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So my brother is doing his Junior year abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We are visiting him in July, at the end of his term, and going skiing in Patagonia. I was just wondering if anyone has skied there and has any experiences/advice to share.
Err, to all you guys who watched AoF and now think that Patagonia is solely super gnar, did you realise that there are a bunch of ski resorts there!?
Cerro Castor is the furthest south, in Ushuaia, pretty dark and cold in midwinter. Then there is a bunch of resorts further north near Bariloche, Cerro Catedral being the biggest. I never actually got to ski there, as a volcano erupted on the town whilst I was there, but Bariloche is an awesome town.
Probably the best skiing in Argentina is actually further north, in Las Lenas. I work in Portillo, just over the border into Chile and it's sick there as well.
It's called San CARLOS de Bariloche, that´s where i am from, and it's a really cool place all in all, Nice mountains with callenging terrain, nice ambient in the park, and a lot of places to go out at night...
if you need more info jsut contact me.
the shitty thing about Bariloche is the altitude, its very low... it usually rains in the base and u almost never ski down to the base, u have to down lift... but when u get a good season and have lots of snow its a great mountain
(almost any mountain is good with alot of snow)
In Argentina i recomend Las Lenas & Chapelco they are very sick, specially if your into pow and backcountry..
In Chile there are 4 major ski resorts near Santiago: Portillo (really steep), Valle Nevado (super fun), Colorado (best park & and graet backcountry) & La Parva (fun with pow).. thats not really in Patagonia though..
The two best southern ski resorts in Chile are Chillan (super rad) and Pucon (crazy volcano skiing).. they can get so much snow and so many POW days...