Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina
Cerro Catedral the Bariloche ski resort is close to the town
Bariloche Argentina is a vibrant town
San Carlos de Bariloche
A Bariloche ski vacation can include some sightseeing
Bariloche ski resort is 20km from downtown
Bariloche Argentina is particularly picturesque
San Carlos de Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina
San Carlos de Bariloche
Bariloche has an abundance of chocolate shops
Hotels in Bariloche
Bariloche ski vacation: stay in town or up on-mountain
San Carlos de Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche

Bariloche

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Bariloche Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche, or Bariloche for short, is a major tourism town. The population of Bariloche Argentina is about 110,000 yet the town is usually inhabited by many more people when you include the tourists that flock there to go skiing or trekking. So Bariloche is really more like a city than a town.

Bariloche sits on the shores of the pristine Lake Nahuel Huapi in the foothills of the Andes, so it’s surrounded by mountains as well as forests. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and the views are really stunning.

The town itself is also somewhat attractive. Bariloche has a major Swiss influence which is reflected in the alpine architecture, with many buildings featuring stone and wood. The “Little Switzerland” extends to an abundance of chocolate shops, and there are often several St Bernard dogs hanging around just for good measure.

Where is Bariloche?

Bariloche sits within the Nahuel Huapi National Park in northern Patagonia as part of the Lakes District. Bariloche is located within the Rio Negro Province of Argentina, 1,621 km southwest of Buenos Aires (a 22 hour drive). There are regular flights from Buenos Aires to the San Carlos de Bariloche Airport with LAN and Aerolineas Argentinas.

Bariloche Ski Resort

During winter Bariloche is a magnet for ski and snowboard fiends. The most well known ski resort in Argentina, Cerro Catedral (aka Catedral Alta Patagonia), is only 20 kilometres from downtown Bariloche so it’s subsequently often referred to as the Bariloche ski resort. Catedral is the largest ski resort in Argentina at 1,200 hectares, and it has stupendous views of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the surrounding mountains. Cerro Catedral has a good mix of runs for all ability levels.

Bariloche is also the gateway to other Argentina ski resorts such as Cerro Bayo near Villa La Angostura (70km north of Bariloche), Cerro Chapelco near San Martin de los Andes (3 hours north), and Perito Moreno ski area near El Bolson (120km south).

Baguales Cat Skiing is also nearby; a little over one hour drive south of Bariloche, whilst Mallin Alto Sled Skiing trips also depart from Bariloche.

Bariloche Hotels and Accommodation

Bariloche has a large range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Bariloche hotels range from 5 star hotels down to 1 star, and other accommodation includes apart hotels, hosterias, hostels, a handful of bed and breakfasts, cabins, and private houses.

For those skiing at Catedral Alta Patagonia, there is also lots of Cerro Catedral accommodation.

Bariloche Accommodations Listings

San Carlos de Bariloche Services and Facilities

In addition to being the chocolate capital of Argentina with many chocolatiers, Bariloche has lots of restaurants and cafes to enjoy the famous Patagonian cuisine. The Bariloche après scene and nightlife is also impressive, particularly when the many teens come to Bariloche in droves to celebrate the end of high school.

The town also has several ski and snowboard shops to support the vibrant Bariloche ski trade.

More Reasons to Visit Bariloche for Skiing and Snowboarding

Bariloche is a great base to go skiing at Cerro Catedral, a large and modern ski resort with something on offer for everyone. Bariloche in itself is a great place to visit to enjoy the abundant picture postcard views, but it’s also the gateway to Patagonia where there are many gorgeous places to explore.
Bariloche Related Tours

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Explore Patagonia Tour
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ROAD TRIP
9 Days | 8 Nights | 7 Days Skiing
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Visit one of the most beautiful places on earth and enjoy guided lift-accessed backcountry skiing at some of Argentina's best ski resorts including Cerro Catedral, Cerro Bayo and La Hoya plus an epic day of cat skiing.
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USD 3,995
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Argentina Snow Adventure
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | Max 6 Guests
Ability: Advanced to Expert
A lift assisted and touring adventure to the best ski areas in Patagonia for advanced to expert skiers & snowboarders. 2 nights at Baguales backcountry touring & Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo with quality twin share lodging in sublime Argentinian towns throughout the trip.
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USD 3,999
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Argentina Ski Progression
GUIDED PROGRESSION FOR SKIERS ONLY
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | Max 6 Guests
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Designed for advanced-intermediate & above skiers looking to advance their skiing ability, this adventure takes in the best ski areas in Patagonia; Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo & Chapelco. Stay in cozy hotels, take in the magnificent views & feast on superb Patagonian cuisine & wines!
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USD 3,699
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Ski & Snowboard Camp Tours

Argentina Ski & Snowboard Weeks
GUIDED OFF-PISTE & BACKCOUNTRY TRIP
4 x 8-Day Sessions (do from 1 to 4 sessions!)
Ability: Advanced to Expert
SGT's program at Cerro Catedral (Bariloche) provides a guided sidecountry & backcountry experience for adults as well as camps for college students and 15-18 year old shredders. Aimed at advanced + skiers & boarders, this tour has a progression element to it.
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USD 3,095
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Sled Access Backcountry Skiing
SLED ACCESS BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & RIDING
Bariloche Argentina
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
If you are heading to Bariloche and looking for an unforgettable ski or snowboard adventure with a difference then this could be it! 1 to 3 days of sled skiing in the backcountry & glamping in rustic mountain lodging. Multi-day packages include accommodation and full board.
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USD 850
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Bariloche Ski Touring Week
SKI TOURING in BARILOCHE AREA
8 Days | 7 Days Touring | Customizable Itinerary
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This 8-day customizable tour offers some classic ski touring around Cerro Catedral ski resort combined with 2 nights staying at Frey Hut (one of Argentina's best ski huts) & then a further 2 nights staying at Refugio De La Mesada (Baguales). PRIVATE GROUPS of 2 - 6 guests or join a fixed date tour as a solo/small group
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USD 2,800
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Frey Hut Tours
FREY HUT SKI TOURING, BARILOCHE
3 or 4 Day Customizable Itinerary
Ability: Advanced to Expert
This 3 or 4-day customizable tour offers some classic ski touring around Cerro Catedral ski resort combined with 2 or 3 nights staying at Frey Hut (one of Argentina's best ski huts). PRIVATE GROUPS of 2 - 6 guests or join a fixed date tour as a solo/small group
Price p/p Price is per person based on 3-day tour with min group of 2 or 3. Cheaper for 4 people
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USD 1,050
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