Southern Hemisphere Ski Guide: Bariloche, Argentina

Although Whistler Mountain is now closed, Blackcomb will remain open until for skiing until May 24. Access the resort via the Excalibur Gondola in the village. Hours of operation are now 10am to 4pm (so you can party, sleep in, and still get first chair). The Whistler summer bike park is scheduled to open on May 15, weather permitting. Find out more at

Phone: 011-54-2944-423776

Ski Season Dates: June 17-mid October

Area Description:
Bariloche is a quaint Swiss-like ski town often considered the cradle of South American skiing. Bariloche, located in the heart of Argentina's Patagonia, is the gateway to the ski area "Gran Catedral." The area offers skiable terrain for all levels of ability, but the summit, known as the Piedra del Condor, is the destination for true challenge-seekers. Here, wide-open snowfields and long gullies, all above timberline, make for a reliable, ever-evolving adventure.

Spotlight on Deals:
Packages ranging from $1,560-$2,278, depending on the time of year, can be purchased from Ski Vacation Planners. The packages, based on double occupancy, include roundtrip airfare from New York to Bariloche and airport transfers, seven nights lodging at Panamericano including meals, a seven day lift ticket and daily transfers to the ski resort. For more information call Ski Vacation Planers at (800)822-6754 or visit

Snow-Pak Online ( offers a variety of custom packages. Prices vary depending on dates and availability.

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