Overall, conditions are above average in Las Leñas at the moment. The base is much deeper than usual for this time of the year, and just about every named line is filled in. The south wall has already seen lots of traffic, whereas last season it was only skiable for about one week at the end of August. I believe the last time Las Leñas had a base this deep in early July was 2008. South America Ski Update | Conditions Report from Las Leñas, Argentina | Unofficial Networks

South America Ski Update | Conditions Report from Las Leñas, Argentina

South America Ski Update | Conditions Report from Las Leñas, Argentina

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South America Ski Update | Conditions Report from Las Leñas, Argentina

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One long run in the Labyrinth.

Overall, conditions are above average in Las Leñas at the moment. The base is much deeper than usual for this time of the year, and just about every named line is filled in. The south wall has already seen lots of traffic, whereas last season it was only skiable for about one week at the end of August. I believe the last time Las Leñas had a base this deep in early July was 2008.

Having said that, Las Leñas saw significant wind events (surprised?) last week, and just about everything is pretty firm and wind buffed. Temperatures have been warm and the sun has been out, so everything on the northern half and lower elevation has a breakable sun crust on it. However, if you go higher, south facing, and protected from the wind, there is still soft snow to be found.

At the moment, it is windy, cloudy, and lightly snowing. However, the sun is forecasted to make an appearance this afternoon.

 

Eduardo and the front side, looking very filled in for early July.

Eduardo and the front side, looking very filled in for early July.

 

Going forward, the forecast is calling for high pressure for the next week at least, with relatively low winds. While this means that powder skiing will be extremely hard to find, it also means that there is plenty of potential to enjoy Marte with loads of lines ready to ride. 

 

Snow-forecast.com at mid-mountain for days 1-6.

Snow-forecast.com at mid-mountain for days 1-6.

Snow-forecast.com for mid-mountain, days 7-9.

Snow-forecast.com for mid-mountain, days 7-9.

 

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