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San Carlos de Bariloche, Lake District

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Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
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  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

If you come to Patagonia to ski, this buzzing Andes resort in Argentina's Lake District boasts experienced instructors, spectacular vantage points and an array of outdoor trails. But downhill skiing isn't the only reason to visit Cerro Catedral: You can also test your stamina along the cross-country ski trails or tackle the powder by sled and snowmobile. If you visit between December and February, you'll find ample opportunities to hike and mountain bike in the summer season.

Travelers love the spectacular views at Cerro Catedral, but note one drawback: Winter crowds trigger long queues and steep prices. "It is really very nice to go in winter, but in summer [it's] a good choice for trekking. You take one of the chairs, and go up, and walk," explains one TripAdvisor user. You also won't want to miss Cerro Catedral's festive music scene or après-ski lounges.

Ski lifts operate daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lift ticket prices fluctuate by season. In the summer, a pedestrian rail transports passengers up Cerro's mountain from 9:30 to 4:15 p.m. for approximately 95 ARS (roughly $22 USD). Travelers can access Cerro Catedral from Bariloche via the Tres de Mayo bus service, which departs roughly every thirty minutes. If you're traveling by car, you can get to Cerro Catedral from Bariloche via a seven-mile drive. (To learn more, visit our guide to Getting Around Argentine Patagonia.) Parking is free at the resort. For further information, consult the Cerro Catedral website (written in Spanish).

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