Bariloche – The Little Switzerland
Nicknamed “The Little Switzerland” because of its Swiss architectural influence, Bariloche is a major tourist center for skiers and snowboarders. It’s located along Lake Nahuel Huapi and mountains and forests encircle it. The landscape is truly a beauty.
This city has dozens of places to stay, ranging from modest inexpensive rooms to five star hotels. If you prefer, there are also a wide variety of bed and breakfasts, hostels, cabins, and private homes available to rent.
Chocolate capital of Argentina
San Carlos de Bariloche is the chocolate capital of Argentina (yum!), so chocolate shops are abundant in the area. Restaurants of all kinds, as well as exciting après ski and nightlife will keep you busy when not on the slopes. Ski and snowboard shops have rentals for outerwear and accessories. Also stop by the crafts shops for local artisan goods such as jewelry, woolen clothing, woodcarvings, and artwork.
Bariloche is the gateway to other resorts, including Cerro Bayo, Cerro Chapelco and Perito Moreno.
Cerro Catedral is the closest to Bariloche.
- 15% beginner
- 60% intermediate
- 20% advanced
- 5% expert
- good tree skiing
- well as off-piste selections
- cat skiing
- ski camps (for adults and teens)