Snow, skiing, nature and lots of charm: check out 8 reasons to visit Bariloche during the 2019 winter season
winter is coming on bariloche, period when the white of the snow takes over the city and makes everything even more charming and cozy. The season that receives more tourists in the city also reveals a season full of attractions to enjoy.
In 2019, the winter season runs from June 21 to September 20 and offers, in addition to the typical days with snowfall, several attractions to enjoy the cold weather, events and news – without forgetting the well-known opportunities for tours and good dining options.
But what exactly to do in winter 2019 in Bariloche? Below, we separate 8 reasons to visit Bariloche in winter 2019 and fall in love.
a lot of skiing
There's no way to talk about winter and Bariloche without mentioning one of the most awaited attractions of the snow season: skiing. The snowy mountains are practically an invitation to practice the most fun winter sports.
THE Cerro Catedral it is the best ski center in Latin America that offers more than 120 kilometers of slopes in 9 ski slopes that can receive up to 35,000 skiers per hour. Visitors can count on the entire structure for skiing and snowboarding – and even those who do not master the sport can count on the help of instructors.
already the white stones It is suitable for those who are together with the family or children, as it gathers 3 thousand meters in five tracks for the practice of fun sports, such as ski-bunda, sleigh, cable car and a zip line that crosses beautiful icy landscapes. If you want to snowboard or learn to ski, there is also a school with slopes for beginners.
National Snow Festival
To celebrate the culture of the mountains and the opening of the ski season in the city, the Snow Party takes place from August 2nd to 5th in 2019. This is a time when tourists and locals gather to celebrate with the region's traditional news and attractions. Without a doubt, this is a great reason to visit. Bariloche during the winter.
The party lasts for a week and offers musical shows, competitions, cultural performances and the most awaited moment of all, when the teams of the ski schools gather on the Descent of the Torches, traversing the icy slopes with beautiful torches lit at dusk.
Another good reason to visit Bariloche in winter 2019 is that, during this season, the city will increase the offer of flights departing from Brazil. Only Latam will increase the frequency and offer daily flights from Guarulhos to Bariloche from the 1st to the 15th of July.
Azul, in addition to offering three weekly flights during the winter season, will also maintain a frequent flight from Campinas to Bariloche from September onwards. Another 14 daily flights, departing from Buenos Aires, will also expand access to tourists for the 2019 winter season.
Trail and frozen pond
Another different and unmissable experience to enjoy during winter 2019 in Bariloche is a walk along trails surrounded by snow-filled woods in an incredible view.
The route continues to a frozen lagoon, where it is possible to board a sled and continue to the Neumeyer Space, which offers several Patagonian delights and a unique contact with nature in a very peaceful environment. Those who wish can also spend the night there.
Ease for Brazilians
It is very easy for Brazilians to enjoy the snow in Bariloche. One of the advantages is that you don't need a passport to cross the Argentinean borders, just the identity document. Another positive point is in relation to the language: a basic Portuguese is enough to communicate there without major complications.
With a wide and varied hotel network, the city can receive tourists of different profiles, such as families with children, couples, a more mature public or those who want more economical options.
The fabulous nordic night
Nature, beautiful scenery, adventure and good food. If you like all this, you need to experience the so-called Nordic Night, a traditional tour offered in the city and which is also one of the reasons to visit Bariloche during winter 2019.
The activity is carried out at night or at dusk in the Nordic Ski Center, a location with more than 10 kilometers of slopes for all levels of difficulty in Cerro Otto. The adventure begins when the tourist is taken up the mountain with the guidance of specialized guides. Aboard snow-specific quadricycles, there is a journey that takes approximately 40 minutes through the snowy forests of lenga, a typical Patagonian tree.
The scenery is stunning and the experience is unique, with a panoramic view of the illuminated city. Finally, a special toast and a dinner with fondue, smoked cold cuts and empanadas celebrate a night to remember. There are also other types of similar tours in different places, such as Arelauquen Refuge, south of Cerro Otto and La Cueva, at Cerro Catedral.
Snowshoeing with snowshoes
Another good and exciting reason to visit Bariloche during winter 2019 is snowshoeing. But what exactly are rackets? They are accessories that allow tourists to walk on snow and move more easily on snowy or frozen terrain.
The main tour climbs the wonderful Cerro López, and what glimpses is an impressive scenery of Bariloche, in addition to natural viewpoints to the immensity of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, with its lakes, islands and mountains. The evening can end with dinner at a charming mountain retreat, such as Extremo Encantado or Roca Negra.
Chocolate and other delights
What better reason to enjoy Bariloche during winter 2019 than chocolate? The city is full of artisanal candy producers, producing more than 100 tons a year, in addition to the spectacular hot chocolate that makes everything more cozy.
once in bariloche, nothing better than tasting the Patagonian gastronomy, world-renowned for its meat smoking technique. Dishes such as trout and salmon, fish typical of the region, as well as game meats such as mutton and wild boar, are widely offered.
In addition to Argentine wines, available in several restaurants in the city, Bariloche also has a tradition of producing artisanal beers, a result of the German influence. Those who want to taste different labels can take the city's beer circuit, a tour that goes through several breweries.
Fondue is another unmissable dish that has everything to do with cold nights. The traditional Swiss recipe can be easily found on the streets of Bariloche.
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