Bariloche, Argentina Report: Fierce Winds, Tree Skiing, White Out = The Last Powder Day of the Big 7-Day Storm

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from August 18, 2022

Last Thursday, we had our last powder day of the big 7-day storm cycle that had been clobbering Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina.

We think the upper mountain got about 6 feet of snow…

We were high up on the mountain early on Thursday and the wind was insane…  




We skied the Nubes area and quickly discovered that all that beautiful powder had been brutally sandblasted into an unrecognizable state.

Well, that isn’t entirely true…

Greggy and I have spent a lot of time down here and this happening at the end of a storm really isn’t uncommon…

Greggy spinning it out in the White Out. image: snowbrains

From Nubes we worked our way over into the Amancay (south) side of the mountain and hoped to find some protected snow in the trees.

The trees skied well and we were happy.

It was starting to clear up a bit up top so we dropped to the bottom of the mountain to take the gondola up.

Greggy finds pow. image: snowbrains

It was a holiday weekend (San Martin), not much was open due to wind, and the lines were pretty long so we decided to call it a day and head home hoping for sun the next day.

Unfortunately, on the way home, we were informed that protestors would be blocking the road the next day at 6 am.

Regardless, Thursday was a fun one, and Friday was forecast to get super hot, so we maintained high spirits.  🙂

Snow Numbers

image: catedral, 8/23/22

Weather Forecast

image: snow-forecast.com, 8/23/22

Photos

Determination. image: snowbrains
Greggy and the lake. image: snowbrains
Nubes sans chairs. image: snowbrains
Greggy grinding up. image: snowbrains
Nubes on fire. image: snowbrains
Hi! image: snowbrains
Picnic anyone? image: snowbrains
Headed home. image: snowbrains

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