WildSnow Weekend — Lou and Skis Travel in Separate Spheres

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | September 7, 2014      
Lou reunited with his ski gear in Lonquimay, Chile.

Lou reunited with his ski gear in Lonquimay, Chile. He said this was a statistics research exercise performed at the behest of Dynafit. If the skis and boots had not arrived, he would have known that the Dynafit Denali and TLT6 were extra popular in Chile. As it was, Lou said, the bus station official did make an offer on the whole rig.

Reports from Lou indicate he’s still attempting to find ski touring in southern Chile, despite an overall rather moist and windy weather pattern. But he did have to skip one day on the slopes. While he was rather vague about what really happened, my detective work indicates he really did leave his skis, boots and poles at the Chil-in hostel in Las Trancas, and drive four hours before he realized his bonehead move.

“I threw in the ski bag,” he said, “And am so in the habit of that big hulk holding everything, I forgot about the stuff in the ski room.” Lou may have been addled by mate’ or something equally as Chilean. In any case, he said that our Chilean friend Casey Earle worked the phone and got Gregory at Chil-in to ship the skis via a complex bus route to the small town of Lonquimay, where he said “the bus station is the size of our tool shed at home.” But there were the skis when they said they’d be! Thanks Gregory at Chil-in!”

The parts were packed in about  five minutes while racing for the bus,  it worked!

This is such a classic, we couldn’t resist publishing another photo. The parts were packed by Gregory at Chil-in in about five minutes while racing for the bus, but it worked! Trip Advisor top review? Oh yeah.

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6 Responses to “WildSnow Weekend — Lou and Skis Travel in Separate Spheres”

  1. Stipen September 7th, 2014 4:53 pm

    All’s well that ends well 😀

  2. Joe John September 7th, 2014 8:02 pm

    He fits in nicely with the blue chairs.

  3. MadPatSki September 8th, 2014 6:26 am

    Gregory and the Chil’In are great hosts!!!

  4. Joe Risi September 8th, 2014 8:21 am

    Now If he was drinking coca tea he surely would have remembered! 😉

  5. Max September 8th, 2014 11:44 am

    Lou, remember to hit “los dedos” (the fingers) behind Corralco Ski resort. There are many cool dudes living out in Malalcahuello, all of them serious mountain folk. Don´t forget to hit Tolhuaca to the north and Sierra Nevada to the south!

  6. Mark Worley September 10th, 2014 6:28 am

    Nerve wracking being apart from one’s gear. I especially hate having my boots anywhere but right next to me.

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