Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina got a couple of feet of snow 2 nights ago. It all dropped in about 8 hours, it snowed 8 inches at the base, but didn’t exactly clear out afterwards. The storm lingered yesterday with high winds, snow showers, and low clouds. We had a blast skiing the trees all yesterday right until the sun came out just before closing time.
Today began with sun and cold and all the freeriders in town headed straight to La Laguna. Some avalanche activity was visible out there today. There was a debris pile at the bottom of The Playground and I saw two small pockets that pulled out today when triggered by skiers.
For the most part, the snow today was wind-pressed in some degree or another. The Playground was deep and fluffy yesterday where today is was a bit wind-pressed but still good. La Laguna proper was wind-pressed and perfect for high speed and big air.
We were able to get 4 great La Laguna laps in today before low clouds and light snow rolled in and shut down all high alpine skiing and riding at about 2:00pm today. Once that fog rolls in, you can’t see anything up there.
The 4 laps we got in were glorious. La Laguna was fast and fun. The Playground was deeper with many a fun rock feature. Conditions were stellar and there was a fierce buena onda (damn good vibe) on the hill today.
Skiers and snowboarders were smiling, hooting, and high fiving non-stop today. Most everyone was pretty tired as this cycle has been going on since August 4th. We’ve had powder everyday the mountain has been open (there have been 4 days of closures) since August 4th.
The forecast is showing very cold temperatures for 3 days, then warming, then rain….
Get out there and get after this good new snow now before it gets cooked and rained on. We don’t usually get snow-preserving cold temps like this after a storm, so aprovecharlas!
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