Cerro Catedral, the mountain in Patagonia, has more than 70 years working as a ski center. The company responsible, Catedral Alta Patagonia, runs the following equipment every winter ski season:
as for this season is a real party.
At present Catedral is a modern mountain, as full of services as any in the southern hemisphere. Its history dates back to 1938 when skiers began walking up activities the mountains using plain wooden skis with climbing skins on their base. At that time, reaching a considerable height could take a two, three or four hour walk through deep snow, then descend to enjoy just 15 minutes of the incomparable feeling of sliding down the snow.
Cerro Catedral is a few kilometers from San Carlos de Bariloche, a town in Patagonia that invites tourists to come in winter to ski, sail the lakes, enjoy the mountain and feel fully identified with a proposal that is amazing in the environment.
Paved road from the center of the city with free parking space for 960 vehicles.
Regular bus service every 30 minutes, company Tres de Mayo, with stops in between Bechtedt and Palacios Moreno and CívicoTaxis Center, limos, sightseeing, etc.
- 1 Cable Rail
Catedral Alta Patagonia offers 40 lifts among which is the modern superbubble Sextuple detachable chairlift. These means can simultaneously carry about 35 000 skiers per hour. The hill has more than 120 kilometers of tracks and roads, with excellent snow from early June to early October.
Alta Patagonia mountain has a base height of 1030 meters and 2180 meters at the summit. Drop The maximum length is 9 km and a maximum height of track is 2100 meters.
During the season there is an average snowfall (according to statistics) of 6 meters at the summit, 3 meters in the middle and finally in the base 1.5 meters. And if there's snow is no problem, because in Patagonia there is a comprehensive system for snow making covering over 10 hectares, half of 46 guns (fixed and mobile), which operate with compressed air and water.
In winter the average minimum temperature is - 2 ° C and maximum 12 ° C, with a dry climate with prevailing winds from the southwest sector.
It is the widest and most developed town in South America. At the foot of Cerro Catedral and 25 km from Bariloche, it has:
Source and Photo: Catedral Alta Patagonia.