Apres Ski in Bariloche

The town of Bariloche is one of the main hubs of Patagonia’s nightlife with an extensive selection of bars, hundreds of restaurants and a vibrant party scene including plenty of nightclubs open until very late.

Bariloche Apres Ski Bars

For evening drinks in the town, there is a vast array of bars, which are cheap and friendly and are perfect for an après ski drink.

Bariloche Restaurants

With unrivalled steak and meat barbeques in the town, it is worth spending as many nights as possible sampling the food. The town boasts hundreds of restaurants but two worth mentioning are Tarquino and La Familia which both offer friendly service and, compared to English prices, excellent value for money.

Bariloche Nightlife

Students from Buenos Aires come to Bariloche after their exams have finished in July. This turns Bariloche into a party town at night with 7 or 8 of the clubs frequently finishing well after 7 am!! It is difficult to combine the Argentinean party lifestyle with the skiing lifestyle, but if you’re there for a while it is well worth experiencing the crazy bars and clubs and taking a day off to recover!

The Town of Bariloche Cerro Catedral 

Having existed as a ski village separate from Bariloche town for 35 years, Cerro Catedral’s initial three-year plan was finished in 2007 and the resort has now completed its modernisation program.

Bariloche’s Cerro Catedral ski resort includes a modern shopping mall at the bottom of the lifts and the resort village has been extended to include hotels and restaurants making it possible to stay here rather than commuting from Bariloche each morning and back in the evenings.

The resort village is quaint with Alpine-style buildings, entirely concentrated on skiing and the slopes are just a five-minute walk from the village. There are two large free car parks and a shuttle service leaves for Bariloche every 30 minutes.

The Amancay complex at the base of the mountain is the newest complex with all the administration for the resort now based here. It is possible to complete everything from ski rental to booking guides and lift passes in this complex.

Other Activities in Bariloche

The proximity of Bariloche Cerro Catedral ski resort to the 70,000-resident town of Bariloche opens up a wide range of other activities.

An idiosyncrasy of Bariloche is its chocolate shops. There are 10-12 specialists on the high street in Bariloche and smaller shops on the mountainside. Many have café and eat-in options with the opportunity to also see how chocolate is made. Bariloche is highly recommended for all you chocoholics.

There are several on-the-mountain activities for the non-skier including hang-gliding, mountain biking, trekking, sled rides, snow motor biking and snowmobile riding. Off the mountain there is horse riding, cycling, sailing (although the winds on the lake are often extremely changeable) and tours around the local area, which is stunning from every angle and well worth it.

These can all be arranged at the tourist office at the bottom of the slope next to the lift pass booths. Alternatively, there is an all-mountain excursion shop in the town of Bariloche which organises activities on and off the mountain.

Bariloche Tourist Office
Cerro Catedral Mountain Base
8400 ,P.O. Box:1630
Tel: + 54 2944 409000 Ext. 118
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.catedralaltapatagonia.com

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