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Squirrel99
09-04-2004, 05:46 PM
Edit: this is the 2004 TR from Las Lenas

We received about 2 feet of snow today and it is still dumping hard, even sideways at times. winds have picked up and the forecast is calling for the snow to continue until Tuesday. It´s a full on Interlodge effect- bombs have been going off all day in the alpine. The stoke level is unbelievably high right now. We´ve got Whistler, Alpental, Jackson, Snowbird, and Silverton representing in the house awaiting to cut loose as soon as the bull wheels start cranking. Sunday could be one more weather day, but we are hoping to at least get Caris open for some afternoon turns. Looking like maybe Monday could be the earliest for Marte- but it´s tough to say at the rate the snow is falling.

WE HAVE SOME SPARE BEDS- PM me if you are interested and want details.

If anyone is nearby, get here now. Monday-Tuesday looks to be like ´the day´ Definitely was a lack of base, but it is being made up for in a hurry. Nobody is in town as many hotels have shut down for the season and gringos have also left which means extremely little competition for the fresh. After receiving a Santa Rosa blessing in Mendoza, Ullr has teamed up to deliver. Searching for a cable to update with pics. Will try an upload tomorrow if on another weather day (otherwise time to git some:D )

Crinkle
09-04-2004, 05:48 PM
GET OUT THERE AND KILL IT.

so jealous right now.

Squirrel99
09-04-2004, 05:53 PM
from the webcam

snorkeldeep
09-04-2004, 06:09 PM
f.
k.
n.
a.

sweet tim.. go get after it for all of us!

Yossarian
09-04-2004, 06:29 PM
i love argentina
i love spanish
i love argentine women
i love that its pouring here in Bariloche, snowing up at the resort
i love that I ran into Arty and Sis, Splat, and TeleRob within 5 hours of being in the country
i love traveling on my own
i love starting threads that make Ice wonder
i love winter

stay tuned, more to come

girlski0912
09-04-2004, 07:59 PM
SQUIRREL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Two feet of pow and more on the way is JUST what I wanted for my b-day. Now if only I was with you in Las Lenas....Next year is taken care of, by the way. I will tell you how the money came about, but the moral of the story is that I will be ripping in South America this time next year. Get some dude!

BakerBoy
09-04-2004, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by girlski0912
SQUIRREL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Two feet of pow and more on the way is JUST what I wanted for my b-day. Now if only I was with you in Las Lenas....Next year is taken care of, by the way. I will tell you how the money came about, but the moral of the story is that I will be ripping in South America this time next year. Get some dude!

Did you take your own grandma to court?

shamrockpow
09-04-2004, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by Yossarian
i love argentina
i love spanish
i love argentine women
i love that its pouring here in Bariloche, snowing up at the resort
i love that I ran into Arty and Sis, Splat, and TeleRob within 5 hours of being in the country
i love traveling on my own
i love starting threads that make Ice wonder
i love winter

stay tuned, more to come

I'm starting to hate everyone who's skiing and/or banging fine South American women right now!

FollowMe
09-05-2004, 12:07 PM
still looking good for Lenas:

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Las-Lenas.0to3mid.shtml#snowreport

43cm possible for tonight, what's that, 1.5 feet? Not bad on top of what has already dropped. Sounds like fun :D

Arty50
09-05-2004, 02:44 PM
FKN´IEVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy shit!!!! So much fun today. Was greeted at the top of Cathedral by my long lost friend Knee D. P. Fresh. Spatulas were in effect...so purty. And best of all it´s still snowing. It lightened up for an hour or two and then the storm started to pick up again. Shit´s gonna go off if we get a couple more days of this.

Must find data cable... didn´t take many pics today though... snowing all day... no friends on a powder day... I´m sure you understand... :D

Dromond
09-05-2004, 02:57 PM
The internet is a strange, strange thing.

Friggin enjoy that shit people.

rock out

Yossarian
09-05-2004, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Arty50
FKN´IEVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy shit!!!! So much fun today. Was greeted at the top of Cathedral by my long lost friend Knee D. P. Fresh. Spatulas were in effect...so purty. And best of all it´s still snowing. It lightened up for an hour or two and then the storm started to pick up again. Shit´s gonna go off if we get a couple more days of this.

Must find data cable... didn´t take many pics today though... snowing all day... no friends on a powder day... I´m sure you understand... :D

fucking erh right
amazing first day huh
i was gonna find you arty, but then i decided to go skiing sorry
haaha
skied till my quad literally starting cramping couldn´t stand anymore. Wait, let me clarify. Physically unable to stand at one point. 9am to 2pm nonstop, spent spent
picked up a hitcher, got some beta
hooked up with james who lives here nowwith his argentine girlfriend, and for a little while with Gunnar from Tahoe
got touring beta from james, general info, etc very good
a foot of fresh plus drifts and pillows to two
nice little couloirs in bounds as well
pics tomorrow i think

on the downside
eamil from Cornhole sounds like they got bumped at San fRan, may not get here for a couple days, no flights to bari from BA

ug

arty I have data cable usb

gotta run
laters

harpo-the-skier
09-05-2004, 04:07 PM
Arty, glad to hear you are having a good time. Maybe you should postpone you job search for a year so you can go again next September.

Summit
09-05-2004, 05:11 PM
damn! kill it!

hop
09-05-2004, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by Yossarian
with Gunnar from Tahoe


if this is the same Gunnar from Squaw that got 10th in the KW comp last year, tell him to come back and redeem himself on the retaining wall huck at Baker.


edit: and have fun down there... so jealous.

Squirrel99
09-06-2004, 10:55 AM
Weather day in Las Lenas. 160cm plus at top of Marte as of 8am, still dumping like crazy. Super cold forecast -25 celsius for wednesday. Snowed so hard yesterday on lower mountain my tracks were covered with each return trip up. nobody is in town, it is absolultely empty.

Artie, sorry we didn´t catch up in LL- hope you are enjoying the huge dumpage in Bariloche. Tell Gunnar we said hello from Lenas. this place is going to swell with people from Mendoza by Saturday. Next couple days will be like Private Lenas. FKNA! :D :p :D

bad_roo
09-06-2004, 10:59 AM
I ordered myself a new swivel chair and hole punch from the Viking catalogue today.

glademaster
09-06-2004, 11:00 AM
Sounds amazing down there guys. Git Sum!:D

acostiga
09-06-2004, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by Yossarian
i love argentina
i love spanish
i love argentine women
i love that its pouring here in Bariloche, snowing up at the resort
i love that I ran into Arty and Sis, Splat, and TeleRob within 5 hours of being in the country
i love traveling on my own
i love starting threads that make Ice wonder
i love winter


http://www.calendars.com/images/015/1560/200500000083_hs.jpg

and twiiiiiins.

Squirrel99
09-06-2004, 11:56 AM
couple of photos from the first two days of the storm
more to come...

http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27036.jpg

http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27037.jpg

http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27038.jpg

girlski0912
09-06-2004, 12:18 PM
NICE PICS SQUIRREL!!!! By the way, pm box empty...

Spats
09-06-2004, 03:48 PM
Hey Squirrel: I´m in the bus station right now and will be getting on the 8 PM to Lenas, arriving tomorrow. Guess I´ll miss the AM but there should be plenty of fresh left :) I´ll dump my stuff at su casa and hopefully you´ll see me lapping Marte. I´m easy to spot: tall, orange jacket, helmet with devil horns.

To T & L: it was dumping at the airport when I left Ushuaia; the flight was delayed but I got on it. Tomorrow should be sick at Cerro Castor, go get some! T: I owe you in so many ways, brother. Shoot me a PM or email with your addy. And both of you, finish your breakfast before you leave :D

To splat and TeleRob: hope you both made it back safe.

I´m out. T minus 18 hours to Marte!

PeachesN'Cream
09-07-2004, 01:53 AM
so HOT right now!

squirrel get some for your PN-dub possie!

i think i need to be on the roster next year. f-ing fresh ass shit!

bad_roo
09-07-2004, 02:25 AM
Go get 'em Spats.

powsurfer
09-07-2004, 02:43 AM
Hey Splat
Good to see you are getting the goods.
I'm still stuck in Blighty, get some extra lines for me.
Rich

powstash
09-07-2004, 10:14 AM
So this is what some good ol' fashioned pow stoke feels like? It's nice to see the pow stoke on the board once again. Squirrel - you are the perpetual optimist - glad you got the SR this year...again! Git some for all us Utards.

T-minus 2 months.....

splat
09-07-2004, 12:19 PM
Well, not necessarily getting any goods in BA, where TeleRob and I have been hung out to dry by fukking American Airlines until a flight to NYC tonight, SFO manana. WE got sooooooo hosed on our flights, with everyone else getting out ahead of us, and busted our nuts hanging with little denero for hotel and food while getting bent over without the obligatory greasing.

Oh, the lives of a dirtbag travelers................

Funny, though, ducktherope just cruised into our hotel, not knowing we were here, on his way home.

WTF, FKNA, if everything went predictably as planned, it just wouldn't be as interesting.

dude_le_skibum
09-07-2004, 02:15 PM
we got pounded here too.
haven t crossed a set of tracks in 2 days.
top t-bar was burried and strong winds took double chair cable off post, too bad. didn t affect much
one more tomorrow and its on the plane.

Squirrel99
09-07-2004, 04:39 PM
Didn´t stop to catch many pics. Marte was on hold all day so tommorrow will be bomber, but dammit its snowing again!!!!

Volcano and Caris were open, which meant some decent hikes were available. BC-Girlski, my sealevel ass lungs felt whooped today, even with all the tiger mountain rides! lapped the crap out of an apron today, got some nice steep turns on backside of volcano, even set off a small wet slab late in the day. but mountain is extremly stable so far overall.

friend from Whistler ripping it up.
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27072.jpg

temporary blue skies and powder, today is complete.
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27071.jpg

Off to Wine Bar / Johnny´s tonight. More pics later this week.

optics
09-07-2004, 05:01 PM
Wow.

Ski Drunk
09-07-2004, 05:37 PM
God i have got to get done there some time soon. Nice pics too, i am just drooling looking over them.:D

cab9
09-07-2004, 06:30 PM
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27072.jpg


Hey Squirrel, is that Extreme Joe, the red threat?

basom
09-08-2004, 12:55 PM
http://tetongravity.com/ubb/icons/icon6.gif

Spats
09-08-2004, 08:16 PM
er

um

buh

i really don't know what to say here

marte opened today. squirrel and I were second chair

basom: we got eduardo's for you, second run. fresh all the way down

then something endless off the sombrero. it was like skiing down all of snowbird except no trees and no other tracks in sight

next: 45-minute bootpack to banana couloir. first tracks down 1600' of 45-50 degree knee deeeeep, racing my sluff. first time I've ever really felt like a rockstar

then some more steep and tight somewere in mercurio, probably couldn't find that same line in a week

tomorrow is entre rios time, most of torrecillas slid huge. maybe a warmup in frankie's, still plenty of fresh on the apron

i will remember this day always

PeachesN'Cream
09-08-2004, 10:08 PM
i heart this thread!

get it squirrel, get it!

skideeppow
09-08-2004, 10:09 PM
I am amazed!. I had a picture from Selko and senador was totally bare. Unreal what 4 feet of pow will do.
I can not believe they got marte opened.
Enjoy!!!
Wish i was there for the goods!!!!

shamrockpow
09-09-2004, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by Spats
er

um

buh

i really don't know what to say here

marte opened today. squirrel and I were second chair

basom: we got eduardo's for you, second run. fresh all the way down

then something endless off the sombrero. it was like skiing down all of snowbird except no trees and no other tracks in sight

next: 45-minute bootpack to banana couloir. first tracks down 1600' of 45-50 degree knee deeeeep, racing my sluff. first time I've ever really felt like a rockstar

then some more steep and tight somewere in mercurio, probably couldn't find that same line in a week

tomorrow is entre rios time, most of torrecillas slid huge. maybe a warmup in frankie's, still plenty of fresh on the apron

i will remember this day always

F K N A !!!!!!


PS: anybody else read this with hands over your face and just a huge grin on your ugly mug?

girlski0912
09-09-2004, 10:46 AM
Totally stoked right now...i have no idea where any of that is, but I imagine it is sweet, and deep, and that there was lots and lots of happiness. Nice work boys.

Zeedashbo
09-09-2004, 12:33 PM
i love how squirrel pm'd me and said that i should fly down on a whim and ski even though he know's i'm a total gimp for a couple more months. i actually debated leaving too.
btw:
we need more powdah pics! the santa rosa kicks ass. good timing pimp daddy.

comish
09-09-2004, 02:11 PM
I lose.

Was kinda hoping this wouldn't happen. My summer has been a debate between going to So. Am. again to Las Lenas/Ushuia or satisfying family obligations and going to Europe to visit friends, family, etc for the month. Now I can't complain. Just spent 3 days in Prague, going to Roma to visit some Italien friends and then up to Scandiland for a chunk of time, but damn, Marte in pow, that would have been amazing!!!

Git sum all! Very jealous right now...

PNWbrit
09-09-2004, 02:53 PM
Knowing how much fun Eduardo's was on month old snow last year I can't even begin to imagine how good a time these guys must be having.

powstash
09-09-2004, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by Spats


marte opened today. squirrel and I were second chair

basom: we got eduardo's for you, second run. fresh all the way down

SECOND CHAIR!?! That's it? Geeze guys, noboday cares about second place. :p

Git it, git it all.

[saturn commercial] When you said "we" did you mean you and Squirrel as "we" or just the proverbial "we"? [/saturn commercial]

basom
09-09-2004, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by Spats

basom: we got eduardo's for you, second run. fresh all the way down


i love you guys.

when you summit entre rios write my name in the snow with your pee, and if you have enough left in the tank add that i'll see her next year. then rip the shit out of it.

powstash
09-09-2004, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by basom
i love you guys.

when you summit entre rios write my name in the snow with your pee, and if you have enough left in the tank add that i'll see her next year. then rip the shit out of it.

POTD!!!

Squirrel99
09-09-2004, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by basom
i love you guys.

when you summit entre rios write my name in the snow with your pee, and if you have enough left in the tank add that i'll see her next year. then rip the shit out of it.

Entre Rios pictures coming. Didn´t get to piss your name in the snow, but it was a nice 15 foot cornice into waist deep, wasatch type light cold fluffy smoke, untracked all the way to the bottom through main chute ;) I hope that will do!

Pics a coming!!!!

Squirrel99
09-09-2004, 05:57 PM
It has been unbelievable here lately. Snow quality and powder shots, bluebird days....Quilmes beer.... oh so good! Wish you all could enjoy some of thsi.... oh , wait a minute, no sorry, can´t allow any more people in the valley :p gotta look out for our tracks!

Anyway, enjoy these photos' more a coming´later this week. gotta run, late for some lomo.

Waking up in the morning before huge pow session unfolds
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27139.jpg

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th chair for us. Waiting for the all clear....
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27141.jpg

First destination.... oh so good and still deep today ;)
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27140.jpg

Your average last run at 4pm... here´s dave the hammer laying it down in an undisclosed location...
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27142.jpg

And here´s one of the Snowbird crew getting in some 3pm faceshots on the way back from Sombrero.
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27143.jpg

The only chair that matters in this world.... Marte! Ready for your pow shot? Powstash, I will not take no for an answer on the next trip to Lenas 2005 ;)
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27145.jpg

Spats testing out Entre Rios
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27146.jpg

And Baker Boy, gotta say thanks for wishing me a great beach vacation... notice the shit-eating grin about to drop into 2,000 feet of bliss known as Entre Rios... :p
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27147.jpg

And another view of all incredible domain... Cerro Negro in the foreground, our 1st destination tomorrow! Chutes so tasty! Except Torrecillas has a large fracture all the way across... dammit, must wait until that slides after this upcoming weekends storm...
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27148.jpg

girlski0912
09-09-2004, 06:02 PM
OH MY GOD....Squirrel, I HEART this thread, I HEART South America, hell I think right now I even HEART you.....<<drooling right now>>

Squirrel99
09-09-2004, 06:06 PM
Girlski, better pics on the way in a few days.....

optics
09-09-2004, 06:07 PM
Wow.

Nice work, Squirrel.

basom
09-09-2004, 06:08 PM
i almost just re-blowed up my acl because i kicked myself in the face so hard!http://tetongravity.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif

shamrockpow
09-09-2004, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by girlski0912
OH MY GOD....Squirrel, I HEART this thread, I HEART South America, hell I think right now I even HEART you.....<<drooling right now>>

Squirrel and the power of positive thinking <--- so hot!

You said wait for it, and it hit big time! Enjoy buddy!

gravitylover
09-09-2004, 07:23 PM
This is so wrong!

That's supposed to be me in those pics.......


More please!:D

phUnk
09-09-2004, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by basom
i almost just re-blowed up my acl because i kicked myself in the face so hard!http://tetongravity.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif this should help:

http://www.performbetter.com/ImagesProducts/7689P.jpg

Rusty Nails
09-09-2004, 07:44 PM
Squirrel-

Methinks a small gathering at a local watering hole to review pics and hear the full yarn is in order upon your return.

Awesome pics! Totally amped that it went off for you.

Ski Beaver
09-09-2004, 07:46 PM
Oh dear - Just had to add another destination to my list of places to ski.

Facking fantastic pics.

skier666
09-09-2004, 10:25 PM
Shit....that's looks horrible





















so very jealous :mad:

Buster Highmen
09-09-2004, 10:38 PM
Wow...uh...errrr...wow. Rip it and rage it doods.

Tyrone Shoelaces
09-09-2004, 11:57 PM
I just stared at this pic with my mouth agape for a solid minute. Nearly cried. Damn.



Originally posted by Squirrel99
[B]

Your average last run at 4pm... here´s dave the hammer laying it down in an undisclosed location...
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27142.jpg

hardrider
09-10-2004, 12:04 AM
Originally posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
I just stared at this pic with my mouth agape for a solid minute. Nearly cried. Damn.



Wanna go next year? Im gonna make it happen, no doubt about it. In fact Im putting a kidney on ebay 2morrow.

Tyrone Shoelaces
09-10-2004, 12:07 AM
Originally posted by hardrider
Wanna go next year? Im gonna make it happen, no doubt about it. In fact Im putting a kidney on ebay 2morrow.

while your auctioning your organs off on ebay, check and see if there are any acl's floating around on there for me ;)

oh and PM me your cell number, I still have your old one in my phone and I don't think these new people appreciate my calls.

hardrider
09-10-2004, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
while your auctioning your organs off on ebay, check and see if there are any acl's floating around on there for me ;)

oh and PM me your cell number, I still have your old one in my phone and I don't think these new people appreciate my calls.


No new cell yet. Im waiting till I move into my RV (yes RV) and my rent dissapears, Ill explain later.:)



Oh, Ive heard that a little old lady owns that # now. True?

Tyrone Shoelaces
09-10-2004, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by hardrider

Oh, Ive heard that a little old lady owns that # now. True?

could be....I keep getting her answering machine. :D

hardrider
09-10-2004, 12:28 AM
Originally posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
could be....I keep getting her answering machine. :D

First sign of insanity: Carrying out the same action over and over again and expecting a differnet outcome.:p

Tyrone Shoelaces
09-10-2004, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by hardrider
First sign of insanity: Carrying out the same action over and over again and expecting a differnet outcome.:p

Well if the old hag would answer the phone for once I wouldn't have to keep callin her back!!

Well if the old hag would answer the phone for once I wouldn't have to keep callin her back!!

Well if the old hag would answer the phone for once I wouldn't have to keep callin her back!!

Well if the old hag would answer the phone for once I wouldn't have to keep callin her back!!

Well if the old hag would answer the phone for once I wouldn't have to keep callin her back!!

Ski Beaver
09-10-2004, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by hardrider
First sign of insanity: Carrying out the same action over and over again and expecting a differnet outcome.:p

Second sign of insanity is posting about signs of insanity on an internet discussion board.

Hang on.......oh dear.

PeachesN'Cream
09-10-2004, 02:03 AM
come back to center boys. this is the gawd damn best thread on the board right now. lets not get it lost in a telephone game.

squirrel i'm simply stoked out of my mind for you man! you made me a believer. next year god damn it, next year!!!

get it get it get it. and take pictures too!

p.s. nice matching outfit steeze! heh :o

Karl Stall
09-10-2004, 07:21 AM
Me thinks Squirell99 spent some time at the Xover Academy of "stuff it in your face" powder flaunting - nice :D

basom
09-10-2004, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by phUnk
i am very interested in basom's ass training techniques, and want to learn more!

kneedropper
09-10-2004, 11:19 AM
nice.... it snows a few meters the weekend I leave. It's good to see the place covered in snow and the crew "killing it softly."

Hammertime!

powstash
09-10-2004, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by Squirrel99
It has been unbelievable here lately. Snow quality and powder shots, bluebird days....oh so good! The only chair that matters in this world.... Marte! Ready for your pow shot?

Powstash, I will not take no for an answer on the next trip to Lenas 2005 ;)
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27145.jpg


For 4 years in a row you've practically begged me to go, basically guaranteeing me epic pow and mind blowing terrain, and for 4 years in a row you've completely nailed it, deep pow and you dancin' with Ms. Santa Rosa.

The '05 marte love savings fund has begun. I'm now looking at all the "stuff" in my house through different eyes (what can I sell on eBay?)

Way to go buddy!

splat
09-10-2004, 12:15 PM
Nice work, Squirrel.


nice........................

Arty50
09-10-2004, 04:53 PM
Holy shit!!! I´ll be able to post the Marte shots from last week when I get back in a couple of days. The entire face under the chair was basically unskiable. Fuck!!! It looks like you guys got a little bit of snow...

lph
09-10-2004, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by Arty50
Holy shit!!! I´ll be able to post the Marte shots from last week when I get back in a couple of days. The entire face under the chair was basically unskiable. Fuck!!! It looks like you guys got a little bit of snow...

i been waiting for you to post. where are you? did you miss the storm?!?! :(

Arty50
09-10-2004, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by lph
i been waiting for you to post. where are you? did you miss the storm?!?! :(

You know, there´s more than one thread on SA going... ;)

http://tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16023

I´ve been typing up copious reports of Spatulation without any response from you. I was beginning to think you were dead. It dumped in Bariloche Saturday thru Monday night. Fucking sickness here. Took a side trip the last two days to secret resort. It snowed there Monday but since nobody ever goes there, I was skiing fresh lines today...Friday!!!

Speaking of Spatulas, I´ve been getting endless attention with those skis. It´s actually kinda annoying at this point. Everyone keeps staring at them in disbelief. I even had one guy ask me if he could take a picture with them. Today I looked down at them and decided to rename them Clown Skis.

Oh and if you´re wondering what my opinion is of them now that I´ve gotten used to them...

You´ll have to pry them from my cold dead hands. :D

Kellie
09-10-2004, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by hardrider
First sign of insanity: Carrying out the same action over and over again and expecting a differnet outcome.:p

You quote-stealer!

But no, really - that looks awesome! I am so "home"sick for that place!!! Is Dave in a place, shall we say, without a name?

How are conditions holding up? Any word on closing day? Still snowing?

Thanks for the updates!!!

Spats
09-10-2004, 06:14 PM
yesterday:

for basom, a huge 2000´+ fresh rockstar line down entre rios: the picture earlier is me dropping the cornice. snow was thigh-deep fluff to the bottom. most brutal bootpack i´ve ever done but so worth it.

then we found a curiously neglected snowfield in exocet and lapped it a couple times. anything south facing is still cold smoke.

finally we took down hourglass couloir. 3000´, 40-50 degrees, giant rock walls, runs nearly all the way down to the creek. snow was blower on some aspects, chalk on others, and icy in the second crux - anything with north exposure is getting melt-freezed. an intense ride

today:

sickness down the chutes in the bowl at the far side of cerro martin. top is 55 degrees +. deep blower all the way down. squirrel did a sweet jump entrance to rock ollie. i dropped the cornice and almost washed myself with my own sluff. chuck hit an unexpected icy patch, jumped a rock band, and straightlined the whole thing.

so good we hiked it again. top of banana, around the corner to the chutes on the face. more untouched blower. snow is still perfect.

closed out the day by getting reminded of our own mortality. missed the turnoff to vegas and ended up in a very narrow 1600´ coulour where a snowboarder had scraped the crux down to 30´of icy rockfall. squirrel leads the sketchiest downclimb ever, in view of a steadily accumulating crowd on the piste below. we are both gripped hard but finally make it and get the skis back on. then a little 8-10´drop at the exit into chocolate chips, squirrel ejects and nearly tomahawks a boulder. i acid drop it and we ski out. we are both shaking.

careful of that "last run", friends.

if there were photographers and videographers there we could have made a movie by now. three days of pure bluebird and fluff. but who wants to interrupt their line to set up for action shots?

tonight all the weekend warriors arrive. there will be debauchery at ufo and elsewhere late into the night. saturday we sleep in.

life is good.

yogachik
09-10-2004, 06:33 PM
all of these SA threads rule. They are sustaining me.

Squirrel99
09-11-2004, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by Arty50
You know, there´s more than one thread on SA going... ;)



Not Really, hijacker! :p But hope you are getting the pow too (and better looking women in Bariloche!). Looking forward to more of you pics.

Squirrel99
09-11-2004, 02:12 PM
Basom, this one´s for you...
Entre Rios kicked ass- best run of the trip so far
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27190.jpg

Check out the line to the left that chokes. Hit up this entrance off the cornice for a most enjoyable ride. It´s the cornice with the shaded area in above picture, landing directly adjacent to the small rock. Heré is a view looking down from the top as
once again, our ´Bird-Jackson-Alpental crew getting in first tracks... Mot and Raja´s lines in the foreground http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27191.jpg

Spats enjoying some pow
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27192.jpg

Banana Couloir in the center. Another first tracks- sorry about the quality, though.
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27193.jpg

And for Baker Boy, just wait for the update from Eros in Mendoza next week ;)
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27194.jpg

FollowMe
09-11-2004, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Squirrel99
Basom, this one´s for you...
Entre Rios kicked ass- best run of the trip so far
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27190.jpg


Okay, now you're a braggart - just kiddin', I'm speachless...My God...

Squirrel99
09-11-2004, 02:37 PM
[i]Originally posted by cab9
Hey Squirrel, is that Extreme Joe, the red threat? [/B]

No, but I have run into Joe Lammers a few times this week.

Squirrel99
09-11-2004, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by skier666
Shit....that's looks horrible
so very jealous :mad:

Touche! That´s exactly what I was thinking at work when I was drooling over your NZ pics ;)

Squirrel99
09-11-2004, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by Karl Stall
Me thinks Squirell99 spent some time at the Xover Academy of "stuff it in your face" powder flaunting - nice :D

Yep, but I aced the class cause The´Bird is always better than Alta-tude ;)

Kellie,
yeah, dave is here all summer. we were back in an area very near where you were thinking off the backside. wish you were here this year. it´s been a fun trip. Per your request, More pics for ya here:

Cenidor, after it was worked on the first day of the storm
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27195.jpg

First tracks down the Banana Couloir, Spats in the foreground.
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27196.jpg

El Collar, tomorrow!
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27197.jpg

Principito and Saint Exupery
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27198.jpg

Hiking to top of Cerro Martin. Might be able to see Spats if you look closely.

http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27199.jpg

raddam
09-11-2004, 06:40 PM
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27191.jpg

this shot is sick
luv it
luv this thread
luv las lenas

hey have you run into JB from Snowmass or a delinquint freak show named Billy Poole down there during this last storm cycle?

I am freaking in for next Sept!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the stoke

Kellie
09-11-2004, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the pics - I have to admit I'm almost in tears right now knowing how good it is! Way to get the job done! Do me a favor, and don't go to the collar - stop at Manhattan instead - it looks perfect (and it's much steeper than anything else you'll find over there!).

Say hi to Dave and everyone else for me, and I'll pray for the temps to stay down - what a dream!

Have fun, be safe :-)

splat
09-11-2004, 07:57 PM
Fucking schwank, you guys.

Tell Lammers I said hi.

basom
09-13-2004, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by Squirrel99
Basom, this one´s for you...
Entre Rios kicked ass- best run of the trip so far
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27190.jpg
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27191.jpg

ohhh... can i get a hell fucking yes! hell fucking yes

its hard to imagine anything i'd rather ski more than entre rios. its so amazing just to look at it from the Opposing aspect, from the peak, from inside one of the couloirs. its just ment to have the shit ripped out of it.

so stoked for you guys down there. words can't really convey. i think some of my Involuntary bodily functions are begining to shut down.....

powstash
09-13-2004, 10:12 AM
I spent the entire weekend sick at home, laying around, watching way too much TV, and dreaming that I was in Las Lenas with Squirrel. Can't friggin' believe how sick it is for you guys down there. Booyeah!

Squirrel99
09-13-2004, 10:46 AM
Raddam,
Yeah- I met Jim and Cree on the first day lower mountain was open. Saw them again yesterday heading toward Manhattan. Think there´s about 4 people here from Aspen.

Splat, check.

Kellie,
It´s buring up hot now- was 10C at the summit yesterday and today is hotter. Typical Lenas day with lots of wind and hot temps. Snow is now starting to melt fast, but still good pow and corn to be had. Entre Rios had some good wet slides yesterday. Starting to see a bit of action on all aspects late in the day. Manhattan was icy for the most part, and then a slush fest though the apron. Paraisio was a solid corn run to hidden pockets of cold smoke in the shade.

Yesterday we had the absolute Éxperience¨ Run. Went touring way out to Broken Shoulder. Ran into some wild horses on the broken shoulder summit. Took a billy goat mountaineering line through this huge rock wall and we all skied the rest of the 4,000 vertical feet of powder, slush, crud, etc.. to the road. After hiking out to the road, we were able to hitch a ride back to town on a school bus! Damn sweetest ride ever. These 8-10 year old kids were just super stoked. We got on the bus with all our gear and they started screaming and shouting. One of the kids showed us this cut out sheet of plastic with a string attached- said it was his snowboard! We were all so stoked. Gave out some Power Bars. What a great way to end the day. I´ll post a picture of the bus later- need to get a copy as my batteries were out. But here are a few pics from yesterday...

Wild Horses! (ala Rolling Stones, etc.) Chuck trying to get close
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27270.jpg

And Girlski, Happy Birthday! Here´s our line we skied for ya
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27271.jpg

skier666
09-13-2004, 11:08 AM
Talk about a ski experience.....

....ummm yeah, we were skiing this chute and then saw some horses on the ridge....sick!

That chute looks rather fun...ok....really fun.

lph
09-13-2004, 11:14 AM
WOW!!! Wild horses while skiing? WTF. :D

Great thread squirrel, keep it coming!!!

Kellie
09-13-2004, 01:55 PM
Even if it's melting fast, it looks like you've still got a good base to go from! It looks like you can even ski to the road :-)

Broken shoulder . . . ahh good memories - skied it last year on the first Marte-accessed powder day, for the worst breakable crust of my life - I feel like that run is always an adventure - such a sweet line though! Who were you out there with?

girlski0912
09-13-2004, 02:25 PM
Thanks Squirrel! That line looks like I could have a little, just a little, fun on it...

Spats
09-14-2004, 12:07 PM
Sunday: a mix of backside and frontside laps with the crew. Buttery windblown pow down the gut of Exocet, tasty corn through some chutes on the Sombrero, and a hidden low-altitude pow stash amongst the leñas at the bottom. In case you´re wondering, a leñas is a scrubby little yellow desert bush which is about the only thing besides moss that grows up here.

Yesterday was looking like a down day with Marte on wind hold. One unsatisfying lap on Cenador and I went back up to wait for the snowbus, when bam! Marte opens. I sneak a lap on Human Error before they can man the BC shack and tell me to stay out: smooooth chalky windbuff that didn´t seem affected by the heat wave. Catch another lap and pick out the windbuff down Marte bowl. They´re only loading every other chair so the line is getting long by this point. Next lap I intend to drop into Vegas but end up way around the corner, and boot over some rocks into Little Vegas. 1300+ feet of untouched boot-top wind deposit that somehow didn´t get sunbaked :D

Marte bowl was unrecognizable today: last night´s windstorm left it looking like either a frozen ocean or the moon, depending on the aspect. I decided slushy north-facing aspects were better than moon rocks, so I skinned up the cat road to Manhattan Couloir. After an hour and some exciting rock scrambles near the top, I end up in the big bowl leading down the gut. 2500+ terrifying feet of 40-45 degree slush punching a narrow, twisty passage through a huge red cliff opposite the Marte, with chokes down to ski width. I am scared shitless for two reasons:
1) I´m soloing
2) I´m never 100% sure I´m in the right couloir, and I imagine getting closed out over a 300´ rockfall every time I turn a corner or crest a rollover
Though the skiing turned out to be reasonably easy, I have never been so glad to see a slushy, rock-scattered apron in my life.

I´ve got a camera full of spectacular pics...they´ll go up when I get back sometime next week.

Additionally, Squirrel is the man, in case any doubt is left.

skideeppow
09-15-2004, 01:15 PM
gotta love manhatten, pucker factor is huge. I have had some downclimbing in there before, same deal solo was not sure in the right place.
Brings back sweet memories. Enjoy!!!

powstash
09-15-2004, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by Spats
and a hidden low-altitude pow stash
I'm not sure if I was in LL. :D


Originally posted by Spats

Additionally, Squirrel is the man, in case any doubt is left.

I think if there is a "Stoke Thread of the Summer" award that it goes to Squirrel. Owens, any chance we could throw Squirrel a copy of one of TGR's finest as a "Stoke Thread of the Summer" award? Anyone agree?

Squirrel99
09-15-2004, 01:31 PM
One more update from Las Lenas. It has been an awesome couple of weeks here. Temps are now soaring to about 15C and corn skiing has arrived. Lots of the last storm has started to melt away, but still decent skiing to be had off the Marte lift and touring higher. Yesterday hiked to top of Cerro Martin and found a difficult bounty of loose granular chop and roller balls, creating a fun, yet dizzying adventure through sluff on the adjacent 50 degree chutes. Edgeable windbuff with an inch or two on top would best describe it. Later headed out toward Sans Noms and carved up some smmoooove corn. Unfortunately, the road had melted out so we had a fun 1 hour walk back to al centro in our ski boots.

A few more pics from the trip here:

Blurry powder shot below Cerro Martin
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27371.jpg

One of Spats testing out his edges about to drop in
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27372.jpg

Looking back down on one of the intense hikes
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27373.jpg

Spats entering Hourglass. I was crapping in my pants taking this shot as I was holstered between the cliffs edge and impending chute below. Trippie, for sure!
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27374.jpg

Sunset on Cerro Lenas
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27375.jpg

And here we are trying to get anyone to stop and pick us up for a return trip to the base. Fortunately, the school bus showed up and we were all provided with a huge blast of stoke to carry forward to the upcoming season.
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27376.jpg

powstash
09-15-2004, 01:35 PM
I rest my case...

travel safe friend.

Spamhelmet
09-15-2004, 01:41 PM
Utmost gratitude and respect to all of you guys,Squirrel/Spats etcetera...

Trip Report of...


Thank you.

shamrockpow
09-15-2004, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Squirrel99

And here we are trying to get anyone to stop and pick us up for a return trip to the base. Fortunately, the school bus showed up and we were all provided with a huge blast of stoke to carry forward to the upcoming season.

Did they let you drive the bus this year???:D

basom
09-15-2004, 01:54 PM
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27373.jpg

love the burly boot pack pics.

safe trip, and have fun in mendoza http://tetongravity.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif

Squirrel99
09-15-2004, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by basom

safe trip, and have fun in mendoza http://tetongravity.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif

We{ll see. Maybe a few more pics before leaving in a few days.
Now time for UFO lomo completo ;)

Glad everyone{s enjoying the reports.

basom
09-15-2004, 02:38 PM
mostly i'm enjoying the fact that your keybord has no commas. ' } '

skier666
09-15-2004, 03:17 PM
damn Spats...I really hate you right now but at least I can fire up some old Tech Itch records:)

Sick thread....sick photos...sick stories....sick skiing

Good work guys.

Arty50
09-15-2004, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Squirrel99
Now time for UFO lomo completo ;)

Mmmmmmm...

meatdrink9
09-15-2004, 04:22 PM
I'd just like to say thanks for the killer thread. Great pics and vibe. I imagine you've sold quite a few people on South America (myself included).

girlski0912
09-15-2004, 05:33 PM
I agree with an earlier post...Squirrel gets Stoke of the Summer Award! Great shots, great skiing, great dedication to providing stoke to all of us who just didn't quite make it to SA this year....next year....next year....

sea2ski
09-16-2004, 12:27 PM
This totally brings back some great memories.

splat
09-16-2004, 01:29 PM
Twice skunked , but always glad to see it had.

Always worth going.

basom
09-16-2004, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by splat
Twice skunked , but always glad to see it had.

Always worth going.

me and you are going to get it next year splat. we are not leaving untill it is had.

splat
09-16-2004, 02:12 PM
FKNA. And I got some other places on the agenda.

Spats
09-16-2004, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by skier666
damn Spats...I really hate you right now but at least I can fire up some old Tech Itch records:)


I figured that pics of me hanging on to steep, hard windpack over icy rocks would get your attention. Powder? Bah! Show me the 666 line! :D

Classics now in my tape player, just for you:
Ice Minus: "Frostbite"
Paradox: "A Certain Sound"
Outfit: "New York"

I´m in the Damajuana now. Seven days of the biggest lines I´ve ever skied, in some of the best conditions I´ve ever skied, and I´m spent. There´s a lot of good corn left but it´s tough to get back to the poma by the Aries now that the traverse is melted out. I leave Mendoza saturday night, maybe I´ll see some of you here on the way out.

Foggy_Goggles
09-16-2004, 02:21 PM
This thread is the primary reason that the urge to quit my job, rent out the house and go ski/boat/surf indefinatly has gone from a distant thought bouncing around my brain to a clear image burned into my vision. Mark my words...it will happen.

skier666
09-16-2004, 02:33 PM
Outfit: "New York"

Damn, now that's some quality techstep bizness...brings back memories of 1997. :)

Again, jealous...especially with exposed ice and technical chutes...mmmmmmm. I'm off to New Zealand tomorrow night for a quick one week trip...they're getting some quality snow as I speak and we're locked in to atleast one day of heli-time, well....atleast that's all I can afford. :)

Squirrel99
09-16-2004, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by meatdrink9
I imagine you've sold quite a few people on South America (myself included).

SSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
Nothing to see here, no mas nieve, move along
no es importante! Disregard thread. Chile es mejor.;)

PeachesN'Cream
09-16-2004, 08:32 PM
damn i'm sad to see the trip come to an end. living vicariously through one of your friends is the very next best thing to actually being there. thanks for sharing squirrel.

next year i'll be the photo bitch.

call when you get back to seattle. i'll buy beers for you so long as you keep telling stories.

Arty50
09-16-2004, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by Foggy_Goggles
This thread is the primary reason that the urge to quit my job, rent out the house and go ski/boat/surf indefinatly has gone from a distant thought bouncing around my brain to a clear image burned into my vision. Mark my words...it will happen.

Funny, that's exactly what happened to me last year...

splat
09-16-2004, 11:02 PM
You guys slayed it. I knew when we staggered past Cletus and Arty in the BA airport, committed to things requiring our return that couldn't be put off, that they were on their way to The Ball.

I knew Spats had committed to spend that lil bit extra time to ensure the Santa Rosa would get harvested, and he stuck it clean with a warmup sidetrip in Nirvana. ...That SQ99 was just biding his time, and the Rev's prayers had been answered.

So, with all that having happened................

Where the fuck has dudele been hiding?

powstash
09-16-2004, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by splat
You guys slayed it.

So, with all that having happened................

Where the fuck has dudele been hiding?

Exactly! Dudele, what gives? No stoke on your end?

Squirrel99
09-17-2004, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by BC-FLOW
damn i'm sad to see the trip come to an end. living vicariously through one of your friends is the very next best thing to actually being there. thanks for sharing squirrel.

next year i'll be the photo bitch.

call when you get back to seattle. i'll buy beers for you so long as you keep telling stories.


Tiger Mountain, sunday afternoon, bizatch?

Lots of cool photos on the way when I get back to PNW. Time to hit it up in Mendoza now ;)

PeachesN'Cream
09-17-2004, 11:26 PM
damn

gotta work till 5 on sunday then going to the besties show i think. it's all wet and sloppy up here right now. i'm dying to go out and ride though. next week some time, and beer and photo review is an order very very soon!

tibaher
09-18-2004, 10:07 PM
DAMN Squirrel! et all!!!

looks like you all really killed it down ther this year.
Great pics and stoke!

I wish I coulda been checking in on ya'll more often, but it's nice to see somebodies gettin some. Way to git after it!!!

Spats
09-22-2004, 04:38 PM
spent

pics coming: here's a teaser

crew prepares to drop the far side of cerro martin. chuck and raja in foreground

shamrockpow
09-22-2004, 08:00 PM
[sound of jaw hitting the floor/]


GIT AFTER IT BOYS!

Squirrel99
09-27-2004, 12:56 AM
Eagerly awaiting Spats photo uploads as my camera doesn't always produce the best quality shots, but here goes anyhow. The first in a few post-trip photo uploads. Yes, BC-Flow got you earmarked as the 2005 photo-bitch, and girlski as the on-site thread correspondant with Powstash as our senior powder inspector.

Once again, the infamous wild horses with Cerro Lenas in the background
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27717.jpg

Marte Opener Liftline entertainment. Thank you random snowboarder.
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27718.jpg

Breaking one of the golden rules of no hiking on the first Marte powder day
(it had to be done, this line was begging for trrrrracks!)
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27719.jpg

I heart Marte
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27722.jpg

Looking out towards Chile from Top of Cerro Martin.
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27723.jpg

Some of us gringos looking on during our friends' long awaited movie premiere and slide show @ the Aries Hotel. First were worried nobody would show, but you'd be surprised what a boatload of Heinkken can do to increase attendance ;) Thanks to Squeaky for putting it together and a nice retrospect to Jim Franklin and Jason Harper at the completion of the event :(
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27721.jpg

To those that new Jason Harper, here's a nice tribute shot that is now hanging on the wall at The Wine Bar in Atenas.
http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27724.jpg

Squirrel99
09-27-2004, 01:00 AM
Couple etched in lines from the good ol' days of September along with a shot off the slide show.
http://tetongravity.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2523

http://tetongravity.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2524&stc=1

PeachesN'Cream
09-27-2004, 01:21 AM
whos the rockstar in the big screen shot??? :rolleyes:

getsummm, GETSUMMM!!!

Squirrel99
09-27-2004, 01:27 AM
whos the rockstar in the big screen shot??? :rolleyes:



yeah that was one of those gratuitous shots at the bottom of mercurio. thought it looked kind of funny with the screen and background. afterall, I was the photo beeyotch. ;)

basom
09-27-2004, 05:54 AM
http://tetongravity.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2525

Spats
09-27-2004, 01:48 PM
Morning lineup for Marte. 1.5-2m of fresh. Three patroller tracks.

Spats
09-27-2004, 01:50 PM
The anticipation...preparing to unload TK Iris at the top of the world. Cerro Martin just peeking over the ridge.

Spats
09-27-2004, 01:53 PM
Cerro Martin. Destination: Banana Couloir, on the left.

Spats
09-27-2004, 01:57 PM
Bootpackin' it up Cerro Martin. Chuck, Squirrel, and some local dude who smoked too much and we passed.

Spats
09-27-2004, 01:58 PM
Top of the Banana. We didn't stay here long for obvious reasons.

Spats
09-27-2004, 02:03 PM
Looking down the Banana.

Spats
09-27-2004, 02:06 PM
Squirrel getting some. More pics to come.

basom
09-27-2004, 02:17 PM
i'm feeling lightheaded.

Squirrel99
01-19-2005, 11:19 AM
^bumped^ for those PNW'ers needing a fix to plan for some 'make up' ski days this summer/fall as we watch our snowpack fizzle out to a 0" base.

Never thought I'd admit this, but our snowfall this winter has been less reliable than SA, which is frightning!

PeachesN'Cream
01-19-2005, 12:00 PM
SA savings account will be opened on the next paycheck.

Squirrel99
06-10-2005, 09:47 PM
bizzzumped! 'cause Girlski, Tyrone and I just bought tix! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Now we just need Arty,LPH, Hop, BC-Flow (?), Rusty(?),Tresckow and Kristin and we got ourselves a par-tay! Squeaky and the Whistler/Jackson/Bird group should also be set! WhoooF"NNNNWHHOOOOOO
edit: I wonder how MBS would like the Quilmes Beer???

now about that quote from Powstash....

For 4 years in a row you've practically begged me to go, basically guaranteeing me epic pow and mind blowing terrain, and for 4 years in a row you've completely nailed it, deep pow and you dancin' with Ms. Santa Rosa. The Marte 05 love savings has begun <anti-iinx>

Come on' Buddy! And BC-Flow, Kellie & Basom in for 2005 (?)!!!(?) :FIREdevil

Tyrone Shoelaces
06-11-2005, 02:16 AM
bizzzumped! 'cause Girlski, Tyrone and I just bought tix! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:


ya know today I was just goin through the motions. checking frequent flyer balances inbetween client calls. checking flight schedules inbetween expense reports. No passion, no excitement really. Oh gotta shoot an email out to Flaherty. eh now..let's check some hotel rates. ok cool. lets call Delta just after this business ethics teleconference thing. Call Delta. Confirm everything. OK cool...it's done. Another task out of the way...shit phone ringing...back to work.

It was emotionless. Robotic.

But now I see this thread. Read the whole thing top to bottom. Left to right. Frontside to backside. Flip 'er over again...yeah just like that and I see this pic and then it hits me......

http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic27190.jpg

HOLY FUCKIN SHIT I"M GOING TO LENAS!!!! FINALLLLLYYYYY!!! MUUUAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!

this is what i waited all winter for.

Squirrel -- You're taking that same pic above in about 3 months...but I'm gonna be right in the middle of it :D

hop
06-11-2005, 02:22 AM
My latest report from down there came from a friend just back from skiing close to a meter of fresh yesterday, which was followed by an email from another friend in Peninsula Valdes saying "come on down!"

I'm finding tix from SEA-BUE in the 1000-1100 range. Anyone beat that? Should I wait, or pull the trigger now?

(it's looking like a 2-monther starting on Sept. 1st :) )

Squirrel99
06-11-2005, 06:45 PM
Squirrel -- You're taking that same pic above in about 3 months...but I'm gonna be right in the middle of it :D

Sure, if you don't mind getting seconds :the_finge

Hop- I bought a ticket from Seattle-Santiago for $699 plus tax ($790).
Go to http://www.aa.com and use the advanced search option for all airlines-with at least 20 options. Try leaving on either a Wed/Thu and returning on either a Mon/Tue. I leave on Thu 9/1 and return on Sun. 9/18 and my ticket was $699. There was a cheaper option at $613.00 if you returned on Mon/Tue.

The connecting flight to Mendoza from Santiago is cheaper if you buy separately- it's $184USD roundtrip last I checked. You could try EZE (ezezia- BA's intl' airport), but it's usually more expensive than flying through Chile. Last year a friend scored a ticket from SF to Mendoza for $600.

yogachik
06-11-2005, 06:49 PM
I leave on Thu 9/1 and return on Sun. 9/18 and my ticket was $699.
Guess you won't be asking anyone if they're with the bride or groom's party.
good to see you're goin' skiing, squirrely.

Spew
06-11-2005, 07:18 PM
i'm going there.
also check out discountfares (http://www.discountfares.com) for tickets.
tyrone, hop, bc flow, etc, when are you all going? i'm assuming you old timers need some young blood for motivation. also, i just received a discount liver to supplement my already healthy one. i process alcohol with impunity.

Squirrel99
06-11-2005, 07:46 PM
i'm going there.
also check out discountfares (http://www.discountfares.com) for tickets.
tyrone, hop, bc flow, etc, when are you all going? i'm assuming you old timers need some young blood for motivation. also, i just received a discount liver to supplement my already healthy one. i process alcohol with impunity.

We'll be there starting September 3 for at least a week, maybe travel for the 2nd week but all depends on the snow. I'll update new SA thread in the Summit forums in a week or two. Also, search for MeatHelmet's(?) thread on when peeps will be there this summer (in the ski forum)

Altaholic
06-12-2005, 03:34 PM
I wish I could go this summer, but can't afford it. However, I should be able to next summer. I've heard good things about Valle Nevado in Chile, and las lenas is a possibility. What is the most similar ski resort to jacksonhole/snowbird in South America???

I've just got things I have to take off, like paying my debts :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: .

Any info would be appreciated.

girlski0912
06-12-2005, 04:11 PM
Fucking bar prep is sucking the life out of me, I'm not mountain biking or skiing or doing anything remotely cool right now....but, I am the proud owner of a roundtrip ticket to SA and that alone is keeping me going. I know that the reality of it won't set in until we are sitting at the bottom on Marte (anti jinx anti jinx anti jinx) that I am ACTUALLY SKIING IN SOUTH AMERICA. This is something that, 3 years ago when I started law school, I said that I was going to do after I took the bar. And it is actuall going to fucking happen. Ug...back to statute of frauds, procedural due process and all that other worthless shit that I must memorize so that I can never use them again.

Squirrel99
07-13-2005, 12:28 AM
^ because our first maggots have left for SA
the bar has been raised- Multiple facktastic TR's expected

1st up- Senor Rusty Nails and Meat Helmet
Go git' after it, fellas!

Obi-Jong Kenobi
11-29-2007, 06:39 PM
GET OUT THERE AND KILL IT.

tahoegnar420
03-11-2008, 10:00 PM
GET OUT THERE AND KILL IT.

FKNA! I know were Im headed come september:yourock::yourock: