Seth Morrison dispatch: Las Lenas, Argentina
By Seth Morrison | August 21st, 2009
Las Lenas is one of the best places to head to in the Southern Hemisphere to get some real skiing. This season I can down here with the Oakley crew to do some testing and a catalog shoot. Traveling down here is an experience itself, being a large group adds to it. Most of the group have never been in the Southern Hemisphere, so it has been pretty interesting. Partying has made for some interesting decision making on their part, standard rookie show.
Conditions have been pretty good. Main issue has been the Marte. It has not been open since we have been here. Hiking has been the norm once it was allowed by patrol so the better riders have been getting after it. We did get a cat ride up to the Marte and had first racks out in Cerro Martin. Very deep, but no light so skiing was by braille. Winds are always here, but the snow has stayed nice in the sheltered zones.
Halfway through the trip now, the current crew will leave and another will come tomorrow. Looking forward to more skiing, hope the weather cooperates. With catalog shoots there's alot of non skiing shooting, at least the Marte has not been open other wise some of us would be going nuts during shooting. Its really nice to come down right into winter and not have to wait for it to get to the point it already is at down here. Everyday is a new day, what will tomorrow bring.
**Marte is still sleeping**
**Jose leading the way to Cerro Martin, we got it Prick style after a week of being closed, we rode to the Bora Bora in a Snow Cat, Thanks Jeff.**
**Winds of Distruction on Cerro Las Lenas**
**Hike up ridge of Cerro Martin**
**Clouds blowing in**
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