enjoying the mountains with my sister

After realizing how desperate the skiing was around Valle Nevado, Jesse and I headed out and skied the only skiable backcountry line around, something called the Chimney. Jess has never really skied a couloir so this one was a great intro. 40 degrees and tight at the top and then it slowly fanned out, steep cliffs on both sides, a real couloir. Pity the snow was so shitty in it.

We then packed up and drove 7.5 hours south back to las trancas. Since the bicentennial of Chile is about to happen, I wanted to be somewhere a little out of the way. A 5 day party may sound fun but I would prefer it in a relaxed environment vs a crazed city.

So back in a familiar zone, Jesse and I hiked up Volcan Nuevo and Jess “stood” on top of her first Volcano. From there we skied down on decent dust on crust and she headed home.  I continued for a few hours to get a bit more vertical and some good skiing. Its amazing how much more snow there is down here, meters more. 

So I have not posted my vertical the last few days because  and I are about to host a guess how much vertical greg will do this week.  We are a little behind in getting it going but the idea is  what will I be at on Sept 22. Anyhow as the details are made clear I will post them.  I imagine it will all get finalized today. But whoever guesses closest will win a gift certificate to  more on this later.

  1. korengles September 18, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Snows that bad in the Santiago area? Damn heading that way in about 3 weeks……may have to go high.

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