Bariloche, Argentina Report: No Fall Zone to Punchy Snow to Creamy Wind-Spine

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Report from August 23rd, 2019

Brought to you by Cerro Catedral

We headed straight out into the backcountry of Bariloche, Argentina today in a stiff breeze and light cloud cover.

We knew it wasn’t to be a long day & we suspected worsening weather so we moved fast and made swift decisions.

We skied a challenging chute.

Terrain. image: snowbrains

The chute involved a bit of a no-fall zone, a huge overhanging cornice, a high-speed straight-line, super-punchy snow, and a creamy-dreamy wind-spine.

Conditions weren’t quite what we’d hope for.

Bubbles. image: snowbrains

We hit powder, ice, breakable crust, and wind pack all in the same run.

Satisfied, we decided to head home.

Greggy and the wind. image: snowbrains

We went to the ski resort in the afternoon and the groomers were superb.

The winds were high but the temps were mild making for an exhilarating experience.

The views were outrageous today.

Nubes and wind. image: snowbrains

Dark shadows, bright sun, black clouds, and low lake fog.

This place is stunning and it hits me hard every day I see it.

It appears some large storms are lining up to wallop Bariloche this week…


image: catedral, 8/23/19


image:, 8/23/19


Towers of Anubis. image: snowbrains
Cerro Catedral. image: snowbrains
Greggy and the goods. image: snowbrains
Militares chair. image: snowbrains
Cerro Negro. image: snowbrains
Greggy headed up.


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