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.
Tucked away deep in the Andes resides South America's biggest and certainly one of the world's most challenging mountain resorts. Las Lenas, Argentina. The resort of Las Leans is Huge, with over 40 miles of trails and a vertical drop of 4,000 feet with 50% Advanced/Expert terrain and 50% Intermediate/Beginner terrain. With 12 lifts serving 43,200 acres and a hotel capacity for only 3,500 guests, you will find these slopes are uncrowded and newly fallen snow remains untracked for days after a storm. Completely above tree line, the resort offers huge open bowls, long steep chutes as well as wide open groomed runs to satisfy skiers of all levels. The mountain is divided into two areas - the Lower Mountain and Upper Mountain. The lower mountain is served by 8 lifts and offers a wide variety of beginner and intermediate terrain with many groomed options as well. The upper mountain is served by 4 lifts and offers options in every direction. This is where the goods are for advanced skiers. Hugh open bowls and steep chutes that will satisfy the most hardcore skiers and riders. Las Lenas offers some groomed runs off the top and the views are spectacular. The Las Lenas Resort is a small self-contained village with a variety of hotels and condominiums scattered across the valley floor. Resort amenities include a casino, nightclub, Movie Theater, game room and pool tables, supermarket and drug store, snow tubing hill and several restaurants and night spots. Create your own custom online trip quote 24/7 using our interactive website. Simply choose your start and end dates, # of adults and children and click Create Your Quote in the Trip Quote box up top! View our wide selection of lodging options, trail maps & webcams, snow reports, ski school information, dining, activities & shopping, and directions! Need Help? Call Toll-Free, 877-4-SKI-WEST, to talk to a Ski & Snowboard Vacation Specialist today! Las Lenas Mountain Stats: Skiable Surface: 17,500 hectares Pistes: 29 Means of elevation:: 14 (including a ski carpet for beginners) Elevation on the top: 3.430 m.s.n.m. Elevation at the base: 2.240 m.s.n.m. Vertical drop: 1,200 meters Pistes: Green (15%) Blue ( 45%) Red (35%) Black (5%) Off-piste itineraries Longest piste: 7 km combining Apolo, Neptuno y Venus Beginners area: 1,000 meters long ininterrupt descent with a light slope. Night skiing: 2,000 meters of illuminated pistes. Opens on Saturdays and Wednesdays until 7pm. Snowpark: 1,500 meters with jumps, bumps, rails and different modules for every level. Slalom area: Located on Eros II piste Equipment rental: At the base 2 and inside Piscis and Aries hotels Artificial snow: 30 guns throughout the mountain. Snow grooming machine: 11 for grooming the pistes and for using at our Extreme Expedition program. Gastronomy: 18 options at the base and 3 mountain inns. Shopping Center: La Piramide. Institutional Museum: Get to know Las Lenas history.