Chapelco

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “Basic resort but something for everyone”

Freeriding

55%

Freestyle

60%

Pistes

35%

Mountain stats

Top lift:1980m
Vertical drop:730m
Bottom lift:1250m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Gondolas   5 x Chairlifts   4 x Drag-lifts  

Ride area 32km/350 acres

Easy
25%
Intermediate
25%
Advanced
50%
Total Pistes:22
Longest Piste:5.3km

Just above the town of San Martin De Los Andes lies the resort of Chapelco which despite being a small resort still offers a big variety of terrain for all types and levels of rider. The arrival of a new resort director has led to the development of a number of snowboard friendly policies on the mountain, including the construction of a permanent halfpipe accessed from the Palito drag lift, and a programme of snowboard demos and freestyle classes. A low elevation means unreliable snow cover at the base area but up at the mid station things are usually fine. The resort has a good reputation among Argentine boarders, but due to its North facing aspect suffers unreliable snow conditions at times. The slopes are equipped with a modern lift system and a number of mountain cafes. But note, food and drink on the mountain is expensive.

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World Ranking

4th

Overall in South America

  • #4 best freeride
  • #2 best freestyle
  • #5 best piste riding

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