Originally Posted by tekweezle
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......
- 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.
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 !!!