Report from August 6th, 2019
Brought to you by Cerro Catedral
Cerro Catedral reported 10cms (4″) of snow overnight last night.
There was a lot more snow than that out there.
I started the day on the first chair and the sunrise was stunning.
I got off the chair and walked straight up to the top of Nubes (it was closed to start the day).
The run down was creamy and dreamy.
I suspected that the La Laguna sidecountry zone was going to be blown in and sweet.
I ran out to La Laguna and it was as suspected: smooth, buffed out, and deep.
My first run was incredible.
Fast, flowy, fun turns, well-covered take-offs, and fluffy landings.
In the runout, it hit me that La Laguna was going to be epic today.
2nd run, I hit my favorite air in Bariloche: Southern Drifter – a high-speed, blind take-off that launches you over and out to a perfectly steep and smooth landing – if you hit the right spot…
3rd run, I tried a new line I’d never hit and never seen filled in before, but I got lost.
I did hit the air at the bottom though, so I decided to do it once more to hit it right.
4th run, I tried to hit the new air with fluidity and speed, and that didn’t really work out either since I got tempted into hitting a small air on the run into the new air and had to do some wild speed check turns which got me off and I hit the new air even slower than before.
But, I was still stoked.
I was very tired.
I skied down to the base area exhausted and happy.
Today was a spectacular sendy day at Cerro Catedral.