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Journal Entry - Sunday, March 24, 2024


You can watch a lot of videos on YouTube about people dropping into Corbet’s Couloir. Back flips, front flips, helicopters, all of it way over my head. I skied to the top of Corbet’s, took my skis off, and walked up to the edge. Looking down I gained a whole new respect for the athleticism required to ski this bit of insanity. I’m glad I took the opportunity to investigate.

Speaking of insanity. I’ve been thinking about summer skiing in South America, specifically Argentina and Chile. The good news is you can go skiing in South America when it’s summer in North America, the bad news is, it’s not worth the trouble unless you have the strength and stamina to boot-pack at 10,000 feet elevation. The lift-accessed terrain in Valle Nevado, Argentina is less than spectacular. A better bet is Portillo in Chile. More difficult to get to, but better terrain than Valle Nevado. If I were twenty years younger, I would go to Portillo and spend a portion of each day boot-packing. That’s not an option anymore.

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