Chapelco is located near the town of San Martin de Los Andes and above Lacar Lake in National Park Lanin in the gorgeous Lake District of Argentina. Chapelco ski resort hosts one of the best local ski and snowboard scenes in South America.
Chapelco's high-speed quad, gondola, and access into the steep backcountry bowls make for unforgettable days in the Southern Andes.
New ownership has installed several new services including a new chairl ift that increases speed from the base to mid mountain, and future expansion looks to push deeper into the back bowl creating more expert lift accessed terrain.
From Frommer's Argentina guidebook:
"For packages or guided trips with bilingual ski guides, contact PowderQuest tours."
Ski Resort Location: Town of San Martin de Los Andes Northern Patagonia and Lake District of Argentina
Ski Resort Elevation: 1,250m (4,100ft) to 1,970m (6,463ft)
Ski Resort Vertical Drop: 720m (2,363ft)
Ski Resort Inbound Terrain: 31 Runs
40% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 15% Advanced, 15% Expert
Backcountry Access: Very good
Annual Snowfall: 350 inches (890 cm)
Trail Map: Soon