Tuesday, 22 September 2009

More photos from Cerro Catedral and surrounding area

I'm back home in snowless England now, for a few weeks. The upside is I have easy access to the internet again so have no excuse any more for the lengthy gaps between posts. Here are a few more photos from Argentina to begin with.

A stunning view and an ageing chairlift - two features that sum up this ski area

One of the large fleet of piste bashers hard at work

The River Limay, taken whilst rock climbing in the Valle Encantado, about an hour's drive from the ski area.

You can see from the photos that the landscape is pretty spectacular - to be honest the images don't really do it justice. It is well worth visiting the are just for this. Skiing wise, there are some good runds, and when the conditions allow some great off-piste possibilities. However the ageing lift system means it takes a long time to get up the mountain, and lack of snow making (and a reluctance to use the snow cannons they do have) means the lower runs returning to the base are often patchy.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful looking area. Used to enjoy skiing in my younger years; been quite some time since I've done that. Always enjoyed the first run up in the lift in the morning when it was quiet and you'd get above tree level. Nice.

    Afraid I like warmer weather vacations now days, easier on the body. lol