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Tips Cerro Catedral

Location

Cerro Catedral is located in Argentine Patagonia, specifically in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, province of Río Negro.

If you come from abroad, surely your first destination will be the Ezeiza airport, in the city of Buenos Aires.
  Here there are 2 airports, the one named above, Ezeiza for international flights and Aeroparque, for domestic flights.

Tip for Brazilians: If you come from this country, Aerolineas Argentinas could be a good option for you since some of its flights go directly from Sao Paulo to Aeroparque, from where 90% of the flights to Bariloche depart. You can also find direct flights from Ezeiza to Bariloche but these are once a week. 

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Como esquiar en Catedral

Bariloche airport

Bariloche airport is located 20` from the city and 45`  from Cerro Catedral. From there  Several transport services depart, bus, remise, taxi, etc. If you  travel group is greater than 4  passengers we recommend this transport service .

The mountain

Catedral is the May skiable domain of South America, with 34 lifting means and 1,200 skiable hectares that are divided into forests, canyons and off-piste areas, as well as more than 60 tracks and roads.
A ski center recommended for intermediate, advanced and expert levels.

Ski And Snowboard in Patagonia Argentina -Catedral ski map

Beginners
(first time)

Accommodation: If it is the first time you practice skiing or snowboarding, we recommend that you look for an accommodation located between the city and the hill so that you can enjoy both places. 

3 Able to coat: Thermal shirt, a fleece or down and a waterproof layer.

Equipment rental: If you plan  renting ski or snowboard equipment, we recommend that you look for a good quality rental. With good material the experience is definitely better  (we can recommend places).

First day: The first day we recommend that you take it easy, set your alarm clock early, have a good breakfast, get your pass  ski for  noon  (from 1:00 p.m.)  rent your equipment, try on your boots and take classes, even if it's half a day since  It seems simple but learning on your own is very tiring  and frustrating.

Ski pass: If you plan to ski for several days, we recommend that you take out a flexipass (pass for non-consecutive days) or that you take out a daily pass since there are days when you may be too tired to ski. 

Beginners
(Green runs)

Accommodation: If you already know the basics (brake and turn)  We recommend that you look for an accommodation located between the city and the hill. A) Yes  you can  enjoy both places. 

First day:  It starts at the base slopes.  If previous years you learned the basics (turn and brake)  take it easy, it always takes time  a few hours to feel safe again.

Class: We recommend taking a class after skiing for a few hours on your own.

Principiantes

Intermediate
(Blue runs)

Accommodation: You are already a fan of skiing or snowboarding, therefore we recommend that you stay at Villa Catedral so that you do not waste time traveling to the hill from the City. 

First day ski:  It starts in the greens.  If you know how to ski on blue slopes, we recommend that you start in  tracks  easy  (those of  the base or square). The blue slopes of Cerro Catedral are more difficult than those of other ski centers.

Class: Taking a class the first day is a good chance to find your skied. 

Ski pass: Always  we recommend the  flexipass (pass for non-consecutive days) the climate is very changeable in Patagonia and every week the mountain is prone to closing at least one day.

Experiences: If you like adventures, we recommend our 
sidecountry experience

Intermedos

Advanced
(Red runs)

Accommodation: You are already a fan of skiing or snowboarding, therefore we recommend that you stay at the Villa Catedral so you do not waste time traveling to the hill from the City.

Lessons: You are a skier/snowboarder who knows how the sport works. Our recommendation for this level is to take class from the first to the last day because a good technique allows us to get less tired and consequently ski more time.

Equipment: For this level we recommend buying only ski boots and take them to each ski center they visit. Having a boot of your own is extremely important for comfort and personal safety in skiing or surfing. We help you choose your subject here.

Experiences: If you like adventures, we recommend our 
sidecountry experience

Avanzados
Expertos

Experts
(Black runs & Freeride)

Accommodation: You are already a ski or snowboard crack, therefore we recommend that you stay at the Villa Catedral so you do not waste time traveling to the hill from the City.

Classes: With this level you know how the mountain works. Our recommendation for you is, as long as you can take classes because a professional knows where and when to find the best snow for you to enjoy the mountain.

Equipment: It is always advisable to have our own boots as it is our link with skis or board. Before buying skis or board it is recommended that you contact a professional so that he can guide you.

Experiences: If you like adventures, we recommend our 
backcountry experience

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