Emblem of Villa La Angostura, since 1978, the Mount Bayo frames its ski resort inside a beautiful natural landscape. Surrounded by forests and with a majestic view of Lake Nahuel Huapi, it is very close to the mountain village and it offers 200 hectares for the practice of alpine skiing, with a 700-meter vertical drop.
Bayo represents an appropriate environment for beginners and advanced skiers, who can count on 22 signaled runs and 12 lifts. Good black runs, deep snow in the ravine and matchless off-piste runs that go through untouched forests from the summit to the base.
In a privileged natural environment, the La Angostura hotel infrastructure and gastronomy, conjugated with the family atmosphere of the Mount Bayo, guarantee excellent winter vacations with the practice of skiing.
How to Get There: Located 9 km from La Angostura, Province of Neuquén, and only 6 km from National Route 231, known as the Seven Lakes route. It is accessed from Buenos Aires City by car, through National Route 3, Provincial Route 51 and then again National Routes 22, 237, 231, 5, 152, 143 and Provincial Route 20 in La Pampa. Then National Routes 151, 22, 237 and 231.
By plane, visitors arrive in San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, Teniente Luis Candelaria, 85 km from the village.
Season: The ski season extends from June to October.
Activities: downhill skiing, snowboarding, off-piste.
Services: gastronomy, equipment rental, skiing and snowboarding school, nursery for kids, snow kindergarten, parking space and security.
These sports are considered adventure travel par excellence. Extreme ski consists of going down quite a steep mountain with nothing but your skis. People practicing this activity have to use this technique in its maximum expression, giving priority to safety rather than to downhill speed.
Rafting is a team sport, in which all the crew members in the boat row and position themselves in a coordinated manner in order to balance their weight when going through the river rapids and keep themselves afloat.
The standard number of people allowed on the boat is from six to eight crew members, depending on the boat size.
Rafting beginners are recommended to remain in the center of the boat. Those who are somehow experienced and prefer to row may stay in front, whereas the most experienced generally stay at the back.