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    Posted: Aug/11/2009 at 1:30pm
Hi everyone! I just found out I'm going to be in Buenos Aires in mid September and would like to try and ride.

I was looking at Bariloche, since it seems to be easier to get a flight. How is the the snow during that time of year? Is there anywhere better in Argentina or even Chile?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/10/2009 at 12:06pm
I'd like to go to the Andes to ski só badly!

I actually might go there in May/June/July or something. I'll go and do some research on the net
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/10/2009 at 12:12pm
Search the forums, there are a few threads covering this topic. But September will be great. There's an annual storm that rolls through in late August / early September so if you can push up your trip to the beginning of September I think it'll be pretty awesome for you. I spent my week in Bariloche riding Catedral Alta Patagonia... make sure to hike up the back bowl and drop in there for some untouched pow. It's a decent hike so let the skiers punch out the trail for you first, there will be plenty left for clean lines.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2009 at 1:17am

I always associate skiing with Europe and the US, but I keep forgetting that you can also ski in places in South America like Argentina and Chile! How does the skiing compare there?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2009 at 3:33pm
yea dasm, howd your trip turn out?
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How was the trip ?
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So I ended up going to Portillo. I was down in Buenos Aires for a business trip and only had a few days to ride. Santiago was the easiest to get to with Portillo being a 2.5hrs car ride.

It was definitely spring conditions, but amazing nonetheless. Portillo has some steeps and these crazy lifts. Picture a bar where 5 people hold on and it accelerates u up the hill at about 25mph. I do wish I had gone during more of the peak season.

Chile is pretty expensive for South America. There aren't any hotels around besides the resort and they usually want you to stay a week at a time. Since it was late season I negotiated less days. I don't know how easy this would have been if I didn't speak Spanish. I believe we paid $114 USD per person per night. This included lift ticket, hotel (room had dorm type bunks for me and a friend, communal bathrooms with showers), and food (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

If I am able to do this type of trip again it will be for more days. Money definitely goes further in Argentina, but the downside is the resorts are harder to get to. Bariloche is lower in altitude than Las Len~as so thats really only an option earlier in the season (It was closed when I was in SA). There are flights from BA to Bariloche. To get to Las Len~as the options were a charter plane on Saturdays I think or a 14hr bus. There may be another option from Mendoza, but I'm not sure. Buenos Aires is a great city, so make sure you leave some time to explore it.

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 1:45am
Cerro Chapelco is better than Bariloche. Try this search: Cerro Chapelco - Neuquen - Argentina.

The Snowboard world cup is in chapelco this year. And the snowparks in this location are very the best of South America!
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