Winter is just getting started in South America. Before you plan a ski trip to Argentina or Chile, read our 11 tips—on when to go, how to book a guided trip, and where to ski, stay, eat BBQ, and dance to disco. By Brigid Mander.
Bariloche, Argentina is home to mountains, lakes, wine, chocolate, and beef; not bad for ski bums traveling from the Northern Hemisphere. The local ski area, Cerro Catedral, sells tickets for around $40 U.S and offers tree runs, piste, jump-building opportunities, and a limitless backcountry decorated with monolithic rock spires. When I visited, during a lucky storm, we arrived nonchalantly everyday for the mountain’s 9:30 a.m. opening. The second week, we explored the city, drank the wine, and visited Bariloche’s popular and hidden establishments. Here is what I found.—Molly Baker