Our 2011 Resort Tour is underway, and there have been excellent skiing conditions reported from Cerro Catedral. The backcountry skiing has been spectacular. Check out this video from our friends at UnofficialNetworks.com:
Today, all of the lifts at Cerro Catedral are open, including Nubes! 80 cm reported at the top of Punta Princesa and powder snow conditions above 1400 meters. We are looking to receive a good storm starting Thursday, possibly lasting through the weekend.
Airport Update: Apparently, Andes Airlines operated over the weekend, completing six flights to Bariloche, with Brazilian tourists from the Brazilian tourism company CVC. At the moment, Andes Airlines is the only operator flying into Bariloche. A great deal of pressure has been put on the national airline, Aerolineas Argentinas, to resume flights to the region. Currently, they are flying guests to Esquel and shuttling them up to Bariloche (283 km/176 miles).