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Bariloche last week

post #1 of 24
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Hello! As promised some pictures from Bariloche last week.
In the earlier week they had experienced so much snow and the pistes become amazing after that.
Enjoy!!

You can see the Amancay (letf) and the amazing piste 6(right) - a black one with bumps !!!



Upingg the sloopes



Good!


Refuge Linch



Condor Rock with Condor 3 piste - down right and the breathtaking view of the lake
post #2 of 24
Wow, that last pic is awesome! Skiing above the tree line looks so strange to a Californian like me, so wide open and vast, love the pics!
post #3 of 24
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Wow, that last pic is awesome! Skiing above the tree line looks so strange to a Californian like me, so wide open and vast, love the pics!
Yes, There are no slopes with trees, just some "ways" linking pistes or off-pistes. Trees are mostly in the lower half of the mountain.

Regards,
Eduardo
post #4 of 24
great pictures - thanks!

Last one kind of reminds me a bit of lake Tahoe from Alpine Meadows
post #5 of 24
Beautiful
post #6 of 24
Bonito, este é o tipo de esqui que eu gostaria de fazer.
post #7 of 24
what a coincidence. I was at Cerro Catedral last week as well!

i skied from 9/4-9/8. it was pretty good. the weather and conditions reminded me alot of Lake Tahoe/Whistler. we got spring conditions and the snow was rather heavy and wet. it never got below freezing but we did get mid winter conditions at the very top of the Punta Nevada lift and new snow courtesy of some mountain snow/valley rain and some high winds that blew the snow around and groomed the mountain naturally. kind of funny that the wind kept blowing the snow into the bowls and wherever the snow was deposited, it felt almost like fresh fallen powder. Before I got there, they had an avalanche that wiped out a mid mountain restaurant.

best thing about going on this trip-the US dollar is worth 3 times as much as the local currency making everything inexpensive. it was sort of a "anti-euro" experience. so 5 days of lift tickets worked out to about 150$.
post #8 of 24
^^ Now that is cool, like you said, exact opposite of Europe, I was in London this Summer, everything was double price.
post #9 of 24
Fantastic pictures man, it looks great. I am really jealous. One thing, I am thinking about studying abroad in Argentina and I have a few questions about Bariloche.

How expensive/doable is it to get there from Buenos Aires, because unfortunately I can't just study in bariloche. From San Miguel de Tucuman?

If you don't know that's cool, those are awesome pictures and I can't wait to have my own anti-euro skiing experience. Cheers!
post #10 of 24
I believe Buenos Aires and Bariloche are on opposite sides of the country. it;s a 2 hour flight or something like a 12-18 hour bus ride. Barilloche has an international airport but couldn;t figure out how to get there non stop from NY. If i could do that, i;d go more often!

with how good the dollar to the peso is, it's probably a good time to go to Argentina. they want tourists to come and spend money. seems like their economy needs a shot in the arm. while I was there, didn;t see the usual contingent of Japanese, British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealanders that usually spread the tourist dollars around.

Overall, I was pleased with my trip to Argentina. I'd like to do it again. Next year, my skiklub might go to Chile.
post #11 of 24
$ 400 air flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche. From Tucuman, I am pretty sure you have to fly to Buenos Aires and from there to Bariloche... some more money and time.

from Buenos Aires we usually ski Las Leñas, we go by bus during the night, we ski weekend and come back on Monday night. it is a different experience.

lifts are old and slow everywhere, this is third world...
post #12 of 24
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Fantastic pictures man, it looks great. I am really jealous. One thing, I am thinking about studying abroad in Argentina and I have a few questions about Bariloche.

How expensive/doable is it to get there from Buenos Aires, because unfortunately I can't just study in bariloche. From San Miguel de Tucuman?

If you don't know that's cool, those are awesome pictures and I can't wait to have my own anti-euro skiing experience. Cheers!
You can fly for about $350-$400, which is what we did, or you can take one of the many overnight bus trips from Bs. As. for about $75. It's a 12-14 hour bus ride but the buses are comfortable.
post #13 of 24
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Hello!

Thanks for all responses!

To you guys who want to get there. You must to try. As an alternative for who come from US. Think about a fly to Brasil and search for TAM airlines, they have a nom-stop flies from Rio or Sao Paulo to Bariloche. But Buenos Aires are a beautful city as well.

Also, and very important. do not come in July, even the first half of August. Almost very crowd and you'll wait hours in the lift lines. The best time in season is September first half.

Be noticed, you will go to a city Bariloche, about 30 minutes(by bus $3.5 Pesos or about U$1.0 - or by taxi $45.0 pesos - U$15.0) away from the Cerro Catedral, the ski mountain. They have just one hotel I think Pire-hue, ski-in-and-out, very expensive.

Pay attention on the hotel' chose. Many of with low prices are very crowd and all night noise. We were at Hotel Milan, affordable, good breakfast, central place.

Several restaurants, with good food(meat is the specialit) and great wines for reasonable prices.

One class "www.escuelamountain.com" is a must in order to get quick understanding of the mountain.

Any question ? Just ask??
regards,
Eduardo
post #14 of 24
Wow...I hate you. Those pics are awesome.
post #15 of 24
I stayed in town and commuted to the mountain. it wasn;t too bad as long as you got out early before 9:00am-something us Americans do normally since we like to be on the slopes for the 1st chair.

trying to get their after 9:00 was a bit of a disaster for me the 1st day. and the lineup to leave the mountain at 5:00 is insane. somebody ought to start a bus company just to ferry people to and from the mountain. they'd make alot of money.

so anybody have any strategies for getting good airfare from the US to Bariloche? did a quick search on Aerolinas Argentina and LAN Chile and the prices were out of sight......
post #16 of 24
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I stayed in town and commuted to the mountain. it wasn;t too bad as long as you got out early before 9:00am-something us Americans do normally since we like to be on the slopes for the 1st chair.

trying to get their after 9:00 was a bit of a disaster for me the 1st day. and the lineup to leave the mountain at 5:00 is insane. somebody ought to start a bus company just to ferry people to and from the mountain. they'd make alot of money.

so anybody have any strategies for getting good airfare from the US to Bariloche? did a quick search on Aerolinas Argentina and LAN Chile and the prices were out of sight......
We were there mid-August. Lots of kids on the mtn. Strangley, a lot of them did not ski. The ski area doesn't get really busy until around noon. The Nubes list was always the worst lift line. Avg. wait time was about 15 minutes. We always left the mtn around 4pm to avoid the traffic back.

As far as airfare prices in Argentina, there are basically just the two airlines. Argentine gov't has basically nationalized aerolineas as they repurchased it fm the Spanish majority owners about 6 weeks ago. Doubtful that airfares will ever be cheap any time soon in Argentina with so little competition.
post #17 of 24
Try to choose FF miles to get to BA. Then it is around US$450, BA-BRC. Glad you guys enjoyed Btown, this place rocks.
post #18 of 24
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trying to get their after 9:00 was a bit of a disaster for me the 1st day. and the lineup to leave the mountain at 5:00 is insane. somebody ought to start a bus company just to ferry people to and from the mountain. they'd make alot of money.

so anybody have any strategies for getting good airfare from the US to Bariloche? did a quick search on Aerolinas Argentina and LAN Chile and the prices were out of sight......
Tekweezle !!

- They actually have a bus service as you mentioned, the problem is about the some times very looong gap between one bus to another.

- As I said before, you can try a different strategy, flying to Brasil, since you'll find several companies=dispute=low fares (American, Continental, Delta, United, etc.) and, after that try TAM. TAM, start, 2 months ago, a non-stop fly to Brailoche, from Sao Paulo or Rio. You may, at least, use your mileage points to come North-to-South. .

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Toadman


We were there mid-August. Lots of kids on the mtn. Strangley, a lot of them did not ski. The ski area doesn't get really busy until around noon. The Nubes list was always the worst lift line. Avg. wait time was about 15 minutes. We always left the mtn around 4pm to avoid the traffic back.


- Yes, lots of kids comes to Bariloche as a kind of "finish of High school group trip" they almost not ski. So not a problem at all!

- In opposite, we love to calculate the right minute, in order to get to the top(Linch, Nubes, 2000) as late as possible then, ski through the base. And always stop to drinks some beers before left the mtn around 5:45pm and, also avoid the traffic back !!!

Cheers!
Eduardo
post #19 of 24
was there 1st week of september. saw the gangs of highschool kids in their matching outfits(seems like they rent the suits for a day from whatever tour company they used). they actually looked pretty cool but I could tell that they were definitely not there to ski.

overall, it wasn;t crowded except for the 1st day I was there-a busy thursday with new arrivals like myself, upper lifts closed because of an avalanche. the 4 person lifts got the most traffic.

i had a good time and for all those on the fence, i say if you can swing it, definitely go while the US dollar is worth so much.
post #20 of 24
Great shots!
post #21 of 24
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Yes, There are no slopes with trees, just some "ways" linking pistes or off-pistes. Trees are mostly in the lower half of the mountain.

Regards,
Eduardo
Sorry for hijack. Eduardo are you still coming to Calif. Ore. etc., send me a PM and I will fill in some blanks for you. Pete
post #22 of 24
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Sorry for hijack. Eduardo are you still coming to Calif. Ore. etc., send me a PM and I will fill in some blanks for you. Pete
You know, we are thinking in ski all the time...
This is some kind of vicious, contagious thing !!!!!!

Nice offer Pete - thanks!!!

yes, we are thinking to go to California, maybe next end of March, nothing much clear yet. Some 1 week at San Francisco and surrounds, and drive up to Seattle 1 day, Vancouver 2 days - Whistler for another week. As I said just thoughts.

If the plans come in place I'll PM you, for sure! Good information from inside people are ever great!

Thanks again! And do not hesitate to ask me anything about Brasil and South America.

Regards
post #23 of 24
I got a similar shot
Back in 2000 (before digi cameras) I tried to be clever taking a few shots & pasting together for this panoramic
Anyway, one of the most impresive ski destinations I been too.

http://www.snowmediazone.com/the_zon.../794/ppuser/80
post #24 of 24
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I got a similar shot
Back in 2000 (before digi cameras) I tried to be clever taking a few shots & pasting together for this panoramic
Anyway, one of the most impresive ski destinations I been too.

http://www.snowmediazone.com/the_zon.../794/ppuser/80

Hey!

Fantastic shot!! IN fact shots!!!!

Staton, I agree with you, Mother Nature did a great job there, the ski is good but not as good as some several other places.
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