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Argentina | Región: Copahue

Caviahue ski resort is a great ski domain for downhill and backcountry skiing, snowboard, hiking on snow shoes, snowmobile and snow track rides, night hikes to mountain shelters and a spectacular 8 km descent off track from top of the Copahue volcano to the resort’s base. It has 20 slopes with three different levels of difficulty and 11 ski lifts.

Caviahue ski resort

Caviahue is known for its guaranteed snow quality, short waiting times on the ski lifts and all-round facilities for the family. It has 20 ski runs with 3 levels of difficulty: difficult, intermediate and easy.

The resort has 13 ski lifts with a capacity to transport 7,400 skiers per hour. The Cerro Caviahue Ski Resort is ideal for learning to ski and for enjoying the following activities: alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobile rides…

You will also find in this legendary Argentinean mountain night outings to the mountain refuges and a breathtaking 8 km off-piste descent from the entrance of the Copahue volcano to the base of the resort. A unique experience where you can ski down an Argentinean volcano. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Extra information about the resort

The Argentinean resort of Caviahue has a capacity of 1,200 hotel beds. Located at an altitude of 1,647 metres, this resort has the particular advantage of having a cold and dry climate, which guarantees a long season of 5 months of uninterrupted snow.

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The Caviahue ski resort is located on a hill only 1.5 km away from the village, which means easy access, a homely atmosphere and the pleasure of skiing in a world-class ski resort but with the quietness, security and services offered by an authentic mountain village of 900 inhabitants.

The Caviahue International Ski Centre is a true paradise in the Argentinean Patagonia, with restaurants, cafés and mountain huts offering skiers delicacies to replenish their energy after a long day of sport and fun.

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During the whole season, the Caviahue ski school offers private and group lessons (from 5 people) for all ages in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding, with highly trained staff.

Visitors will be able to take a combination of plane and minibus direct between Buenos Aires and Caviahue at very competitive prices.


Sustainable development of the Caviahue ski resort

With the aim of mitigating man-made impacts and moving towards the development of a sustainable ski resort,

the programme “Caviahue Montaña Sustentable” (Caviahue Sustainable Mountain) was implemented.

The primary objective will be the establishment of a programme leading to the sustainability of the Caviahue Integrated Mountain Centre (CIM), which will be carried out through different actions, managed with social responsibility and unwavering commitment.


Unforgettable experiences in Caviahue

Ski school for the younger ones to start gliding away

The ski school offers all levels of instruction with ski and snowboard instructors for children over 12 years old.

For children, there is a nursery “Los Pumitas” from 3 months to 3 years old, “Jardín de Nieve” from 4 to 5 years old and the “Club Junior” from 6 to 12 years old where they practice skiing and snowboarding, adding activities with “ecological awareness” actions.

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Gaze at the sunset in the Caviahue ski resort

One of the great attractions of skiing is enjoying the beautiful snowy scenery around you, yet the moment can be even more magical if the sun begins to set behind the mountains.

One of the most spectacular places in Patagonia to combine skiing and great views is the Caviahue ski resort. The mountain range offers an extraordinary panorama, especially in during the winter season. You will definitely not regret waiting until the sun sets behind the mountains reflecting off the lake!

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Caviahue mountain resort in summer

Give a break to your muscles after a long hike in the hot springs

Few ski resorts enjoy the privilege of having hot springs nearby. The Caviahue ski resort is one of them, since the Copahue Hot Springs are located 20 km from the slopes. Its waters, rich in minerals, have been used since ancient times to preserve health and soothe ailments.

Copahue hot springs – Source: https://www.termasdecopahue.gob.ar/

Visit the agrio falls and dip in after a long hot summer day in Caviahue

Visiting this wonderful waterfall is a great experience for any visitor. You can access this area with a 4×4 travel agency to reach the Trolope Valley where the Agrio waterfall, the highest in the area, is located.

Its geography is dressed with different colours in the rocks and in the bed of the Agrio River that go from the iron red to the sulfur green.

Agrio falls – Source: Tripin Argentina

Hotels in Caviahue

Grand Hotel Caviahue

Grand Hotel Caviahue is located at the foot of the slopes of the Caviahue ski centre, in the province of Neuquén, Argentina. Located in a forest of ancient monkey-puzzle trees, at the base of the ski centre.

You can enjoy a warm and comfortable accommodation with exclusive ski in / ski out, where sport, snow and mountain combine with our excellent services.

Grand Hotel Caviahue has Junior Suites, Studio Suites and Grand Suites, where in the diversity of rooms, all guests can relax and enjoy their stay while they visualize the Copahue volcano and the Caviahue Lake in the mountain range.

In the Spa & Wellness Area, equipped with everything a Spa can offer (dry sauna, wet sauna or hamman, Scottish shower, playful pool, mini jacuzzi), you can enjoy a unique après ski experience.

Grand Hotel in Caviahue is an ideal place to enjoy your stay with family or friends.

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Hotel Nevado

Situated in the village, this charming traditional hotel is located only 1.5 km from the base of the Caviahue ski resort.

Featuring 15 comfortable rooms in double, single and quadruple occupancy and 13 bungalows, Hotel Nevado is well-known for its delicious croissants, ideal for breakfast or after a day of skiing.

Moreover, Hotel Nevado offers a Restaurant-Bar with an excellent variety of regional and international cuisine and a cosy lobby lounge area with fireplace.

Hotel Nevado – Source: https://en.hotelnevado.com.ar/

Ignea Hotel ****

Ignea is a hotel located in the mountain village of Caviahue, at the foot of the Copahue volcano, an active volcano, in front of the Agrio lake, in the middle of a pure native forest of Pehuenes.

Igneais a hotel of design with great architectural identity, minimalist style, where the central axis of the decoration are stone, wood and iron.

Rooms and suites have sommier beds and excellent whites and are equipped with flat screen cable TV, minibar, electric jug, safe and private bathroom with shower, bathtub or hydromassage, all rooms have exceptional views of the lake or the mountains.

There are gym and massage room and an exclusive area for children. There is Wifi throughout the building and parking NOT covered – both free of charge – and a room for conventions and events.

The hotel is just 2km away from the Caviahue ski resort.

Ignea Hotel – Source: booking.com

Skiing in Caviahue: the resort’s main strengths

✅ The ski domain is ideal for any kind of skiers as it features runs with 3 levels of difficulty: difficult, intermediate and easy.

✅ Situated at the foot of the Copahue volcano which is an active volcano.

✅ The resort has 13 ski lifts with a capacity to transport 7,400 skiers per hour.

✅ Home to a total of 20 ski runs distributed all along the resort.