Tony Crocker wrote:
I would not dispute that the impact of wind upon skiing is more negative at Las Lenas than at Mammoth.
With regard to where the wind is "far stronger and more frequent" I'm not so sure.
Tony Crocker wrote:1) Mammoth's upper lifts are leeward of prevailing winds while they are frequently crosswise to Marte.
soulskier wrote:the huge and frequent wind is big contributing factor in why there are no trees in Las Leñas, per Mike's question.
Tony Crocker wrote: I find it noteworthy that soulskier still finds Las Lenas skiing in a low snow year more interesting than Bariloche in an above average year.
soulskier wrote:Bariloche just doesn't have the terrain available for my wife and I's liking, regardless of the amount of snow.
Tony Crocker wrote:soulskier wrote:Bariloche just doesn't have the terrain available for my wife and I's liking, regardless of the amount of snow.
Which does raise the question why someone would pay the big $ to go there from the Northern Hemisphere, especially more than once. My son Adam has expressed exactly the same sentiment as soulskier with respect to Las Lenas terrain quality vs. other Southern Hemisphere ski areas.
Tony Crocker wrote:At Portillo that's 8 inches in the past 4 weeks, base depths 21-32 inches. Not good.
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