Backcountry Tour 2011 off to a great start!

Backcountry Tour 2011 off to a great start!

With a fresh snowfall just before the beginning of our Backcountry Tour, the skiing and snowboarding has been wonderful. We kicked off our Backcountry Tour yesterday, August 18, and skied some great lift-accessed backcountry at the Cerro Catedral ski resort. Check out this video of head guide, Justin Lozier, checking out the conditions on the back of Punta Princesa (It was good):

Backcountry Tour 2011 – Day One from Justin Lozier on Vimeo.

Assistant Guide & Photographer, Sean Zimmerman-Wall, deep in the snowpit
Assistant Guide & Photographer, Sean Zimmerman-Wall, deep in the snowpit

We dug a full-depth snowpit and did a snow stability analysis, and we were quite pleased with our findings. The snow is pretty well consolidated, giving us stable conditions. In the area where we did our snow profile, the snow was over 2.5 meters/8 feet deep, and it is beautiful bright white from top to bottom, without a single trace of volcanic ash.

Our adventures will continue over the next two weeks, and we will keep you all posted as things develop. We still have a few spots available for next week, for those of you that would like to join us. Click here to view our Backcountry Tour 2011 page – it is not necessary to sign up for the whole two weeks, we can add you for however many days you would like. Click here to be taken to our reservations page, and we can get you set up.

We will be back with more soon. Saludos!

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Justin
Professional Outdoor Guide, specializing in backcountry skiing, heliskiing Stomping grounds: Wasatch Range, Andes Mountains