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Argentina

Submitted By: Dobish on April 27, 2012

Administrator: Dobish

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Colorado » Front Range

Snoopy’s Backside Couloir

The descent can start from the summit if you're eager to huck your meat off a 10 ft ledge into the couloir.  I imagine most people choose to start at the prominent notch just below the summit ridge.  Initially the slope is fairly mellow, but rolls over mid way down the couloir for an exciting short pitch of 40ish degree skiing.  The snow in the couloir may be kind of chunky from wet slide debris from the SE facing wall above and climbers right of the chute.  Not to worry though, the upper portion of the couloir itself is nicely sheltered from early morning sunhit.

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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.

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