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Related Regions: Argentina, South America, Southern Hemisphere, Bariloche

Elevation

  • 7152ft
    Summit
  • 3773ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 3379ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
  • 10
  • 16
  • 34
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    17%

  • Intermediate Runs

    35%

  • Advanced Runs

    26%

  • Expert Runs

    22%

  • Runs

    38

  • mi Pistes

    74.6 mi

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    5.6 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1480 ac

  • Snow Making

    10 ac

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Overview

Catedral Alta Patagonia resort, near Bariloche in Argentina’s Lake District, is South America’s most developed ski resort and the only resort with a full-service base village. Catedral is known for deep powder, excellent tree skiing and easily accessed off-piste terrain. And, although the resort’s location and lower elevation means the base area can be patchy, the resort has invested in snowmaking equipment and added or modernized lifts to the upper limits at 7,000+ feet.

Where Is Catedral Alta Patagonia Ski Resort Located?

The nearest airport to the ski resort is San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC) in Argentina. It’s about 30 minutes by car between the resort and the airport. The resort is 12 miles from the city of Bariloche. A bus service is available between the bus station at the ski resort, but you will need a smart card to ride the bus, which can be obtained from your hotel. Based on long bus lines, visitors should also consider renting a car.

 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing06/22/201910/06/2019
  • Projected Days Open
    126
  • Years Open
    76
  • Average Snowfall
    20"

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Terrain

The terrain is highly varied, and there are 38 lifts, 1 tram and a 4-person gondola (up to 35,000 skiers per hour) to access 120 kilometers (75 miles) of downhill skiing, including the La Laguna that takes skiers to backcountry chutes and bowls. There is a total of 50 marked runs and additional unmarked ones: 17 green runs, 25 blue runs, 19 red runs and 5 black runs (17% novice, 35% intermediate and 48% advanced and expert).

The highest lift is 2,180 meters (7,152 feet), and lowest run is 1,030 meters (3,379 feet). The resort altitude is 1,050 meters, and the max vertical is 1,070 meters. The resort offers 19 kilometers of cross-country skiing and a terrain park as well. The terrain park is broken up by sectors: beginner, intermediate and advanced. The resort is usually open from late June until late September.

The ski school, Escuela de Esqui Alta Patagonia, has classes for skiers and boarders ages 3 and up. There is also a slopeside nursery. The longest descent you can do at Catedral Alta Patagonia is 9 kilometers. The resort has snowmaking with 50 snow cannons on 20 kilometers of its runs.

This is South America’s oldest ski resort, having opened in 1938, and Bariloche is the only true “ski town” in Argentina. The Toronto Star newspaper called this resort the world’s number two ski resort after Aspen, Colorado. Catedral Alta Patagonia also goes by the name Cerro Catedral. The best time to ski in this area is later in the season, especially in August.

Beginner skiers can get access to lower prices, and seniors ages 70 and older can ski for free. Intermediate and advanced skiers will find the best terrain near the back of the resort, including La Laguna. Equipment rental is available. Prices of Catedral Alta Patagonia are typically half that of U.S. ski resorts despite a recent increase in prices. Heliski is also available here.

Breakfast

  • Located on the slopes, La Roca has amazing views and traditional dishes. Piedra del Cóndor 390, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

Lunch

  • Kuntsmann is great for visitors on a budget. It’s known for its amazing variety of food, desserts and beer. Av. Exequiel Bustillo 7966, R8402AFN San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

Dinner

  • Cozy and relaxed, El Living Del Almacén serves up the comfort food that you need after your day on the slopes. Del Bajo 535, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

Après/Nightlife

  • Berlina KM/12 is located in a stylish building with exposed beams. As a brewpub, it serves up a variety of beers, pizzas and more. Av. Exequiel Bustillo 11750, R8400 San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

Gallery: Cerro Catedral Alta Patagonia

Cerro Catedral Alta Patagonia Reviews

anonymous
17th August 20193
Gustavo
24th August 20174
Crowded. Snow quality is uncertain, it depends on luck.Full review
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