This video features a little bit of mediocre powder skiing from today, and a visit to the Cuyam-co Truchería in Malargue. Thanks to Matthias Weichelsbaumer for the POV footage. Warning: this video contains footage of a dead cow. So if you see cows as friendly friends rather than tasty treats, you might not want to watch.
Cuyam-co is a trout farm and trout restaurant located on the outskirts of Malargue. There is very little to do around Las Leñas on down days, but the truchería is highly recommended and well worth the trip. They serve an impressive array of trout dishes: trout mayo, trout paté, trout bread, trout pancakes, dried trout, and even full trouts.
The conditions in Las Leñas have been mediocre at best recently. In the past couple weeks, we’ve received a lot of gray windy days, a few light dustings of fresh snow, and almost no deep pow or sunny days. We also seem to be more or less missing the storm that is hammering other areas in the Andes. While Portillo is reporting over a meter of fresh already, our storm is being downgraded lower and lower, and we’ve only seen a couple inches out of it so far.
We are still forecasted to receive snow tonight and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday the 16th and 17th), as well as another storm next Tuesday through Thursday (August 21 – 23). Hopefully one of these snow falls comes through for us, because skiing hard snow in gray, windy conditions is getting old.