Heavy Rain Caused a Massive Mudslide at the Renowned Resort in Argentina

A major mudslide buried the Condor 1 Lift and submerged several buildings at Cerro Catedral Resort near Bariloche, Argentina on Tuesday. Heavy rains have drenched South America's largest resort with over 100 mm of moisture since Sunday. This abundant rainfall caused the massive mudslide that flowed over portions of the Condor 1 Lift and into the resort’s base area. According Prensa Latina News, the rain and subsequent mudslides also disrupted power in some areas around Bariloche, and along roadways including National Route 40 toward El Bolson and National Route 23.

Despite the apparent destruction to the resort in the video above, Cerro Catedral still plans to open for the winter season as scheduled on June 20th. The resort posted several photos of their mudslide clean-up efforts on their Facebook Page.

Mudslide Zone

Cerro Catedral Terrain Map. X Marks the Condor 1 Lift and Mudslide Zone.

Meanwhile, across the ocean and over in Australia, good ole Mother Nature dropped over a foot of snow at Perisher, allowing the resort to open early this weekend. Check out the full story on our site.

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