Ice and sun, with rain. That’s the recipe for backcountry skiing in Chile out of Las Termas these past few days. Our first tour was a battle into 70 mph winds on the volcanoes above the resort. The next day we did a lower altitude outlying peak that was ok but not the alpine experience you can get on these peaks if weather cooperates. Yesterday was still windy but a bit less (as in about one percent less), so we hiked up from the ski resort and did a big traverse that dropped us back here to the Rocanegra lodge. The trip was super scenic, a classic tour.