Tips para el Cerro Catedral

Tips for foreigners

The Cerro Catedral is located in the North of the Argentine Patagonia, specifically in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, province of Rio Negro. If you come from abroad, except San Pablo, where direct flights arrive from there, your first destination will be Ezeiza airport in the city of Buenos Aires.
In this city there are two airports, Ezeiza, named above and, Aeroparque, from where 90% of domestic flights depart.
If the purpose of your trip is simply to ski, we suggest that, when buying your tickets, look for the possibility of direct flight Ezeiza - Bariloche and not Aeroparque - Bariloche since they are 2 hours away from each other. But do not worry, if you do not find this connection, you can take a bus called "Manuel Leon Store" that will take you from one airport to another.

Airport

Bariloche airport is 20 minutes from the city and 45 from Cerro Catedral. From there depart several transport services, bus, remise, taxi, etc. If your travel group is larger 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.

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 layers of coat: Thermal T-shirt, a polar or feather and a waterproof layer.

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

First day: On the first day we recommend that you take it easy, set your alarm early, have a good breakfast, take out the ski pass for half a day (after 1:00 p.m.), rent your equipment, try on your boots well And if you have the possibility of taking classes, doing it and learning on your own is very tiring.

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

Tips by level

 

Beginners

(Green runs)

Accommodation: If you already know the basics (stop and turn) we recommend you look for an accommodation located between the city and the hill. So you can enjoy both places.

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

Lesson: We recommend you take a lesson after skiing for a few hours on your own.

 

Intermediate

(Blue 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.

First day ski: Start in the green. If you know how to ski on blue slopes, we recommend that you start on easy slopes ( The base of Catedral is perfect ). The blue slopes of this mountain are more difficult than those of other ski resorts.

Lessons: Taking a lesson on the first day is a good possibility to find your level ski again.

Lift ticket: We always recommend the flexipass (pass for non-consecutive days) the weather is very changing in Patagonia and every week the mountain is prone to close at least one day.

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

 

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.

 
 

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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