Bariloche, Argentina Report: Spiny Tree Snowboarding in Cream Cheese Patagonian Powder

Report from September 1, 2023

I used to be at Mikey’s party final night time when a buddy confirmed me a video of it snowing laborious on the base of Cerro Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina.

It was 9:30pm.

I instantly grabbed my jacket, kissed everybody goodbye, and hustled residence.

Lago Nahuel Huapi. picture: snowbrains

It was pouring rain on the town and the information that it was all snow above had me reeling.

By 8am we have been bouncing within the X Path up mountain.

The snow I’d seen the earlier night time had gotten rained on…

Dumping. picture: snowbrains

The decrease mountain snow was very funky.

Regardless, we pressed on and labored our manner into our favourite grove of old-growth Lenga timber.

The snow was rippable.

Outdated development Lenga forest with hanging Spanish Moss. picture: snowbrains

It was the consistency of soft-serve ice cream.

It was heavy to begin with then bought very heavy down low.

Wasn’t dangerous, although and we had a riot battling by way of the bamboo within the runout.

Princesita. picture: snowbrains

Do watch out within the forests right here proper now, please.

Our buddy simply broke his decrease leg yesterday within the woods hitting an unseen impediment below the snow…

After we got here again to the bottom space the traces have been fairly lengthy resulting from not a lot being open due to the very excessive winds.

We determined to name it a day and ruminate on our success and the grins on our faces.

Thanks, Patagonia!

picture: catedral, 9/1/23
picture:, 9/1/23
Mini-shred! picture: snowbrains
Snow! picture: snowbrains
Eat your veggies, dogger! picture: snowbrains
Patagonia. picture: snowbrains
Apres tea. picture: snowbrains

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