Marte is open today. \/ \/ \/
We want a report!
We want a report!
Patrick":16by98fm said:Don't have the heart to write something about my trip. Worst trip EVER!!! Lost everything....I'm pretty sick of it right now.
Blame it on Argentina...more specifically on Argentinian crime. No pics, no camera, no skis, no avy gear, no pink poles, you name it, it's gone.Admin":nxzva42f said::shock:
Patrick":5p32davb said:Blame it on Argentina...more specifically on Argentinian crime. No pics, no camera, no skis, no avy gear, no pink poles, you name it, it's gone.Admin":5p32davb said::shock:
I could tell that 2 days later the weather shut everything down again. So from a pure skiing standpoint this may have been a representative week. Marte open half the time, lots of great terrain but with mostly spring conditions so you have to time altitudes and exposures. Then a storm with shutdown days. I do think the Marte big powder days are somewhat rare. I think a couple of Cenidor/Vulcano powder days like Adam had are fairly common, but you need some luck for Marte to get open after a big storm but before wind or sun mess up the powder.Things are going well. The Marte has been open everyday this week and the guys have been getting in tons of vertical. Yesterday, they got in 8 runs on Marte. 6 the day before.
skibum4ever":5bko5gj1 said:He's fortunate he had his backpack with him and at least did not lose passport etc.
Tony Crocker":5bko5gj1 said:After all, Adam just went to Las Lenas and probably stayed in the same cheap apartments.
jamesdeluxe":15onk33h said:I'm curious to know how it happened, but don't want you to relive the experience.
It will take a miracle. I'm flying home tomorrow.flyover":1r51v1ni said:I hope you find your belongings.
I have some black and neon pink poles you could rebuild the collection with. They aren't solid pink, but the grips, baskets, and part of the shaft are.Patrick":l9qvpuen said:beloved pink poles.
It's been on a lot of ski trips, but often remains in the suitcase. That suit doesn't see much use in Utah, due to the weather I usually experience there. :lol: I didn't even bring it last year.famous one-piece suit
Patrick":v11iknaf said:As for the pink poles, they probably have more ski days and travelled to more ski areas that your dad's famous one-piece suit
Perhaps, but unfortunately this is pretty impractical for most trips when the only transportation you need is airport->bus station or int'l airport->domestic airport.rfarren":hrplrcp3 said:Perhaps it's safer to rent a car. But man that is crazy. Who would ever expect a cabby to run off with your stuff.
Very true. On the guided tours airport transfers are generally included. Looks like an attractive option in Buenos Aires. Another suggestion might be to avoid traveling solo at that stage of the trip. Lots of skiers on that overnight bus from Las Lenas. If at least 2 of them share a cab, the Patrick-type scam is not so easy to pull off if one remains in the cab with the gear. Less temptation to try the "bad currency" or other scams either with an extra set of eyes watching.Perhaps, but unfortunately this is pretty impractical for most trips when the only transportation you need is airport->bus station or int'l airport->domestic airport.
Tony Crocker":dl6th5h5 said:No Monday-morning quarterbacking here. I would no doubt have done the same as Patrick in his situation. Now that we know, just throwing some ideas out there for future reference.