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Chapelco Ski Resort Guide

Chapelco, Argentina

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Chapelco Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,970m6,463ft
Resort Height1,250m4,101ft
 Nearest AirportBariloche
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A large modern ski area beginning at the maximum snowline and serviced by what was South America's only gondola lift. The nearby town of San Martin de Los Andes is particularly unspoilt. The resort has employed Colorado's famous Vail Associates to help with development. Slope gradients range from 44 to 20 degrees. From the top of the quad chairlift at the Mallin through the Travesia down to Mocho, the Pradera ski run and a combination with several runs from the Base, the maximum length is 5.3km (3.3 miles). Another possibility is to go down from the top of Poma del Filo and Pioneros, through extensive 3,4 km (2.1 miles). The Base and Run 63 are perfect for beginners, and there are also black ski runs, bumps and jumps for the more advanced. From San Martín de los Andes city, Chapelco is a 15 km drive along National Route 234, going round Lake Lácar up to Provincial Route 19, and 5 km from this point to the hill base.

Chapelco Summary

The Argentinian ski resort of Chapelco is in the Argentinian Andes at an altitude of 1,250m4,101ft.

Chapelco has direct access to 31 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

Skiing in Chapelco

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Chapelco Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Chapelco?

The next notable snow forecast for Chapelco is 9cm4in, expected on 1 October.

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Snow Forecast by day for Chapelco

Ski Area Stats

Chapelco Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Chapelco
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Chapelco Altitudes

Chapelco Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Chapelco
Highest Lift1,970m6,463ft
Lowest Piste1,250m4,101ft
Resort Altitude (Chapelco)1,250m4,101ft
Max Vertical720m2,362ft

Chapelco Rated

Ratings for Chapelco
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Snowboarding in Chapelco

The snowboard park is located at 1700m - the upper slopes - to guarantee good conditions throughout the season. Facilities include half pipe, slalom and big air.

Location and Map

Where is Chapelco?

Chapelco is in the Argentinian Andes in Lácar, Neuquén, Argentina.

Map of Chapelco

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How to get to Chapelco

 By Air

The nearest airport to Chapelco is Bariloche which is 171 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts of Chapelco are able to uplift 11,718 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Chapelco Season Dates

When is Chapelco open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Chapelco.


NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Chapelco.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Chapelco, but they may include any or all of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.

Visit the Chapelco Tourist Office for the latest.

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