Its peaks resemble the towers of a Gothic style medieval temple. That is the reason for its name. Mount Catedral (cathedral), located 19 kilometers from the City of San Carlos de Bariloche, opens its doors to the inhabitants of the world who wish to experiment the adventure promised by winter sports.
At 1030 meters over sea level, Catedral seems to try to join the ground and the sky. A pioneer among South American ski resorts, at present, it is the most complete and it continues updating its facilities in order to offer visitors the most advanced infrastructure. From this season on, the unification of its sectors will offer 600 hectares of skiable surface divided into 53 well-signaled runs of various difficulties, which reach 2.000 meters over sea level.
All skiing disciplines, including off-piste, are available. Those who practice freestyle and snowboarding will also enjoy an area specially designed with bumps and rails to show their abilities. Catedral is also the stage for the most important international competitions.
The updating program, applied to its 39 lifts, will allow the total lift capacity of the mountain to be increased by 70%. Likewise, access will be controlled by a system of hands-free passes which works through radio frequency. Therefore, it will not be necessary to show the pass in order to get on the lifts, as it may be detected even if it is inside a pocket or a backpack.
Furthermore, Catedral has a modern snow-making system which creates real flakes that cover a skiable surface of about 10 hectares.
Timetable: from 9am to 5pm.
Activities: Alpine, Nordic, randonée and off-piste skiing, snowboarding, sleds, paragliding, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking .
Services: refuges, first-class restaurants, lockers, garment and souvenir stores, photo development, medical service at the base, public phones and access to the Internet at the base and at the 1,600 station, ski rental, large parking space, information center, kids nursery, ski school, shopping mall, discos, transfers to the mountain, press room, quad vehicles and snow cats.
Ski Season 2008
Low Season: From June 16th to June 22nd, and from September 1st to September 30th.
Mid Season: From June 23rd to July 6 th, and from August 4th to August 31st.
High Season: From July 7th to August 3 rd.
General information about the mountain
Base Elevation: 3,380 ft. /1,030 m
Summit Elevation: 7, 837 ft./ 2,388 m
Runs Maximum Elevation: 6,892 ft. / 2,100 m
Vertical Rise: 3,512 ft. / 1,070 m
Terrain: 1,482 acres / 600 hectares
snowfall average during season (according to statistics)
Summit (7,837 ft.): 236 inches / 6 meters
Intermediate (5,251 ft.): 118 inches / 3 m
Base (3,380 ft.): 59 inches / 1,5 m
Weather and temperature
Lowest average temperature: 12,5°F/ - 2°C
Highest average temperature: 75°F/12°C
Weather: The weather is extremely dry with predominant winds from the southeast.
Lift hours: Conditions permitting, lifts open every day at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.