Cerro Catedral and Bariloche, Argentina
Bariloche, located on the pristine Lake Nahuel Huapi in the seven lakes district of southern Argentine, is more of a city than a town with a population over 100,000. Known for its picturesque setting and grassfed Argentine beef, Bariloche is also only 12 miles away from the largest ski resort in Argentina, Cerro Catedral.
With around 3,000 skiable acres and a wide variety of terrain suitable for all abilities, Cerro Catedral is the place to go if you're going with the family and looking for more than just a southern hemisphere ski vacation.
With an annual snowfall of 18 feet at the top of Cerro Catedral and 37 lifts servicing a vertical drop of 3,773 feet, there is no shortage of options. From tree skiing to gentle cruisers and high alpine backcountry bowls every type of skier can find what they're looking for. After a day on the slopes, head to La Cantina in Bariloche, for cheap drinks, then over to Alberto's for the best steak in town.