VIDEO: Bariloche, Argentina Recap 2018 – Gorgeous Lines, Sunny Skies, & Big Snow

The 2018 ski season in Bariloche, Argentina may have been my very favorite of my 10 seasons down there.

It wasn’t a huge snow season – at least, it wasn’t right until the end – but it snowed a handful of inches with wind each week and that was enough to buff out the backcountry and make it creamy and sweet every week.

Last season was the most I’ve gotten into the Bariloche backcountry due to there being low avalanche danger, clear skies, great weather, and smooth snow.

Big, fun, lines. August 15th, 2018. image: snowbrains

It was quite simply a ball out there.

Then when the snow was melting and getting thin in late September (deep springtime) a series of storms came that lastest for about 3 weeks and dropped about 200″ of snow!

Unreal…

Where’s Waldo? (lower right) . Greggy. September 4th, 2018. image: snowbrains

We powder skied like mad and there was no one left to ski it but us…  

The mountain, Catedral Alta Patagonia, even re-opened their best chair, Nubes, that had closed a week earlier due to low snow.

2018 was a crazy fun season in Bariloche, Argentina.

I simply cannot wait to get back down there this August and September for my 11th consecutive season!

Gracias, Catedral!

Khoa going head over heels for the pow! Catedral ski resort. August 25th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Beam me up! Catedral ski resort. September 15th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Swerve. Backcountry. September 3rd, 2018. image: snowbrains
My favorite zone… August 14th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Greggy making his move up. September 4th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Miles backcountry slash. September 5th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Backcountry wind lines. September 7th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Vistas west. August 9th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Owen Leeper in deep in the backcountry. August 4th, 2018. image: Owen Leeper
The real Cathedral towers. August 14th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Backcountry line. September 7th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Miles slash in the backcountry. September 3rd, 2018. image: snowbrains
Miles rooster tail. September 4th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Greggy headed up with a smile. September 4th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Anubis rock. August 29th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Backcountry spines. August 20th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Western vistas. August 8th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Backcountry pow lines. September 20th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Catedral ski resort on the lake. September 3rd, 2018. image: snowbrains
Misty… Catedral ski resort on August 7th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Catedral on the lake. August 4th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Greggy and Miles soaking it in. Catedral ski resort. September 15th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Catedral. August 24th, 2018. image: snowbrains
Sick backcountry couloir. September 8th, 2018. image: snowbrains