3 More Argentinian Ski Resorts Open for Winter 2020 | Cerro Bayo, Chapelco, and Cerro Castor Now Open

Martin Kuprianowicz | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Cerro Castor and two other Argentinian ski resorts opened this week under strict social distancing guidelines, bringing the total number of ski areas open in Argentina up to four. | Photo courtesy Cerro Castor

The coronavirus can only do so much to keep ski resorts closed in Argentina, which just opened three more of its ski resorts for the 2020 ski season. 

Success — so far…

The tweet above reads that Chapelco is now open for the 2020 winter season. 

The ski resort of Chapelco said in a written statement regarding their opening

Cerro Chapelco, August 1, 2020: At 9:30 today, Chapelco Ski Resort began the 2020 season in an unsual way due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with local authorities, we are only allowing skiers and snowboarders residing in the cities of San Martin de los Andes and Junín de los Andes to access the resort in the first stage of this reopening process.”


There are currently four out of 19 ski resorts open in Argentina right now…

…Which is better than nothing! 

The locations of all 19 Argentinian ski resorts.

Cerro Bayo announced their partial opening on Monday, August 3, saying that the mountain will be open only to locals.

Cerro Castor Resort, too, started spinning their lifts on August 1. The premier ski resort in Ushuaia is partially opened at this time, operating from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 4:45, and only to locals.

Meanwhile, Cerro Catedral in the Andean powder-hub of San Carlos de Bariloche opened on July 22.

And Las️ Leñas Resort already announced that it will be closed all winter.

Of the four open ski areas mentioned above, all are allowing ONLY local residents access to their slopes, and some are operating only a few days a week. At this same time, Argentina has seen its best start to winter in decades as meters upon meters of snow have been falling at many of its resorts.

At least somebody will still be able to get some turns in this season!

A fine, winter morning at Cerro Catedral. | Photo courtesy Cerro Catedral

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