Cerro Catedral Facilities & Services

Cerro Catedral Facilities & Services

Argentina Ski Progression Tour

Cerro Catedral has very well developed services and facilities. Rather than being resort owned, many of the services are privately owned so prices remain low thanks to some healthy competition.

Services are spread across the base area but many are centred around the Las Terrazas shopping mall (near the 6-pack lift) and the Plaza Amancay at the base of the gondola. The latter offers overnight boot and ski/snowboard storage which is pretty handy if your hotel is a decent walk away.

Cerro Catedral Ski School

There are lots of different snowsports schools that operate from Catedral. Don’t bother shopping around because they pretty much have the same prices and offer the same packages for adults and kids; 2 hour group lessons and private lessons by the hour.

None of the operators provide group lessons in English (unless you BYO group) and there’s no guarantee of availability of an English speaking instructor with some of the operators.

Private Ski & Snowboarding Lessons Bariloche Ski Class
Bariloche Ski Class are certified instructors and offer English speaking private ski & snowboarding lessons for beginners through to experts including freeride & freestyle tuition.

Catedral Ski Hire

There is an array of privately owned shops offering ski hire and snowboard rental. Prices are very reasonable and the quality is pretty good.

If you’re looking to rent some fat skis, head to the Tage complex (just listen out for the yodelling!) to Il Laboratorio Sport.

Facilities for Children

Day care for children is available for babies aged 45 days to 3 years for half day sessions or full day sessions (9am to 5pm). Costs are OK and lunch is not included. Don’t expect that the staff will be able to speak English.

In-room babysitting can also be organised by many of the main hotels.

For older children up to 11 years old, the Kids Club is included in the cost of the ski pass. This allows access to play areas at the base, and sporting and recreational activities lead by physical education instructors and teachers. English is not widely spoken, so this program may not work as well for uni-lingual children.

Eating On Mountain

Cerro Catedral has lots of great on-mountain restaurants and refugios that have plenty of character.

La Roca is a delightfully spiffy place to have lunch, located at the top of the gondola. With comfortable couches, upscale décor and a well stocked bar, there’s a risk that you might settle in for the afternoon and have to download the gondola. Or perhaps it’s the really poor service that turns a quick lunch into a two hour affair?

Arguably the best spot for lunch is El Cabo located at the top of the gondola next door to the Punta Nevada restaurant. El Cabo is small and cosy so it might be hard to get a table, but the service is good and the pizzas are fantastic.

Cabana at the top of the Sextuple lift offers simple inexpensive meals, whilst Barrilete a fraction further down the mountain is popular on fine days, in part because of the fabulous views afforded from the deck.

Even better views (if that’s possible!) can be appreciated from the outdoor seating at Refugio Lynch at the top of the mountain. The building is also impressive and you can grab fabulous pizzas and cakes, but give the coffee a skip. It potentially wins the award for the worst coffee in Argentina…. so it must be bad!

Alternatively if you’re returning to the base area there are various cafes in Villa Catedral as well as the food court in the shopping mall.

Be aware that many of the eateries don’t accept credit cards, and if they do, they may only exclusively accept Mastercard or Visa.

Workshops

Cerro Catedral often has poor snow cover near the base and sometimes they don’t close a run even if it’s completely bare. As a result, the ski and snowboard repair businesses must do a roaring trade. Maybe the ski patrollers have shares in some of these repair workshops?!

The best spot in Villa Catedral for a wax, tune or repair is Il Laboratorio Sport (part of the Tage complex).

Banking Facilities

The base area of Cerro Catedral has two ATMs that accept international cards.

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