Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina got 12-20″ of snow last night. We woke up to snow all over in town. It doesn’t snow in town very often. A couple times per year, tops. We knew it was going to be a great day on the hill. The upper mountain was covered in 12-20″ of absolute blower snow. The freezing level was somewhere around sea level last night creating uber dry faceshot producing snow all over the mountain. Nubes was closed all day due to wind which left the entirely of Nubes to the hiking crowd. On our first run, one of our crew triggered a small avalanche that took him for a ride. Be smart out there.
It’s crazy to think spring is already here in Argentina. The trees are flowering, birds are chirping everywhere, and green leaves are unfurling. We had a big snowstorm last week that delivered 8 days of great powder skiing. The backcountry has been incredible. Temperatures have been getting warmer each day this week with today being toasty. We’ve had just enough freeze-thaw cycles now to develop some good corn. Today, you could rip hard on any part of the mountain. There was no one at the hill and the Mothership, Nubes chair, once again proved its meddle. Cranking laps on Nubes all day is enough to make anyone exhausted. Nubes did […]
Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina got about 3-4 inches of snow last night. It wasn’t quite enough to bury the hard layer underneath, but it did make things fun. You could ski the whole mountain again and the shatter underneath quieted down every run as the sun softened things up throughout the day. The Nubes chair was the call today in the bright sunshine. We’ve had about a week of funky weather, so it was great to just have a pure […]
Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina has been closed for the past 5 days. Ripping wind, dumping snow, and pouring rain made lift operations unrealistic. It’s been a wild ride. Last weekend, Catedral got 40cms of snow right down to the base. Then it got warm, but the upper mountain still got 40cms (17 inches) on July 28th, 50cms (20 inches) on July 29th, 65cms (25 inches) on July 30th, 30cms (20 inches) on August 1st, and 20cms (8 inches) on August 2nd. That adds up to 205 cms […]