At 1030 meters over sea level, Catedral seems to try to join the ground and the sky. A pioneer among South American ski resorts, at present, it is the most complete and it continues updating its facilities in order to offer visitors the most advanced infrastructure. From this season on, the unification of its sectors will offer 600 hectares of skiable surface divided into 53 well-signaled runs of various difficulties, which reach 2.000 meters over sea level.All skiing disciplines, including off-piste, are available. Those who practice freestyle and snowboarding will also enjoy an area specially designed with bumps and rails to show their abilities. Catedral is also the stage for the most important international competitions.
The updating program, applied to its 39 lifts, will allow the total lift capacity of the mountain to be increased by 70%. Likewise, access will be controlled by a system of hands-free passes which works through radio frequency. Therefore, it will not be necessary to show the pass in order to get on the lifts, as it may be detected even if it is inside a pocket or a backpack.Furthermore, Catedral has a modern snow-making system which creates real flakes that cover a skiable surface of about 10 hectares.
Catedral Summer 2013
BIKE PARK 2013 The Bike Park opens its gates to adventure for cyclists to enjoy circuits with different levels of difficulty for each learning stage. NEW CIRCUITS 2013 for beginners, intermediate and experts offer dirt, wooden structures in the woods that give shape to a tour with bridges, bumps and cants that contribute to the natural obstacles provided by the mountain creating a circuit chosen by intermediate and advanced users.
ASCENTS FOR LIFTS Ascents to the summit of Mount Catedral in the four-seat gondola Amancay and the triple chairlift Diente de Caballo feature the best views of the Andes Mountain Range, the lakes, Mount Tronador and the steppe.
TREKKING An activity to be enjoyed with the entire family. Ideal to experience the adventure of hiking around native regional woodlands.
HORSEBACK RIDES An ideal activity to observe the vastness of the mountain with horses specially trained to cover different circuits.
MOUNTAIN BOARDING A discipline practiced on a skate board with rubber wheels that provide great stability on every type of soil and make it easier to make agile and safe maneuvers, thanks to the brake on the rear wheels that is activated with one hand.
Expert instructors train and accompany those who choose this amusing sport and provide all the necessary elements: board, kneepads, helmet, wristbands and gloves. Those who dominate the board may also choose mountain trails.
HIGH CUISINE Some visitors just prefer to sit and enjoy sunbathing and watching the views at the terraces of the various recreational areas located above 1,800 meters MSL. There are special packages for people who wish to take advantage of the delicious Patagonian cuisine.For further information, enter www.catedralaltapatagonia.com/verano/actividades.php
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