Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:50 pm
Tony Crocker advises not to book South America on a La Nina ENSO year. Looks like he nailed it.
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:55 pm
Patrick wrote:Made it at the Hostel at 11:30pm, first real meal in a Restaurant since I left Canada on Thursday at midnight. First sleep in a bed in 2 night.
Patrick wrote:I wasn't traveling solo, a car in smaller places (not Catedral, Leñas, Portillo, etc) would make sense
Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:16 am
Patrick wrote:Skied part of the day with fellow Canucks, locals from Shames that have been at La Hoya for one month. Shames and La Hoya are that far apart.
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:21 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:In that Epic thread I commented on the latitude analogy of the El Nino favored areas of SoCal vs. Portillo and Taos vs. Las Lenas.
Tony Crocker wrote:Soulskier did tell Patrick where to go.
Tony Crocker wrote:I still have lot of skepticism about Catedral; even when it's good you're still downloading the bottom third of the hill most of the time. La Hoya is sounding more impressive with each Patrick visit, but it's about as easy to get to as Shames.
Tony Crocker wrote:Masochistic. If I spent that much continuous time on plane and bus without exercise or bed sleep my back would be so f***ed up I might not be able to ski at all without some major therapy first.
Tony Crocker wrote:Patrick wrote:I wasn't traveling solo, a car in smaller places (not Catedral, Leñas, Portillo, etc) would make sense
This is the way it works in New Zealand. Even coming from the East, the logistics of getting to and moving around small areas on South Island in a car are a piece of cake compared to the plane/bus/TISA marathon Patrick just endured.
Lucky Luke wrote:Do you have some names?
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:54 pm
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:56 pm
Patrick wrote:From what I heard for the two traveling Frenchman that arrived in my room, Catedral was a happening place. Like Terrace, they are direct flight from a major city. In this case, the flight is direct from Buenos Aires and runs two times a week and cost about $500.
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:31 pm
Patrick wrote:1 hour YOW-YYZ
11 hours YYZ-SCL
12 hours bus for Santiago-Osorno.
5 hours across a snowy pass between Osorno-Bariloche. Having to explain to a border guard what were skins and a beacon.
4.5 hours for Bari-Esquel. WTF is it with a randow police check of all passenger for an entire bus at 11pm just outside Esquel?
Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:42 pm
Patrick wrote:Catedral was a happening place
Patrick wrote:In this case, the flight is direct from Buenos Aires and runs two times a week and cost about $500.
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:19 am
Patrick wrote:Lucky Luke wrote:Do you have some names?
Si. Will tell you when I get home.
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:47 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:This trip is totally the streak tail wagging the ski trip dog IMHO. These are not even new areas for Patrick.
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:17 pm
Patrick wrote:Flying out of Santiago on Wednesday.
Patrick wrote:Places that I wouldn't mind skiing in SA (and a few have good snow).
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:01 am
Tony Crocker wrote:
Places I think Patrick hasn't skied yet in Canada :
Massif du Sud
Something in this picture does not compute.
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:24 pm
rfarren wrote:I don't think you can ski those places in august/september.
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:50 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:rfarren wrote:I don't think you can ski those places in august/september.
Precisely. That's why it's all about The Streak.
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:37 pm