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Lexi duPont Powder Gallery from Bariloche, Argentina
Posted on September 11, 2015

South American Sunsets are some of the best I have ever seen. Maybe its because I am looking at the sun upside down, or maybe just a little too much red wine. But whatever the reason for the sensation, I like it.

For the past month, it seemed like the entire First Ascent ski team was in South America. The steady stream of powder images in our feeds made us envious. But when we actually counted it was five of the rippers on our roster who were making the most of the best South America season in a decade. One of those pro shreds on location was Lexi duPont, who sent us this personal gallery from a Smith team trip to Bariloche, Argentina with her trademark charging optimism and more than a few extra exclamation points. Based on her stoke and these images, we can tell it was a really, really good trip. —LYA Editor

Dropping—South America style—in 3, 2, 1!

Images and Captions by Lexi duPont

Life just makes sense when your standing on mountain tops. In my opinion being in the middle of nowhere, up high on a mountain with skis on your feet is one of the best feelings in the world. And I think its safe to say I will do what ever it takes to do it as much as humanly possible.

Top: Life just makes sense when your standing on mountain tops. In my opinion being in the middle of nowhere, up high on a mountain with skis on your feet is one of the best feelings in the world. And I think its safe to say I will do what ever it takes to do it as much as humanly possible.

L to R: 1. Baguales cat skiing in Bariloche, Argentina. If you have the chance to travel to Bariloche, Argentina in Northern Patagonia head up to Beguiles cat skiing. I was extremely impressed with their terrain, snow, and lodging. Definitely worth the trip! 2. The snow was so good we lapped this bowl four times. Who knew south facing slopes could be so blower! 3. The fierce Patagonian wind can sculpt snow into some pretty interesting shapes down here. Such a good time hiking around and shredding in the sun!

The higher you get the higher you get. And the Andes are just about the highest skiing on the planet.

 

Top: The higher you get the higher you get. And the Andes are just about the highest skiing on the planet.

L to R: 1. Bariloche storm cycle I thought August was for BBQ’s and slip and slides but I think hanging out on chair lifts in complete white outs maybe my new favorite summer activity.  2. My favorite view no matter where in the world I am. 3. South America Instagram Session. 

Team Smith in SA.

Above: Team Smith in Bariloche, Argentina.

Check out the First Ascent series of ski gear Lexi tested in Argentina at eddiebauer.com.

Author: - Friday, September 11th, 2015
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  1. PowderQuest

    Lexi! Nice shots. It was great ripping around Argentina with you. Hope to do it again. FYI, the cat ski operation is misspelled. Should be Baguales.

  2. Dan K

    Thanks for the heads up PowderQuest…and, got any extra seats in the cat for next summer?


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