Cerro Bay Facilities & Services


Cerro Bay Facilities & Services

Cerro Bayo Facilities

Even though Cerro Bayo is trying to change its image to be an upscale posh ski resort, some of the services and facilities are still delightfully rustic.

Cerro Bayo Ski Rental

Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available at the base area. They have beginner grade equipment as well as premium equipment, but the skis are all for piste skiers. Rates are reasonable.

Cerro Bayo also has a ski and snowboard hire outlet up at mid-mountain for the beginners so that they don’t have to carry their equipment on the chairlifts.

Villa la Angostura also has various options for ski and snowboard rentals.

Facilities for Children

Child care is provided on-mountain at the base area for babies 45 days old up to children aged 3.5 years. The staff generally don’t speak English. The childcare is either in a half day or full day format.

Cerro Bayo Ski School

Cerro Bayo has a small ski and snowboard school with offices at both the base and up at mid-mountain near the novice area. Lessons are held in group and private formats in Spanish.

If you want a lesson in English, your only option is a private lesson and it’s advised that you book in advance.

If you’ve got the budget for the Gold Pass for Cerro Bayo, private lessons are included and they’ll even pick you up at your hotel.

Otherwise try Bariloche Ski Class, a small ski and snowboard school with English speaking instructors. Even though they’re based in Bariloche they can also provide lessons at Cerro Bayo.

Cerro Bayo Shops

Cerro Bayo has a small ski and snowboard shop. This shop sells basic outerwear (ie jackets and snow pants) and lots of accessories such as helmets, gloves, goggles and beanies.

The base area also has a photo shop.

Eating On Mountain

Cerro Bayo ski resort has various refugios, restaurants and eateries on-mountain, both at the base area and mid-mountain. Food is rather expensive relative to off-mountain dining, and the lodges can be jam packed during peak periods.

Amex Snow House is located at the base. Downstairs is pretty standard fare, whilst if you want to dine at the restaurant on the first floor, you may need a Platinum Amex card.

OSO cafe is located at the base. This cute little eatery provides cheese and wine. They also sell hot chocolates that are fully loaded!

Restaurant OSO Point is an upscale restaurant that is popular with the sightseers that head up to the mid-mountain area via the lower gondola. The restaurant has table service and offers amazing views (especially from the tables on the deck), and you’ll pay lots of pesos for the privilege of dining there.

Another example of a mid-mountain eatery is Tronador which is conveniently located near the beginners’ area, so it is rather family friendly. Fare is simple and affordable and includes hamburgers, veal schnitzels, sandwiches and waffles. The eatery provides gorgeous views from the deck or from inside.

Or if the top gondola is open, head up to El Capricho.