Piste Skiing in Alta Patagonia Catedral.
For over 80 years, the city of Bariloche has attracted visitors to this area of Patagonia and Argentina. Besides skiing in Alta Patagonia Catedral, visitors came to enjoy the spectacular landscapes. Without a doubt the Andes, lakes and the Nahuel Huapi National Park were a huge draw.
In 2004, the Alta Patagonia Catedral ski area came into being as a result of the merger of the north and south slopes and investment in ski infrastructure. Cannon were installed in 2014 to make the resort more snow-sure.
Alta Patagonia Catedral has the largest ski resort infrastructure in Argentina. Both in terms of groomed pistes and tracks as well as ski lift capacity. Alta Patagonia Catedral is larger than all other ski resorts in Argentina put together.
Piste Information for Alta Patagonia Catedral.
Resort Altitude: 1,030m.
Highest Ski Lift: 2,100m.
Skiable Terrain: 600 hectares.
Longest Ski Run: 9km long, 1,070m descent.
Kms of piste: 120km.
Snow Parks: Yes.
Marked Pistes: 39, 20 green/blue, 14 red, 5 black.
Ski Lifts: 34, 2 gondalas, 17 chair lifts, 15 drag/beginner lifts.
Mountain Restaurants: 14.
Alta Patagonia Catedral Ski Pass Options.
Alta Patagonia Catedral price their ski passes in Peso. The season is divided into three – low – mid – high. Passes are available from 1 to 30 consecutive days likewise from 2 to 10 flexi-days.
Prices are different for adults, minors (6 to 11 yrs old) and children (under 5 yrs old). The minors rate also applies to skiers aged 65 to 69. Over 70s can ski for free.
Ski Resorts near San Carlos de Bariloche.
Distances in Argentina are vast. Whilst several ski resorts are listed under San Carlos de Bariloche, they are some distance away. Check out: Caviahue, Cerro Bayo, Chapelco, La Hoya.
Another ski area in Argentina, with one of the best ski resorts, is north in the region of Mendoza. Las Lenas is over 1,200km away.
Closer, but still far away, is the best ski resort in Chile, over the mountains to Portillo.