What's in this Area?
Lou Dawson refers to this line as a "Big-ol-strip-o-snow" in this book Colorado's Fourteeners Volume 1. The slope of this couloir is surprisingly consistent over it's entire length. It's incredibly wide (100+ feet), and fun line that seems to go on forever. It's also a very straight forward descent. What you see is what you get, because in fact, you can see the entire line from the top. This line may not easily go from the exact summit, so some down climbing over talus may be required. Both Lou Dawson in his 14ers guide book, and Bill Middlebrook on 14ers.com have excellent write-ups on this route.[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.