How To Get To Catedral Alta Patagonia and Bariloche
The Cerro Catedral ski resort is located in the breathtaking Nahuel Huapi National Park in the rugged Rio Negro Province of Argentina. This province is also home to the Lakes District of Patagonia, and is 1,621 km southwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital.
The closest town to Cerro Catedral Alta Patagonia is San Carlos de Bariloche. The town and ski resort are a mere 20 km apart. The distance typically takes 25-30 minutes to travel by car. Now let’s cover how to get to Bariloche.
Getting to Bariloche
It is highly recommended that travelers fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche. Fortunately for visitors to the ski resort, the town boasts its own airport. The flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche is typically 2 hours long and multiple planes make the trip each and every day. Bariloche’s airport is located just 11 km from the city center.
Getting to Cerro Catedral from Bariloche
The 20 km distance between Bariloche and Cerro Catedral is easy to cover, and typically takes no more than 30 minutes to drive. The ski resort and town are connected by a fully paved road that is decently maintained, but can be quite icy at times. The road is equipped with sufficient signs to not get lost on the way.
Ground Transportation Options
The ski resort maintains a fully paved car park for guests, so driving to Cerro Catedral from Bariloche in a private rental car really could not be much simpler. Due to the good condition of the road connecting the ski resort at Catedral Alta Patagonia, Bariloche, and Bariloche airport, it should not be necessary to rent an SUV or 4×4 vehicle unless there is a storm forecasted, but would be a good idea to carry snow chains as these roads do ice up.
Of course, taxis are good options as they are plentiful in the area. However, many of these hired cars are not equipped with racks to carry skis and snowboards.