Putiagudo (Chile) on August 9th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Negro (Argentina), and Volcan Putiagudo (Chile) on August 9th, 2016. photo: snowbrains

AUGUST 14TH:

Happy Miles in Bariloche on August 14th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Happy Miles in Bariloche on August 14th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Nuking snow at Cerro Catedral on August 14th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Nuking snow at Cerro Catedral on August 14th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Faceshots in Bariloche on August 14th, 2016. photo: snowbrains/miles clark
Faceshots in Bariloche on August 14th, 2016. photo: snowbrains/miles clark

AUGUST 15TH:

Pow pow in Bariloche on August 15th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Pow pow in Bariloche on August 15th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Dumping snow at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 15th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Dumping snow at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 15th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Fun lines in Bariloche on August 15th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Fun lines in Bariloche on August 15th, 2016. photo: snowbrains

AUGUST 17TH:

Layback cutback off Nubes at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 17th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Layback cutback off Nubes at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 17th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Mike getting buried at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 17th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Mike getting buried at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 17th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Nubes looking good at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 17th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Nubes looking good at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 17th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Base of Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 17th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Base of Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 17th, 2016. photo: snowbrains

AUGUST 18TH:

Greg and a forming cornice at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 18th, 2016. photo:
Greg and a forming cornice at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 18th, 2016. photo:
Gorgeous snowfall at the Sextuple on August 18th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Gorgeous snowfall at the Sextuple on August 18th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
The most legit faceshot I've ever seen... Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 18th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
The most legit faceshot I’ve ever seen… Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 18th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Nuking snow at the Sextuple on August 18th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Nuking snow at the Sextuple on August 18th, 2016. photo: snowbrains

AUGUST 19TH:

TJ David getting shacked at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 19th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
TJ David getting shacked at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 19th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles getting shacked off Nubes at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 15th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles getting shacked off Nubes at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 19th, 2016. photo: tj david
Miles ripping pow at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 15th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles ripping pow at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 19th, 2016. photo: tj david
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TJ David getting deep on August 20th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles dodging rocks off Nubes at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 15th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Miles dodging rocks off Nubes at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 19th, 2016. photo: tj david

AUGUST 20TH:

Greg in perfect freakin' snow at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August19th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Greg in perfect freakin’ snow at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August19th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Bariloche backcountry looking epic on August 19th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Bariloche backcountry looking epic on August 19th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Greg gazing back at perfect snow at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August19th, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Greg gazing back at perfect snow at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August19th, 2016. photo: snowbrains

AUGUST 21ST:

Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Moonset and Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Moonset and Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Alaskita in the Bariloche backcontry on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Alaskita in the Bariloche backcontry on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Bella Vista from Bariloche on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains
Bella Vista and moon from Bariloche on August 21st, 2016. photo: snowbrains

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