What's in this Area?
From the summit, cut through the trees to return to the second headwall. At the bottom of the first snowfield/meadow, pick your way through the trees staying left (most people take the gully and cut left) to another prominent meadow. One more group of aspens, and the third meadow becomes apparent. Just beyond the trees at the bottom of the third meadow is the road where you started.
Numerous variations exist into some rather tight trees, but this route is well-traveled enough that you can get pow turns in the meadows and follow tracks through the trees to the next mostly-unskied meadow.
If you are skiing early season, keep in mind there is a lot of deadfall and broken leg potential lurking under shallow snow, especially in the aspen trees.[more]
Argentina is a big place, with a lot of skiing opportunities. There are ski areas, as well as backcountry 'refugios' that are similar to the hut systems we have in the United States. These refugios often have stoves, cooking supplies, and beds, but you must supply your own food and sleeping bags. The terrain is varied, but generally trending towards bigger lines with steeper aspects.
How to Get There
Bariloche is a superb location for starting your South American backcountry ski trip. Transportation to and from there is relatively easy, and you can find guides, maps, and gear in town. You will want to secure your own transportation, and it will be helpful if you come with your gear.