Almost 90% of the ski centers of Argentina are located in Patagonia. In fact, the largest South American winter resort is there: Cerro Catedral.
The seasoned skier probably knows the benefits of these ski resorts. However, if you've never slip up those tables do not be afraid. In all there are slopes and instructors to help you put on your skis without losing your balance and learning to get off the slopes feeling the vertigo of this unique experience.
And, of course, not only you can enjoy skiing in the snow of Patagonia. There are other activities such as snowboarding, sleigh rides, snowmobile, and much more ...
It is 15 kilometers from Bariloche, one of the major tourist cities of the country. It's amazing how the villa Catedral has grown in recent years, that lies at the foot of the hill. If you are someone who does not want to kill a ski-time for the trip to the hill, we recommend that you stay there. Cerro Catedral offers a great infrastructure of services, facilities and recreational activities. From hire ski equipment to care for children. If not, you can travel to Bariloche, where there are hotels of all categories.
Also in Bariloche, the Cerro Otto is postulated as the ideal place to learn to ski and spend a beautiful day, enjoying the snow and overlooking the stunning landscape of Lake Nahuel Huapi. In addition, the hill offers another option for winter sports with Piedras Blancas Winter Park, opened in 2010.
Chapelco is located a few kilometers from San Martín de los Andes. It's a stone hill surrounded by beech forests offering a preferential view of Lanín volcano and lake Lácar from its summit. It has 31 ski slopes of varying difficulty and for snowboarders the winter resort features a Snowboard Park designed for practice and competition of different modalities such as parallel slalom, half pipe, fun park and go biga. For those who do not want to ski there are rides, like the best style Eskimo of sled dogs or snowmoblile for speed.
Located northwest of the province of Neuquén, Caviahue has an interesting ski resort. Due to its exceptional geographic and climatic features, the annual usage period for skiing in this area spans for more than 5 months with excellent powder snow. Five kilometers of trails allow beginners and expirienced enjoy this sport. The more adventurous can reach the mouth of the volcano and developing free crosscountry skiing from there. It is also practiced in this area Nordic skiing through forests of pehuenes. A different alternative for the whole family.
This center was inaugurated on July 11, 2001. It is operated by the Mapuche community Puel and has good services and excellent prices. While at the foot of the hill there is no accommodation, they can be achieved in Villa Pehuenia a wide range of hotels of excellent quality. More information about Batea Mahuida.
The beauty that surrounds this ski resort of 20 km of tracks makes it particularly different from others. Located in the town of Villa La Angostura, south of the province of Neuquén on Lake Nahuel Huapi, it has first-class equipment that can shape even the most demanding skier: 3 double chair lifts, 5 drag lifts, 1 T Bar ski and 2 baby lifts, allowing up to an average of 4,500 people per hour.
Nestled in the stripped mountains of northern Neuquén, Cerro Wayle offers a nice alternative for the whole family. With a single means of elevation and slopes of varying difficulty, allowing the practice of this sport at a competitive price.
It has a gentle slope, a single means of elevation, a rental business for equipment and a bakery. That is, it is not a big ski resort, but the weekends are full of people, especially families or groups of friends of the High Valley of the Negro River who go to spend the day. This is due to the short distance, just 50 kilometers from Zapala. It is chosen to learn to ski, for a few laps in a sleigh or just to enjoy snow games.
In 2001 the winter resort of Esquel opened more kilometers of trails and new lifts. Among other advantages, skiers can now slide down the walls of the hill for five kilometers without stopping. Snow In La Hoya does not end in September as its special location in a "valley" between hills, allows it to keep a white blanket even in November and you to practice "ski in T-shirts". In Esquel you will find accommodation.
Only 4 km separate it from the town of Río Turbio in Santa Cruz. It is the only winter sports center of the province with over 400 hectares for skiing and very affordable prices for all tourists.
In Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. The end of the world and the snow. Here, snow sports enthusiasts can choose from several ski resorts, some with more infrastructure than others. The main two are Cerro Castor and Glaciar Martial. More information about skiing in Ushuaia.