It’s been a great season in Bariloche Argentina. It essentially snowed here every few days from July 25th until September 15th. Which was ideal, because when it doesn’t snow here the ash blows in from the Chilean Volcano that is still erupting. Every second clear day and beyond sees tons of volcanic ash in Bariloche. As soon as a storm blows in, the ash is gone. Evacuate Bariloche, Argentina | Volcano Won’t Stop Erupting | Spring in Bariloche SUCKS ASH! | Unofficial Networks

Evacuate Bariloche, Argentina | Volcano Won’t Stop Erupting | Spring in Bariloche SUCKS ASH!

Evacuate Bariloche, Argentina | Volcano Won’t Stop Erupting | Spring in Bariloche SUCKS ASH!

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Evacuate Bariloche, Argentina | Volcano Won’t Stop Erupting | Spring in Bariloche SUCKS ASH!

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Nasty ash in bariloche, argentina this spring

It’s been a great season in Bariloche, Argentina.  It essentially snowed here every few days from July 25th until September 15th.  Which was ideal, because when it doesn’t snow here the ash blows in from the Chilean Volcano that is still erupting. Every second clear day and beyond sees tons of volcanic ash in Bariloche.  As soon as a storm blows in, the ash is gone.

Volcanic ash doesn’t feel great in the lungs. I can attest to that as I’m breathing it right now and it feels like crap.

Pueyhue Cordon-Caulle volcano spewing ash into Bariloche

The storm rhythm was fierce this year preventing much ash from entering town, but now that spring has sprung, the ash has settled in and there is no end in sight.

Bariloche after two days of sun…can’t even seen into the valleys

 

Thus, Unofficial and our reports from Patagonia are outta here.  We are headed to the Patagonian east coast to poke whales with sticks and capture a penguin.

Over 650,000 Magellenic Penguins chillin’ at Punto Tombo on Pennisula Valdes, Argentina.  photo:  flickr.com

 

Here is your final conditions update:

“Killer spring skiing conditions exist along with literally Killer Ash conditions.  As long as you don’t breath, you’ll be fine.”

We have one last video of the last powder day here coming out tomorrow and that should be about it.

Here’s our best 3 videos from the summer down here in Argentina:

Best tree skiing on Earth = Patagonia

Long lines in Las Leñas, Argentina


Flips and spins in La Laguna, Bariloche

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