Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

August 8, 2010

Park Life

Filed under: South America — Tags: , — admin @ 2:32 pm

It has started snowing again!


Thursday 5th August, 2010. La Hoya, Patagonia, Argentina.


I has just started snowing in the last hour or so. Big fat juicy flakes of snow. Hopefully it keeps going all night and in the morning there is a fresh blanket of powder all over the resort of La Hoya. Today the skiing was pretty horrible. All the pistes were very icy and rock hard. I found a little stash of wind-blown snow on the left side of the Teleski del Sol so I just skied that most of the time. Not very successfully I might add. I also found some wind-blown snow in a little canyon going down towards the beginners’ slopes. I even had a run towards under the cornice but that was rock hard as well. It was even worse than the pistes because it was pitted with holes and ruts as well as being icy.


Friday 6th August


Last night we got very little snow. The wind was howling in the morning and the lifts were all closed. After hanging around for most of the morning, the lifts started up at mid-day. I went to my favourite lift, the Sol and there were drifts of heavy powder in the middle of the piste. So I skied that for a while until I went down for a break. It was pretty horrendous conditions with strong winds and white-out from wind-blown snow. I skied for a couple of hours and then called it quits.


Saturday 7th August

La Hoya FlyPark

The skiing was pretty icy and horrible today so at least I got some shots of the park, which made the day at least not a total waste of time. The dudes were going off at the FlyPark at La Hoya today. There were a couple of guys who were doing 360’s and twists and stuff. So shut up, Steve and show the photos. There were so many good photos that I chose way too many. Too bad. Enjoy.

La Hoya FlyPark

La Hoya FlyPark

La Hoya FlyPark

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