San Carlos de Bariloche or better know to skiers simply as Bariloche is a breathtaking alpine town located on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake and is kept pristine due its location - right in the center of a national park.
Skiing is actually done at the resort called Catedral Alta Patagona, which is located about 12 miles from town and is connected to the ski area by a shuttle that runs approximately every 30 minutes. Skiers and Riders may choose from accommodations in the town of Bariloche located on the lake or at the Bavarian style base village.
Bariloche offers a resort town atmosphere with many hotels, restaurants, shopping and legendry night life, while the base village area offers a mountain town feel with small hotels, shops and restaurants.
Catedral Ski Resort offers skiing on 2,964 acres via 39 lifts .The bottom half of the mountain offers 53 groomed and marked trails for skiers of all abilities while the upper half of the mountain is high alpine skiing with some groomed slopes and plenty of off- piste possibilities.
Many Argentines vacation in Bariloche as this resort offers a great ski and winter experience combined with plenty of dining and nightlife.
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Bariloche Mountain Stats:
3,380 ft. /1,030 m
7,837 ft./ 2,388 m
Runs Maximum Elevation:
6,892 ft. / 2,100 m
3,512 ft. / 1,070 m
1,482 acres / 600 hectares
Average Snowfall: 18
- Summit: (7,837 ft.): 236 inches / 6 meters
- Intermediate: (5,251 ft.): 118 inches / 3 m
- Base: (3,380 ft.): 59 inches / 1.5 m
Avg Winter Temperature:
- Lowest average temperature: 12.5 degrees F/ -2 degrees C
- Highest average temperature: 75 degrees F/12 degrees C
The weather is extremely dry with predominant winds from the southeast.
Conditions permitting, lifts open every day at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.