Bariloche, Argentina Report: Patagonian Powder Experience

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Miles’ track in Laguna today. Line Name: “Southern Drifter”. image: snowbrains

Report from August 22nd, 2019

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The sun returned today after a long stint away and it brought fresh powder with it.

The snow was of a heavier type that stuck to all the big rocks and towers of the area and made this morning simply stunning.

It snowed just enough after closing yesterday to refresh the tracked out snow and make the untracked zone even deeper.

Shades… Cerro Negro, Argentina in the front. Volcan Puntiagudo, Chile in the back. image: snowbrains

We did one lap off Nubes then headed straight to La Laguna.

Laguna was deeper than the rest of the mountain with some wind-slab and rapidly rising temperatures – so we made to sure to give the snow a thorough assessment.

Once we felt comfortable, we skied great snow into fun lines and felt extremely satisfied.

La Laguna towers. image: snowbrains

It was already getting hot by then – around 11am or so – and we decided to not return to Laguna for fear of increased avalanche danger.

We headed back to Nubes where the skiing was still great.

We even got in a lap in the trees down low that wasn’t bad at all.

My knee continues to progress since my injury on August 8th and today was the first time I really jumped.

I’m continuing to take it easy and I’m hoping this thing will be as good as new in a week or so.

It’s starting to look like a real Patagonian storm might bear down on us early next week…

Dedos cruzados.

Punta Princessa. image: snowbrains


image: catedral, 8/22/19


image:, 8/22/19


Princessa III. image: snowbrains
Catedral towers. image: snowbrains
Nubes today. image: snowbrains
La Laguna and the old rope tow that never ran… image: snowbrains
Nubes with many a fun track. image: snowbrains
Greggy & Miles’ tracks in Laguna. image: snowbrains

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