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Freeskiing World Tour Stop #2 | Photos | The Ski Arpa Venue Looks BIG!!!

Freeskiing World Tour Stop #2 | Photos | The Ski Arpa Venue Looks BIG!!!

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Freeskiing World Tour Stop #2 | Photos | The Ski Arpa Venue Looks BIG!!!

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Ski Arpa, Freeskiing World Tour Stop #2, Venue Day 1

Freeskiing World Tour Stop #2 at Ski Arpa Chile, Day 1 Venue

The face has been selected, the boundaries have been drawn, and the snow is falling for the second stop on the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour!

Ski Arpa FWT Venue Day 1

Freeskiing World Tour Stop #2 at Ski Arpa Chile, Day 1 Venue

Athletes have arrived in Los Andes Chile in preparation for The North Face Chilean Freeskiing Championships and things are shaping up to be pretty damn big! The Venue here at Ski Arpa is definitely among the largest and most exposed sustained pitches on which the Freeskiing World Tour has selected to hold an event.

Scale, FWT SKi Arpa Day 1 Venue

Those are people on the ridge. It's a big face!

Athlete inspection is slated for tomorrow conditions permitting. Ski Arpa was inaccessible today due to winter weather conditions. The road to Portillo was also closed today and snow continues to fall on the mountain.

Freeskiing World Tour Stop #2 at Ski Arpa Chile, Day 1 Venue

There was even snow in Santiago this morning and that just about NEVER happens!

Weather Ski Arpa 8.18.2011

Ski Arpa Weather Forecast 8/18/2011 (Image: weather-forecast.com)

It’s supposed to clear up heading into the weekend and if the snowpack is stable this event should be underway on Saturday!

Rain in Los Andes 8/18/2011

It’s currently raining in Los Andes, the town nearest the Ski Arpa Cat Skiing operation. The base of the mountain (2,700 meters) is roughly 2,000 meters higher than the city of Los Andes and I think it’s safe to say the venue is getting dumped on!

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