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WINTER SEASON

Bariloche is waiting for you to have the greatest time!

The most spectacular city in Patagonia is waiting for you with the best snow and so much more. In Bariloche, you can have a blast skiing, sliding or snowboarding. Plus, you and your family learn from the best instructors.

Bariloche gives the gift of memorable times: having a meal with friends or family with a breathtaking view and the best selection of smoked products, lamb or trout, a tasty craft beer and the most delicious chocolate to wrap up your evening. Your body cries for vacation in winter. Bariloche knows it. That’s why it’s waiting for you to have the best time ever.

In winter, you know you want a place with the best snow, great adventures, and a dreamy setting.

Check out all the ways you can enjoy Bariloche.

Mount Catedral

The summit of Mount Catedral has the most incredible view. If you like skiing, snowboarding or freestyling, this is the largest ski surface in South America (600 hectares.) That means: 120 kilometers of trails for all disciplines, including snowboard and freestyle, 34 lifting alternatives with capacity for 36,000 people per hour, and 13 tourist centers. The only thing missing is you.

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Cable Car Center on Mount Otto

Thousands of stories and a 35-meter long hanging bridge are waiting for you, along with Cabaña de los Espejos. Hikes in the mountains and a ride in the cable car. 1,400 meters above sea level, you will get to enjoy the legendary 360º spinning café. While you savor a good cup of chocolate, the world spins around you.

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Piedras Blancas

Piedras Blancas

And this is not all about Mount Otto! You will also find one of the places most coveted by the kids (and also some adults who indulge their inner child): 3,000 meters of sled roads, a chairlift to fly over the best scenery ever and a ski and snowboard school with exclusive trails to learn to ski.

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Cross-Country Ski Center

If you like skiing surrounded by a majestic setting, here you will find over 10 kilometers of trails for all levels, immerse in beautiful woods of centennial lenga. The perfect combination of sport and nature, ideal to enjoy the snow with friends or family.

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Mount López

Roca Negra in Mount López

Here you will find mountain roads to drive AWDs, take snowshoeing hikes and reach memorable places after a magical 1.5-hour tour. For all ages! All you need is footwear, warm clothes and a mood for adventure.

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Extremo Encantado Hut

Extremo Encantado Hut

Adventure awaits at the summit. AWD jeeps depart from the base of Mount López and take you to the hut, located 1,260 meters above sea level. You take snowshoeing hikes and have lunch surrounded by a breathtaking view. Dare spend a lovely evening with the stunning Nahuel Huapi lake as backdrop.

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Espacio Neumeyer

Neumeyer Space

If you want to try a different route, this is the place. Hike across a snowy forest to reach a frozen small lake. Fun is guaranteed with plastic sleds to slide on the snow. We know that, in winter, you crave for the best regional cuisine. Here, there are specially designed, heated spots to have the best meals, surrounded by a dreamy forest and set with the spirit of the mountain and Patagonia.

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- National Snow Festival -

Join us for a celebration!

Every winter, San Carlos de Bariloche hosts one of its most popular events: the National Snow Festival. The festival honors the mountain culture of the city, combining traditional events and new attractions, in a celebration that kicks off the season of Argentina’s main snow resort.

The festival is on for one week, including mass events that wrap up with the election of the National Snow Queen at the Civic Center of Bariloche. During the celebration, you can enjoy music shows, contests, art shows and sports events. The festival opens on the mountains with a spectacular “torch parade” where all ski teams and schools come down the slopes carrying lightened torches at sunset. A brilliant experience that will fill you with excitement.

Winter in Bariloche

What you need to know about winter

  • WINTER SEASON

  • June 21 to September 20.
    Days are cold and snowy. Temperatures are between 0º and -10ºC.

  • CLOTHING

  • In the snow, the secret is knowing the properties of the materials and wear at least three layers of clothes.

  • HOW TO DRIVE ON ICE

  • Use antifreeze liquid. Do not accelerate or brake suddenly. Use the shaft. Drive using ice and snow chains when necessary.

  • DAILY REPORT

  • See the mountains current conditions here.

  • TIPS

  • Voltage is 220 V and sockets are TYPE I.
    International code: +54 / Area code: 294.
    Supermarkets do not offer plastic bags.

  • BANKS

  • Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 8.00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    The currency used is the Argentine Peso.