Old wisdom advises, watch-out for the quiet ones.
That applies to snow fields as well.
Cerro Bayo Ski Boutique, 1000 meters above Villa La Angostura on Argentina’s famed Ruta 40, has been called a quiet player among Andean resorts. Its silence is as subtle as its size, and hints at a hidden gem.
Heavy cloud delivered what forecast predicted; snow – far from bottomless, but more than enough to grow a healthy grin.
A spiderweb of lifts link easily and lead ultimately to summit and 360-degree panorama over sweeping powder fields. Downslope, stories high rock features frame tight tree lines or smooth, rip-able canyons.
Outdated lifts, oblivious to age, crank along at their own contented pace.
Crackling fires in cozy refugios add value to overpriced beer. Smiles are genuine, conversation sincere.
Full transparency: Cerro Bayo piste (and season) is short. Angostura nightlife is famous for sleep. And both remind quietly of what is most treasured in skiing.
- 31 trails w/4 difficulty levels
- 16 lifts
- 2 six-person gondolas
- Longest downhill run: 6km
- Seasonal window: late-June thru late-September (weather dependent)