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I have been to Caviahue 3 times in maybe 7 years. I love the place it is incredibly beautiful and friendly. I am an alpine ski tourer and there are all kinds of places to gofro me. There are hot springs, waterfalls and a big volcano crater erupting. On my first visit the Volcano had erupted and covered the town in a foot of ash just after a 3 meter snowfall. It looked like Pompeii but the locals were cheerful and although they couldn't get the lifts running due to the ash i still skied all over in the back country. The locals are really great here. They love the mountains and showing you what they have. For a guide I heartily recommend local boy Canichi (just ask anywhere in town. He guides anything outdoors especially extreme sports. His hostel is really warm and friendly too. beside skiing, XC skiing , winter hiking and hot springs you can also snowmobile. There are quite a number of comfortable lodgings. Maybe the best and one of the newest is the family run Kallfu lodge. It is very comfortable and the food si great. Avoid like the plague the Hotel Farallon. Although it is ski in/out it is incredibly run down. There are some very atractive cabins up by the lifts. There isn't any nightlife but occasionally there is an event at the town gym or at the ski hill. This are gets more consistent snow than any other Argentine area. It shares weather with Chillan in Chile. Its far enough south to be in the moisture and its high enough to be in the cold. And when it snows you can still ski because most of the hill is forested with beautiful araucaria trees. The nuts from these pines are delicious. ... Full Review
i completely agree with the review before, but: the hot springs in copahue are closed during wintertime (june-september). the ski resort is at 1 km from the city, you can either walk or take a taxi (usd 5, one way).
Caviahue was a unforgettable experience!... Full Review
I was in Caviahue in 2004 and really liked the resort. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been with huge Araucaria Trees (monkey puzzle trees), a big horseshoe lake, no crowds, very relaxing. The snow was amazing and there was never any lift lines. This resort is a bit flatter than some of the other Argentina resorts but you can traverse to some fun parts. 3 days would be enough for the true Advanced/Expert skier but this is a great resort for families and beginners/intermediates. There are also the Copahue hot springs nearby
that are great. The scenery alone makes the trip worthwhile to Caviahue. Caviahue installed new chairlifts to get you closer to the volcano crater at the top. You can also be taken to the very top of the crater via snowcat and look down into the volcanic pool. Caivahue might be too small or flat for true advanced/experts but would recommend it to anyone else. Definitely a worthwile stop on a multi resort tour around
Argentina and prices here are a lot lower than the bigger resorts.... Full Review
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