Argentina 06 - Photo Album

Synchro Boxers and Bikini ski Posted by Len at 26 Sep 2006 06:22 PM
To celebrate the end of the course we decided to do something amusing, synchronised skiing with the guys in just their boxer shorts and the girls in bikini tops......


Instructor: Day 10 Posted by Len at 26 Sep 2006 05:54 PM
Today was the final day of the Instructor training course. We woke to find that it was raining heavily at lake level and when we arrived at the lifts there was snow on the ground at the base. We took...


Instructor: Day 9 Posted by Len at 25 Sep 2006 11:58 PM
We began the day with two short lessons from Katie and Neil. Katie's was to demonstrate more 'presence' during her teaching and Neil's was to show more active analysis and corrective advice. We started at the top of the triple...


Pictures from Day 6 Posted by Len at 22 Sep 2006 11:51 PM
As you can see, we had some nice fresh snow today......


Practice day, well more of a restaurant crawl Posted by Len at 21 Sep 2006 10:55 PM
It was windy and cloudy today and the visibility was poor. This made the frozen snow with a light coating of fresh powder very annoying to ski; lots of small depressions with a bit of soft snow in them and...


Instructor: Day 4 Posted by Len at 18 Sep 2006 09:48 PM
Today we mostly worked on our piste performance along with some slightly steeper off piste stuff in the afternoon from the new detatchable quad which opened today. The picture below of a Condor circling on the thermals above the top...


Group ski Posted by Len at 13 Sep 2006 05:52 PM
Today was the last of our informal tuition days and all three groups of skiers skied together in the morning on the slope beneath the tripple chair at the top of the gondola. We did a couple of warm up...


Just another day at Catedral Posted by Len at 28 Aug 2006 07:39 PM
Today two of the three groups of skiers started their BASI Trainee Instructor course. We had been split into three groups for our off snow activities; the groups were random mixes of skiers and boarders and when the BASI guys...


El Bolson Posted by Len at 27 Aug 2006 08:22 PM
Today we started the journey back to Bariloche. We drove to El Bolson and spent a few hours wandering around and eating; I had a great lunch of trout with cream and almonds. Some of the guys then had ice...


Trevelin by day Posted by Len at 26 Aug 2006 11:33 PM
Today we did the cultural part of Trevelin. We visited the school museum, and the mill museum, had lunch and then set out for El Hoyo, about 2/3rds of the way home and the location of this evening's hotel. Just...


Getting "Crabtreed" at Moes Posted by Len at 24 Aug 2006 06:58 PM
As I mentioned in the previous entry, last night we drank at Moes and it got messy. Mostly it got messy at Joe's expense......


Getting "Crabtreed" at Moes Posted by Len at 24 Aug 2006 06:58 PM
As I mentioned in the previous entry, last night we drank at Moes and it got messy. Mostly it got messy at Joe's expense......


Esquel Day 3 - Dual slalom and park life Posted by Len at 23 Aug 2006 11:57 PM
I didn't drink a great deal last night but what I did drink seemed to affect me quite a lot. The wine was slightly off, I knew that, but it had a rather nice port-like taste so I drank a...


Esquel Day 1 - Slalom Posted by Len at 21 Aug 2006 11:53 PM
La Hoya is a small ski resort. It's basically a single large bowl with lifts up the centre and lots of potentially amazing off-piste around the edges. Due to the lack of snow the off-piste was less attractive than it...


Onwards to Esquel Posted by Len at 20 Aug 2006 10:22 PM
After lunch we loaded our gear into two buses and a pickup truck and set off to Esquel. The journey was supposed to take around four hours but it was nearer six after we were stopped by the police a...


How not to race Posted by Len at 17 Aug 2006 10:52 PM
The day began as usual, first lifts, up the 6 and then the 4, a quick photo of today's sky and then a warm up run or two back down to the quad....


Hotel El Retorno Posted by Len at 16 Aug 2006 07:32 PM
Just some pictures from the area around the Hotel El Retorno where we're currently staying......


Another day at the office Posted by Len at 16 Aug 2006 06:08 PM
It was cloudy and cold this morning. My extra layer came out of my pocket after the first warm up run and I put it, my under-helmet hat, and my silk glove liners on before we started work for the...


Pink morning Posted by Len at 15 Aug 2006 07:05 PM
The sky this morning was amazing; clear and cloud free and slowly changing from lilac to light blue as we drove up to the Catedral base area. As the pink wash was purged from the sky it flooded over the...


Sunshine and free skiing Posted by Len at 12 Aug 2006 06:01 PM
This morning we had a reasonably late start, buses at 10 and 11 rather than 8.15. Today was a free skiing day, though we could meet with Ivan and Mercedes at lunch and ski with them in the afternoon if...


Day off Posted by Len at 11 Aug 2006 07:19 PM
No skiing today. The instructors decided that we needed a day off. It was tipping down with snow again at hotel level and the road to Cerro Catedral was bad again and only the lower sections of the mountain were...


Still snowing Posted by Len at 10 Aug 2006 09:40 PM
No run this morning, I stayed up a little later than usual and had a little more wine than usual and decided to set a sensible alarm rather than an early one. When I did get up it was snowing...


Separated at birth? Posted by Len at 10 Aug 2006 05:38 PM
This morning Tom found a Kinder chocolate bar which had a picture on the front of a boy who looks remarkably like Will......


Powder day 2: Drier powder Posted by Len at 9 Aug 2006 10:47 PM
It was snowing again this morning, The snow at hotel level was settling more readily than the other day, the morning run was less wet, the road had a decent covering of reasonably dry snow and the falling snow was...


After the storm Posted by Len at 8 Aug 2006 07:55 PM
This morning the skies were clear as we arrived at the Catedral base area for first lifts....


More photos Posted by Len at 7 Aug 2006 10:28 PM
James has set up a website for his photos from the course. You can see them here....


Pictures from Week 1 Posted by Len at 5 Aug 2006 07:56 PM
Here's a collection of pictures that I've taken over the past week. The first few are from the Recoleta cemetery in Buenos Aires; this is a remarkable place, a true city of the dead....