Last weekend the Central Andes were slammed with 4-9 feet of snow. Now it is Patagonia's turn to boast.
The city of Bariloche, Cerro Catedral and surrounding ski areas Cerro Bayo and Baguales are seeing quite the strong pulse of snow right now. In the past 24 hours, Catedral is reporting 120 cm (4 feet) of snow at the top and 2 feet in the resorts village. It continues to snow this afternoon and another foot is expected.
Digging out this afternoon at the base of Catedral with 2 feet of new snow and still falling. Image Credit: Catedral Alta Patagonia
The resort was closed today due to electricity issues due to the heavy snow. Avalanche danger on the mountain remains high.
Further South, the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40) to El Bolson and Esquel has been closed due to the heavy snow.
Learn more about the storm with images here