Cerro Catedral resort in Bariloche just reported to have a snow dump of 600cm. Skiing and boarding is still in full swing in this Argentinean ski resort. The cover is holding up well and the ski lovers are still filling the slopes even as the season slowly draws to an end. There are actually quite a lot of Aussies on a snow holiday in Catedral at the moment!
Cerro Catedral is heaven for skiers, with mountains that peak likes church spires. This resort is especially picturesque as you can see the peaks from all around the village. Cerro Catedral is pretty much the only resort in Argentina that boasts to have an all services village. From accommodation to restaurants to night life, Cerro Catedral has it. The town has mainly weatherboard buildings with a modern twist but still has that winter wonderland feel. The village’s main attractions are the Gothic cathedral and the Lake Nahuel Huapi.
This resort is only 20km from the main town of Bariloche and located in Argentina’s lake district. What makes Cerro Catedral different is that it has the largest ski terrain in South America with 3000 acres of skiable terrain. Half of this is off-piste skiing meaning that is a haven for intermediate to advanced skiers. In total the resort has over 130km of runs and 37 chair lifts. The resort is also well known for, deep powder, tree skiing, a decent terrain park and backcountry bowls. Compared to other top end resorts in the world, South American ski resorts have a long way to go in regards to ski infrastructure but Cerro Catedral is a great ski for those who want to try something new in an affordable location.