Skiing in Bariloche
All skiing disciplines, including off-piste, are available. Those who practice freestyle and snowboarding will also enjoy an area specially designed with bumps and rails to show their abilities. Catedral is also the stage for the most important international competitions.
Cerro Catedral is a mountain located 19 kilometres (12 miles) from San Carlos de Bariloche, and inside the Nahuel Huapí National Park, Patagonia, Argentina. Its peaks resemble the towers of a Gothic style medieval temple. That is the reason for its name. Mount Catedral (cathedral), located 19 kilometers from the City of San Carlos de Bariloche, opens its doors to the inhabitants of the world who wish to experiment the adventure promised by winter sports.
At 1030 meters over sea level, Catedral seems to try to join the ground and the sky. A pioneer among South American ski resorts, at present, it is the most complete and it continues updating its facilities in order to offer visitors the most advanced infrastructure. From this season on, the unification of its sectors will offer 600 hectares of skiable surface divided into 53 well-signaled runs of various difficulties, which reach 2.000 meters over sea level.
It is certainly the biggest with some 67km (42 miles) of trails accessed by 27 major lifts with a capacity of nearly 20,000 skiers/hour. Gran Catedral incorporates the competing lift operators of Lado Bueno and Robles and includes the cable car company, the independent Lynch chairlift, and the three rival ski schools of Robles Catedral, Ski Total, and Catedral. The mountain was finally integrated with one lift ticket in 1986 The reason Catedral is so popular is not the quality of the snow. In fact, it is possible to ski to the base only about 30% of the season as the hill faces east and the elevations are very low. A strong effort is made to keep at least a portion of the mountain
From Bariloche, along Av. Bustillo to kilometer No. 8 (Catedral intersection). Then, turn left into the paved road till you reach the ski resort access, with its free parking space for 960 vehicles. There is also a regular bus service every 30 minutes. You can also go up by taxi or on a tourist excursion transfer vehicle.
From June 18th to October 10th, divided into high, low and mid season.
From 9 am to 5 pm.
Alpine, Nordic, Snowboarding, Sleds, Paragliding, Hiking, Mountaineering, Mountain biking. The reason Catedral is so popular is not the quality of the snow. In fact, it is possible to ski to the base only about 30% of the season as the hill faces east and the elevations are very low. A strong effort is made to keep at least a portion of the mountain
Refuges, First-class restaurants, Lockers, Garment and souvenir stores, Photo development, Medical service at the base, Public phones and access to the Internet at the base and at the 1,600 station, Ski rental, Large parking space, Information center, Kids nursery, Ski school, Shopping mall, Discos, Transfers to the mountain, Press room, Quad vehicles and Snow cats. Look also Bariloche Excursions, Bariloche Travel, Bariloche Weather.